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 ▼2010/07/25 00:00〜2010/07/26 00:00▼

1.PAKISTAN: Flash floods wreak havoc IRIN
  キーワード:July,district,Commissioner,relief,village,affect,Balochistan,provide,flash,affected RV=28.9

 ▼2010/07/26 00:00〜2010/07/27 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Flood Situation in Balochistan 23rd July 2010 Govt. Pakistan
  キーワード:July,relief,affect,Balochistan,provide,village,affected,nd,night RV=30.6

 ▼2010/07/27 00:00〜2010/07/28 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Slow pace of relief work irks people in flood-hit areas Dawn
  キーワード:district,relief,affect,Balochistan,repair,Commissioner,village RV=33.0
2.Pakistan: Flash Floods in Balochistan province July 27 2010 WHO
  キーワード:July,district,affect,village,include RV=26.4
3.Pakistan: BEEJ Disaster Coordination Cell at DCO Complex District Barkhan - Situation Report no. 3 BEEJ
  キーワード:district,relief,affect,provide,include RV=25.6
4.Pakistan: Goods sent to Balochistan flood-hit areas Dawn
  キーワード:district,relief,provide,Balochistan,repair RV=25.2

 ▼2010/07/28 00:00〜2010/07/29 00:00▼

1.Flood Watch: roundup of severe floods around the world AlertNet
  キーワード:July,district,affect,severe,relief,season,Red,China,Baluchistan RV=51.1
2.Pakistan: Monsoon floods Information Bulletin No. 1 IFRC
  キーワード:July,district,affect,Red,Baluchistan RV=30.8

 ▼2010/07/29 00:00〜2010/07/30 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: BEEJ Disaster Coordination Cell at DCO Complex District Barkhan - Situation Report no. 3 July 2010 BEEJ
  キーワード:July,ration,district,provide,administration,population RV=35.0
2.ACT Alert: Thousands stranded by Pakistan floods - ACT Alliance responds ACT Alliance
  キーワード:July,affect,district,population RV=25.3
3.Flash floods storms kill about 150 people in Pakistan Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:July,district,Baluchistan,storm RV=24.4
4.Heavy rain floods kills 34 in Pakistan: officials AFP
  キーワード:Peshawar,affect,district,provide RV=22.9
5.Situation Report: Monsoon Floods in Pakistan - 29 July 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:Peshawar,affect,district,Baluchistan RV=22.9

 ▼2010/07/30 00:00〜2010/07/31 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: KP devastated by severe flood Dawn
  キーワード:Peshawar,damage,severe,bridge,river,kill,sweep RV=59.9
2.Over 200 killed in torrential rains 106 dead 30 injured in KP thousands homeless F.P. Report F. Post
  キーワード:Peshawar,damage,bridge,river,kill,Islamabad,sweep RV=58.8
3.Flash floods kill over 110 in Pakistan Kashmir AFP
  キーワード:Peshawar,severe,bridge,river,kill,Islamabad,sweep RV=57.2
4.Pakistan: Floods kill at least 313 in KP AJK Dawn
  キーワード:Peshawar,bridge,river,kill,Islamabad,sweep RV=49.6
5.Pakistan: 1 million affected by worst floods in 80 years IFRC
  キーワード:damage,severe,bridge,river,Islamabad,sweep RV=43.2

 ▼2010/07/31 00:00〜2010/08/01 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Floods Emergency Humanitarian Action Preliminary Report 30 July 2010 WHO
  キーワード:damage,July,support,bridge,ealth,communication,network,work,Department,kit RV=34.3

 ▼2010/08/01 00:00〜2010/08/02 00:00▼

1.UN agencies step up efforts as Pakistani floods affect nearly a million people UN News
  キーワード:Peshawar,humanitarian,World,support,severe,ealth RV=49.3
2.PAKISTAN: More rain expected as floods kill over 800 IRIN
  キーワード:Peshawar,aid,humanitarian,Islamabad,support RV=45.3
3.USAID Sends Flood Aid and Relief Experts to Pakistan USAID
  キーワード:Peshawar,aid,humanitarian,World,support RV=45.1
4.Floods wreak havoc across Pakistan over 1000 killed Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:aid,humanitarian,Islamabad,World,week RV=36.9
5.CWS response in Pakistan during deadly monsoon season includes food distribution CWS
  キーワード:aid,humanitarian,Islamabad,World,week RV=36.9

 ▼2010/08/02 00:00〜2010/08/03 00:00▼

1.CARE activates Clinics Emergency Stockpiles in Pakistan CARE
  キーワード:Peshawar,aid,survivor,humanitarian,partner,health RV=88.1
2.UN RESPONDS TO FLOODING IN PAKISTAN OCHA
  キーワード:Peshawar,World,concern,humanitarian,partner,health RV=87.1
3.Red Cross launches Pakistan Floods Appeal BRC
  キーワード:aid,survivor,Red,International,humanitarian,health RV=82.0
4.Pakistan: World Vision struggles to reach flood survivors; funding urgently needed World Vision
  キーワード:Peshawar,aid,World,concern,health RV=77.5
5.Pakistan: “Scope of the disaster cannot yet be foreseen” - Malteser International extends relief in Swat and to Kohistan Malteser
  キーワード:aid,World,International,humanitarian,health RV=69.9

 ▼2010/08/03 00:00〜2010/08/04 00:00▼

1.URGENT HUMANITARIAN AID NEEDED FOR MILLIONS HIT BY PAKISTAN FLOODS Chr. Aid
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International,Afghanistan,aid,concern,World,health RV=131.0
2.Pakistan: Pakistan Red Crescent relief distributions continue amid persisting heavy rain ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International,Peshawar,aid RV=92.3
3.PAKISTAN: Dozens of Afghan refugees missing thousands displaced IRIN
  キーワード:refugee,Peshawar,Afghanistan,aid,World,health RV=87.7
4.Pakistan: Humanitarian aid from Italy after the recent floods - Minister Frattini speaks by phone with Pakistani foreign minister Qureishi Govt. Italy
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International,aid RV=77.4
5.Pakistan: British Red Cross says challenges are immense but aid is getting through BRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,aid,health RV=71.7

 ▼2010/08/04 00:00〜2010/08/05 00:00▼

1.Pakistan warns of new flood threat ABC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,World,community,crisis RV=94.0
2.Pakistan: preventive health measures in flood-affected areas ICRC
  キーワード:Red,International,Cross,victim RV=84.9
3.Norway gives NOK 30 million to flood-ravaged Pakistan Govt. Norway
  キーワード:Red,International,Cross,victim RV=84.9
4.ASIA: Water is a good servant but a bad master IRIN
  キーワード:International,percent,Afghanistan,community,crisis RV=82.8
5.Helping survivors of Pakistan floods: Voices from the ground AlertNet
  キーワード:International,victim,community,crisis RV=63.8

 ▼2010/08/05 00:00〜2010/08/06 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Emergency Response: Direct Relief International Coordinating With Local Partners as Rescue Efforts Continue Direct Relief
  キーワード:International,percent,World,health RV=73.0
2.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods (MDRPK006) - Operations Update no 1 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,International,Cross RV=72.7
3.PAKISTAN: Most districts of Sindh Province on high flood alert IRIN
  キーワード:Red,percent,article RV=68.2
4.CWS SITUATION REPORT: PAKISTAN 2010 FLOODS: 08-05-10 CWS
  キーワード:World,Afghanistan,Church,health RV=62.7
5.TRC Relief Activities for Pakistan Floods TRCS
  キーワード:Red,International RV=54.0

 ▼2010/08/06 00:00〜2010/08/07 00:00▼

1.Gunilla Carlsson on the humanitarian situation in Pakistan Govt. Sweden
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International,UNHCR,Church RV=128.6
2.Pakistan floods take toll as thousands reached with aid BRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International RV=90.7
3.Pakistan Monsoon Floods - Update on Relief Efforts Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International RV=90.7
4.OFID extends emergency support to flood victims in Pakistan OFID
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International RV=90.7
5.Pakistan floods seen setting back recovery of conflict-displaced by years AlertNet
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International RV=90.7

 ▼2010/08/07 00:00〜2010/08/08 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign and European Spokesperson (Paris August 6 2010) Govt. France
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International RV=78.3
2.International Medical Corps Addressing Critical Psychosocial Needs of Pakistan’s Flood-Ravaged Displaced IMC
  キーワード:International,refugee,Medical,care RV=67.7
3.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster US DOS
  キーワード:International,UNHCR,care RV=52.3
4.Time to Act Fast on Pakistan Flood Emergency Muslim Aid
  キーワード:Aid,Muslim,care RV=48.8
5.INTERVIEW-Aid chief: Pakistan flood aid shows US commitment Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:International,percent RV=37.4

 ▼2010/08/08 00:00〜2010/08/09 00:00▼

1.UN scaling up relief operations as floods spread to southern Pakistan UN News
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,crisis,UNICEF,care RV=79.4
2.Further Australian Assistance for Pakistan Govt.Australia
  キーワード:Red,International,crisis RV=68.0
3.PAKISTAN: RELIEF OPERATIONS TO BE MASSIVELY SCALED UP AS FLOODS REACH SINDH OCHA
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,UNICEF RV=50.0
4.Pakistan navy boats rescue flood victims Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,crisis RV=32.8

 ▼2010/08/09 00:00〜2010/08/10 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency Appeal nツーMDRPK006 - Operations Update No 2 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International,British RV=110.9
2.Pakistan: TELENOR DONATES RS 100M TO PRCS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International,crisis RV=110.6
3.(MAP) Pakistan: Floods (as of 05 Aug 2010) IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International RV=92.8
4.Pakistan pleads for help as disaster worsens ABC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=73.0
5.Pakistan: no end in sight to catastrophic floods IFRC
  キーワード:Red RV=45.9

 ▼2010/08/10 00:00〜2010/08/11 00:00▼

1.Singapore Red Cross launches public appeal to aid relief efforts for survivors of Pakistan Floods Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,donation RV=88.2
2.PAKISTAN - IOM Races to Deliver UK US Shelter Aid to Flood Victims IOM
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International RV=87.8
3.Pakistan: floodwaters increase dangers posed by unexploded munitions ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,International RV=87.8
4.UNHCR says huge scale of Pakistan flooding making it difficult to meet needs UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,crisis,refugee RV=62.8
5.UNHCR calls public to support flood relief efforts UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,donation RV=62.0

