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28 Oct 2016 description
According to the NDMA, about 10,000 educational institutions were damaged or destroyed in the 2010 mega-floods. Since then, another 10,000 schools have been damaged.
09 Nov 2015 description
report World Bank
The World Bank says such shocks - including crop failures, spikes in food prices, and increased incidence of diseases after heat waves and floods - could lead to irreversible losses.
21 Oct 2014 description
As part of the response to floods in Pakistan in 2010, aid efforts to help people build shelters using bamboo inadvertently inflated the price. Now aid agencies must ensure that they don’t make the same mistakes again.
01 Oct 2014 description
A guide explains the rationale behind the creation of the Humanitarian Communications Unit and how timely contextualized information reaches communities affected by disaster.
22 Mar 2014 description
The research looks at what makes humanitarian actions work effectively and focuses on bringing different perspectives from those of crisis-affected people into the conversation.
28 Feb 2014 description
Women are essential players for effective risk assessment, early warning, and strengthening of disaster resilience. This tip sheet offers guidelines for gender mainstreaming in disaster risk and recovery efforts.
22 Aug 2013 description
Constructed with private-sector funds and technical expertise, the houses are designed to withstand earthquakes and extreme climate events, including floods.
06 Jan 2013 description
report ACTED
Sixty per cent of child mortality in Pakistan is due to waterborne diseases, exacerbated by recent disasters
19 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund
The devastating floods that hit Pakistan in July 2010 paralyzed the already over-burdened education system. UNICEF developed several transitional school structures as an innovative, cost efficient solution to jumpstart the education of children.
17 Dec 2012 description
Humanitarian services for more than 771,000 IDPs in KP and FATA face discontinuation by the year end due to a funding shortfall of $78 million.
11 Dec 2012 description
NGOs in two districts dispute official data about the losses and damage caused by the floods, arguing they are much higher than government claims
15 Nov 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund
By Sami Malik JACOBABAD, Sindh, Pakistan, 13 November 2012 – As the only breadwinner of a family of 13, Sikandar Ali is deeply concerned about the health and nutrition of his wife, nine children and two sisters. Although the family had hardly recovered from hardships brought by floods in 2010,...
29 Oct 2012 description
report AlertNet
By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio MINGORA, Pakistan (AlertNet) – Hussain Khan lost everything in the 2010 floods that swept through Pakistan: His two children, his home on the banks of the Swat River, his dozens of cattle, sheep and goats, and his six-acre...
09 Oct 2012 description
Three successive years of devastating floods threatening the lives of millions, coupled with the displacement of hundreds of thousands due to military operations and militancy, gives Pakistan’s radical Islamist groups opportunities to recruit and increases the potential for conflict. “Since the...
10 Sep 2012 description
Highlights Funding shortfalls are undermining the ongoing humanitarian response in Pakistan, with aid agencies cutting critical life-saving assistance. Needs in Syria increased to an estimated 2.5 million people and the number of refugees has doubled since July. Whilst humanitarian agencies have...
03 Aug 2012 description
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Pakistan floods 2010 was one of the biggest disasters ever with almost 20 million people affected. Besides the slow response, the absence of comprehensive DRR and preparedness mechanisms in the country was also a major factor that caused the large-scale destruction. The DEC...
04 Jul 2012 description
The IOM Pakistan Humanitarian Communications Program (HComms) was established in Pakistan as a cross-cutting service to provide life-saving information to populations affected by natural and complex emergencies. The program assesses information needs and channels, designs communications strategies,...
29 Jun 2012 description
Based principally on three cases studies (Pakistan, Haiti, and the Horn of Africa), the objective of this comparative study is to draw on lessons learnt for better coordination of cash transfer programmes (CTP) in future emergencies. This study has been commissioned by the CaLP and conducted by...
31 May 2012 description
report ACTED
Foreword For ACTED’s teams in Pakistan, the past three years have seen considerable growth and achievements, with three large-scale humanitarian responses implemented concurrently. From the beginning of the IDP crisis in Malakand Division in 2009 up to the transition to early recovery for...
17 Feb 2012 description
Building resilience and improving our responses to humanitarian emergencies through innovation and better use of evidence Introduction The predicted impact of climate change, rapid and unplanned urbanisation, and conflict mean that the frequency and severity of crises will increase and affect more...