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08 Mar 2017 description

Today over 2 million Afghan refugees live in Pakistan. Since last July, the government of Pakistan has toughened its policy to repatriate Afghan refugees. As a result, 630,000 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan last year. Additional 500,000 refugees are estimated to join them in March following the winter pause. To prepare for emergency relief, AAR Japan conducted a preliminary assessment to examine the living conditions of these Afghan returnees who are stranded in in Nangarhar Province, which makes an entry point along the eastern border.

07 Nov 2015 description

Provision of tents so that children can safely lead their school lives in the new school term

Since July this year, Pakistan has suffered massive and extensive flooding, which has inflicted a great deal of damage affecting 1.6 million victims nationwide. In response to a request by the District Education Office of Layyah District in Punjab Province, one of the most seriously damaged areas, AAR Japan provided 17 schools with 40 large temporary tents that can serve as safe learning venues for children.

06 Mar 2015 description

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province located in the northwestern part of Pakistan, shares an international border with Afghanistan. This province has more than 50 camps that house as many as 1.5 million refugees who fled from neighboring Afghanistan, which has been plagued by political instability for more than three decades. Since May 2011, AAR Japan has carried out activities to renovate and reconstruct primary school buildings, and to raise public hygiene awareness in three refugee camps and the surrounding villages in Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

30 Nov 2006 description

The powerful earthquake which hit northern Pakistan on 8 October 2005 caused extensive damage to the region. The Pakistani government estimated that 73,320 people were dead, 69,392 people seriously injured, and 55,000 people displaced (as of 20 November 2005).

On 10 October, AAR JAPAN initiated relief operations in northern Pakistan with special emphasis on remote mountainous areas far from trunk roads. AAR JAPAN provided relief supplies in cooperation with local agencies.

Areas targeted: Gali Topata near Muzafarabad
Shangla, Swat, NWFP
Villages near Battagram

11 Oct 2001 description

Appropriation of Milk, Water and Biscuits