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12 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD, 12 August 2011 (IRIN) - Most people in Pakistan and around the world have forgotten the victims of the 8 October 2005 earthquake which killed 73,000 people in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province (KP).

Other disasters have since intervened such as the 2010 floods, diverting attention and assistance.

27 Apr 2011 description

sted in Issue 115 - April 2011 News from PAHO/WHO

In December 2010, 26 experts from the international humanitarian community met in Cuba to discuss the use of field hospitals and foreign medical teams during emergency situations. The meeting was organized by PAHO/WHO and included representatives from international organizations, NGOs, and other interested parties coming from the Americas, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and other regions.

31 Jul 2010 description

1. Projects description

1.1 Overview
Due to its geophysical and geopolitical situation, Pakistan is prone to frequent natural and man-made disasters and crises that continuously engage the humanitarian and relief agencies. Along with other donors support, Pakistan is therefore one of the major recipients of the CERF. The following five CERF projects have been implemented by FAO since 2006 in the country (Table 1).

15 Nov 2009 description
report IRIN

MUZZAFARABAD , 15 November 2009 (IRIN) - Rameesha Butt, 12, remembers being trapped in her classroom as the horror of the October 2005 earthquake that killed at least 73,000 people in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Pakistan-administered Kashmir unfolded around her.

"Our school was very old, and many of the walls collapsed. I was not hurt badly, but it was terrifying to see bricks and mortar fall all around us.

11 Nov 2009 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2010/135/SDN

ROME, November 11, 2009 - The World Bank and the Italian Civil Protection Department (CPD) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join efforts towards advancing the agenda of disaster risk reduction, sustainable recovery, and reconstruction in disaster-prone developing countries. The signing took place at the Civil Protection Command and Control Direction in L'Aquila, in a ceremony hosted by Mr.

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

05 Aug 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Ann M. Veneman

En mars dernier lors d'une visite de terrain à Gaza après que la région ait été dévastée par les bombardements soutenus et le conflit, j'ai visité un centre de secours o=F9, grâce à l'art, les jeunes enfants étaient encouragés à exprimer leurs sentiments. On dit souvent qu'une image peut exprimer mille mots. Mais ce que j'ai vu, 'il n'y avait aucun mot pour le décrire.

Les jeunes enfants que j'ai rencontrés m'ont montré leurs dessins, dont beaucoup représentaient des roquettes visant leur maison.

05 Aug 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Ann M. Veneman

Last March on a visit to Gaza after the region was devastated by constant bombing and conflict, I toured a relief center where young children were encouraged to express their feelings through art. It is often said that a picture can speak a thousand words.

31 Jul 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 31 July 2009 - UNICEF and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action are commemorating World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August 2009, by underscoring the vital importance of breastfeeding during emergencies.

Globally, only 38 percent of infants under the age of six months are exclusively breastfed, though research shows that optimal breastfeeding is the single most effective preventive intervention for reducing infant mortality.

"Breast milk offers an excellent source of nutrition for infants and, especially where clean water is lacking, helps keep young children …

17 Jul 2009 description

Highlights:

- During week 29, 2009, no alert/outbreak reported from any earthquake affected districts, Balochistan.

- Weekly DEWS reports received from 35 sites of the earthquake affected districts Ziarat (19), Pishin (4) and Hernai (12) and a total of 5,975 patient consultations were reported during the week.

- ARI is the most common cause of morbidity accounting for 1517 (26%) of the total consultations (URTI 1446 and LRTI 64 patients).

- Under five years of age group Acute diarrhoea is the second common cause of consultation accounting for 135 (13%) of the consultations in …

10 Jul 2009 description

Highlights:

- No alert or outbreak reported from any earthquake affected districts, in Balochistan in week 28, 2009,.

- Thirty two health facilities shared weekly DEWS reports from the earthquake affected districts Ziarat (20), Pishin (4) and Hernai (8) reporting a total of 4,830 patient consultations during the week.

- ARI is the most common cause of morbidity in all age groups, accounting for 1300 (27%) of the total consultations (URTI 1259 and LRTI 41 patients).

- In children less than 5 years of age Acute diarrhoea is the second common cause of consultation accounting …

05 Jul 2009 description
report IRIN

LAHORE, 5 July 2009 (IRIN) - The recent conflict-related population displacements in northwestern Pakistan - with some two million internally displaced persons (IDPs) according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) http://ochaonline.un.org/OchaLinkClick.aspx?link=ocha&docId=1111727 - are the biggest in over 50 years, but by no means the only recent displacements.

Floods, …

03 Jul 2009 description

Highlights:

- No alert/outbreak reported from any earthquake affected districts, Balochistan during week 27, 2009

- 32 health facilities (Ziarat 23, Pishin 4 and Hernai 5) shared the weekly DEWS reporting a total of 5882 patient consultations during the week.

- ARI is the most common cause of morbidity accounting for 1707 (29%) of the total consultations (URTI 1637 and LRTI 70 patients).

- In children less than 5 years of age Acute diarrhoea is the second common cause of consultation accounting for 158 (14%) of the consultations in the age group

- In adults age group …

27 Jun 2009 description

Foreword: A year of challenges

It is my pleasure to present to you the 2008 Annual Report for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

For the millions of people affected by natural disasters and conflict worldwide, 2008 was a year of enormous challenges. More than 211 million people were affected by natural disasters, with more than 238,000 killed and US$200 billion in damages, making 2008 one of the most devastating years in terms of human and material losses.

05 Jun 2009 description

Highlights:

- During wee 23, 2009, no alert/outbreak reported from any earthquake affected districts, Balochistan.

- Weekly DEWS reports received from 37 sites of the earthquake affected districts Ziarat (23), Pishin (4) and Hernai (10) and total 5157 patient consultations reported during the week.

- ARI is the most common cause of morbidity accounting for 1554 (30%) of the total consultations (URTI 1483 and LRTI 71 patients).

- In children less than 5 years of age Acute diarrhoea is the second common cause of consultation accounting for 130 (14%) of the consultations in the …

29 May 2009 description

Highlights:

- During week 22, 2009, no alert/outbreak reported from any earthquake affected districts, Balochistan.

- Weekly DEWS reports received from 39 sites of the earthquake affected districts Ziarat (24), Pishin (4) and Hernai (11) and total 5392 patient consultations reported during the week.

- ARI is the most common cause of morbidity accounting for 1580 (29%) of the total consultations (URTI 1520 and LRTI 60 patients).

- Acute diarrhoea is the second common cause of consultation in children less than 5 years age accounting for 171 (17%) of the consultations in the age …