 ▼2010/08/11 00:00〜2010/08/12 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Monsoon Floods: UK response factsheet DFID
  キーワード:Red,Cross,UNICEF RV=87.2
2.Pakistan: UNHCR launches appeal as aid reaches devastated communities UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,percent,crisis RV=76.2
3.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 10 Aug 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:UNHCR,donation,program RV=71.4
4.Pakistan Red Crescent emergency medical teams tackle flood-related illness IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=67.3
5.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #2 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:Red,program RV=63.0

 ▼2010/08/12 00:00〜2010/08/13 00:00▼

1.MERCY Malaysia Launches Pakistan Relief Fund MERCY
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Medical,Mercy RV=120.2
2.South Asia Floods 2010: Work Report 1 HK RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=71.2
3.The Netherlands gives an additional two million euros for emergency aid to Pakistan Govt. Netherlands
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=71.2
4.International Medical Corps Teams Treating Victims of Flash Floods in Pakistan IMC
  キーワード:Medical,refugee RV=46.8
5.US triples number of Pakistani aid helicopters AFP
  キーワード:question,refugee RV=45.6

 ▼2010/08/13 00:00〜2010/08/14 00:00▼

1.In Upper Sindh Pakistan ‘superflood’ leaves huge numbers displaced IFRC
  キーワード:Red,cusec,Cross RV=142.2
2.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 12 Aug 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:Red,UNHCR,Cross RV=141.9
3.Diseases pose new risks in Pakistan flood crisis Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:Red,Cross,percent RV=133.5
4.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency Appeal nツーMDRPK006 - Operations Update No 3 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=100.5
5.Pakistan: no respite in devastating floods ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=100.5

 ▼2010/08/14 00:00〜2010/08/15 00:00▼

1.Canadian donations fund distribution of much-needed supplies in Pakistan Can. RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,donation,Crescent RV=134.1
2.Pakistan: Floods posing worst threat to Jacobabad Rivers Sindh and Kabul still in high spate F. Post
  キーワード:Red,cusec,trend RV=120.6
3.Pakistan: Monsoon Floods Operations Update No. 5 Tuesday 10th August 2010 Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Red,Crescent RV=77.0
4.Aid agencies struggle to reach Pakistan flood victims Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,Bank RV=48.1
5.Nepal offers Rs 10 m for flood victims in Pakistan Nepalnews
  キーワード:percent RV=31.7

 ▼2010/08/15 00:00〜2010/08/16 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: AIRLIFT REQUIRED TO MEET BALOCHISTAN’S IMMEDIATE NEEDS UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,Afghan RV=92.2
2.Afghan Refugees at Risk in Flood-Stricken Pakistan VOA
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,Afghan RV=92.2
3.UN chief urges faster foreign aid for Pakistan Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,wave,militant RV=62.5
4.Afghan refugees mull return home after Pakistan floods Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:refugee,Afghan RV=53.4
5.Pakistan: Situation Report - 14 August 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,barrage RV=39.8

 ▼2010/08/16 00:00〜2010/08/17 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: UNHCR rushes more aid to Balochistan as number of flood victims soar UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,Bank RV=103.4
2.Red Cross increases Pakistan relief plan five-fold BRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=98.8
3.Pakistanis block highways to protest slow flood aid Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,wave RV=50.0
4.World Bank Flash: World Bank Helping Pakistan Weather Floods World Bank
  キーワード:Bank,wave RV=42.3
5.PAKISTAN: 3.5 MILLION CHILDREN AT RISK OF DEADLY DISEASES OCHA
  キーワード:UNICEF,wave RV=37.0

 ▼2010/08/17 00:00〜2010/08/18 00:00▼

1.PAKISTAN: Aid scrums hard on weakest IRIN
  キーワード:Red,UNICEF RV=85.1
2.UNHCR says vast scale of emergency in Pakistan still not being grasped UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee RV=82.8
3.Pakistan: Exceptionally high flood in Guddu-Sukkur forecast Dawn
  キーワード:cusec,trend RV=66.1
4.WFP distributions fan out across Pakistan flood zone but needs remain enormous WFP
  キーワード:Red RV=57.6
5.UN battles donor fatigue for funds for Pakistan Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:UNICEF,Bank RV=52.2

 ▼2010/08/18 00:00〜2010/08/19 00:00▼

1.The American Red Cross Increases Aid to Flood-Ravaged Pakistan Am. RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,American RV=155.7
2.Red Cross deploys $1 million in Government of Canada relief supplies to Pakistan Can. RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,American RV=155.7
3.Pakistan: Disaster Strikes the Indus River Valley MERIP
  キーワード:refugee,percent,American,Bank RV=130.8
4.Pakistan Superflood"" leaves huge numbers displaced - Facts & Figures as of 16 August 2010"" Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=125.4
5.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 17 Aug 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:UNHCR,percent,American RV=111.6

 ▼2010/08/19 00:00〜2010/08/20 00:00▼

1.Finland grants additional support to Pakistan Govt. Finland
  キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,UNICEF RV=229.4
2.PAKISTAN: The flood and the response IRIN
  キーワード:Red,Cross,percent,Crescent RV=222.1
3.Pakistan Monsoon Floods: UK response factsheet - 12 August 2010 DFID
  キーワード:Red,Cross,DEC,UNICEF RV=220.7
4.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Revised Preliminary Emergency Appeal nツー MDRPK006 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent RV=187.0
5.24000 people in Pakistan benefit from Irish donations to the Red Cross Irish RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent RV=187.0

 ▼2010/08/20 00:00〜2010/08/21 00:00▼

1.Press Conference by Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan UN DPI
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=156.5
2.Qatar Red Crescent Pakistan Post Flood 2010 Response Updates QRCS
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=156.5
3.Huge scale-up for Pakistan floods NZ Red Cross
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=156.5
4.Huge need in the wake of the floods in Pakistan Govt. Norway
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=156.5
5.Kuwait: Helping Pakistan to counter effects of floods is a humanitarian responsibility KUNA
  キーワード:Red,percent RV=128.3

 ▼2010/08/21 00:00〜2010/08/22 00:00▼

1.On Debate’s Second Day General Assembly Speakers Express Solidarity with Pakistanafter Unprecedented Devastating Floods Urge Rapid Generous Assistance UN GA
  キーワード:Red,Cross,refugee,climate,Bank,Crescent RV=301.7
2.An Estimated 20 Million Pakistanis in Desperate Need: Why So Little Media Attention? Brookings-Bern
  キーワード:Red,climate,Bank,percent,Crescent RV=229.4
3.Pakistan: Monsoon Floods Operations Update No. 6 Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent RV=192.9
4.Pakistan Red Crescent Sec Gen appreciates Iran’s aides to flood victims IRNA
  キーワード:Red,Crescent RV=128.4
5.Shelter crisis after Pakistan floods AFP
  キーワード:refugee,Bank RV=72.5

 ▼2010/08/22 00:00〜2010/08/23 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: UAE's RCA starts relief operations in Punjab WAM
  キーワード:Red,Crescent RV=123.4
2.INTERVIEW-Europe boosts Pakistan aid but rebuilding crucial Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,climate,event RV=104.6
3.Pakistan : Delivery of French humanitarian aid (August 20 2010) Govt. France
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee RV=82.5
4.Rapid Assessment Report of Flood-Affected Communities in Muzaffargarh District Punjab Pakistan SC
  キーワード:percent RV=41.0
5.Pakistan: Banks close 64 branches in affected areas Dawn
  キーワード:Bank RV=34.2

 ▼2010/08/23 00:00〜2010/08/24 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: drinking water for 250000 people SDC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,Crescent RV=241.5
2.Pakistan Floods - Crisis could lead to further destabilization Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Crescent RV=226.3
3.RCA sends 35 tons of relief aid to Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Crescent,UNICEF RV=155.8
4.UAE's RCA launches massive immunisation campaign in flood-hit Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Crescent,UNICEF RV=155.8
5.PAKISTAN: Sindh flood displaced strain Balochistan IRIN
  キーワード:UNHCR,percent RV=90.6

 ▼2010/08/24 00:00〜2010/08/25 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Government of Canada Matching Fund will enable additional support for flood victims Can. RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Crescent RV=296.2
2.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods (MDRPK006) -Operations Update no 4 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Crescent RV=296.2
3.ERUs reinforce Pakistan Red Crescent as flood-surge nears Arabian Sea IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Crescent RV=296.2
4.Red Cross workers give their all in Pakistan FRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent RV=245.4
5.Iran: blankets for Pakistan flood victims ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent RV=245.4

 ▼2010/08/25 00:00〜2010/08/26 00:00▼

1.AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL HELP ARRIVES IN PAKISTAN Govt.Australia
  キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,Medical RV=286.8
2.Pakistan Monsoon Floods: UK response factsheet - 23 August 2010 DFID
  キーワード:Red,Cross,DEC RV=235.3
3.Land Rover supports multi-country initiative IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent RV=234.9
4.Pakistan: Another Sindh town goes under water Dawn
  キーワード:cusec,Bank RV=68.4
5.Logistics Cluster Pakistan Flood Operation Situation Report - Date: 24 August 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics RV=44.0

 ▼2010/08/26 00:00〜2010/08/27 00:00▼

1.Pakistan relief effort faces massive challenges BRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Logistics RV=246.6
2.The Netherlands donates additional €2 million for flood victims in Pakistan Govt. Netherlands
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=202.5
3.MIDDLE EAST: Gulf aid to Pakistan - update IRIN
  キーワード:Red,Crescent RV=153.6
4.Pakistan: Kuwait distributes relief goods among flood-hit families KUNA
  キーワード:Red,Crescent RV=153.6
5.RCA implements preventive health programme in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Crescent RV=153.6

