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1. Key points
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$68.3 million of humanitarian assistance to Pakistan since the start of 2016.
On the 29 October 2015 we responded to a funding alert in response to an earthquake in northern regions of Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
1. Key points
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$233 million of humanitarian assistance to Pakistan so far in 2015. This includes US$59 million of domestic funding from the Government of Pakistan.
On 29 June 2015 we responded to a funding alert in response to the heat wave in Pakistan.
During the past week, the Sindh province of Pakistan has experienced increased temperatures of around 48–52 centigrade, the highest temperature among recorded statistical data. 1,400 people are reported to have died of intense heat stroke across southern Pakistan.
Donors have pledged over US$14.5m to date in response to displacements from North Waziristan according to OCHA.
The domestic response to the needs of IDPs in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province has been strong, with assistance from Federal & Provincial Governments, the army, and civil society.
The Government has made an official request to the UN for assistance.
Affordability, availability, literacy, gender, age, status, cultural preference, political environment and the media/IT/telecoms infrastructure are just some of the dynamics at play in the uptake, choice and use of new technology. Given that these vary so much by context and area, it is hard to draw hard and fast conclusions about the role of new communications technology in humanitarian crises.
International spending on disaster risk reduction (DRR) requires dramatic review.
20th March 2012 – The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme launches a new report today, Disaster risk reduction: Spending where it should count. The report provides a comprehensive view of the levels of international DRR spending, placed in the context of need and vulnerability, and reveals the shockingly low levels of investment and inequities of funding in this area at a time when the need for enhanced focus on the reduction of risk is paramount.
Humanitarian aid is being stretched. Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa are living with conflict and its legacy; natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan have the power to disrupt and sometimes even paralyse economic and social infrastructure; recovery and reconstruction remain uneven following large-scale conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan; and political turmoil is escalating in parts of the Middle East and North Africa.