Focus Humanitarian Assistance delivers emergency food assistance to isolated communities in the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, 21 June 2016 – Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) has delivered vital food supplies provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to 327 households, or 1,547 individuals in the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan, who have suffered severe food shortages during recent months. Villagers in the districts of Big and Small Pamirs, located…

Relief: Serena Hotels campaign raises PKR 4mn for flood affectees — Pamir Times Net

  Islamabad, September 7, 2015 – Serena Hotels successfully completed their Flood Relief Campaign, “Spirit of Compassion” on August 31, 2015 under the umbrella of their Corporate Social Responsibility Program SEED (Social, Environmental and Educational Development Programme) by collecting over Rs. 4.0 Million under this initiative. Serena Hotels, collected from their guests 5% of the…

Flood stricken Chitral needs change of strategy — Islamuddin, Garam Chashma|FOCUS, AKC volunteers and civil societies were first on relief work

Flush floods have once again devastated Chitral. Although infrastructure and farmlands will be rehabilitated but without taking steps to prevent future floods no duarable safety is in sight for Chitralis from flush floods. According to climatologists climate change and its consequences will become more intense and ferocious. The Government remains reactive but in that also…

Serena Hotels Tanzania Gives Support to Hai Flood Victims

Serena Hotels Tanzania, one of the leading hotels in East Africa, has supplied nutritious foodstuffs for nearly 100 displaced people affected by the February heavy rains in Hai District, Kilimanjaro Region. “The company was touched by the plight of the helpless population who were affected by the natural disaster,” the Country Sales Manager for Serena…

Pakistan: Country Results Profile – World Bank Org’s report

Pakistan: Achieving Results in a Challenging Environment Overview Throughout its history Pakistan has been plagued by cycles of high growth interrupted by shocks and crises and followed by relative stagnation. Social indicators for both health and education have remained low and have lagged behind other countries in the region. The next few years are deemed…

How aid to Pakistan can get to where it’s needed

Source: Vancouver Sun ***** By Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Special to the Sun August 31, 2010 The floods in Pakistan are described as being of biblical proportions. The same rivers that have provided a lifeline to its people for centuries have now submerged a fifth of Pakistan’s land mass and left 20 million homeless. Destruction, destitution and…

Flood Relief: Update on AKU’s response

Source: AKU ***** The Sindh flood disaster is still unravelling. Given the news of fresh floods in the rivers up north, we do not anticipate the waters to recede anytime soon. Our large city response We deployed an urban response in Bilal Colony, where there was a cluster of IDPs, from our clinic. We are…

The unfolding human tragedy in Pakistan

Source:The Lancet.com ***** The health impacts of the catastrophic floods in Pakistan are highlighted in a Podcast and Comment by Professor Zulfi Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Pakistan. As the flood waters recede, the risk of cholera outbreaks and other communicable diseases rise; the priorities for the relief effort are food supplies, clean water, and sanitation,…

FOCUS assists thousands of flood victims in Pakistan – Press Release

Source: AKDN ***** Islamabad, Pakistan, 12 August 2010 – Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan, an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network, has launched a relief effort to assist the thousands of people displaced by the recent floods in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions of northern Pakistan. FOCUS, with its teams of trained personnel and hundreds of…