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30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 2,581 surveys conducted with migrants from Pakistan in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in 2016 and 2017

Focus of the report

This report presents the profile of migrants and refugees travelling from Pakistan along the Central and the Eastern Mediterranean routes and interviewed under IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in 2016 and 2017.

01 Mar 2017 description
report Start Network

Start Network members have begun working with Pakistan’s disaster authority to develop a new way of funding preventative action, aimed at helping vulnerable families threatened by drought.

The initiative is the first of its kind involving aid agencies. The planned pilot facility will release funds based on scientific triggers of drought, using insurance tools and principles. Aid agencies would be able to draw on the new source of funding to intervene before the worst effects of a drought are felt, enabling farmers and their families to protect their livestock and other assets.

04 Aug 2016 description

Islamabad (ICRC) – Handling dead bodies with respect and dignity in emergencies is the theme of a five-day course currently being run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Islamabad, Pakistan. The course has attracted emergency responders from Afghanistan, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam who will benefit from national expertise.

21 Sep 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:14 GMT

Author: Aamir Saeed

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani researchers have developed a portable, solar-powered mobile phone network for use in disasters like floods and earthquakes when regular communications are often disrupted.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

21 Oct 2014 description

One month ago, a severe flood swept across Pakistan, damaging nearly 110,000 homes. Soon aid groups will have to move beyond providing immediate, life-saving assistance and begin thinking about how to help people rebuild their homes and lives. But will they repeat mistakes made four years ago?

18 Oct 2013 description

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Taliban ban on vaccination is exacerbating a serious polio outbreak in Pakistan, threatening to derail dramatic progress made this year towards wiping out the disease worldwide, health officials say.

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05 Jun 2013 description

Executive Summary

  1. This is the first report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) since the end-2012 target for interrupting polio transmission was missed.

  2. It is also the IMB’s first report since the tragic killings of polio workers in Pakistan and northern Nigeria. Their loss is deeply felt by the whole public health world. Their lives and service to public health will be honoured if the goal of eradication is achieved quickly and decisively.

11 Dec 2012 description

Stories of hope and horror regarding girls’ education were heard at the high‐level panel discussion at the “Stand up for Malala – Girls’ Education is a Right” advocacy event at UNESCO headquarters on 10 December, Human Rights Day.

18 Oct 2012 description

A 14-year old girl was shot in the head in Pakistan’s Swat Valley last week in retaliation for speaking out against the Taliban’s ban on girl’s education. It now seems Malala Yousafzai will survive, but the story of her attack provoked outrage around the world. How can such a despicable attack be condemned using the “ammunition” of international law? What relevant UN resolutions apply in this case? And how does this compare to previous Taliban actions against girls in Pakistan?

04 Oct 2012 description

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Thousands displaced in Pakistan as monsoon floods strike again

31 Mar 2012 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam International’s emergency responses to the August 2011 monsoon flooding

The Oxfam International‟s (OI) emergency response focussed in lower Sindh with programmes by both OXFAM Novib (ON) and OXFAM Great Britain (OGB) in 8 districts, initially targeting 1.2 million beneficiaries (OGB 850,000 and ON 350,000). The initial ON emergency programme mainly focussed on water tankering and search and rescue and OGB on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and emergency food security and livelihoods (EFSL)9. ON also planned to include EFSL activities at later stages.

06 Jan 2012 description
report DARA

1 ‐ Executive Summary

Executive Summary:

This is the report of the Real Time Evaluation of the International Humanitarian Community’s response to the 2010 Floods in Pakistan. The evaluation was commissioned by the Inter‐Agency Standing Committee (IASC), funded by OCHA and undertaken by a team of four evaluators between January and March 2011. The team visited Pakistan two times.

08 Nov 2011 description
report Concern Worldwide

Executive Summary

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.

08 Apr 2011 description

Executive Summary:

This is the report of the Real Time Evaluation of the International Humanitarian Community’s response to the 2010 Floods in Pakistan. The evaluation was commissioned by the Inter‐Agency Standing Committee (IASC), funded by OCHA and undertaken by a team of four evaluators between January and March 2011. The team visited Pakistan two times.

19 Nov 2010 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 19 November 2010 (IRIN) - Entrepreneur turned toilet crusader Jack Sim from Singapore wants to turn the toilet into the new gold standard of status in Asia, which would signify "making it" - as mobile phones have for years and as 24-karat gold did before that.

But for this to happen, aid groups, which have long promoted the health and hygiene benefits of safe toilets for the world's estimated 2.6 billion people who do not have a toilet, need to step aside and let the market take over, said Sim.

"The aid community has good intentions, but they are not as …

12 Jun 2009 description

Bosnia

Some 3,200 vulnerable people in the Tuzla region of Bosnia-Herzegovina are benefiting from a Church World Service-supported wheat-growing project.

The 1992-1995 war in Bosnia damaged the infrastructure of the country, and many people lost everything. CWS partner Merhamet operates five soup kitchens to help sustain those still struggling to survive.

The soup kitchens serve women, children, ethnic Roma, elderly, displaced, unemployed and disabled people.

Several of the participants are employed in the wheat-growing project.