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28 Oct 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid has sent £50,000 to help meet the mounting needs of victims in both Afghanistan and Pakistan after Monday’s earthquake.

More than 360 people are reported dead, mostly in Pakistan, after the magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan. At least 2,000 people were injured and the casualty figures will continue to rise as rescuers reach more remote areas.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Christian Aid

More than 16,000 of the most vulnerable people in flood-hit areas of India and Pakistan will get help such as food, water and shelter following a grant of £158,000 to Christian Aid from the UK’s Start Fund.

“These new and additional funds will allow our Christian Aid and local partners in Pakistan and India to reach thousands of already poor women, men and children who have lost almost everything,” said Ram Kishan, Christian Aid’s Regional Emergency Manager for South Asia.

31 Jul 2015 description
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Christian Aid has made an initial £50,000 available to help victims of the monsoon floods that have swept through Pakistan, destroying homes and in some cases inundating entire villages.

In the fourth consecutive year of heavy flooding to hit the country, thousands of acres of crops ready for harvest have been destroyed, and fruit orchards damaged.

Communications are disrupted, and roads and bridges, along with electricity and fresh water supply schemes, have been washed away.

25 Jul 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Following a fatal heatwave, heavy monsoon rains and flooding in various parts of Pakistan have claimed dozens of lives and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

A reported 21 people have drowned in flood waters in Baluchistan (in the southwest of the country) alone.

Dozens of link roads and bridges have been swept away, leaving families stranded.

Thousands of acres of crops that were ready to harvest have been destroyed, leaving farmers without a vital source of income and unable to feed their families.

15 Sep 2014 description
report Christian Aid

12 September 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help victims of severe floods across four countries in South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal – that have so far claimed an estimated 500 lives.

More than 8.5 million people in total have been affected – some two million of them forced to flee their homes. With the situation worsening by the day, the flooding is expected to be the worst to hit the region for 60 years.

11 Sep 2014 description
report Christian Aid

More than 200 people have been killed following heavy and intense rainfall in north-west Pakistan.

Around 40,000 people have been made homeless across Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan administered Kashmir, while neighbouring communities along the border with India have also been affected.

Our partners Church World Service - Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A) and Muslim Hands are responding now and aim to reach more than 24,000 people with vital items including cooked food, emergency shelter and medicine.

15 Aug 2013 description
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14 August 2013 - With torrential monsoon rains and flash floods claiming at least 80 lives and displacing more than 80,000 people in Pakistan in recent days, Christian Aid has sent funds to provide emergency food for worst-hit communities.

More than 300 villages are affected with almost 2,500 homes completely destroyed. Ruined crops have deprived farmers of income, and the means to feed their families.

With heavy rainfall expected to continue in the coming weeks, almost half the country’s districts are said to be at flood risk.

04 Jun 2013 description
report Christian Aid

Since March 2013, around 89,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes in the Tirah Valley area of north-west Pakistan to avoid violent conflict between militant groups. Many have fled with just what they could carry and are now living in cramped, insecure and unsanitary conditions.

90% of those who have fled are living with host communities with little or no access to food, water, shelter or health care. As fighting continues, more people are expected to be forced away from their homes and livelihoods, and there is an urgent need for assistance to be provided.

10 Aug 2012 description
report Christian Aid

August 3 2012 - To mark the 2nd anniversary today of the launch of its Pakistan Floods Appeal the DEC has published a report highlighting the need for improved Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Pakistan.

The report reviews the work of the DEC’s member agencies but also highlights the need for a stronger national and provincial framework to ensure the prevention of some disasters, the mitigation of those that do occur through activities such as large scale flood defences and the avoidance of their worst impacts through more effective early warning systems.

11 Jun 2012 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is responding to the crisis in north-western Pakistan, where hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid violent conflict.

These internally displaced people (IDP) are now living with little or no access to food, water, shelter or healthcare.

As fighting continues, more people are expected to be forced away from their homes and livelihoods, and there is an urgent need for assistance to be provided.

Background to Pakistan crisis

31 Jan 2011 description

New NGO inter-agency group learning review highlights successes and challenges of Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives

03 Aug 2010 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is channelling money through its international network to provide food, shelter and medical assistance to some 50,000 people affected by floods that have killed at least 1,400 people in Pakistan.

'Pakistan is facing a humanitarian crisis' said Robin Greenwood, Christian Aid's head of Asia and Middle East division. 'Thousands of people are still waiting to receive assistance.

23 Oct 2007 description
report Christian Aid

On the second anniversary of the south Asia earthquake, Christian Aid continues to help those in need, so far allocating £5 million towards rebuilding and rehabilitation with most of the money going to the hardest hit areas of Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir.

02 Jan 2007 description
report Christian Aid

Under the watchful eye of his supervisor, Abdul Azeem erects metal bars that will form the roof of a new earthquake-resistant school in a remote area of Pakistan.

Azeem is a graduate of the Construction Trades Training Centre set up by Christian Aid partner Church World Service (CWS) after last year's earthquake which killed more than 75,000 people and left at least three million homeless.

Rebuilding more than 400,000 houses in mountainous areas of North West Frontier Province and Pakistan-administered Kashmir has been and continues to be a huge task, with only 17 per …

05 Oct 2006 description
report Christian Aid

In the year since the Pakistan earthquake Christian Aid in partnership with Islamic Relief and Church World Service (CWS) has helped tens of thousands of people rebuild their lives.

Almost £3 million has been spent on shelter, water, food, clothing and counselling for people whose lives were devastated by the October 8 earthquake which killed 75,000 people and left more than three million homeless.

The money was raised through Christian Aid's own appeal, the Disasters Emergency Committee Asia Quake Appeal and from the Department for International Development.

More than £2 …

04 Oct 2006 description
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Many of the three million people left homeless after last year's devastating earthquake in Pakistanare facing another harsh winter without a new house, according to Christian Aid.

The process of rebuilding after such a huge disaster always takes several years and in Pakistanthis year's particularly heavy monsoon rains have hampered the reconstruction effort.

In addition, a government scheme to involve survivors in rebuilding their own homes has been slow to get off the ground.

The Pakistan government did not allow aid agencies to build permanent homes.

23 Feb 2006 description
report Christian Aid

Student Mohammed Tariq lost his home in the earthquake in Pakistan and has survived through the harsh Himalayan winter in a tent.

23 Feb 2006 description
report Christian Aid

In the isolated town of Kuttan, high in the mountains of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, American Chinook helicopters fly overhead up to 27 times a day.

10 Jan 2006 description
report Christian Aid

In a year of disasters, Christian Aid's international director, Paul Valentin, counts the cost of the world's failure to recognise that prevention is better than cure.

03 Nov 2005 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid has been able to respond to the earthquake in south Asia, in which the UN estimates that more than 51,000 people have died, through its local partner organisations in India and through Action by Churches Together (ACT), an international church-based network of which Christian Aid is a member.