Capacity-building workshops to enhance emergency preparedness and response among first responders in disaster-prone districts commenced on 9 December.
Pakistan remained vulnerable to emergencies in 2013, with significant humanitarian needs caused by recurrent floods, earthquakes and insecurity.
Humanitarian partners continued to provide consistent support to those displaced by insecurity and localized assistance to bridge gaps in aid to those affected by natural disasters.
History of the ERF in Pakistan:
Pakistan remains among the most disaster-prone countries, with a history of humanitarian emergencies caused by floods, drought, cyclones, earthquakes and conflict.
With the onset of winter, recent returnees to FATA and those affected by the earthquakes in Balochistan are among an estimated 1.2 million people living in vulnerable circumstances and in need of urgent winter support.
Thousands of vulnerable people’s access to critical assistance in KP and FATA continues to be constrained by delays in the processing of permits required for humanitarian activities.
Donors contribute $8.4 million to the ERF
Funds allocated to projects in areas affected by floods and insecurity