 ▼2010/08/27 00:00〜2010/08/28 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 Operations Update no 5 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian RV=267.0
2.(MAP) Pakistan: Floods (as of 02 Aug 2010) IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=214.3
3.Pakistan's fund-raising telethon collects Dh 43 million on second day WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=124.7
4.RCA delivers more relief to Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=124.7
5.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 26 Aug 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:UNHCR,Logistics RV=94.8

 ▼2010/08/28 00:00〜2010/08/29 00:00▼

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 ▼2010/08/30 00:00〜2010/08/31 00:00▼

1.Pakistan flooding only the start of a bigger catastrophe"" IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,American RV=243.2
2.AED79m raised for Pakistan flood victims WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=122.0
3.Pakistan: RCA delivers 1500 iftar meals daily in Nowshera opens clinic WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=122.0
4.RCA sends 70 tons of aid to Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=122.0
5.PAKISTAN: Floods accentuate child malnutrition IRIN
  キーワード:percent,UNICEF RV=82.8

 ▼2010/08/31 00:00〜2010/09/01 00:00▼

1.Monsoon floods in Pakistan - Overview of Australia’s assistance 30 August 2010 Govt.Australia
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Bank,UNICEF,Medical RV=312.3
2.Learning from Pakistan's tsunami from the sky AlertNet
  キーワード:climate,Canadian,percent RV=159.3
3.Briefing on Flood Relief Efforts in Pakistan US DOS
  キーワード:percent,question,Bank RV=128.2
4.Second RCA plane arrives in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=119.9
5.UAE's telethon raises over Dh85 million for Pakistan flood victims so far WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=119.9

 ▼2010/09/01 00:00〜2010/09/02 00:00▼

1.Blasts kill 20 in Pakistan's Lahore 170 hurt Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,American RV=83.0
2.Japan to Dispatch Emergency Medical Team to Pakistan as that Country Continues to Battle Widespread Floods JICA
  キーワード:Bank,Japan RV=72.4
3.PAKISTAN: MAJOR CONSTRAINTS HAMPER RELIEF EFFORT FUNDING SLOWING DOWN OCHA
  キーワード:UNHCR RV=44.3
4.Pakistan - Floods and after IIED
  キーワード:question RV=42.0
5.UK Deputy Prime Minister: Lifesaving UK aid for devastated areas in South Pakistan DFID
  キーワード:DEC RV=39.9

 ▼2010/09/02 00:00〜2010/09/03 00:00▼

1.A Deluge of Woe in Pakistan - Facts and figures as of 25 August 2010 Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Thatta RV=298.0
2.(MAP) Pakistan Floods: ICRC & Pakistan Red Crescent Society Response (by 29.08.2010) ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=208.3
3.Pakistan: ICRC steps up assistance for flood victims ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=208.3
4.Japan to Dispatch Emergency Medical Team to Pakistan as that Country Continues to Battle Widespread Floods JICA
  キーワード:Bank,Medical,Japan RV=127.5
5.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 1 September 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:Logistics,UNHCR RV=98.8

 ▼2010/09/03 00:00〜2010/09/04 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: providing relief to Balochistan's flood victims ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=225.1
2.Q+A-What does the $450 mln IMF flood aid mean for Pakistan? Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,Bank,IMF,question RV=186.6
3.Pakistan: FACTBOX-Charity linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba in flood relief Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:Red RV=129.3
4.Pakistan: ADRA Refocuses Aid to Punjab Province ADRA
  キーワード:Adra,Medical RV=105.9
5.UNHCR warns of continuing grave conditions in Balochistan UNHCR
  キーワード:percent,UNHCR RV=98.0

 ▼2010/09/04 00:00〜2010/09/05 00:00▼

1.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #12 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Thatta,UNICEF,September RV=312.2
2.Pakistan: Red Crescent Floods Relief Operation Friday 3 Sep. 2010 Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent,September RV=272.0
3.Pakistan: Iran to send 10 cargo planes of flood relief: Mostafa F. Post
  キーワード:Islamic,meeting RV=34.7
4.Presidential Memorandum-- Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Resulting from Flooding in Pakistan Govt. USA
  キーワード:refugee RV=27.9
5.Pakistan: Floods ravage K.N. Shah threaten three towns Dawn
  キーワード:embankment RV=26.7

 ▼2010/09/05 00:00〜2010/09/06 00:00▼

1.Floodwaters sweep towards another Pakistan town AFP
  キーワード:percent,Bank,IMF RV=145.1
2.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 4 Sep 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:Logistics,UNHCR,American RV=134.8
3.Pakistani militants stoking sectarian rift-minister Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:Thatta,militant,attack RV=114.1
4.WHO's regional director inspects flood-affected southern Pakistan visits diarrhoea treatment centre WHO
  キーワード:Medical RV=50.2
5.Pakistan: Floodwater finally falling in the Arabian Sea Dawn
  キーワード:Thatta RV=41.3

 ▼2010/09/06 00:00〜2010/09/07 00:00▼

1.GLOBAL: UK provides a model for private funding of emergencies IRIN
  キーワード:Red,Cross,percent,DEC,UNICEF RV=340.8
2.Dubai Islamic Bank donates AED 15mn to help flood victims in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Bank,Crescent RV=203.7
3.Dubai Islamic Bank donates Dh15million to help flood victims in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Bank,Crescent RV=203.7
4.Massive need persists in Pakistan as floods move south ShelterBox
  キーワード:Red,Thatta,Crescent RV=196.2
5.RCA steps up relief operations in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Crescent RV=154.8

 ▼2010/09/07 00:00〜2010/09/08 00:00▼

1.Pakistani Taliban threaten more suicide attacks Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:Red,Cross,percent,question RV=313.5
2.Assistance to flood victims in Pakistan Thai Red Cross
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Bank RV=269.1
3.PAKISTAN: The aid delivery conundrum IRIN
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=220.0
4.Pakistan Sindh: ERU treats nearly 400 patients a day as province faces new flood alert IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Canadian RV=179.0
5.UAE's first child field hospital operates in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=126.7

 ▼2010/09/08 00:00〜2010/09/09 00:00▼

1.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #13 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,percent,Thatta RV=362.9
2.Fighting and Relief Aid Compete in Pakistan Irrawaddy
  キーワード:Red,Cross,percent,militant RV=304.5
3.Pakistan's response to floods mired in doom and gloom"""" Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:IMF,percent,Bank,question RV=195.0
4.Pakistan: UAE World Humanitarian Field Hospital for Children receives 200 cases daily in Sindh WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=123.9
5.Pakistan: lives and livelihoods at stake ICRC
  キーワード:Red RV=123.9

 ▼2010/09/09 00:00〜2010/09/10 00:00▼

1.Fighting and Relief Aid Compete in Pakistan Irrawaddy
  キーワード:Red,Cross,percent,attack RV=307.2
2.Pakistan Floods:The Deluge of Disaster - Facts & Figures as of 8 September 2010 Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Medical RV=265.6
3.KRCS scales up relief effort for Pakistan flood victims KUNA
  キーワード:Red RV=124.5
4.RCA distributes aid in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=124.5
5.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 Operations update nツー 7 IFRC
  キーワード:Red RV=124.5

 ▼2010/09/10 00:00〜2010/09/11 00:00▼

1.JICA Sends Additional Emergency Supplies as Pakistan Continues to Battle Nationwide Flooding JICA
  キーワード:Bank,Japan,September,DB,Multan RV=184.4
2.China hands over $12 mln aid to flooded Pakistan Xinhua
  キーワード:Thatta,September,reconstruction,China RV=121.0
3.PAKISTAN - IOM Backs Government Efforts to Restore Healthcare System Provides Emergency Medical Treatment to Flood Victims IOM
  キーワード:Medical,September,Cluster RV=104.9
4.China to offer more aid to Pakistan Govt. China
  キーワード:Thatta,China RV=66.7

 ▼2010/09/11 00:00〜2010/09/12 00:00▼

1.In Pakistan controlling water is key Univ. Harvard
  キーワード:Red,Cross,climate,Medical,percent RV=374.3
2.Pakistan: Red Crescent Floods Relief Operation Thursday 9 Sep. 2010 Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Red,Cross,September RV=242.1
3.Moving Forward with Disaster Response in Pakistan CRWRC
  キーワード:Canadian,Bank,September RV=133.5
4.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #14 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:percent,September RV=83.2
5.Pakistan: Payment of compensation begins in Thatta Mianwali Dawn
  キーワード:Bank RV=50.1

 ▼2010/09/12 00:00〜2010/09/13 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Monsoon Floods: UK response factsheet - 8 September 2010 DFID
  キーワード:Red,Cross,DEC,UNICEF,Children RV=298.1
2.RCA hands out Eid aid to Pakistani flood victims WAM
  キーワード:Red,Crescent,dollar,Eid,sector RV=201.5
3.Field Hospital for Children starts operation in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Crescent,Children RV=168.7
4.Without Aid Hundreds of Thousands of Children May Not Return to School in Flood-Devastated Pakistan SC
  キーワード:Children,extreme RV=38.5

 ▼2010/09/13 00:00〜2010/09/14 00:00▼

1.RCA starts medical aid operation in flood-hit Pakistani Malik Abad village WAM
  キーワード:Red,Medical RV=169.3
2.Pakistan villagers put faith in terrorist aid ABC
  キーワード:climate,question,attack RV=149.5
3.Six weeks on south Pakistan faces new flood threat Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,attack,militant RV=129.2
4.UAE Red Crescent achieves results in the vaccination drive in flood-hit Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=118.6
5.Afghanistan review 9 September 2010 NATO CFC
  キーワード:UNHCR RV=50.5

 ▼2010/09/14 00:00〜2010/09/15 00:00▼

1.Minister Oda Announces Additional Assistance to Flood Victims During Visit to Pakistan Govt. Canada
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian RV=260.4
2.What DEC members are doing in Pakistan DEC
  キーワード:Red,Medical RV=168.2
3.Press Conference by Outgoing General Assembly President UN DPI
  キーワード:climate,question RV=120.1
4.PAKISTAN: SANITATION CRUCIAL TO SURVIVAL FOR FLOOD VICTIMS OCHA
  キーワード:Red RV=117.3
5.Pakistan: WFP Logistics Arm Lends A Hand To Aid Community WFP
  キーワード:question,Logistics RV=109.1

