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09 Jan 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

In Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, 130 doctors were killed and 150 kidnapped between 2012 and 2014, according to major national newspaper The News.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in Asia. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in Asia.

06 Dec 2017 description

The “Ability Sports Festival” brought together over 400 disabled sportspeople and children from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a mega sporting meet organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Friends of Paraplegics, among other organizations, at the Hayatabad Sports Complex in Peshawar on Wednesday. The event was part of the upcoming celebrations to mark International Day of People with Disabilities on December 3rd.

26 Nov 2017 description

Author: Farhan hafeez

When the Community Based Risk Education Focal Person asked the dealers if they had any Unexploded Ordnance in their scrapyards, they refused to share any information from fear of arrest by the police

IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS: A PRCS professional educates owners and workers at a scrapyard about the threat posed by the Unexploded Ordnance.

READY FOR DISPOSAL: Police officers stand with the Unexploded Ordnance collected from different scrapyards.

03 Nov 2017 description

Three years after they were set up, three physical rehabilitation centres have been handed over to the Indus Hospital Network by the ICRC. Over 14,000 people with disabilities have so far benefited from the free, state-of-the-art medical services provided at these centres, located in Lahore, Muzaffargarh and Karachi.

18 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of Disaster

The rains during the recent Monsoon season have been quite heavy resulting in the emergence of dengue cases from Peshawar by the mid-August 2017. These cases continued to rise and by 24th August a sudden surge was noticed with a number of patients admitted in the major government hospitals of Peshawar.

30 Aug 2017 description

Basheer thought he could make it. He was 18, in good health and knew how to swim. But the Evros River crossing takes many victims.

Wet, cold, tired and lost, a mother and son who successfully crossed Evros lay down on the riverbank afterward. Hypothermia killed both. Another family buried their 4-year-old near the river after a train hit her while the family was walking along nearby tracks.

09 Aug 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snowfalls broke the record of many years in Baluchistan province, and caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Baluchistan from 17 to 22 January 2017. Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and called for assistance for 60,000 families that were affected by onset of disaster situation in Baluchistan. Government also requested PRCS to support affected population.

14 Jul 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Two years after the beginning of the migration crisis (in 2015), more than 62,000 migrants remain stranded in the mainland and islands of Greece, according to figures of 6 June 2017 of the Greek government2 . Out of those 62,000 migrants, some 34,000 are on the mainland, some 13,000 on the islands and almost 14,000 are accommodated in the housing scheme of UNHCR’s relocation programme.

11 Jul 2017 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

Three weeks of non-stop heavy rain has triggered flash floods and landslides across parts of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan that have impacted over a million people and caused widespread damage and destruction to homes and infrastructure.

India

11 Apr 2017 description

The latest newsletter from the ICRC delegation in Pakistan features a variety of articles, including updates on our work in the country, how we're promoting social inclusion for people with disabilities, and our work in Health Care in Danger.

  • In conversation with Rafia Qaseem Baig

  • Revision of police manual handbook on use of force

  • Promoting sports among people with disabilities

  • Seven stranded Pakistanis repatriated from Yemen

  • Managing mortal remains in emergencies

30 Mar 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snowfalls broken the record of many years in Balochistan province, and caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017. Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and call for assistance for 60,000 families that were affected by onset of disaster situation in Balochistan. Government has also requested PRCS to support affected population.

27 Mar 2017 description

Majda Shabbir, IFRC

The glow of lightbulbs in the pristine Neelum valley, North of Pakistan, marks an impressive wave of progress for communities living in the village of Naqdar. With help from the Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) programme, local villagers, led by Muhammed Shafiq, have recently discovered a way to systemise the power flow to 400 households, allowing them to channel electricity into their homes high up in the mountains.

22 Mar 2017 description

The ICRC along with its partners conducted a detailed research study on the patterns of violence against healthcare in Karachi. The report can be accessed here.

12 Feb 2017 description

Description of Disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snow fall has broken the record of many years caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017, Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and demanded assistance for 60,000 people of affected in Balochistan. The Government also made and official request to PRCS for support of 6,000 families on 30 th January 2017.

12 Feb 2017 description

ICRC/MoFA – (Islamabad) Seven Pakistanis who were stranded in Yemen for more than a decade were repatriated and reunited with their families in Pakistan. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated their return at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan. The process of bringing them back to Pakistan was initiated by the Embassy of Pakistan in Sanaa.

09 Feb 2017 description

Thousands of families in Afghanistan and Pakistan are struggling to survive after heavy snow blanketed large parts of the country, causing avalanches and damaging or destroying many homes.

According to media reports, nearly 120 people have been killed in Afghanistan, where 22 provinces have been hit hard. In the north eastern province of Nooristan, bordering Pakistan, at least 45 people in one village perished under an avalanche. Many people were reported to have been trapped and froze to death in their homes or their cars.

31 Dec 2016 description

1. GENERAL SITUATION & TURKISH RED CRESCENT ACTIVITIES

TRC operations in Pakistan started in the wake of the 2005 earthquake, with the TRC and Pakistan Red Crescent signing a MoU for activities such as: capacity building & development. On the 8th of March 2009, TRC established its Head of Delegations. Since then, TRC activities within the region has been coordinated through this office.

2. FOOD ITEMS & NON-FOOD ITEMS

28 Dec 2016 description

By Majda Shabbir, IFRC

At the crack of dawn, Ghulam Haider and several of his neighbours from Gulhatra village in Mansehra District, climb a steep hill to repair a broken pipeline after a landslide damaged their water source. Ghulam and the other community members have been trained by Pakistan Red Crescent as part of an Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) programme, supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Norwegian Red Cross.