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Pakistan: Water for drought-hit Baluchistan

By Naheed Maalik, Pakistan Red Crescent It's hard to tell how old Zulekha Bibi and Jan Mohammad area. They may be in their fifties or even in their forties -- one can't tell because years of hard...

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Pakistan: Flood relief fund in pipeline

ISLAMABAD, 20 May (IRIN) - An emergency relief fund for flooding is to be established in Pakistan, the government announced on Tuesday, following warnings of severe water incursion this year. "We...

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Pakistan: Multi-million dollar drought package announced

ISLAMABAD, 23 January (IRIN) - Aid workers have welcomed Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali's announcement on Wednesday of a US $33-million relief package for the five-year-long drought in...

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Pakistan: Rs 40 million allocated for drought victims

HUB, Jan 13: The provincial government has allocated Rs 40 million for the drought-affected areas of Balochistan. Sources told Dawn on Saturday that the amount, expected to be raised during the...

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Pakistan: Relief operation begins in drought-hit Aranji

QUETTA, Jan 11: Revenue Minister Asim Kurd confirming the death of more than 20 people during the past two months in Aranji, Khuzdar district, owing to drought has said that the government has...

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South Asia Drought Appeal No. 17/2000: Final Report

This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals. The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest...

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Pakistan: Focus on water crisis

ISLAMABAD, 29 January (IRIN) - Pakistani farmer Ehsan Ahmed floods his entire field before sowing a crop, just as his father and grandfather did, believing that this kind of age-old irrigation method...

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Killer rains set to end Pakistani drought

By Tahir Ikram ISLAMABAD, July 26 (Reuters) - Pakistani officials said on Thursday the torrential downpours this week that caused flash floods and killed some 200 people had ended a drought but...

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Drought - Pakistan Update No. 12

Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System's Operational Activities for Development in Pakistan The threat of drought that was visible but distant on the horizon in March has now become quite...

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Pakistan: Dehydration kills 80 people

ISLAMABAD, 30 May (IRIN) - Eighty people have died in the first five months of this year in central and northwestern Pakistan as a result of dehydration due to the ongoing drought and a severe...

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Pakistan: IRIN Special Report on the water crisis

ISLAMABAD, May 14 (IRIN) - The immediate water shortage crisis in Pakistan is severe, and experts maintain that the long-term forecast is even bleaker. Meteorologists, who blame the prolonged drought...

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Pakistan: Drought pushes up electricity bills

ISLAMABAD, May 10 (IRIN) - In addition to causing severe water shortages throughout Pakistan, the prolonged drought has led to a slump in hydroelectric power production, resulting in a 10 percent...

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