Floods in Pakistan Expose Poverty and Malnutrition

The [floods in Pakistan drew] a significant emergency and recovery response on the part of numerous International NGOs Last summer’s massive floods swept through and destroyed lives, houses, crop lands and road infrastructure, causing enormous suffering and damages across an area the size of Italy. The disaster has drawn a significant emergency and recovery response…

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Responding to the Urban Challenge – World Water Day 2011

The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies – such has the one in Haiti The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies, comes at a time when many humanitarian aid and relief organizations are contemplating – in some cases, studying in-depth –…

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A Growing Threat of Communicable Disease in Pakistan

This week marks approximately one month after devastating floods raged through Pakistan, killing more than 1,600 people. Nearly 18 million people have been affected by the floods; over 6 million need access to humanitarian assistance, including food, water, housing and health care. Approximately one-fifth of the country is still underwater and flood waters have decimated…

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