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31 Jan 2011 description

In brief

- This Network Paper draws on field experience from more than a dozen Common Needs Assessments (CNAs) to identify the opportunities, costs and trade-offs involved in carrying them out.

- At their best, common inter-agency, inter-sectoral needs assessments help to develop a better joint understanding of needs, capabilities, and appropriate response.

22 Dec 2009 description

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

21 Oct 2009 description


Executive summary

This plan seeks to provide support to the core programmes of Pakistan Red Crescent Society for the coming two years, 2010-2011. The plan focuses on four core areas: disaster management, health and care, organisational development and the promotion of humanitarian principles and values.

01 Oct 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

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

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 …

04 Mar 2009 description

2008 was a year of major humanitarian challenges. Natural disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the devastating earthquake in China, flooding in India and Brazil or the hurricanes in the Caribbean once again highlighted the dangers of the unbridled forces of nature. In the complex political crises in Africa, as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq, unresolved conflicts made it impossible to improve the precarious humanitarian situation of people living there.

12 Feb 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

30 Jan 2009 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In August 2008 Pakistan suffered a series of overlapping crises that led to substantial internal displacement and left hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. These events have come at a time when Pakistan is reeling from the effects of the global food crisis, exacerbating an already precarious situation.

27 Jan 2009 description

Islamabad, January 27, 2009: The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Pakistan's (GOP) Ministry of Special Initiatives, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the Pakistani Government's Clean Drinking Water Project.

"Lack of clean water and sanitation has devastating impacts on the health and wellbeing of people, particularly small children.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

MAJOR RESULTS

- About 35 million children immunised against measles.

- Immunisation , deworming, counselling on breast feeding and nutrition, and information on good hygiene practices provided to 1.87 million children under five and 330,000 pregnant women during two Child Health and Sanitation Weeks in six districts.

- Breastfeeding information provided to 20 million mothers during Global Breastfeeding Week.

- Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care monitoring and training scaled up nationally reaching more than 670 doctors and health workers.

- Over 162,000 girls enrolled …

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

The ongoing emergency response to the Balochistan 29 October earthquake is located within the broader disaster management context. Culmination of emergency response phase is linked to meeting 'essential shelter needs' of 7820 shelters, planned distribution of 1750 MT Al - Nayhan food package and supporting the devolved district government based response mechanism following Army's de-induction.

10 Dec 2008 description

CERF Advisory Group met in Geneva

The Advisory Group met in Geneva on 19 and 20 November and included the eight members newly appointed by the Secretary-General. The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. John Holmes, briefed the members on the progress of the Fund since their last meeting in June 2008 and the potential impact of the global financial crisis on CERF. The Advisory Group also discussed the management response to the Two-year Evaluation of the Fund.

25 Nov 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

18 Nov 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) reports that at least 5,000 winterized tents are required immediately. NDMA, Government of Balochistan, UN Agencies and the humanitarian community are working on the Winter Response Plan in the earthquake affected areas of Ziarat and Pishin districts.

- According to WHO-Ministry of Health (MoH) joint assessment, it is estimated that 30 to 35% of the affected population need some kind of psychosocial support.

SITUATION

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17 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

13 Nov 2008 description

Earthquake in Balochistan Province claimed more than 215 lives and 320 injuries. The first tremor with the magnitude of 5.2 was felt at 4:40 AM (Pakistan Standard Time) while a second of 6.4 occurred at 5:33 AM (PST) on October 29, 2008. Reports of destruction have been received from Ziarat, Pishin, Qila Saifullah and Harnai districts. The epicentre of the earthquake was 70 kilometres north-east of the provincial capital Quetta and 25 kilometres east of Zairat. More casualties are feared, while several aftershocks have already been recorded. Several mud slides have also been reported.

11 Nov 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Winterized emergency shelters remain a priority in view of the dropping temperatures.

- Reports from Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) in the affected areas show an upward trend in Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) due to the severe cold weather and poor shelter conditions.