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In light of the complex emergency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), resulting in large scale displacement of households to the neighboring province of Khyber Pakhtukhwa (KP), Alliance2015 members, ACTED, Cesvi and Concern Worldwide have been assisting the most vulnerable families since 2014, with the support of ECHO.
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ACTED Pakistan launched a pilot project to promote sustainable solutions for women’s empowerment, through trainings in a not so traditional sector for Pakistani women: solar energy. With support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), ACTED thus trained 54 women in Multan, Punjab, as solar technicians, for the first time in Pakistan. 18 of the recent graduates have secured employment in the solar energy sector thus far.
How can the humanitarian sector in Pakistan build more effective systems for humanitarian action? And how do we need to work together to achieve it? These were the questions we attempted to answer during Start Network’s ‘The Future of Humanitarian Action in Pakistan’ conference, held in July in Islamabad, with the support of ACTED and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy.
The Education in Emergencies (EiE) Response Plan for Afghanistan reports that approximately 3.5 million primary school-aged children were out of school in 2016, with 75% being girls.
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Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral in Pakistan are home to thousands of big and small glaciers and glacial lakes. This unique geographical profile makes the area highly vulnerable to changing climate and environmental risks such as glacial lake outburst floods, avalanches, land and mud slides. During the last week of July 2015, the northern parts of Pakistan - particularly Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral – were struck by torrential rains.
The Kaklio Lashari village is located in North Sindh where ACTED works to support vulnerable communities that are regularly affected by floods. In Kaklio Lashari the recurring floods since 2010 have completely or partially destroyed and damaged houses in the community, as well crops and other sources of livelihood.
Background to the study
The following report forms part of a series of publications based on research conducted by the Research and Development Unit under the project: "Pathways Through Education - A study of the educational paths of primary school children in rural Sindh".
The study, which was supported by Ilm Ideas was conducted between January 2014 and April 2015 in the districts of Jacobabad and Kashmore. It sought to address the following research questions:
Islamabad [ACTED News] - An assessment by the Government of Pakistan and the Humanitarian Country Team, was carried out with the aim of identifying the most pressing needs of the communities affected by monsoon floods in Punjab province, as well as possible areas for immediate intervention. One of the key findings of the report is that access to sufficient quantities of safe drinking water is critical while previous poor hygiene and sanitation practices pose a threat to the population’s health and well-being through increased risk of water- and vector-borne diseases.
[ACTED News] ISLAMABAD - Around 900,000 individuals have been displaced from North Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas as a result of violence in the country. Around 80% of internally displaced people are in Bannu District of the adjoining province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. While the remainder in Pakistan are in the districts of D. I. Khan, Lakki Marwat, Karak and Hangu, and Frontier Region Bannu. A further 100,000 have been displaced into Afghanistan.
ISLAMABAD [ACTED News] – Families living in Jacobabad District, Sindh Province, Pakistan continue to be affected annually by monsoon flooding. Large scale destruction of livelihoods, particularly those related to agriculture, has led to some of the highest malnutrition rates in Pakistan. This is coupled with increased costs for households that must try to restore assets lost during the floods.
The use of lime for construction in Pakistan can be traced back to 2,600 BC. Since the introduction of cement, the use of lime declined and disappeared almost completely in local construction techniques in Sindh. This is despite the many advantages of lime that include ‘breathability’, environmental friendliness in production, resistance to floodwater damage and flexibility. ACTED is effectively incorporating ‘lime technology’ to construct flood-resilient shelters as part of its innovative intervention in Sindh post 2012 floods.
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ISLAMABAD [ACTED News] – In the past three months over 100 children died of pneumonia and other illnesses – an indirect result of severe malnutrition and drought-induced famine in the poverty-stricken district of Tharparkar, in Sindh province. The area was declared "calamity-hit" by the Government of Pakistan, and eight adjoining districts were also issued a red alert last week as a similar situation may surface there.
Only 28% of households in the province of Sindh in Pakistan are food secure, In Pakistan, 33% of children under the age of 5 are underweight, 12% show signs of wasting and 53% of all children show signs of stunted growth.
Over 1.5 million children in Pakistan suffer from acute malnutrition