In 2010, floods devastated Pakistan on massive scale. IOM provided emergency shelter to 2.76 million individuals and life-saving health services to 120,000 individuals. In addition, IOM completed over 9,000 one room shelters and reached 7 million individuals through humanitarian communications. Hafeez Mai lost her husband and home when massive floods swept through Pakistan in July […]
Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in PakistanDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/pakRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Pakistan
Impact on lack of sanitation in rural communities and the well-being of families.
Preventing disease outbreaks has been a vital role carried out by WHO during the 2009 humanitarian crisis in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province. This film looks at how WHO and its Health Cluster partners have used the Disease Early Warning System to monitor for possible outbreaks, respond to suspected or confirmed cases of communicable diseases,
In Pakistan many people are tenants which makes them very vulnerable. After the floods in 2010 thousands of people were homeless and without any land to grow their crops. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society is helping in facilitating access to property for those who have lost everything.
Beneficiary Communication and Accountability: A responsibility, not a choice (Lessons learned and recommendations from Indonesia, Haiti and Pakistan)
This document highlights the work that needs to be undertaken internally within the Red Cross Red Crescent to mainstream our approach to establish or maintain strong two-way communication and feedback within the communities we serve; including experimenting, training, strengthening and building on already established two-way communication mechanisms. To realize this crucial approach existing systems and processes will also need to reflect how
The combination of rapid urbanization and population growth, alongside the proliferation of short message service (SMS) and internet based technology, making it possible for communities to publicize how they are being affected by our actions have changedthe humanitarian landscape. Though information and mobile phone technology had been growing in the years before 2010, the Haiti
This case study illustrates how Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), a Pakistani NGO, worked alongside the Popular Engagement Policy Lab (PEPL) and Raabta Consultants to implement a Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) using FrontlineSMS after the 2011 monsoon flooding in Sindh, Pakistan. Sending a Message of Accountability: SMS Helps Improve Services after Pakistan Floods http://www.frontlinesms.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/frontlineSMS_Pakistan_Floods_280513.pdf
An article by Amir Murtaza published by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the interests and capabilities of children to paly a role in decision-making related to development plans for their schools, playgrounds, and streets. Pakistan: Children can play an important role in disaster preparedness http://www.humanrights.asia/opinions/opinions/columns/AHRC-ETC-029-2013