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03 Mar 2016 description

Key messages

The European Union's current humanitarian actions in Pakistan focus on several separate but interrelated crises:

  • Support for people affected by the conflict in the northwest, where over one million people are presently displaced. The on-going complex emergency remains underfunded with little media attention and is classified by the European Commission as a Forgotten Crisis.

25 Jan 2016 description

SITUATION

With a population of almost 200 million, Pakistan faces a multitude of interlinked challenges:

  • Complex Emergency
    Estimation of 1 161 248 people still in displacement due to military operations against non-state armed groups. Most of the IDPs have sought refuge in the adjoining districts in Pakistan, but also across the border in Afghanistan. In 2015, 660 540 IDPs returned to their place of origin.

25 Jan 2016 description

As a gesture of solidarity with the Pakistani brethren and in continuation to the Relief Goods provided during Earthquake of October 2015, the Peoples Republic of China has extended humanitarian relief assistance in the form of an additional tranche of 2,950 tents to the Government of Pakistan.

On behalf of the Government of China Ambassador Sun Weidong handed over relief consignment to Chairman NDMA Major General Asghar Nawaz at NDMA Warehouse Islamabad today.

15 Jan 2016 description

PESHAWAR: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that the provincial government has provided rescue and sufficient relief to both flood and earthquake hit communities in the province, as we consider this our primary responsibility.

31 Dec 2015 description

Winter highlights the geographically complicated nature of the enduring humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. Despite forecasts for a mild winter in some areas, conflict-induced internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and victims of the 26 October earthquake face distinct challenges as near-daily freezing temperatures settle in for much of the country during the core winter wet season, December – February. According to UNHCR, of over 1.1 million IDPs in Afghanistan, one quarter were newly displaced in 2015 and therefore less adapted and more vulnerable than existing IDPs.

22 Dec 2015 description

On 26 October 2015, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the capital of Badakhshan province, in the north-eastern border of Afghanistan. More than 12 provinces across the country were affected, all the way to the eastern province of Paktya, bordering Pakistan.

21 Dec 2015 description

Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz has said that support from Private Sector is an important component for entire spectrum of disaster management. He said this while meeting Mr. Kinji Saito, Global Chief Suzuki Motors Company of Japan here in Islamabad today.

Pakistan Suzuki Motors Company as a goodwill gesture and part of its corporate social responsibility donated 20 Ambulances and 300 Tents to Pakistan in the wake of Earthquake of 26th October, 2015.

01 Dec 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 30th November 2015 (WAM) --- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, in cooperation with the UAE Embassy in Kabul, continues to distribute relief to people affected by the recent earthquake which hit Badakhshan and Takhar provinces in the northeast of Afghanistan.