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20 Sep 2011 description

Libraries, as an educational tool for individual intellectual development and social progress, offer one of the most efficient, impactful and culturally acceptable and historically rooted solutions to the crisis of education and human capacity development. Yet, strikingly, for the past several decades investment in libraries has been overlooked in the efforts to modernize educational opportunities in most developing Islamic countries.

21 Jun 2011 description

UNHCR’s World Refugee Day 2011 campaign, “Do One Thing,” aims to highlight individual refugees and motivate others to do one thing to help -- whether that is to take action, spread the word, or donate. The campaign concentrates on the central theme: “One refugee without hope is too many.”

20 May 2011 description

When devastating floods swept through the Nowshehra District of Pakistan’s KPK province in July 2010, Laiq Jan—a farmer and father of four young children—lost both his home and his source of livelihood.

The rush of water destroyed much of his small mud house located near the river bank, ruined his personal belongings, and took away two of his most valuable and life-sustaining possessions: a cow and a goat.

11 Nov 2010 description

Months after the flooding began in Pakistan, RI continues to provide emergency assistance to more than 100,000 families in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK), Balochistan and Punjab in the form of food, clean water, health and nutrition services, hygiene kits, shelter, women's and children's centers, and agricultural support.

15 Aug 2010 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The recent floods in Pakistan have resulted in devastation across the country. On July 27, heavy rains started falling throughout Khyber Paktoonkwha (KPK) Province, impacting more 1.5 million people, and severely damaging at least 156,934 homes. Due to the inaccessibility of many affected areas, agencies are still determining specific data regarding the magnitude of the destruction. August 3 to 6, the RI team in KPK collected primary data in KPK. The most vulnerable populations at present are pregnant women, elders, and children.

02 Aug 2010 description

Los Angeles, Calif. - Relief International is mobilizing lifesaving responses to immediately aid communities affected by the heavy rains and floods in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan.

08 Oct 2008 description

More than 250,000 people have been displaced following conflict in Pakistan's tribal belt. Thousands of women and children are living in makeshift camps after fleeing their homes, and newly displaced families are arriving daily.

30 Nov 2007 description

Phase I: Emergency Response

November 2007 - Two years after the October 8, 2005 earthquake, livelihood rehabilitation is still under way. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake took the lives of more than 73,000 people and left 3 million people homeless.

11 Apr 2006 description

Collapsed sheds, landslides and falling rocks triggered by the October 8th earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, killed more than 100,000 heads of livestock in northern Pakistan, mainly buffaloes and cows. Additionally, in the immediate weeks after the quake, many farmers were forced to sell their livestock at a very low price because of the lack of shelter and to provide food for their families.

06 Apr 2006 description

Shifting from Relief to Recovery
With the worst of winter behind them, RI relief staff have shifted their focus from the provision of emergency aid and relief supplies to the recovery and reconstruction which they have already started in remote villages and northern valleys where earthquake survivors are struggling to rebuild their lives after the devastating quake.

Since the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Northern Pakistan last October, RI has

22 Feb 2006 description

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley has been in Pakistan for the last six days touring earthquake-affected regions to focus international attention and ensure continued support and aid for victims of the October 8th earthquake. In partnership with Relief International, a leading Los Angeles-based humanitarian aid organization, Sir Ben Kingsley is appearing in a documentary production focusing on the continued needs of the survivors of the devastating quake.

21 Feb 2006 description

Collapsed sheds, landslides and falling rocks triggered by the October 8th earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, killed more than 100,000 heads of livestock in northern Pakistan, mainly buffaloes and cows. Additionally, in the immediate weeks after the quake, many farmers were forced to sell their livestock at a very low price because of the lack of shelter and to provide food for their families.

06 Feb 2006 description

Four months after the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook Pakistan, survivors are facing a new set of dangers and difficulties with the onset of the harsh Himalayan winter, inadequate clothing and shelter, and depleting food and medical supplies. RI relief teams, who have been in Pakistan since hours after the initial quake, remain in emergency mode as they help survivors prepare for the long winter months.

26 Jan 2006 description

Relief International's emergency relief and long-term recovery programs ramp-up as second wave of the disaster threatens earthquake survivors

25 Jan 2006 description

Like many villages in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan, the Single Kot is a sprawling village located at nearly 5,000 feet and is comprised of a central village area with small pockets of homes on the nearby hills.

23 Jan 2006 description

As winter snows and freezing rain become a regular occurrence in the earthquake devastated regions of the Himalayan foothills, RI relief teams are rapidly distributing Children's Winter Clothing Packs to youth who are inadequately clothed for the winter. RI's clothing packs can be assembled and distributed for roughly $25 a piece.

"The second disaster has started. Serious illnesses stemming from freezing temperature and in adequate or lack of winter clothing is having a dire effect on young children," reports RI's Program Coordinator in Pakistan.

07 Dec 2005 description

In response to the devastating earthquake on October 8th which flattened villages, destroyed homes and schools, and killed over 87,000 people, Greg Zaller, an experienced home-builder from Northern California, was one of the first individuals to volunteer with Relief International to go to Pakistan.

02 Nov 2005 description

Responding to the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, Dr. Tehmina Khan, a physician from Kaiser Permanente, volunteered to deploy on October 15th with Relief International's first team of doctors headed to Northern Pakistan. She returned home to the San Francisco Bay Area passionate about establishing an adequate field hospital in Battagram, at the heart of the earthquake-affected zone, to treat the thousands of injured and provide medical services where all facilities have been destroyed.

21 Oct 2005 description

With numerous aftershocks registering over 5.5 on the Richter scale and the winter months setting in, the needs of the survivors in the earthquake affected regions of South Asia are multiplying daily. With conservative reports already estimating 58,000 dead, many anticipate this number to go as high as 100,000 once remote village are reached.

To date, the response from the international community has not matched the magnitude of the need and the window of opportunity is closing.