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24 Aug 2010 description

ISLAMABAD, 24 August 2010-As flood waters continue to cover acres of land in Pakistan, ICMC makes an urgent appeal to donors to support the organisation's front-line response to the medical needs of thousands of families in flood-affected areas.

An estimated 18 million people have been affected by Pakistan's most recent natural disaster, and the sheer scale of the catastrophe has been described by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon as "almost defying comprehension." "This is far more than a disaster for Pakistan alone," he said earlier this week, …

17 Feb 2010 description

ISLAMABAD, 17 February 2010-Following days of torrential rains, ICMC and the Strengthening Participatory Organization reach out to families affected by massive landslides that caused four Northern Pakistani villages to slide into a nearby lake, causing serious damage to hundreds of homes and businesses.

According to initial assessments, some 249 families lost their homes and valuable assets in the large-scale landslide. Local authorities assisted survivors in reaching immediate safety, yet most remained in dire need of food supplies and shelter.

Having worked with families …

03 Aug 2009 description

ICMC Pakistan offers this publication of a field-based review of gender approaches as part of an effort to integrate gender mainstreaming in project planning and field activities, offering a collection of good practices in addressing gender-based power imbalances between men and women in project programming.

In April 2008, ICMC initiated a two-year project: Promotion of access to services and protection for vulnerable people in Northern Pakistan. Its design was shaped by the findings of an updated needs assessment conducted by ICMC in December 2007.

08 Jul 2009 description

The humanitarian crisis in Pakistan has been worsening by the day. To date, an estimated 2.5 to 3 million people have been forced to leave their homes in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Malakand and in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) due to intense fighting.

In response, ICMC conducted a rapid needs-assessment in the Mardan District immediately following the arrival of the first IDPs to the area.

09 Nov 2006 description

Hope In spite of Despair- Pakistan a year after the earthquake...

The Earthquake...

ICMC has been functional in Pakistan since 1998, providing services to Afghan refugees in Quetta and Peshawar, mainly on legal protection, training, psychosocial and livelihood aspects of EVI's. Currently, ICMC is engaged in providing vocational training, toolkits, psychosocial support, and livelihood support in internally displaced persons camps and communities.

08 Dec 2001 description

The were two major situation changes this week. The first was the collapse of the Taliban. At the end of the week, Kandahar was surrendered to a diverse group of local commanders. The only other area under the complete control of the Taliban is the Tora Bora mountains on Afghanistan's eastern border, just south of Jalalabad. However, there are reports that local warlords are seizing power and or fighting among each other. This has resulted in very unstable conditions that make both returns and humanitarian assistance unsafe at this time.