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…

FOCUS Pakistan responds to the devastating earthquake providing relief to thousands in the affected area —Dardistan Times com

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan immediately deployed its response team to the Northern Areas in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan. The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on the 26th of October, which affected large parts of Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the…

Suggestions for relief/rehab of Chitral — By Liaquat Khan on Chitral News com

Due to monsoon rains, climate change and unexpected heat that caused glacier melting in the region, whole mountainous Chitral came under heavy flood of boulders and thick mud in July/August 2015 taking quite a number of precious lives, large number of residential houses with all belongings, business centres (stores, petrol pumps, hotels & shops) mosques,…

Erdrutsch im Pamirischen Dorf verursachte Chaos–(Mudslide in Pamir in German by Faromuz Qosumshoev)| Eye witness video on Mudslide

Erdrutsch im Pamirischen Dorf verursachte Chaos  — von Faromuz Qosumshoev Am 16. Juli, 2015 wurde wegen hohen Temperaturen und schnell schmelzende Schnee und Gletscher, große Mure ausgelöst, die sehr erhebliche Schäden an der Infrastruktur und Haushalten in 2 Dörfern in Berg Badachschan verursachte. Die Mure hatte Teil des Dorfes Barsem im Osten der Region unter…

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…

FOCUS to Rehabilitate Schools in Madagascar Following Tropical Cyclone — AKDN Press Release

Focus Humanitarian Assistance   Antananarivo, Madagascar, 20 February 2015 – Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network, is to support the rehabilitation of schools damaged by Tropical Cyclone Chezda. Since early January, Madagascar has experienced continuous heavy rainfall stemming from tropical Cyclone Bansi, which led to flooding across the country. …

Agreement to Implement Disaster Preparedness Project in Central Asia — Aga Khan Development Network Press Release

Dushanbe, Tajikistan October 31, 2014 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) under the auspices of its Disaster Preparedness Program (DIPECHO) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) United Kingdom signed an agreement to implement the eighth DIPECHO Project in Central Asia. Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) in Tajikistan and Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP) in…

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aga Khan Development Network

Cal OES signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aga Khan Development Network ***** Sacramento, California – Today, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aga Khan Development Network Disaster Risk Management Initiative and FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance USA. This MOU builds on the Agreement of Cooperation entered…

Pamir Times Net: Disaster Awareness Day celebrated in Chitral

Gul Hammad Farooqi Chitral, October 8: Disaster Risk Reduction Day was observed today by Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan in collaboration with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Campus Chitral at the university campus. Addressing on the occasion experts said that Chitral is in red zone for disasters and any time a heavy earth quake can occurred causing…

Save and protect the lives of thousands of people in vulnerable communities across the globe by taking part in Focus Humanitarian Assistance’s (FOCUS) ‘Summit to Sea Challenge4Life’ adventure

WELCOME TO FOCUS CHALLENGE4LIFE You’re invited to join Focus Humanitarian Assistance on an extraordinary adventure.  We’ll take you on a journey to magical Malaysian Borneo where you’ll test your endurance and physical abilities, experience spectacular wonders of nature and make friends from all over the world! The ‘Summit to Sea’ Challenge is a multi-activity adventure…

NDMA and FOCUS (An affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network) sign MoU to enhance Disaster Risk initiatives in Pakistan – Pamir Times Net

Chaimran of the NDMA and Executive Officer of FOCUS Pakistan after the signing ceremony Islamabad (PR): National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan (FOCUS), an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Islamabad Hotel for enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes at the national level. Mr. Rana…