Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Mar 2016
During the pre-monsoon season, heavy rain affected several areas of the country, especially the northern areas, over a period of several days. National authorities reported at least 62 people dead, 97 injured and 171 houses damaged in the provinces of Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and in the administrative division of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, as of 18 March. (ECHO, 18 Mar 2016)
As of 13 April 2016, at least 262 people have been killed, and 223 injured, with 56% of the fatalities occurring in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The rains have caused flooding, and landslides and have damaged almost 2,700 houses. Gilgit Baltistan experienced food shortages due to landslides on the Karakoram Highway. Most interior district roads remain open and passable, and damage to telecommunication infrastructure was minimal. ((OCHA, 13 Apr 2016)[https://reliefweb.int/node/1480586])
Despite the rains, the government returned 16,000 families to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in April. While more than 300,000 families were registered as internally displaced last year, almost half have returned to their places of origin. Pakistan plans to complete return of the remaining IDPs by the end of 2016. The government will then focus return efforts on the almost 40,000 Pakistani families displaced to Khost and Paktika Provinces in Afghanistan. (US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit, 25 May 2016)
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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:08 GMT
With radios and better data, 'we will be able to respond to any disaster in the state more quickly and efficiently'
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When major floods hit Pakistan-controlled Kashmir in 2016, Jawad Hussain, a worker at the local government disaster agency, had to wait hours to receive updates on what kind of help was needed and where.
The last decade has seen major growth in humanitarian need, putting the international humanitarian system under pressure and stretching donor resources. Within this context, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) introduced multiyear humanitarian funding (MYHF) for protracted conflicts in 2014. This recognised the long-term nature of many of the top recipients of humanitarian aid, as well as the complexity of the contexts in which they were operating.
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To cater to the challenges and manage the disaster in more professional manner, the Provincial Disaster Management Commission (PDMC) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) were established. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa established PDMC and PDMA on 27 October, 2008 to promote swift and better disaster preparedness and management within the province.
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In March and early April, extraordinarily heavy, pre-monsoon rains fell in northern Pakistan, including areas for hosted as well as returning internally displaced persons (IDPs). Despite the rains, the government returned 16,000 families to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in April. While over 300,000 families were registered as internally displaced last year, almost half have returned to their places of origin. Pakistan plans to complete return of the remaining IDPs by the end of 2016.
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