Pakistan: Landslides and Floods - Jan 2010
What are the economic impacts of humanitarian aid? What is the impact on the local economy? How is economic impact/gain distributed? How does economic impact vary with different modalities of aid? What is the economic impact of humanitarian aid on affected populations, e.g. on their access to credit? Identify key gaps in evidence.
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This topic guide on mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action is intended for Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Advisers in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and other development professionals. It is presented in 4 main sections and includes a glossary, reference list/bibliography, list of relevant organisations, and an annex with additional background information. It includes 5 case studies.
Pakistan is one of the most disaster prone countries in South Asia. The country has suffered approximately $18 billion in damages and losses from natural disasters over the past decade. The 2005 earthquake still resonates in our minds every time a new earthquake is felt. The floods of 2010, and annual recurring floods ever since, continue to remind us of the impacts of climate change.
ISLAMABAD, 7th December, 2014 (WAM) -- Launched on 12th January, 2011, on the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and with the continuous follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, UAE PAP, Project to Assist Pakistan, has the aim of helping Pakistan overcome the consequences of destructive torrential rains by rebuilding the infrastructure.
ATTABAD, 14 July 2014 (IRIN) - Four and a half years after a landslide and subsequent flooding in northern Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan State killed 19 people and displaced around 25,000, a solution to the plight of local residents seems as far off as ever.
The area that used to house a handful of bustling communities is a 22km-long pool of water dubbed Attabad Lake. Looking out from its banks, the shells of dozens of homes rise up from the blue-green waters.
Chronic conflict, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S.
This map shows a comparison of the level of damage caused by floods between 2010 and 2010. It also indicates the severity level of the damage by Union Council based on different data sources.
UN-Habitat, the German manufacturer BASF and the government of Japan this week put a smile on the face of the villagers of Gul Mohammad Gandhro near Thatta, Sindh Province of Pakistan who were victims of the floods of 2010 by resettling them..
BASF in collaboration with the Government of Japan and UN-Habitat inaugurate handing over ceremony of land documents of a model shelter village project to the flood affected families in Gul Mohammad Gandhro, District Thatta Karachi - May 28, 2012 - BASF in collaboration with the Government of Japan and UN- Habitat handed over 113 newly constructed shelters to the residents of Gul Mohammad Gandhro Village, Sonda Town, Thatta in a prestigious ceremony.
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011
To increase and maintain Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) preparedness and response capacity to ensure 35,000 people have access to goods, services and support in the days following a natural disaster, and to initiate community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) sensitisation in 12 vulnerable districts in support of PRCS community resilience approach to disaster management.
PESHAWAR, 26 March 2012 (IRIN) - Nissa Bibi, 40, carries a mobile phone on an orange ribbon round her neck in the hope that her sister - Shahina Bibi who recently returned to their home village in the Kabal area of Swat valley in northern Pakistan - will call.
UN-HABITAT launches a tree plantation campaign in the communities affected by the floods of 2010 and 2011. The campaign intends to extend to 400 villages with 200,000 trees. As part of the reconstruction and rehabilitation process, trees are being cut from nearby forests of affected areas without any plans of reforestation. Cutting of trees contributes to increased soil erosion, drought, water logging and occurrence of erratic rains. This also results in a decrease in carbon sink through significant increase in carbon dioxide levels and other associated gases.
Pakistan's vulnerability to natural and human induced disasters is characterized by earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones, landslides, sea hazards and a range of complex emergencies. The response to the earthquake of 2005 signified the importance of a national platform to manage and coordinate the response efforts to deal with the risk of disasters in a synchronized manner.
Public healthth is a crucial priority on the global development aid agenda. Nations trying to manage new epidemics amid existing disease and malnutrition burdens face challenges to their own development, which, in turn, have an impact on global development.
Internews believes local media is an under-utilized tool in public health strategies. Establishing, supporting, and enhancing local information platforms can contribute significantly to health-seeking behavior and community mobilization around health issues.