 ▼2010/09/15 00:00〜2010/09/16 00:00▼

1.Closing Sixty-Fourth Session General Assembly President Urges Concrete Actions to Ensure Body’s Objectives Are Met Decisions Respected Authority Reinforced UN GA
  キーワード:climate,September,change RV=124.5
2.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #15 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:percent,September,embankment RV=113.4
3.PAKISTAN: Nomads without livestock IRIN
  キーワード:percent,September,article RV=109.9
4.LOGISTICS CLUSTER (PAKISTAN OPERATION) SITUATION REPORT- 13 September 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,Cluster,Multan RV=106.4
5.Second Chinese contingent arrives in Pakistan's Thatta for disaster relief Xinhua
  キーワード:Thatta RV=46.0

 ▼2010/09/16 00:00〜2010/09/17 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: never-ending flooding still affecting millions in waterlogged southern provinces ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=196.9
2.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 15 Sep 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:Logistics,UNHCR,Bank RV=155.0
3.IMF Executive Board Approves US$451 Million Disbursement in Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance for Pakistan IMF
  キーワード:IMF,Bank,percent RV=150.9
4.Pakistan must raise billions after flood - Holbrooke Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:IMF,percent RV=101.1
5.Press Conference by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs on Need to Scale up Aid Funding for Pakistan Flooding Victims UN DPI
  キーワード:question RV=54.7

 ▼2010/09/17 00:00〜2010/09/18 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: devastating floods continue IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Thatta RV=241.1
2.Pakistan: More funds and effort needed to stem spiralling crisis says Oxfam Oxfam
  キーワード:question,percent,September RV=139.6
3.Mitchell - Britain will stand by Pakistan as crisis continues DFID
  キーワード:Medical,Corps,September RV=124.3
4.Emirates World Humanitarian Field Hospital for Childcare opens new medical centre in Sindh Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=111.2
5.In Pakistan's flood-devastated Sindh province female health workers play key role UNICEF
  キーワード:question,September RV=90.0

 ▼2010/09/18 00:00〜2010/09/19 00:00▼

1.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 17 Sep 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:Logistics,UNHCR,Bank,September,American RV=224.7
2.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #16 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:Thatta,September,embankment RV=114.9
3.International Medical Corps Partners With Wings of Help and Airbus to Deliver Essential Supplies to Pakistan IMC
  キーワード:Medical,Corps RV=93.7
4.Additional Humanitarian Aid for Flood Victims in Pakistan 14 Sep 2010 Govt. Rep. Korea
  キーワード:percent,September RV=84.0
5.LOGISTICS CLUSTER (PAKISTAN OPERATION) SITUATION REPORT- 17 September 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics RV=56.0

 ▼2010/09/19 00:00〜2010/09/20 00:00▼

1.Norway redoubles its support for flood victims in Pakistan Govt. Norway
  キーワード:Red,Cross,September RV=224.1
2.UNHCR mounts fresh airlift to Pakistan UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,percent,refugee,aircraft RV=160.1
3.UN to hold meeting on Pakistani floods AFP
  キーワード:percent,embankment,malnutrition,Amos RV=145.9
4.Humanitarian relief flights to Pakistan go on NATO
  キーワード:September,aircraft RV=61.7
5.Number of malnourished children in Pakistan’s flood zone is rising SC
  キーワード:malnutrition RV=32.0

 ▼2010/09/20 00:00〜2010/09/21 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Floods:The Deluge of Disaster - Facts & Figures as of 15 September 2010 Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Thatta,September RV=347.3
2.Pakistan recovery challenge mounts as floods recede BRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=206.6
3.China to continue providing support to flood-hit Pakistan: FM Xinhua
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=206.6
4.PAKISTAN - IOM Triples Flood Appeal to US$114 Million IOM
  キーワード:Logistics,Japan RV=103.9
5.Pakistan: The Government of Japan grants US$ 407318 (Rs. 33.95 million approx.) for the project for Supporting the Flood Affected People in Charsadda Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Govt. Japan
  キーワード:Japan,September RV=83.9

 ▼2010/09/21 00:00〜2010/09/22 00:00▼

1.Secretary-General at Weekend High-level Meeting on Pakistan Flooding Calls for Urgent Response to Revised Emergency Plan UN SG
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Bank RV=253.4
2.The Humanitarian and the Military: different mandates and potential synergies Brussels Defence ECHO
  キーワード:climate,question,Bank,attack RV=211.0
3.Iran sets up thousands of tents for flood victims in Pakistan IRNA
  キーワード:Red RV=113.5
4.Remarks on Pakistan Flood Relief Effortsr 20 Sep 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:question RV=56.5
5.Shelter being airlifted to remote areas of Pakistan’s Swat ahead of winter UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR RV=51.7

 ▼2010/09/22 00:00〜2010/09/23 00:00▼

1.UAE UNICEF sign agreement to vaccinate women and children in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,malnutrition RV=147.5
2.Disasters mirror climate models: US environment chief AFP
  キーワード:climate,question RV=122.8
3.Flood refugees threaten Pakistan's political stability Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:Bank,militant,refugee RV=122.3
4.Pakistan: UAE-RCA continues offering aid in Charsadda WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=108.9
5.Pakistan flood impact assessment September 2010 WFP
  キーワード:percent,malnutrition RV=87.3

 ▼2010/09/23 00:00〜2010/09/24 00:00▼

1.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 22 Sep 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:Logistics,Bank,UNHCR,September,American RV=234.1
2.UNESCO projects included in new United Nations Pakistan Flood Response Plan UNESCO
  キーワード:Bank,percent,Thatta,September RV=184.1
3.LOGISTICS CLUSTER (PAKISTAN OPERATION) SITUATION REPORT- 22 September 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,Cluster RV=89.7
4.United States donates $16 million to FAO for flood-hit Pakistan farmers FAO
  キーワード:percent,September RV=84.9
5.Confident that Despite Uneven Progress Setbacks Millennium Development Goals Can Still Be Achieved by 2015 Leaders Adopt ‘Action Agenda’ on Way Forward UN GA
  キーワード:climate RV=67.1

 ▼2010/09/24 00:00〜2010/09/25 00:00▼

1.Sanid volunteers in first humanitarian mission in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Corps,attack RV=186.2
2.Pakistan: Balochistan in dire need of aid ICRC
  キーワード:Red,September RV=142.8
3.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 Operations update nツー 8 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,September RV=142.8
4.Pakistan: Concerns mounting over food security IFRC
  キーワード:Red RV=106.8
5.Relief Response to the Pakistan Floods AAI
  キーワード:Thatta,malnutrition RV=86.7

 ▼2010/09/25 00:00〜2010/09/26 00:00▼

1.PODCAST: Challenges still remain after the floods in Pakistan WHO
  キーワード:September,meeting,sector,foreign,malaria,opportunity RV=138.7
2.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #17 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:September,lake,Lake RV=87.9
3.Flood-hit Pakistan to face water shortage in Rabi Dawn
  キーワード:Sep,cent RV=41.7

 ▼2010/09/26 00:00〜2010/09/27 00:00▼

1.IT Crisis Experts Come Together To Improve Disaster Response World Bank
  キーワード:Bank,September,event,reconstruction RV=140.5
2.Pakistan: Monsoon Floods Situation Report #27 24 September 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:percent,Thatta,September RV=131.3
3.UAE Red Crescent to reinforce relief operations in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,UNICEF RV=130.6
4.World Leaders Appeal for International Solidarity Applied through Legitimacy of United Nations as General Assembly Continues Annual High-Level Debate UN GA
  キーワード:climate,event,change RV=120.4
5.Responding to the Humanitarian Emergency in Pakistan - 22 September 2010 UNIFEM
  キーワード:September RV=35.7

 ▼2010/09/27 00:00〜2010/09/28 00:00▼

1.PAKISTAN: Colder weather disease threaten displaced IRIN
  キーワード:UNHCR,percent,September,Cluster,article,change,winter RV=244.3
2.Pakistan: Free medical camp for flood affectees F. Post
  キーワード:Medical,September RV=86.0
3.Pakistan: Situation Report on Flood/Rain Damages as on 27th September 2010 Govt. Pakistan
  キーワード:September RV=35.7
4.Pakistan: Sewai Foundation Flood Relief Project Sewai
  キーワード:sector RV=22.9
5.Pakistan: HHRD Flood Response Update September 27 2010 Helping Hand
  キーワード:rehabilitation RV=22.9

 ▼2010/09/28 00:00〜2010/09/29 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: health severely threatened after the floods BRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,September RV=221.8
2.Flood-hit Pakistan seeks priority access to climate change aid AlertNet
  キーワード:climate,question,September,change RV=213.4
3.Singapore Red Cross Visits Pakistan Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=185.7
4.Senior Government Officials from Nations on the Front Lines of Climate Change Urge Comprehensive Action to Help with Mitigation Adaptation Measures UN GA
  キーワード:climate,September,change RV=158.7
5.PAKISTAN: Using SMS to pinpoint humanitarian needs IRIN
  キーワード:percent,Thatta,September RV=132.6

 ▼2010/09/29 00:00〜2010/09/30 00:00▼

1.International Medical Corps' Needs Assessment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Pakistan IMC
  キーワード:Medical,percent,Corps,September RV=185.0
2.International Medical Corps Implements Clinics in Punjab Province Pakistan to Combat Already Critical Malnutrition and Health Levels IMC
  キーワード:Medical,Corps,malnutrition RV=137.0
3.Pakistan: UAE Relief Forces return home WAM
  キーワード:Red,Zayed RV=132.7
4.Pakistan: SANID Volunteers return successfully completing the first foreign humanitarian mission WAM
  キーワード:Red,Zayed RV=132.7
5.Pakistan: Reconstruction work in earthquake areas halted in 2008 F. Post
  キーワード:question,percent RV=106.4

 ▼2010/09/30 00:00〜2010/10/01 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Flood Relief Fund Matching Period Ends October 3 CIDA
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,percent RV=303.9
2.Pakistan Floods - A disaster worse than the 2004 Tsunami Singapore RC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,September RV=287.6
3.Pakistan Monsoon Floods: UK response factsheet - 24 September 2010 DFID
  キーワード:Red,Cross,DEC RV=228.2
4.Press Conference on High-Level Events during First Week of General Assembly's Sixty-Fifth Session UN DPI
  キーワード:climate,Japan,malnutrition,September RV=208.9
5.MANAGING VULNERABILITY AND RISK TO PROMOTE BETTER FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION (CFS:2010/8) FAO
  キーワード:climate,question RV=145.5

