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27 Jun 2006 description

The World Conservation Union (IUCN), the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and CARE International warn against a serious environmental hazard in earthquake affected areas

31 Mar 2006 description

1. Introduction
In Pakistan, the October 8 earthquake left widespread destruction in the AJK and eastern NWFP. Many people especially women and children were killed, thousands were handicapped and millions became homeless. It hit hard the already fragile economy of the area with the social service delivery and communication infrastructure being badly affected. Vulnerable groups, mainly women and children living in inaccessible mountain areas with low levels of income and service provision, bore the brunt of the earthquake.

27 Jan 2006 description

Islamabad, Pakistan, 27 January 2006 (IUCN) -- At the end of a three-day visit to Pakistan, Valli Moosa, president of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) called for a more assertive role of the conservation movement in making environmental considerations an essential part of socio-economic development in countries like Pakistan.

26 Jan 2006 description

Islamabad, January 26: The President of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Mr. Valli Moosa pledged to upscale IUCN's efforts in post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation in the country. He was addressing media representatives at the end of his three day visit to Pakistan.

16 Jan 2006 description


Based on IUCN Field Missions to NWFP and AJK
November 19 -- 26 and December 4 -- 7, 2005

Executive Summary

23 Dec 2005 description

The World Conservation Union (IUCN), the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and CARE International warn against further risks from environmental hazards in Northern Pakistan.

09 Dec 2005 description

Islamabad: A roundtable meeting was held on 28 November, 2005 in Islamabad to discuss the implications of Earthquake on People and Ecosystems. The roundtable was jointly organized by the Pakistan National Committee of IUCN and IUCN Pakistan Programme. The roundtable was attended by 60 participants from all over the country, representing various government departments, NGOs and International Organizations.

Maj. Retd. Tahir Iqbal, Federal Minister for Environment was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

09 Nov 2005 description
  1. Introduction On the morning of October 8, 2005, an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale struck South Asia, causing inconceivable destruction, mainly in parts of NWFP in Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and parts of Indian administered Kashmir. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department and Geological Survey of Pakistan, in the two weeks following the earthquake, more than 900 after shocks have been felt.
07 Nov 2005 description

The World Conservation Union (IUCN), the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and CARE International warn against further risks from environmental hazards in Northern Pakistan.

14 Oct 2005 description

By Hasan Akhtar Rizvi

The overpowering earthquake in AJK (Azad Jammu and Kashmir) and Northern NWFP - the most severe in the history of Pakistan - has sent each one of us in a state of shock. The districts of Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawalakot in AJK; and Abbottabad, Mansehra and Batagram in NWFP have been the most badly affected. The death and destruction it has caused - 25,000 dead, 50,000 with an ever rising toll - is truly monumental and difficult to imagine for people who did not directly experience the earthquake.