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29 Dec 2005 description

Eschborn, 29.12.05. Many villages in Pakistan's Siran Valley at the foot of the Himalayas were almost completely levelled by the earthquake on 8 October. In cooperation with the Pakistan NGO HAASHAR, GTZ had over 2,300 igloo-like tents with metal roofing constructed by Christmas. "These have space for up to eight people, withstand earthquakes, are so robust that they can withstand even four metres of snow, and provide insulation against the cold," reports Ingolf Vereno, GTZ Country Director in Pakistan.

14 Nov 2001 description

Peshawar (November 14, 2001): German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) is providing basic education to Afghan refugees through a bilateral project BEFARe (Basic Education for Afghan Refugees). BEFARe is working under the terms of technical cooperation between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Federal Republic of Germany.

The project is active in the Formal Education and Non-formal Education Sectors of Afghan refugees.