 ▼2010/10/01 00:00〜2010/10/02 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: IFRC and PRCS to supply 1 million flood victims with shelter IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,question RV=245.7
2.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 Operations update nツー 9 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,September RV=140.0
3.Pakistan: EU Commissioner Georgieva announces doubling of funding for flood victims EU
  キーワード:Red,September RV=140.0
4.Pakistan: Commissioner Georgieva announces the doubling of funding for flood victims ECHO
  キーワード:Red,September RV=140.0
5.PAKISTAN - Flood Victims Return to Devastation Shortages of Construction Materials and Threat of Winter IOM
  キーワード:Bank,percent,September RV=137.9

 ▼2010/10/02 00:00〜2010/10/03 00:00▼

1.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #18 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:Logistics,Thatta,Cluster,September,winter,trend RV=234.1
2.Pakistan – Complex Emergency and Landslide Fact Sheet #10 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 USAID
  キーワード:percent,September,revise,reconstruction,USG RV=152.5

 ▼2010/10/03 00:00〜2010/10/04 00:00▼

1.A family's story: early flood warning saves lives in Pakistan UNICEF
  キーワード:mother,heat,October,sit,husband,pack,brother,join,Indian,milk RV=105.3

 ▼2010/10/04 00:00〜2010/10/05 00:00▼

1.ExCom: UN refugee chief says protracted major conflicts creating new 'global refugee' populations UNHCR
  キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,change,refugee RV=320.0
2.Pakistan: long-term efforts needed to achieve recovery IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,winter RV=223.5
3.Humanitarian agencies call for increased accountability and transparency in the Pakistan floods response HAP
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=190.3
4.The Coming Conflicts of Climate Change CFR
  キーワード:climate,question,change RV=188.0
5.Update on UNHCR's operations in Asia and the Pacific - 2010 UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,September RV=126.9

 ▼2010/10/05 00:00〜2010/10/06 00:00▼

1.DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal reaches ツ」60 million DEC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,DEC,winter,Haiti RV=288.4
2.PAKISTAN: 11 weeks on from the first floods acute problems still remain UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,lake RV=126.8
3.Pakistan: Asif okays imposition of flood tax in Sindh - F.P. Report F. Post
  キーワード:question RV=55.9
4.Global Polio Eradication Initiative Monthly Situation Report - September 2010 GPEI
  キーワード:September RV=32.1

 ▼2010/10/06 00:00〜2010/10/07 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: PRCS Monsoon Floods Operation Summary Updated on Sat 2nd Oct.2010 Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=185.5
2.Approach of winter complicates Pakistan flood relief PDA
  キーワード:percent,winter,September,Haiti RV=142.9
3.Pakistan floods West Africa food crisis top recipients from UN fund UN News
  キーワード:malnutrition,Assembly,UNICEF,European RV=119.7
4.Shortage of space affects education in Pakistan: UNICEF UN Radio
  キーワード:UNICEF RV=27.3

 ▼2010/10/07 00:00〜2010/10/08 00:00▼

1.Humanitarian Space Shrinking for Health Program Delivery in Afghanistan and Pakistan USIP
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Medical,Corps RV=284.3
2.Pakistan: Overcoming trauma after the floods IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,change RV=226.9
3.Survival of the Richest: Taxation in Pakistan ISN
  キーワード:question,Bank,percent,change RV=199.3
4.CLIMATE CHANGE: Adaptation policy shift could help the poor IRIN
  キーワード:climate,percent,change RV=189.7
5.PAKISTAN: Flood survivors' savings washed away IRIN
  キーワード:percent RV=51.9

 ▼2010/10/08 00:00〜2010/10/09 00:00▼

1.Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz Travels to Pakistan and Afghanistan US DOS
  キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,refugee RV=284.0
2.Pakistan: logistics team helping thousands BRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Logistics RV=253.5
3.EXPERT VIEWS: Disaster response and risk reduction in Pakistan AlertNet
  キーワード:Red,Cross,change RV=228.4
4.LOGISTICS CLUSTER (PAKISTAN OPERATION) SITUATION REPORT- 8 October 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,winter,Cluster RV=135.0
5.Kashmir rebuilding seen at risk in flood-hit Pakistan AlertNet
  キーワード:percent,winter RV=87.2

 ▼2010/10/09 00:00〜2010/10/10 00:00▼

1.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #1 Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 USAID
  キーワード:percent,FAO,Lake,plant,program,October,individual RV=153.9
2.Direct Relief Delivering $800000 in Aid to Pakistan for Flood Relief Direct Relief
  キーワード:American,malaria,Direct,program RV=85.3

 ▼2010/10/11 00:00〜2010/10/12 00:00▼

1.Epidemiological Bulletin - Flood Response in Pakistan Volume 1 Issue 8 WHO
  キーワード:Thatta,event,malaria,October,acute,AFP,rate,consultation RV=160.2
2.(MAP) USG HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR PAKISTAN FLOODS (as of 08 Oct 2010) and USAID/OFDA PRE-FLOOD ACTIVITIES IN FY 2010 (as of 08 Oct 2010) USAID
  キーワード:Logistics,Protection RV=78.9

 ▼2010/10/12 00:00〜2010/10/13 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal n属 MDRPK006 Operations update n属 10 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian RV=263.1
2.UK conference marks International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction Govt. UK
  キーワード:climate,Bank RV=155.2
3.EU to urge trade breaks to help flood-hit Pakistan Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:Bank,percent,Japan RV=150.7
4.Response to campaign for Pakistan debt relief DFID
  キーワード:Bank,IMF RV=99.7
5.NGO Statement on General Debate 61st Session of the UNHCR Executive Committee 4-8 October 2010 ICVA
  キーワード:UNHCR RV=58.1

 ▼2010/10/13 00:00〜2010/10/14 00:00▼

1.International Day for Disaster Reduction 2010 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,climate,Cross,change RV=350.5
2.Briefing on US Flood Relief Assistance to Pakistan US DOS
  キーワード:question,Bank,percent,change,winter,reform RV=294.8
3.Fears of an inadequate food supply: A Pakistani farmer struggles to feed his family after the monsoon floods IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,malnutrition RV=241.6
4.Crisis Management Landscape Evolving Fourth Committee Hears as It Probes Diverse Benefits of Outer Space Research on Natural Disaster Mitigation Development UN GA
  キーワード:climate,change,reform RV=185.4
5.EU Commission to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction in humanitarian and development actions EC
  キーワード:climate,change RV=148.0

 ▼2010/10/14 00:00〜2010/10/15 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: trapped between a natural disaster and armed violence ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,seed RV=223.2
2.UPDATE Pakistan floods - CBM rebuilding lives and livelihoods CBM
  キーワード:question,Bank,seed,cent RV=176.9
3.US envoy seeks Europe aid for Pakistan AFP
  キーワード:olbrooke,meeting RV=64.4
4.DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE RAISES $3 MILLION FOR FLOOD-VICTIMS IN PAKISTAN DP
  キーワード:Canadian RV=59.4
5.More NATO relief for flood victims in Pakistan NATO
  キーワード:tonne RV=28.3

 ▼2010/10/15 00:00〜2010/10/16 00:00▼

1.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster US DOS
  キーワード:Logistics,Bank,UNHCR,Thatta RV=224.6
2.The UK Government response to the Pakistan floods DFID
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=193.9
3.International Medical Corps Teams Treating Victims of Floods in Pakistan IMC
  キーワード:Medical,Corps RV=101.5
4.Joint Press Statements With EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton US DOS
  キーワード:Bank RV=58.9
5.Forum to take hard look at Pakistan reforms aid AFP
  キーワード:Bank RV=58.9

 ▼2010/10/16 00:00〜2010/10/17 00:00▼

1.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #2 Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 USAID
  キーワード:percent,Thatta,malaria,security,program,technical,agriculture,benefit,feed,economic RV=202.9

 ▼2010/10/18 00:00〜2010/10/19 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: The Recovery Phase CARE
  キーワード:winter,seed,job,construction,income,opportunity,cash,CARE,warm RV=207.2

 ▼2010/10/19 00:00〜2010/10/20 00:00▼

1.International Medical Corps Delivers Over 100000 Health Consultations for Flood-Affected Pakistanis IMC
  キーワード:Medical,Corps,refugee,baby,income,birth,October RV=229.8
2.Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Flood Response in Pakistan Volume 1 Issue 9 WHO
  キーワード:Thatta,event,malaria,October RV=117.8

 ▼2010/10/20 00:00〜2010/10/21 00:00▼

1.Bangladesh India most at risk from climate change Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:climate,percent,Japan,change RV=242.3
2.Pakistan: NGOs complain to Gilani about poor relief work Dawn
  キーワード:question,reform RV=108.4
3.Pakistan winter relief effort musn't leave older people out into the cold' HelpAge
  キーワード:winter,DEC RV=89.1
4.Pregnancy and childbirth support in Pakistan UNICEF
  キーワード:Thatta,change RV=87.9
5.(MAP) Logistics Cluster/UNHAS Pakistan Operations Overview - As of 14 October 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics RV=64.6

 ▼2010/10/21 00:00〜2010/10/22 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: returning home to rebuild lives before onset of winter ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,winter,seed,Tel,rehabilitation RV=320.2
2.Supporting Health and Livelihood Restoration in Pakistan PWS&D
  キーワード:Canadian,Bank,price RV=142.9
3.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 3 21 Oct 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:revise RV=24.3

 ▼2010/10/22 00:00〜2010/10/23 00:00▼

1.Climate change threatens Pakistan's wheat production AlertNet
  キーワード:climate,percent,winter,change RV=254.8
2.China's Red Cross Society makes second donation to flood-hit Pakistan Xinhua
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=188.6
3.Pakistan: Govt agencies to manage flood aid donors told Dawn
  キーワード:question,Bank,reform RV=170.0
4.UN underlines need for disaster preparedness in Asian region UN News
  キーワード:climate,change RV=158.2
5.Pakistan floods update - three months on Tearfund
  キーワード:Thatta RV=47.9

