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A. Situational Overview and summary
1-introduction to North Waziristan Agency
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.
Muslim Aid and Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) successfully implemented a one-month project entitled ‘Conflict Victim Support Programme’ from 28 January 2013. The purpose of the project was to distribute winter clothes and shoes to 2500 internally displaced children. These children are enrolled in 8 formal and 19 non-formal schools established and run by Muslim Aid in Jalozai IDPs camp, district Nowshera. The family members of the children were also given winter clothes. As a result, a total of 11,000 individuals benefitted.
Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tsunamis are examples of what many of us would call natural disasters. In fact they are examples of natural hazards that turn into disasters once villages, towns and cities have been affected. A lack in preparation to handle such perils leaves communities vulnerable to the damages caused. Thus it is important to establish methods and programmes to reduce the risks brought to humans by natural hazards, as well as programmes which enable local communities to come together to learn and develop new skills in preparing and responding to catastrophes.
Muslim Aid Sri Lanka has signed a MOU with the High Commission for Pakistan in Sri Lanka to provide water facilities to around 400 recently resettled families in Mannar and Mullaitivu districts.
The MOU was signed by the Her Excellency Seema Ilahi Baloch, the High Commissioner for Pakistan to Sri Lanka and the Country Director for Muslim Aid Sri Lanka Faizer Khan. The function was held at Pakistan High Commission in Colombo and the High Commission official and Muslim Aid representatives also attended the event.
On the occasion of World Water Day on March 22, Muslim Aid joins international development agencies, non-governmental organisations and community based organisations which are making efforts to provide people with access to safe, clean water and sanitation to reduce the risk of water-borne diseases and boost agricultural production.
On International Women’s day being celebrated today, Muslim Aid stresses the crucial role played by women across the globe in building a strong stable and caring society that fosters stability and healthy development.
Muslim Aid has launched an emergency appeal to help the victims of the recent flash floods in Pakistan, which is still recovering from last year's devastating deluge. After heavy monsoon rains in August which are still continuing, up to 5.2 million people have been affected by floods in 22 districts in Sindh. Flood waters over roads and bridges have cut off public transport and relief workers' access to affected villages.
July 29 2011
A year on from the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history, millions of people continue to need support to rebuild their lives. Homes, livelihoods and infrastructure were destroyed, killing over 2000 people and affecting 20 million people.
Following emergency relief distribution in the immediate aftermath of the flooding, Muslim Aid began to implement a Flood Recovery Programme, including model village reconstruction projects currently underway in Charsadda, Mianwalli, Jampur, Thatta and Dadu districts, in the KPK, Punjab and Sindh provinces of Pakistan.
Muslim Aid today held a meeting with the senior editors and reporters from the Pakistani media to seek their cooperation in raising awareness for Muslim Aid's £2 million Emergency Flood Appeal for Pakistan. Muslim Aid appealed to the media to use their communication channels effectively to bring donors and NGOs together to help the flood affected people of Pakistan.
A Spokesperson for Muslim Aid said: "Within Pakistan there is a lot of potential, energy and goodwill to deal with the floods. This emergency has tested the hospitality, generosity and humanitarianism of Pakistanis.
This Thursday 20th 2009, Sadiq Khan, MP Minister of State in the Department for Transport, will be joining Muslim Aid in the launch of it's 24th Ramadan campaign to help both remember and raise funds for some of the poorest people in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe.
The "What will you give this Ramadan" campaign hopes to be even more successful than last year's, which raised an incredible £2.3 million, despite current fears that the recession will cause donors to feel a pinch in their pockets.
Chairman of Muslim Aid, Sir Iqbal Sacranie said "This year …
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from the districts of Buner and Lower Dir in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) since fighting flared in northern Pakistan last month. The government is preparing for up to 500,000 internal refugees, the largest displacement crisis in Pakistan's history.
According to UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees), in the Swat Valley some 200,000 people had been displaced already and another 300,000 were on the move or about to flee.
Today, the Chairman of the Noor Ul Islam Trust, Yusuf Hansa presented a cheque of =A35,100 to the Community Liaison Officer of Muslim Aid, Mr M.W Khokhar. This huge and generous amount was given exclusively to alleviate the suffering and the hardship of the survivors of the Brochistan earthquake which struck Pakistan on October 29th 2008. Mr Khokhar expressed his sincere gratitude to the Chairman and his trustees. Also present were the Imam of the Mosque and businessman Choudhry Mahmood Iqbal.
According to officials at least 200 people have been killed after an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hit the Balochistan province in south-western Pakistan last night. Since then two tremors struck this morning meaning thousands more are expected to have lost their homes and the death toll is expected to rise.
The worst-hit area appears to be Ziarat, about 50km north of Quetta, where hundreds of mostly mud and timber houses had been destroyed in five villages- War Choom, Kawas Wam, Kan Depot and Serkhazee.
Floods left thousands of people homeless and killed several across NWFP Pakistan
Islamabad - According to Muslim Aid Media department in Peshawar and adjacent areas majority of houses were demolished, crops were destroyed, roads and infrastructure is badly damaged. Livelihood, health facilities and educational institutions were devastated and poor people are still traumatized.
Muslim Aid responded quickly to this flash flood and providing relief on ground in heavily suffered area UC Shahi Bala, Regi and UC Daagh close to Peshawar.
Muslim Aid is assessing the damage caused by the recent flash floods in Pakistan that have left approximately 32 people dead and destroyed over 1,000 homes, leaving 110 villages under water. The floods, triggered by four days of torrential rain have caused massive damage to homes, buildings and bridges in the suburbs of Peshawar and the adjoining Khyber Agency.
Muslim Aid with the help of IOM and UN-Habitat distributed 1000 shelters among homeless in Qubo Saeed Khan, Dist Kambar-Shehdadkot Sind. This was not possible without the support of International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN-Habitat. Muslim Aid Pakistanhas been working in Qubo Saeed Khan since the flood last year to support the victims of the flash cyclone. The flood affected population is the main targeted community in this regard. Muslim Aid team found so many health issues like hepatitis B/C and many types of skin diseases.
Life was very beautiful in the Kashmir valley before October 8, 2005. On that unfortunate morning the valley was turned into a graveyard by a strong earthquake.
The devastating earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale affecting an area of some 30,000 sq.