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14 May 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No.

24 Nov 2003 description

Brussels, 24 November 2003 - The European Commission has recently pledged to provide humanitarian aid for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (€4.5 million), Georgia (€2.2 million), Timor Leste (€2 million), China (€2 million) and Pakistan (€1 million). The funds are managed by the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. Projects will be implemented by humanitarian agencies operating in the target regions.

20 Nov 2003 description
report Islamic Relief

ECHO, the European Union's humanitarian aid office, has granted Islamic Relief 300,000 Euros for rehabilitation projects in flood-struck Sindh, in Southern Pakistan.

19 Sep 2003 description

This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Republic of Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Uganda, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Djibouti, (9) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Liberia

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Zambia, (3) Tanzania, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Swaziland, (8) Lesotho, (9) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Colombia

17 Sep 2003 description

Australia will contribute $300,000 in emergency assistance for victims of the recent severe flooding in Pakistan, the Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mrs Chris Gallus, announced today.

17 Sep 2003 description
report Frontier Post

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Government of the Republic of Turkey has donated US $ 100,000 for the rains and flood affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan Provinces. On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Turkey. The Ambassador of Turkey, Kamel Gur at Islamabad handed over the cheque to the Cabinet Secretary in a formal ceremony today. In this regard a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Pakistan and the Turkish Government.

10 Sep 2003 description

ISLAMABAD, Sep 10 (APP): National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that federal government has taken adequate steps to provide health facilities in flood affected areas of Sindh and Baluchistan. Responding to a Calling Attention Notice of Dr. Ghulam Hyder Samejo regarding spreading of various epidemics in Tharparker, Badin and Thata, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mrs. Raheela Yahya Munawar said so far there is no outbreak of such epidemics in flood hit areas.

She said the federal has provided medicines worth Rs.

10 Sep 2003 description

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) allocated: N/A
This Bulletin is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. Based on further updates and details from assessment reports, or should the situation deteriorate, the Federation may consider additional support through an appeal.

The Situation

08 Sep 2003 description

Heavy monsoon rains, flash floods as well as flooding seas caused devastation in Sindh Province in Pakistan at the end of July. Three coastline districts were particularly hard hit, but the Badin district was the worst affected area.

30 Aug 2003 description

Islamabad (dpa) - Mismanagement and lack of coordination among irrigation and planning departments has been blamed for devastating flash-floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province last month that killed at least 133 people and rendered thousands others homeless, a news report said Saturday.

An inquiry ordered by Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali accused the two departments of failing to make full use of the Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) project that was completed in 1997 - except for a small portion that had now been constructed - to prevent flash-flooding.

Unusually …

28 Aug 2003 description

JAFFARABAD, Aug 28 (APP): President General Pervez Musharraf Wednesday announced Rupees 50 million to provide relief to the flood affected areas of Balochistan provinces. Addressing a public meeting in Head Bagh (Jaffarabad), the President said that he was aware of the plight of the people living in rain and flood affected areas and he would extend every possible help to reduce their miseries.

27 Aug 2003 description

ISLAMABAD, 27 August (IRIN) - Sustainable relief aid in the flood-stricken southern province of Sindh is still urgently needed after more rains at the start of the week forced people to leave their homes again to seek the relative safety of relief camps, according to an aid agency official.

27 Aug 2003 description

JACOBABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali Tuesday directed the concerned authorities to monitor and ensure speedy delivery of relief goods to the deserving persons affected by the recent floods. He gave the directives following a briefing here by the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary Balochistan here at the airport, soon after his arrival from Islamabad.

The prime minister inquired about the progress made so far in the delivery of relief goods and asked details about the rehabilitation work in the flood affected areas.

26 Aug 2003 description
report World Vision

World Vision Pakistan has initiated an emergency relief project for the flood displaced in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Southern Pakistan. In this intervention, WVP has sub granted 35,000 USD to Save the Children - UK to provide medication to mobile health units seeking to meet the health needs of the flood displaced. This program will continue for two months, and will seek to meet the immediate health needs of over 20,000 flood-displaced people in the region.
For further information please contact:

Joel Hirst
Program Manager
World Vision Pakistan

25 Aug 2003 description

Silver Spring, Maryland -The Pakistan office of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing immediate relief aid in late August to 2,000 people affected by monsoon flooding. The $36,000 project will target women, children, and the elderly providing food, shelter, and medical supplies for a one-month period.

25 Aug 2003 description

ISLAMABAD, 25 August (IRIN) - Overnight rains in rural Sindh have forced tens of people back into the relief camps set up after heavy rains caused huge floods last month, leaving over a million people stranded or homeless in the southern Pakistani province.

"If the rain is very severe, it will cause problems for the Sindh government. We will have to reorganise ourselves, and our strategy will have to be revised," Salahuddin Haider, the provincial government's information adviser, told IRIN from Karachi.

22 Aug 2003 description

This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Tanzania, (3) Burundi, (4) Rwanda, (5) Uganda, (6) Kenya, (7) Sudan, (8) Eritrea, (9) Ethiopia, (10) Djibouti

C) West Africa: (1) Liberia, (2) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Mozambique, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Indonesia, (2) DPR Korea

18 Aug 2003 description

ISLAMABAD, 18 August (IRIN) - Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, the Minister for Water, Power, Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, has recently had his hands full, formulating new strategies for additional water reservoirs and power generation, as well as handling the always prickly issue of repatriating Afghan refugees from Pakistan.