- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Heavy Snowfalls - Jan 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Mar 2016
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Apr 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014
- Pakistan: Drought - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Polio Outbreak - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2013
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This issue of Knowledge Matters starts with an overview of how Concern understands community resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from its programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool.
This publication is a synthesis of lessons from more than a decade of Concern Worldwide’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming in the area of community resilience. Based on research in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Haiti, Mozambique, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Niger, and Ethiopia, this publication describe Concern’s approach to DRR and community resilience and offers lessons and guidance on how to use DRR to build resilience.
The publication presents lessons learned in the following themes:
Message from the Chairperson
As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.
Pakistan has been severely affected by the global economic crises, high inflation and an acute energy crisis, which is crippling the country’s productivity. Foreign investment has not returned, due to investor concerns related to governance, energy, security, and a slow-down in the global economy. According to UNDP's Human Development Index 2011, Pakistan is ranked 145 out of 187 countries – ranking well below the South Asia regional average.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year. It is a day in which women, men, girls and boys come together to celebrate, show solidarity for and recognise the dreams, aspirations and empowerment of women. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to commemorate the bravery of women in confronting injustice.
The floods that began in August 2011 and swept across the province of Sindh and parts of neighbouring Balochistan resulted in one of the most destructive disasters that Pakistan has experienced. More than five million people have been affected: 1.8 million people were left homeless and more than 2.2 million acres of crops were lost, resulting in agricultural losses of nearly $2 billion.
Targeting: Thirteen of the 15 districts Concern is working in are on NDMA‘s severely affected districts list. The villages visited by the evaluation team are comparable with the most vulnerable seen by them. However, the criteria for selecting vulnerable families are culturally inappropriate in some villages as they focus on individual family vulnerability alone and ignore extended family vulnerability.
This month marks the one year anniversary of Pakistan’s worst natural disaster on record. Unprecedented flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains affected 20 million people, leaving 2,000 dead, 1.7 million homeless, and another 6 million in urgent need of food.
Through our emergency programmes wereached 2,348,245 flood survivors. In the first six months of the emergency, working through our extensive network of local partners, we reached one million of the most vulnerable people.