Urgent assistance needed to avoid deaths among displaced during cold
Urgent steps are needed if Afghanistan is to avoid a repeat of the deaths among children and adults in the country’s displacement camps that occurred during last year’s bitterly cold winter conditions, a coalition of 30 NGOs including Amnesty International said.
The 2011/12 winter was unusually cold in Afghanistan, and more than a 100 people, mostly children, died in refugee camps from the cold or illness.
In this Edition:
Volunteer Training: Understanding Reception Centres
A Global Initiative
• Earthquake Simulation in Pakistan
• A Child is the Key to Change
• Hike4Life: Scaling Kilimanjaro
• Risk Reduction in Lari Babaji
• Global ShakeOut Drill ‘The Pakistan Floods 2010’: A Video-Documentary by Faridoun Hemani
FOCUS and partner organisations provided relief and recovery support in health nutrition and education FOCUS is continuing to assist the most vulnerable mountain communities in the province of Badakhshan in north-eastern Afghanistan through cross sectoral relief and recovery support in education, health, nutrition and livelihoods. Badakhshan is one of the most remote and least developed provinces of Afghanistan and has a history of precarious economic situations with decades of food insecurity.
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Background and Objectives
The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), a new Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Apex Agency, is driven by the realization that the increasing threat of natural hazards due to the effects of climate change, coupled with rapid man-made changes and insecurities (urbanization, migration, conflict) have severe impact on the communities AKDN serves. The combination of population pressure (with especially rapid increases in the number of youth) and climate risk has exacerbated the challenges, especially for remote mountain communities.