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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).

01 Oct 2009 description

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

30 Jun 2009 description
report World Bank

Press Release No: 2009/SAR/453

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2009 ? The World Bank today approved a US$50 million IDA credit to Pakistan, designed to improve water resource management and enhance agricultural productivity in Sindh Province.

About half of Sindh's 35 million people live in rural areas, and one-third of them live below the poverty line. Rural people, 70 percent who are landless, derive almost 60 percent of their income from agriculture.

The additional financing for the Sindh On-Farm Water Management Project aims to improve the efficiency, reliability, and equity of …

29 May 2009 description

Highlights:

- Four alerts and one outbreak received and responded during week 22(23-29 May, 2009)

- Overall Acute Diarrhoea reported in 7451 (12%) of total consultations in all age groups and from all IDP hosting districts

Acute Diarrhoea in children less than 5 years age reported in 23% of the total consultation in the age group and (9%) in above 5 years of the consultations

ARI is the leading cause of consultations accounting for 13943 (23%) of all reported consultations

One hundred Sixty-two (162) DEWS reporting Units reported 61174 consultations in IDP hosting districts …

28 May 2009 description

Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session
Point 71 a) de la liste préliminaire*
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
d'urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies

Conseil économique et social
Session de fond de 2009
Genève, 6-31 juillet 2009
Point 5 de l'ordre du jour provisoire**

28 May 2009 description

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session Item 71 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2009
Geneva, 6-31 July 2009
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**

22 May 2009 description

Highlights:

- Five alerts of suspected outbreaks for suspected Cholera, Haemorrhagic Fever and Measles were received and responded during week 21 (16-22 May, 2009).

- Overall Acute Diarrhoea reported in 6238 (12%) of total consultations in all age groups and from all the IDP hosting districts

- Acute Diarrhoea in children less than 5 years age reported for 23% of the total consultation in the age group and above 5 years in 9% of the consultations

- ARI is the leading cause of consultations accounting for 11795 (23%) of all reported consultations in the IDP …

15 May 2009 description

Highlights:

- In week 20, 2009, No alert received or reported from any district of NWFP

- Overall Acute Diarrhoea reported in 12% (4976) of total consultations in all the age groups and from all IDP hosting districts

- Acute Diarrhoea in children less than 5 years age reported for 23% of the total consultation in the age group

- ARI reported as the leading cause of consultations accounting for 23% (9547) of all the reported consultations

- One hundred Thirty-five (135) DEWS reporting Units reported a total of 41113 consultations in IDP hosting districts of NWFP in week 20 (9 …

14 May 2009 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - ADB Board of Directors has approved a US$5 million grant to help Central and West Asia address the impacts of climate change on the region.

The assistance will be through policy and capacity development and supporting investments in climate change adaptation.

"Climate change is taking its toll on the region, with declining crop yields, retreat of glaciers, increased diseases and heat stress, and changes in ecosystem functions," says Mark Kunzer, Environment Specialist of ADB's Central and West Asia Department.

In the future, climate change is …

08 May 2009 description

Highlights:

- In week 19, 2009, two alerts for increased number of cases of Acute Diarrhoea from the IDP camps Jalozai 1 and Kacha Gari 1 were identified and responded

- Overall Acute Diarrhoea reported in 12% (5571) of total consultations in all the age groups and from all districts

- Acute Diarrhoea in children less than 5 years age reported for 23% of the total consultation in the age group

- ARI reported as the leading cause of consultations accounting for 23% (10769) of all the reported consultations

- One hundred Seventy?four (174) DEWS reporting Units reported a total …

01 May 2009 description

Highlights:

- In week 18, 2009, Two alerts of Acute Watery Diarrhoea were identified and responded accordingly in district Nowshera

- Acute Diarrhoea reported in 11% (4912) of total consultations in all the age groups and from all districts

- Acute Diarrhoea in children less than 5 years age reported for 22% of the total consultation in the age group

- ARI reported as the leading cause of consultations accounting for 25% (10904) of all the reported consultations

- One hundred Eighty?three (183) DEWS reporting Units reported a total of 42973 consultations in IDP …

30 Apr 2009 description

SUPPLEMENTARY MONSOON CONTINGENCY PLAN-09

(TO BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH NDMA MONSOON CONTINGENCY PLAN-08)

1. General. The peculiar geography, hydrology and the monsoon phenomena, make Pakistan extremely vulnerable to seasonal flooding which has been the most frequently recurring natural disaster in the country. Over the past six decades, floods have cost more than US $ 5 Billion in economic damages besides causing loss of over 6,000 lives.

28 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008.

In brief

Programme purpose: As outlined in the 2008-09 plan, the aim of the International Federation South Asia regional office is to increase the capacity of the South Asian national societies to provide services that improve the lives of vulnerable people.

Programme(s) summary: During 2008, the key areas of support provided by the International Federation to national societies in South Asia were as follows:-

- Under the regional disaster management programme - responding to the monsoon flooding in Pakistan, …

21 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008

In brief

Programme purpose: In order to achieve Global Agenda Goal 1, the disaster management programme places emphasis on a global disaster management capacity with a close integration between each of its components that increasingly reflects the new operating model.

Programme summary: This annual report aims at summarizing and highlighting progress achieved through the DM global programme during 2008.

16 Mar 2009 description

Pakistan, riven by political tensions in the last few days, has an ongoing need for food assistance which has deepened recently due to high food prices, conflict and natural disasters. In response, WFP is ramping up its programmes in 2009.

This year WFP aims to reach nine million beneficiaries in Pakistan, a country where 85 percent of the population live on an income of less than US$ 2 per day.

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.

24 Feb 2009 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: To safeguard more than six thousand residents from floods, the government has completed the construction of a 350 feet flood protection wall in village Dwa Khwara Sherabaz Kili, FR Kohat. According to the Press Release issued here on Mondaty by FATA Secretariat, the project was identified by the community itself in a meeting held with local Political Administration. For over a decade, the village had been hit by the annual torrential rains.

13 Feb 2009 description

Highlights

- Total 19,939 consultations reported from 117 DEWS reporting units from the IDP Hosting districts of NWFP in week 7 (7 to 13 Feb, 2009)

- ARI (both Upper and Lower) reported as the leading cause of consultations accounting for 36% (7,123) of all the reported consultations.

- Acute Diarrhoea reported in 8% (1,635) of total consultations.

- Scabies reported in 4% (715) of the total consultations

- Three alerts were received and responded in IDP hosting district

- Nutritional surveillance has been started in the IDP camps and this bulletin includes a brief …

12 Feb 2009 description

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