Heavy Rains and Flood Situational Update: Fifth Report

Heavy Rains and Flood Situational Update: Fifth Report

 Background Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flash floods across Pakistan, claiming the lives of at least 110 people and displacing hundreds since 1 Aug 2013. The rains have also ravaged thousands of acres of standing crops and caused colossal damage to houses and infrastructure in Pakistan. Metrological Department of Pakistan has predicted widespread rains in…

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Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Caritas Pakistan Capacity Building Unit (CBU) works to increase the capacity of Caritas Pakistan and other Civil Society Organizations of in the country. It develops human capacities for accountable and sustainable development and empowers as well as strengthens organizations in the region to uplift the marginalized sections of the society.  Beneficiaries: • Members of Caritas…

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Earthquake Mashkel Balochistan updates EA 08/2013

 Background 40 people were killed and over 200 injured after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the border region of Iran and Pakistan on April 16 this year. Hundreds of houses collapsed, rendering thousands of people homeless especially in the remote town of Mashkel and nearby villages in Washuk district. The damaged infrastructure includes 50 shops, five…

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Psycho Social Support for Joseph Colony Victims

Psycho Social Support for Joseph Colony Victims

 Background On March 9, 2013 a mob of around 3000 people tourched Joseph Colony, inhabited by Christian families in Lahore. The Incident was a sheer act of discrimination towards religious minorities, it was also reported that this crime was a cover up of Iron traders needing the land of the Christians to build their ware…

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Analysis Report on Health: Pakistan Floods 2013

Analysis Report on Health: Pakistan Floods 2013

Background 84 people have died and 91 were injured in flash floods this year across the country. (National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported on August 11, 2013)    Some 1,832 houses have been damaged partially and 2,270 destroyed completely. A total of 333 villages are affected. NDMA said it was providing essential items to 2,855…

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Prevention & Mitigation

Prevention & Mitigation

Disasters have been the bane of humanity during different ages. Though dissimilar in nature, locale, intensity, duration and effects, they share an attribute: negative fallouts. The aftermaths invariably sport indelible marks in form of human fatalities, property losses, environmental degradation and, above all, painful memories. Prevention & Mitigation aims to contribution to the main Disaster…

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Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

Keeping in view the vulnerability of the disaster prone communities Caritas Pakistan has planned to implement Community Based Disaster Risk Management project to enhance and improve the community based resilience of the communities with the active participation of key stakeholders including DDMA, PDMA, NDMA, district government, community and high risk populations. Through Community Based Disaster…

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Community Based Disaster Prepardness Programme

Community Based Disaster Prepardness Programme

The CBDP project was implemented with broad methodologies to develop and enhance the skills of Diocesan staff and further the skills and knowledge were transferred to the communities and volunteers through seminars, workshops, and mock drills at the grassroots level. The participants of the project transferred the knowledge and skills to wider group in their…

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WASH

WASH

Water and sanitation are directly and dominantly related to the healthy existence of the human beings and absence or scarcity of both makes the human life prone to health hazards, consequently the magnitude of problems, especially for the underprivileged communities increase leaving them in dire need of remedies through internal and external efforts. Due to…

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Pakistan Floods 2011 Response (EA 23/2011)

Pakistan Floods 2011 Response (EA 23/2011)

The 2011 Sindh floods began during the Pakistan monsoon season in Mid August 2011, resulted from heavy monsoon rains in Sindh, eastern Baluchistan and southern Punjab. The floods caused considerable damage: an estimated 434 civilians killed, with 5.3 million people and 1,524,773 homes affected. Atleast 1.7 million acres of arable land was inundated as a…

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