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06 Feb 2016 description

Pakistan, February 06, 2016 – UN-Habitat, in close collaboration with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (APDC) and Community Resilience Initiative (CRI), held a two-day workshop to build the capacity and support of the Government at the National and Provincial level under the Supporting Government in developing more synergized, cohesive, and inclusive disaster risk management policies project.

03 Dec 2015 description

From 29 November to 1 December, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and the UN Habitat Office in Tehran organized the kick-off meeting of a unique joint project on seismic hazard and risk analysis covering Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan.

27 Mar 2015 description

Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa.

02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

10 Jan 2014 description

Executive Summary

There is a long history of natural and man-made disasters in Pakistan. One of the worst kind of man-made complex emergency occurred in early 2013 in FATA where houses and markets were targeted by the militants leaving people homeless, displaced and exposed to risks and vulnerabilities.

16 Oct 2012 description

16th October, 2012----UN-Habitat Pakistan and UNHCR have successfully constructed a Vocational Training Centre in Quetta under the One UN “Refugee Affected and Hosting Area” (RAHA) project in Pakistan.

03 Oct 2012 description

3rd October, 2012---Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: UN-Habitat with the support of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa inaugurates a Geographic Information Systems laboratory for the digitization of land records.

31 May 2012 description

30 May, 2012: UN-Habitat in collaboration with UNESCO held an advocacy seminar in Karachi on ‘Health Schools-Healthy Settlements’ to encourage healthy hygiene practices among children in schools. The objective of the event was to empower informal settlements and strengthen the capacity of schools in promoting behavioral change.

The seminar focused on empowering children and schools as actors of behavioral change and focused their attention towards total sanitation, health and hygiene practices and other environment behavioral change activities within their settlements.

30 May 2012 description

UN-Habitat, the German manufacturer BASF and the government of Japan this week put a smile on the face of the villagers of Gul Mohammad Gandhro near Thatta, Sindh Province of Pakistan who were victims of the floods of 2010 by resettling them..

28 May 2012 description

BASF in collaboration with the Government of Japan and UN-Habitat inaugurate handing over ceremony of land documents of a model shelter village project to the flood affected families in Gul Mohammad Gandhro, District Thatta Karachi - May 28, 2012 - BASF in collaboration with the Government of Japan and UN- Habitat handed over 113 newly constructed shelters to the residents of Gul Mohammad Gandhro Village, Sonda Town, Thatta in a prestigious ceremony.

07 May 2012 description

Islamabad - The Government of Pakistan Statistics Division in collaboration with UN-Habitat and UNFPA jointly inaugurated the 5th Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Laboratory on 7th May, 2012 in Islamabad.

The GIS Laboratories will serve as a platform for developing and enhancing the capacity of the existing GIS for the four provincial offices of the Population Census Organizations in Pakistan.

26 Apr 2012 description

Charsadda, Northwest Pakistan, 26 Apr 12

UN-Habitat has inaugurated thousands of new single room homes for the victims of devastating floods in a country already bracing itself for further flood devastation this year The 2010 and 2011 floods left an estimated 18 million homeless. In response, UN-Habitat Pakistan initiated the Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Project thanks to generous funding of the Government of Japan amounting to 44.6 million dollars.

23 Feb 2012 description

UN-HABITAT, in collaboration with NDMA, has arranged a two-day conference on the 22nd and 23rd February, 2012 to focus both national and international attention on the post-disaster recovery process, specifically housing reconstruction and rehabilitation, based on the lessons learnt from the natural calamities that have affected the country since 2005.

27 Jan 2012 description

UN-HABITAT launches a tree plantation campaign in the communities affected by the floods of 2010 and 2011. The campaign intends to extend to 400 villages with 200,000 trees. As part of the reconstruction and rehabilitation process, trees are being cut from nearby forests of affected areas without any plans of reforestation. Cutting of trees contributes to increased soil erosion, drought, water logging and occurrence of erratic rains. This also results in a decrease in carbon sink through significant increase in carbon dioxide levels and other associated gases.

20 Jan 2012 description

UN-HABITAT, the United Nations agency for Human Settlements, as part of their disaster risk management activities has initiated a mass information campaign. Under the Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Project funded by the Government of Japan, UN-HABITAT has produced a calendar for the year 2012 and an interactive board game “The Indus River Game” by successfully applying disaster risk reduction approach. These include the messages of safe construction and preparedness for anticipated floods in the future.