 ▼2010/10/23 00:00〜2010/10/24 00:00▼

1.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #3 Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 USAID
  キーワード:percent,winter,seed,meeting,FAO,wheat RV=215.7
2.International Medical Corps Teams Treating Victims of Floods in Pakistan IMC
  キーワード:Medical,Corps,refugee,rehabilitation RV=178.4
3.Merlin battles against polio as cases climb in Pakistan Merlin
  キーワード:Medical RV=64.9

 ▼2010/10/24 00:00〜2010/10/25 00:00▼

1.Australian Medical Task Force completes initial aid mission in Pakistan Govt.Australia
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Medical,cent,Force,reconstruction,Australian,September,malaria,Australia RV=426.4

 ▼2010/10/25 00:00〜2010/10/26 00:00▼

1.International Medical Corps Joins Netsol Technologies to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell and Promote Relief Efforts in Pakistan IMC
  キーワード:Medical,Corps,sector,October RV=182.9
2.Surviving the floods: getting through each day - How UKaid from DFID is helping people who lost everything in the Pakistan floods DFID
  キーワード:seed,wheat,plant RV=81.6
3.PAKISTAN: MERCY RELIEF - SINGHEALTH MEDICAL RELIEF MISSION ENTERS SECOND PHASE AMIDST SECOND DISPLACEMENT OF SUKKUR LOCALS Mercy Relief
  キーワード:Mercy,Tel RV=59.3
4.Iran to continue help to flood-hit Pakistan: envoy IRNA
  キーワード:rehabilitation RV=24.4

 ▼2010/10/26 00:00〜2010/10/27 00:00▼

1.A diary from Pakistan IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,October,job,baby,mother RV=339.4
2.Cholera hits Pakistan 3 months after floods start DEC
  キーワード:winter,DEC,October RV=117.4
3.Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and Dengue in Pakistan WHO
  キーワード:change,October RV=68.1

 ▼2010/10/27 00:00〜2010/10/28 00:00▼

1.Disasters in Asia: the Case for Legal Preparedness IFRC
  キーワード:climate,Red,Cross,change RV=346.1
2.Press Conference by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs UN DPI
  キーワード:climate,question,Bank,change,malnutrition RV=328.6
3.Pakistan's airwaves filled with the sound of aid info AlertNet
  キーワード:question,change RV=113.1
4.British Secretary of State for International Development and IDB Group President Discuss Coordination Efforts for Flood Relief Assistance to Pakistan IDB
  キーワード:Bank,DB RV=101.6
5.FAO distributes huge quantities of wheat seeds in Pakistan FAO
  キーワード:percent,seed RV=88.2

 ▼2010/10/28 00:00〜2010/10/29 00:00▼

1.Together we can make a difference: Europe's Partnerships in Service to Humanity Annual Conference of European Commission's humanitarian partners ECHO
  キーワード:climate,Red,Cross,Corps,Bank,UNHCR,change RV=529.2
2.INTERVIEW-Hundreds of thousands in flood-hit Pakistan may never get aid - ICRC AlertNet
  キーワード:Red,Cross,winter RV=235.6
3.PAKISTAN: Changed lives after the floods IRIN
  キーワード:UNHCR,Thatta RV=102.7
4.Pakistan: neighbours helping neighbours IFRC
  キーワード:Red RV=99.4
5.77000 Pakistanis receive RCA's flood aid WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=99.4

 ▼2010/10/29 00:00〜2010/10/30 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 Operations update nツー 11 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,winter RV=315.6
2.Three months after floods first hit Pakistan camps still critically important UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR,winter,percent RV=157.0
3.Pakistan floods three months on: crisis far from over Oxfam
  キーワード:winter,malnutrition,seed RV=133.7
4.Farmers in Pakistan will have crops - Thanks to Development and Peace and the Canadian Government DP
  キーワード:Canadian,seed RV=102.8
5.Weekly Situation Report Pakistan 28 October 2010 UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,percent RV=100.4

 ▼2010/10/30 00:00〜2010/10/31 00:00▼

1.INTERVIEW-Hundreds of thousands in flood-hit Pakistan may never get aid - ICRC AlertNet
  キーワード:Red,Cross,winter,Thatta,seed RV=337.2
2.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flood Disaster 29 Oct 2010 US DOS
  キーワード:Logistics,Bank,UNHCR,winter,seed RV=275.3
3.Pakistan flood victims to face winter in camps--UN Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:UNHCR,winter,percent RV=157.8
4.FEATURE-Pakistan government leaves villages wallowing in neglect Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:reform RV=43.6

 ▼2010/10/31 00:00〜2010/11/01 00:00▼

1.PAKISTAN: No way home for poorest displaced IRIN
  キーワード:winter,percent,October,article,job,cold,pregnant,temperature,cash,rate RV=271.5

 ▼2010/11/01 00:00〜2010/11/02 00:00▼

1.Pakistan floods – three months on: Flood waters prevent 1 million people from returning home IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,cent,baby,malnourished,income RV=291.0
2.Pakistan: high risk of mosquito-borne diseases in the south ICRC
  キーワード:Red,change,malnutrition,Tel RV=217.4
3.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #4 Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 October 29 2010 USAID
  キーワード:October RV=28.2

 ▼2010/11/02 00:00〜2010/11/03 00:00▼

1.The battle of survival for Pakistani flood victims PIN
  キーワード:winter,seed,European,FAO,October,reconstruction RV=217.2
2.CERF QUARTERLY UPDATE 3nd Quarter 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:malnutrition,Amos,meeting,October RV=137.6
3.ITU deploys 100 satellite terminals in flood-affected Pakistan ITU
  キーワード:winter,malnutrition RV=96.7
4.Pakistan Floods: Internally Displaced People and the Human Impact CSIS
  キーワード:event,October RV=60.5

 ▼2010/11/03 00:00〜2010/11/04 00:00▼

1.UN raises winter funds alarm in flood-hit Pakistan AFP
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Bank,winter,percent,refugee RV=389.1
2.At the flood relief frontlines in Pakistan UN-HABITAT
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=194.0
3.As winter looms Pakistani flood survivors risk exposure and hunger CWS
  キーワード:winter,percent,Thatta,October RV=181.8
4.Pakistan: Revised Plan 2011 (MAAPK002) IFRC
  キーワード:Red,attack,October RV=163.7
5.Time is running out for marooned flood victims in a district of Pakistan's Sindh Province UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,malnutrition,October RV=130.2

 ▼2010/11/04 00:00〜2010/11/05 00:00▼

1.Officials from 28 Countries Gather in Beijing for Strategic Talks on Child Rights - Governments from across Asia and the Pacific seek improved collaboration for children UNICEF
  キーワード:climate,change,Children,China,meeting,UNICEF RV=288.3
2.Red Cross Workers come to the aid of a Pakistani boy IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian RV=256.9
3.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 5 4 Nov 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:cent RV=31.0

 ▼2010/11/05 00:00〜2010/11/06 00:00▼

1.KRCS sends relief aid to Pakistan KUNA
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=193.7
2.Natural Disasters and Human Rights: Comparing Responses to Haiti and Pakistan Brookings-Bern
  キーワード:climate,change RV=158.7
3.PAKISTAN - UN-IOM Corporate Social Responsibility Event Provides Opportunity for Private Sector Flood Relief IOM
  キーワード:Bank,Cluster,event RV=127.9
4.PAKISTAN LOGISTICS CLUSTER Dadu Bund Water Operations Update: 2 November 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,Cluster RV=99.8
5.LOGISTICS CLUSTER (PAKISTAN OPERATION) SITUATION REPORT- 4 November 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,Cluster RV=99.8

 ▼2010/11/06 00:00〜2010/11/07 00:00▼

1.Pakistan - Floods Fact Sheet #5 Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 USAID
  キーワード:October,November,embankment,program,strengthen,card,personnel,mid,Dart,Pano RV=158.9

 ▼2010/11/07 00:00〜2010/11/08 00:00▼

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 ▼2010/11/08 00:00〜2010/11/09 00:00▼

1.US Donation Prevents Imminent WFP Lifeline Break to Millions of Pakistan Flood Victims WFP
  キーワード:winter,Japan,seed,FAO,Tel RV=209.4
2.Pakistan Floods: The First 100 Days WFP
  キーワード:winter,October RV=91.8
3.Pakistan: UNDP appoints Goodwill Ambassadors to support early recovery efforts UNDP
  キーワード:seed,UNDP RV=76.6
4.Public Healthcare Project in Response to Pakistan Floods Sindh Province – Thatta District: FLOOD RESPONSE REPORT October 2010 AAI
  キーワード:Thatta,October RV=76.0
5.Pakistan: On Road To K2 Flood-Hit Villages Brace For Winter WFP
  キーワード:winter RV=62.0

 ▼2010/11/09 00:00〜2010/11/10 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: 100 days after the floods “the catastrophe is far from over - CARE intensifies relief work"" CARE
  キーワード:winter,plant,CARE,cold,session,malaria,warm,approach RV=212.4
2.Critical shortage of donations for Pakistan: CARE CARE
  キーワード:Haiti,Australian,CARE RV=81.0

 ▼2010/11/10 00:00〜2010/11/11 00:00▼

1.PAKISTAN: Trauma follows IDPs to camps IRIN
  キーワード:Medical,question,winter,change,article,militant RV=300.3
2.Working in Partnership for Pakistan Caritas
  キーワード:winter,percent,Australian RV=138.2
3.GIEWS Country Briefs: Pakistan 9-November-2010 FAO
  キーワード:winter,price RV=92.8
4.IOM Mobile Medical Team Helps Pakistan's Flood Victims Recover IOM
  キーワード:winter RV=64.3
5.(MAP) Pakistan: Dispersal of IDPs residing in sites by District in Sindh Province - as of mid October 2010 UNHCR
  キーワード:UNHCR RV=55.2

