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17 Jul 2014 description

Foreword

Timely response to a disaster may save precious human lives and reduce economic costs. However, natural disasters, typically, occur unexpectedly. Consequently, in most cases, the afflicted population lacks the necessary tools and capacity to handle such tragic occurrences and the devastation is manifold more than it should be.

08 Oct 2010 description
report AlertNet

08 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT

Written by: Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - As millions of Pakistanis struggle to survive the impact caused by this year's devastating floods, the country is also marking the fifth anniversary of a more deadly disaster on Friday -- a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the northwest of the country.

Pakistan is vulnerable to earthquakes, cyclones, droughts, floods, landslides and avalanches, as well as conflict-related crises or "complex emergencies" related to the presence of militant groups

Here is a list of humanitarian emergencies in …

22 Dec 2009 description

BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

10 Feb 2009 description
report Tearfund

A Tearfund-funded project is set to improve access to clean drinking water and sanitation for more than 2,000 families in south-east Pakistan.

Some 60 villages will benefit from a three year programme covering the district of Mirpurkhas in the Lower Sindh.

As well as boosting the health of thousands of people, the work being coordinated by Tearfund partner, the Society for Safe Environment and Welfare of Agrarians in Pakistan (SSEWA-Pak), will improve people's ability to make a livelihood.

Self-help groups are being formed in each village which will take responsibility for the …

31 Aug 2004 description

Highlights

Kenya - Drought emergency declared in 26 districts -The president of Kenya declared the current drought a "national disaster" and appealed for relief food assistance. Early cessation of rains in May has led to the wilting of crops and insufficient replenishment of pastures. Twenty-six of the 71 districts of Kenya are affected and 1.8 million people are considered in need of food aid.

06 Oct 2003 description

Dawn, By Dr Muhammad Akram Kahlown

At present, about one-third of the world's population is facing water scarcity. Pakistan once a water surplus country is now facing severe water shortage. The per capita water availability is reduced from 5600 cubic meter to 1100 cubic meter over the last 55 years.

03 Oct 2003 description

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28 Aug 2003 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 28 August (IRIN) - Only 56 percent of the total population of Pakistan has access to safe drinking water, according to a study, entitled "Water, A Vital Source of Life", published by the United Nations System in Pakistan, and launched in the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday.

22 Aug 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Tanzania, (3) Burundi, (4) Rwanda, (5) Uganda, (6) Kenya, (7) Sudan, (8) Eritrea, (9) Ethiopia, (10) Djibouti

C) West Africa: (1) Liberia, (2) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Mozambique, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Indonesia, (2) DPR Korea

08 Aug 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Occupied Palestinian Territory, (3) Pakistan, and (4) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda, (10) Tanzania, (11) Republic of Congo

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Liberia, (3) Central African Republic, (4) Côte d'Ivoire

31 Jul 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4)Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Ethiopia, (7) Djibouti, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Mauritania, (2) Guinea, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Liberia

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Malawi, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Mozambique, (7) Swaziland, (8) Lesotho, (9) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Guatemala

18 Jul 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (6) Ethiopia, (7) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Liberia, (4) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Guatemala, (2) Honduras, (3) Peru

11 Jul 2003 description

Dawn, By Nasir Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, July 10: Drought has badly damaged 45 per cent of the cropped area in Balochistan, Chief Minister Jam Mohammad Yousaf said here on Thursday.

Speaking at a meeting held at Balochistan House to discuss options for the drought stricken province with the United Nations Development Programme, the chief minister called for urgent assistance of donor agencies and the international community for sustainable development in the province.

10 Jul 2003 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 10 July (IRIN) - Summer rains have hit an unprepared Afghanistan, causing an estimated 100 deaths, while in Pakistan they have inflicted extensive damage on buildings and crops.

25 Jun 2003 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 25 June (IRIN) - As the repatriation drive of Afghan refugees continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Pakistani government have agreed to rehabilitate areas being vacated by the refugees.

13 Jun 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Palestinian Territories, (4) Afghanistan, (5) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Sudan, (5) Eritrea, (6) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire, (2) Chad

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Madagascar, (3) Lesotho, (4) Swaziland, (5) Mozambique, (6) Malawi, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Zambia, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Ecuador

06 Jun 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Uganda, (6) Eritrea, (7) Djibouti, (8) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Central African Republic, (2) Côte d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia, (4) Sierra Leone, (5) Guinea, (6) Guinea-Bissau

D) Southern Africa: (1) Namibia, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Tanzania, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Swaziland, (8) Lesotho, (9) Mozambique, (10) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea