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24 May 2017 description

Jennifer Bussell and Asim Fayaz
May 2017


This case study discusses government capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters – floods, earthquakes, and heat waves – in Pakistan.

09 Jul 2015 description

Asho Mai, 50, lived with her family of nine in a one-room house in Rajanpur District, in Pakistan’s north-western Punjab Province. Her husband rented a small farm where he grew cotton, earning enough to support the family’s simple life.

“We had a mud house, a livelihood and a content life,” said Asho. She explained that life was difficult, but no more difficult than in most village communities in rural Pakistan.

28 Aug 2014 description


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.

24 Jul 2014 description
report CCCM Cluster

The CCCM sector has learned from its experiences in both conflicts and natural disasters, and has been continuously reviewing its projects, programs and responses. This first edition of CCCM Case Studies presents 12 summaries of CCCM activities from 11 different countries. The purpose of this publication is to provide lessons as a knowledge base to support humanitarian operations (in both emergency and protracted contexts).

23 Jul 2014 description

1 Background Information

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 History

This district Khairpur was part of the region ruled by Kalhoro and Talpur dynasties. The Talpurs and Kahoros arrived in Sindh during the invasion of Nadir Shah. Both the dynasties are the decedents of Abbasids. After the decline of the Abbasids’ caliphate, Kalhoros and Talpurs arrived in the subcontinent and settled in northern Sindh and Punjab.

13 Jun 2014 description

QUETTA, PAKISTAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today handed over management of a Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan in Chashma Achozai, Quetta district. This is the second WFP-built facility to be handed over to the government; the first was in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province in February this year.

20 May 2014 description
report IRIN

RAWALPINDI, 20 May 2014 (IRIN) - A dozen children toss a frisbee around in a park in Rawalpindi's Gawalmandi neighbourhood, under the shadow of a 30-foot-high tower capped with two loudspeakers. “When the alarm sounds, it means a flood is coming, so we should leave,” one explained.

At a car workshop nearby, Malik Ijaz Faisal told IRIN how a flood in 2001 killed his two nephews, Malik Fahad (16), Malik Zaid (18), and their friend, Mehmood (21).

05 May 2014 description

ERF bridges funding gaps in KP and FATA

New projects seek to continue relief assistance for displaced families

During the first quarter of 2014, key relief services to some of the 1 million people who remain displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were continued thanks to the ERF.

The Fund drew on US$1.6 million donated by the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (SIDA) in December 2013 and $1.4 million carried over from savings from 2010 and 2011 projects

30 Apr 2014 description

Asho Mai, 50, lived with her family of nine in a one-room house in Rajanpur District, in Pakistan’s north-western Punjab Province. Her husband rented a small farm where he grew cotton, earning enough to support the family’s simple life.

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25 Apr 2014 description


  • Record 2014 wheat production forecast

  • Increased wheat imports in 2013/14 (May/April)

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour stabilized in March but at record or near record highs

  • Overall food security conditions stable but localized food insecurity persists

01 Apr 2014 description
report Islamic Relief

Money generated from second-hand clothing has enabled Azra to work in a mobile medical clinic, providing assistance to hundreds of local people living in unsanitary conditions.

In recent times, money generated from second hand clothes has been used to support emergency relief programmes such as the East Africa drought and the Pakistan floods. In Pakistan, the money supported the health intervention, including mobile health clinics, which Azra was a part of.

17 Mar 2014 description

Key messages

  • The emergency needs of a million people internally displaced due to the conflict in the northwest of Pakistan and in the regions neighbouring Afghanistan, as well as those of millions affected by four successive years of floods, must continue to be addressed.

  • The government-facilitated return process for the internally displaced people must be voluntary, safe and dignified.

28 Feb 2014 description
infographic Food Security Cluster
  • In the month of Feb 2014, displaced person were supported with general food ration and near 160,500 families were covered in KP/FATA in camps, off camps and returnees

  • For improving the food security of displaced person in KP and FATA, livelihood oriented intervention were implemented especially in cash for work, livestock and homestead gardening 29,500 families were assisted.

  • In reached families caseload, near 28 to 30% female, child, widow and elderly headed households