Steps to provide relief to Thar people in winter reviewed — Dawn com Pakistan

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.— INP/File   KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the provincial disaster management authority to distribute 50,000 blankets in Tharparkar before the onset of winter. Besides, 1,100 hand-pumps should also be installed at the earliest in the drought-affected areas of Dadu, Jamshoro and Thatta districts…

Serena Hotel donates iron sheets to Genocide survivors — The Rwanda Focus

Serena staff at Kiziguro church. (photos Farouk Kaweesi) Kigali Serena hotel on Saturday joined the rest of the country in the 19th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsis by donating 200 iron sheets worth approximately Frw 1m to Gatsibo survivors. This took place during a visit by the hotel’s staff to Kiziguro Memorial Site…

Humanitarian Coordinator’s statement on the Badakhshan avalanche – UN Missions Org News

    Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan expresses sympathy for the families of those killed in the Badakhshan avalanche Humanitarian community addressing needs of those missing; health, food aid and temporary shelter prepositioned for distribution. 9 March 2012: The Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Michael Keating, today expressed sympathy to the families of 50 Afghans who died…

Badakhshan: IOM in the frontline along with FOCUS (Aga Khan Net work) and other partner agencies are delivering relief and rescue assistance to the avalanche-affected population

  9 March 2012 | Kabul, Afghanistan IOM provides life-saving assistance to avalanche-ravaged village in northern Afghanistan – Relief Web International News ***** The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is in the frontline delivering relief and rescue assistance to the avalanche-affected population of Dispay, a small village in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Badakhshan province hit by a…

German aid to the flood-affected people – German Mission In Pakistan News

One year after the devastating flood in Pakistan, which directly affected some 20 million people, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and German Development Minister Dirk Niebel pledged another 7 million Euro (BMZ) and 2 million Euro (FFO) – in total about 1.1 billion Rupees – in early recovery and development funding. The Federal Republic of…

Through the camera lens: Life after the floods (Part 2) – The Ismaili News

This is the conclusion of the story Life after the floods. Read the first part here. Also see the related photo gallery. Reclaiming flooded farmland for food security Jehangir of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme is seen talking to one of the beneficiaries whose land was completely destroyed after the floods. The land was reclaimed…

Interview with German aid organization BIZ on aid in Pakistan – DW World De News

Relief efforts are still continuing one year after the catastrophic flood in Pakistan. Deutsche Welle spoke with Hans Steinmann from the German aid organization, GIZ, about Germany’s efforts.  Hans Steinmann is Principal Adviser of GIZ’s Health Sector Support in Pakistan   DW-WORLD.DE: It has been one year since the terrible flood in Pakistan. What is your…

Why We Must Sail To Gaza (via Gaza Flotilla 2 ” Mavi Marmara 2 “)

A year ago, peace and solidarity activists tried to break the blockade of Gaza with an international flotilla of ships. They failed, in the sense that the Israeli government attacked the flotilla, took control of the ships, and brought the ships to Israel. They succeeded, in the sense that the flotilla and the Israeli attack…

Turkey: Making Waves with the Mavi Marmara – Eurasianet org News

Standing on the deck of the Mavi Marmara recently, a Greek activist presented the head of Turkey’s Islamic Humanitarian Relief Foundation, sponsor of the Gaza-Strip-bound aid ship, with a model of an ancient Cretan vessel. “This is to remind us that the Mediterranean has been a free sea for ships to navigate in for 3,000…

Shelters in Karachi, setup by FOCUS Humanitarian with the help of Canadian International Development Agency (via Ismailimail)

via http://twitter.com/sehrishshaban Source and captions: visited a really well organized camp run by Focus in Aminabad… Relief camp in Aminabad, Karachi- super clean and organized… camp control room… camp quarters for smaller families… emergency medical unit- Aminabad camp… donated by AKDN and CIDA… all 350 displaced people in this camp are from Sujjawal, Sindh… ……

Uganda: Landslide victims get help from Ismaili, Indian communities

By ESTHER NAKKAZI and MONICAH ATURINDA Over 300,000 people affected by recent landslides in Mt Elgon have received relief items from the Ismaili and Indian communities living in Uganda. The aid, in form of food, shelter and medicine will be distributed to the victims who are currently residing in Internally Displaced Person’s camps, where fears of…

Fatal landslide in Hunza Valley threatens to flood villages – The Ismaili

An injured girl rests alongside other women at a relief camp housed in a school. Photo: Courtesy of FOCUS A massive landslide in the Hunza Valley on 4 January damaged and buried the villages of Attabad Payeen, Attabad Bala and Sarat in the northern Pakistan territory of Gilgit-Baltistan, killing at least 19 people and rendering…