 ▼2010/11/11 00:00〜2010/11/12 00:00▼

1.Businesses move to aid flood-hit Pakistanis as funds dry up AlertNet
  キーワード:winter,Bank,percent,meeting RV=206.1
2.Oxfam blasts third ‘talk-fest’ on Pakistan as nearly seven million remain without shelter Oxfam
  キーワード:winter,Bank,cent,meeting RV=193.4
3.OCHA ROMENACA Regional Humanitarian Update - October 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:winter,malnutrition,UNICEF,cent RV=182.8
4.Centre set up to provide legal protection to flood affectees F.P. Report F. Post
  キーワード:question,UNHCR RV=122.5
5.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 6 11 Nov 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:winter,cent RV=100.6

 ▼2010/11/12 00:00〜2010/11/13 00:00▼

1.A diary from Pakistan: part II IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,question,Canadian,UNHCR RV=371.5
2.UN and Government of Pakistan Working Together to Protect Against Future Flood Damage UNESCAP
  キーワード:Bank,China,meeting RV=129.7
3.Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas Issue No.114 Oct 2010 PAHO
  キーワード:Medical RV=74.2
4.China pledges all-out efforts for Pakistan's post-disaster reconstruction Xinhua
  キーワード:China,meeting RV=67.8
5.Families in flood ravaged Pakistan face a tough winter ahead IRC
  キーワード:winter RV=67.2

 ▼2010/11/13 00:00〜2010/11/14 00:00▼

1.When Disaster Strikes: Women's Particular Vulnerabilities and Amazing Strengths Brookings-Bern
  キーワード:climate,change,event,Haiti,trend RV=244.9
2.Up to six more months of Pakistan flood water: EU official AFP
  キーワード:climate,Bank,European,wheat RV=238.4
3.Pakistan – FloodsFact Sheet #6 Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 USAID
  キーワード:winter,wheat,November RV=121.7

 ▼2010/11/14 00:00〜2010/11/15 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Flood relief: Weekly Situation Report 5 - 11 November 2010 UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,UNICEF,cent,October,protection,mother,session,cluster,initiative,action RV=285.7

 ▼2010/11/15 00:00〜2010/11/16 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: IFRC increases appeal for flood survivors IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,winter RV=257.8
2.IMF Statement on the Occasion of the 2010 Pakistan Development Forum IMF
  キーワード:Bank,percent,reform,IMF RV=202.8
3.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods - Revised Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=188.8
4.Pakistan: Five Ways Lives Are Improving WFP
  キーワード:winter,malnutrition RV=114.5
5.RCA's 600 ton ship to sail to Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red RV=96.6

 ▼2010/11/16 00:00〜2010/11/17 00:00▼

1.Q+A-What are the risks from a warming world? Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:climate,question,percent,change RV=281.7
2.Pakistan floods: measuring the misery of survivors BRC
  キーワード:winter,question,malnutrition RV=185.2
3.PAKISTAN: Sindh flood victims forgotten"" IRIN
  キーワード:winter,percent,seed RV=158.2
4.Pakistan: Flood-affected Punjabis gear up for Eid celebrations UNHCR
  キーワード:winter,UNHCR RV=127.3
5.US Japan to provide $1000m for Pakistan flood rehabilitation IRNA
  キーワード:Japan,seed,olbrooke RV=124.2

 ▼2010/11/18 00:00〜2010/11/19 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Meet Climate Displacement Ref. Intl.
  キーワード:climate,question,change,event,November,radio,sector,militant RV=382.1
2.How children protected villagers from Pakistan floods Plan
  キーワード:winter,November,reduction RV=124.8

 ▼2010/11/19 00:00〜2010/11/20 00:00▼

1.South Asia: Revised Sub-Zonal Plan 2011 (MAA52001) IFRC
  キーワード:climate,Red,Cross,change,trend,nation RV=403.2
2.Temporary learning centres offer opportunities for children in Pakistan camps UNICEF
  キーワード:UNICEF,November,mother RV=94.2
3.(MAP) Pakistan: Diarrhoea Treatment Centers (Dtcs) in the flood affected districts - as of 21 Sept 2010 WHO
  キーワード:Cluster RV=34.6
4.(MAP) Pakistan: Number of affected villages and households - as on 04 Aug 2010 WHO
  キーワード:Cluster RV=34.6

 ▼2010/11/20 00:00〜2010/11/21 00:00▼

1.ASIA: Taking the taboo out of the loo IRIN
  キーワード:percent,UNICEF,November,article,sector,production RV=199.2
2.World Toilet Day: Top 10 nations lacking toilets csmonitor
  キーワード:percent,article,nation RV=98.8
3.Pakistan: Flood-hit farmers to get fertilisers seed: PM Dawn
  キーワード:seed,construction RV=66.0
4.Pakistan: Reconstruction of the Darolai Bridge reconnecting 2500 persons to Bahrain market ACBAR
  キーワード:European RV=35.0

 ▼2010/11/21 00:00〜2010/11/22 00:00▼

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 ▼2010/11/22 00:00〜2010/11/23 00:00▼

1.To prevent displacement due to natural disasters should be a priority for the humanitarian community IFRC
  キーワード:climate,Red,Cross,UNHCR,change,cent,event RV=483.9
2.Confronting Climate Displacement: Learning from Pakistan's Floods Ref. Intl.
  キーワード:climate,change,olbrooke,event RV=246.2
3.US Announces Accelerated Disbursement of Kerry-Lugar-Berman Funds at Pakistan Development Forum US DOS
  キーワード:reform,olbrooke RV=86.9
4.Floods in Pakistan: Pakistan Health Cluster Bulletin 22 - Focus on Health Cluster response in Dadu District - Sindh 15 November 2010 WHO
  キーワード:Cluster RV=35.2

 ▼2010/11/23 00:00〜2010/11/24 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: flood-stricken farmers rush to plant before winter ICRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,winter,malnutrition,seed,Tel RV=373.0
2.Pakistan: 8 Hunger Facts WFP
  キーワード:percent,malnutrition,price,wheat RV=153.2
3.How We're Feeding The Hungry In Pakistan WFP
  キーワード:question,wheat RV=96.9

 ▼2010/11/24 00:00〜2010/11/25 00:00▼

1.New Food Crisis Looms CFR
  キーワード:malnutrition,percent,price,China,November RV=199.6
2.International Medical Corps Teams Treating Victims of Floods in Pakistan IMC
  キーワード:Medical,Corps,November RV=191.9
3.Relief goods for flood victims in Pakistan Thai Red Cross
  キーワード:Red,Cross RV=183.3
4.PAKISTAN: Measles takes toll on flood victims IRIN
  キーワード:percent,UNICEF,November RV=120.3

 ▼2010/11/25 00:00〜2010/11/26 00:00▼

1.PAKISTAN: Flood survivors determined to help themselves IRIN
  キーワード:winter,UNHCR,percent,seed,November,article RV=284.7
2.Pakistan: Surviving with tears IRC
  キーワード:winter,November,meeting,mother RV=163.9
3.LOGISTICS CLUSTER (PAKISTAN OPERATION) SITUATION REPORT 25 November 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,Cluster RV=102.1
4.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 7 25 Nov 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:winter RV=72.0

 ▼2010/11/26 00:00〜2010/11/27 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Flood relief: Fortnightly Situation Report 12 - 25 November 2010 UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,Bank,UNICEF,November,reconstruction RV=238.8
2.Pakistan: UN addresses gender-based violence against flood victims UN News
  キーワード:Bank,UNICEF,November,cent,reconstruction RV=200.5
3.The AAI team conducts mobile clinics at the village of Rawal Kandra in Jar Thatta Sindh Province Pakistan. AAI
  キーワード:malnutrition,mother,reconstruction,baby RV=128.9
4.NATO concludes airlift operations in support of the flood victims in Pakistan NATO
  キーワード:November,tonne RV=61.9

 ▼2010/11/29 00:00〜2010/11/30 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Take the politics out of humanitarian aid ACT Alliance
  キーワード:climate,Red,Cross,winter RV=390.6
2.Pakistan: Giving flood survivors a voice IFRC
  キーワード:Red,Cross,question,November RV=289.7
3.More than ever: climate talks that work for those that need them most Oxfam
  キーワード:climate,change,price,November RV=254.0
4.RCA Oxfam sign MoU WAM
  キーワード:Red,change RV=139.6
5.UNFPA Helps Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence among Pakistan Flood Survivors UNFPA
  キーワード:UNICEF,November RV=77.5

 ▼2010/11/30 00:00〜2010/12/01 00:00▼

1.Climate Change And Human Rights: Will Cancun Deliver? CESR
  キーワード:climate,change,percent,November,China RV=325.8
2.Preliminary estimates for 2010 from Swiss Re sigma show that natural catastrophes and man-made disasters caused economic losses of USD 222 billion and cost insurers USD 36 billion Swiss Re
  キーワード:winter,event,European,China RV=181.1
3.International rice prices increasing - 2010 harvest expected to be highest on record FAO
  キーワード:percent,price,November,China RV=158.3
4.ACTED Newsletter nツー67 November 2010 ACTED
  キーワード:Bank,change,November RV=153.0
5.Displaced children in Pakistan at high risk from pneumonia SC
  キーワード:winter RV=73.6

 ▼2010/12/01 00:00〜2010/12/02 00:00▼

1.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #7 Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 USAID
  キーワード:winter,percent,November,USG,program RV=200.4
2.Pakistan flood update: I have rarely seen such poverty anywhere in the world"""" Trテウcaire
  キーワード:winter,cent,Irish,opportunity,cash RV=170.7
3.Pakistan: Post Crisis Need Assessment Govt. Pakistan
  キーワード:militant RV=25.1

 ▼2010/12/02 00:00〜2010/12/03 00:00▼

1.Ceremony Marks End of Pakistan Flood Relief Operations Govt. USA
  キーワード:Corps,American,Force,reconstruction RV=161.4
2.MIGRATION Winter 2010 - Pakistan Floods: After the Deluge & The Future of Migration? IOM
  キーワード:question,change,trend RV=152.1
3.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 8 2 Dec 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:November,Amos,reduction RV=103.0
4.PAKISTAN: MUCH WORK STILL NEEDED--UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF OCHA
  キーワード:Amos RV=37.0

 ▼2010/12/03 00:00〜2010/12/04 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Travel Blog: Flood Relief in Swat Valley PWS&D
  キーワード:winter,question,Bank,Canadian,change,event RV=357.6
2.Pakistan: He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help! ICRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red RV=179.6
3.PAKISTAN: EMERGENCY FAR FROM OVER IN THE SOUTH AND SUFFERING MUST BE STOPPED: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF OCHA
  キーワード:malnutrition,Amos RV=89.0
4.Pakistan: Rehabilitation & Relief Project in Flood affected area of Ghotki district Sewai
  キーワード:malnutrition RV=48.1

 ▼2010/12/04 00:00〜2010/12/05 00:00▼

1.Ceremony Marks End of Pakistan Flood Relief Operations Govt. USA
  キーワード:Corps,American,Force,reconstruction,aircraft RV=186.5
2.Pakistan: USAID Provides $4.3 million for Flood Affected Families in Sindh and Punjab USAID
  キーワード:Children,construction,protection,opportunity,rehabilitation RV=131.4

 ▼2010/12/06 00:00〜2010/12/07 00:00▼

1.There is no climate security without food security and no food security without climate security FANRPAN
  キーワード:climate,change,price,production RV=298.2
2.PAKISTAN: Children risk pneumonia as funding dries up IRIN
  キーワード:winter,change,malnutrition,UNICEF,November,Children RV=295.3
3.PAKISTAN: STILL MORE TO DO: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF OCHA
  キーワード:Amos RV=45.5

 ▼2010/12/07 00:00〜2010/12/08 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Emergency response to the floods in Punjab province ACTED
  キーワード:malnutrition,seed,price,European,FAO,income,wheat,October,plant,protection RV=338.9

 ▼2010/12/08 00:00〜2010/12/09 00:00▼

1.High Mountain Glaciers and Climate Change - Challenges to Human Livelihoods and Adaptation UNEP
  キーワード:climate,change,event,China,warm,lake,trend,temperature RV=444.6
2.Pakistan seeks standing as a 'most vulnerable' climate nation AlertNet
  キーワード:climate,change,percent,production,lake,temperature RV=387.5

 ▼2010/12/09 00:00〜2010/12/10 00:00▼

1.CLIMATE CHANGE: UN agencies working in unison would do better IRIN
  キーワード:climate,change RV=249.5
2.PAKISTAN'S FLOOD VICTIMS START TO SETTLE INTO NEW HOMES AND EARN INCOME UNDP
  キーワード:winter,change,percent RV=183.8
3.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 GLIDE nツー FL-2010-000141-PAK 3-month consolidated report 10 November 2010 IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red RV=170.9
4.INTERVIEW-One million flood-hit Pakistanis still need basic aid AlertNet
  キーワード:winter,Amos,percent RV=168.3
5.INTERVIEW: Displaced women's aid security needs overlooked AlertNet
  キーワード:change,percent RV=107.9

 ▼2010/12/10 00:00〜2010/12/11 00:00▼

1.Thousands of One Room Shelters to Help Many More Flood Victims Recover in Pakistan IOM
  キーワード:winter,Cluster,Tel,construction,strategy RV=190.3
2.PRESS CONFERENCE ON UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN PAKISTAN UN DPI
  キーワード:change,price,nation,stress,Asian RV=165.6

 ▼2010/12/11 00:00〜2010/12/12 00:00▼

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 ▼2010/12/12 00:00〜2010/12/13 00:00▼

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 ▼2010/12/13 00:00〜2010/12/14 00:00▼

1.Climate Change: A Fact Of Life For The World's Hungry WFP
  キーワード:climate,change,price,wheat,reduction,talk,nation RV=401.8
2.ACT Alliance Appeal: Revision 3 for the Pakistan Floods Emergency ACT Alliance
  キーワード:change,revise RV=88.5
3.(MAP) LOGISTICS CLUSTER / UNHAS PAKISTAN OPERATIONS OVERVIEW AS OF 04 NOVEMBER 2010 WFP
  キーワード:Logistics RV=66.8
4.USAID/OFDA South Asia Newsletter - September to November 2010 USAID
  キーワード:seed RV=50.3

 ▼2010/12/14 00:00〜2010/12/15 00:00▼

1.Alarming Child Mortality Rates in Parts of Southern Pakistan; International Medical Corps Deploying Teams to Reach Still-Flooded Areas In Dire Need of Medical Care IMC
  キーワード:Medical,Corps,percent RV=204.6
2.IOM Treats Over 45000 Flood Victims in Rural Pakistan Health Clinics IOM
  キーワード:winter,Cluster,Tel,cold RV=176.8
3.Pakistan: Relief ship from UAE RCA arrives in Karachi WAM
  キーワード:Red,winter RV=161.5
4.Central Emergency Response Fund Fast Effective 'Most Importantly It Saves Lives' Says Secretary-General at Headquarters Replenishment Conference UN SG
  キーワード:Cerf,Haiti RV=59.6

 ▼2010/12/15 00:00〜2010/12/16 00:00▼

1.Central Emergency Response Fund 2010 Fact Sheet OCHA
  キーワード:Cerf,cent,Haiti,Assembly,December,Africa,Kenya,Republic,account,role RV=238.3

 ▼2010/12/16 00:00〜2010/12/17 00:00▼

1.CLIMATE CHANGE: Disaster insurance the Caribbean way IRIN
  キーワード:climate,change,Bank,seed,percent,November,event,European RV=523.4
2.Pakistan: Cash Cards Bring Flood Families Back To Market WFP
  キーワード:Bank,percent,price RV=145.8
3.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 10 16 Dec 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:winter RV=78.6

 ▼2010/12/18 00:00〜2010/12/19 00:00▼

1.Looking back Ban calls 2010 ‘a big year for the United Nations’ UN News
  キーワード:climate,change,Japan,November RV=343.3
2.Health shelter and food security: A Pakistan update from CWS Health Specialist Dr. Qamar Zaman CWS
  キーワード:winter,Canadian,November,warm RV=217.6
3.Kuwait funds UNICEF for flood affected areas in Pakistan UNICEF
  キーワード:change,UNICEF,malnutrition RV=163.7
4.U.S. NGOs See Community-Based Development as Crucial to Success in Afghanistan and Pakistan InterAction
  キーワード:change RV=63.4
5.Pakistan: PRCS Monsoon Floods Operation Summary Updated Monday 13 December 2010 Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Thatta RV=42.2

 ▼2010/12/20 00:00〜2010/12/21 00:00▼

1.North-west Pakistan: flood-affected farmers rush to plant before winter ICRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,winter,seed RV=293.9
2.IFC Helps Provincial Government of Sindh in Pakistan Attract Private Sector Investment to Improve Grain Storage Intl. FC
  キーワード:Bank,percent,wheat RV=135.1
3.Chinese premier announces package for post-flood reconstruction in Pakistan Xinhua
  キーワード:China,lake,Chinese RV=97.3

 ▼2010/12/21 00:00〜2010/12/22 00:00▼

1.UN-HABITAT and partner resettles Pakistan flood victims UN-HABITAT
  キーワード:opportunity,rehabilitation,Republic,partnership,sustainable,conflict,join,facilitate,Korea,employment RV=133.8

 ▼2010/12/22 00:00〜2010/12/23 00:00▼

1.South Asia: Appeal No. MAA52001 Programme Update no. 2 IFRC
  キーワード:climate,Cross,Red,change,November RV=463.6
2.Providing warmth during a cold Pakistan winter IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,winter,warm,cold,temperature RV=347.1
3.PAKISTAN MEMBER ACTIVITY REPORT - Dec 2010 InterAction
  キーワード:refugee RV=28.5

 ▼2010/12/23 00:00〜2010/12/24 00:00▼

1.ECHO Operational Strategy 2011 ECHO
  キーワード:climate,Corps,change,UNHCR RV=394.8
2.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods (MDRPK006) - Operations Update No 12 IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,winter,seed RV=297.5
3.UNICEF Pakistan: Flood Relief and Early Recovery: Fortnightly Situation Report 9 to 22 December 2010 UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,UNICEF RV=130.0
4.LOGISTICS CLUSTER (PAKISTAN OPERATION) SITUATION REPORT 23 December 2010 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics RV=66.6

 ▼2010/12/24 00:00〜2010/12/25 00:00▼

1.Dramatic"" 2010 for United Nations: the year in review"" UN Radio
  キーワード:climate,question,change,price,Haiti,Clinton,attack RV=455.7
2.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 11 23 Dec 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:winter,change,cent RV=176.9
3.Pakistan: PRCS Monsoon Floods Operation Summary Updated Friday 24th December 2010 Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Thatta RV=42.1

 ▼2010/12/25 00:00〜2010/12/26 00:00▼

1.Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' on floods frontline AFP
  キーワード:seed,Thatta,mother,meeting,drought,farmer,India RV=201.6
2.Pakistan: U.S. Provides Equipment To Lady Health Workers Govt. USA
  キーワード:mother,birth,program,training RV=91.9

 ▼2010/12/26 00:00〜2010/12/27 00:00▼

1.UK gives ツ」40m to UN disaster fund BBC
  キーワード:event,review,Andrew,Mitchell,read,two,third,Lord,shortfall,story RV=121.4

 ▼2010/12/27 00:00〜2010/12/28 00:00▼

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 ▼2010/12/28 00:00〜2010/12/29 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Red Crescent Society and Islamic Development Bank provide school kits to 2500 children in Swat Pakistan Red Crescent
  キーワード:Red,Bank,DB,December,rehabilitation,message,phase,Islamic,study,feel RV=310.5

 ▼2010/12/29 00:00〜2010/12/30 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: update on the integrated relief and reintegration support strategy WHO
  キーワード:UNHCR,UNICEF,November,UNDP,Cerf RV=231.0
2.Pakistan: improving health one glass of water at a time IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,production RV=199.9
3.Real Time Evaluation of CRS’ Flood Response in Pakistan Jacobabad and Kashmore Sindh - November 2010 CRS
  キーワード:winter,change RV=142.2

 ▼2010/12/30 00:00〜2010/12/31 00:00▼

1.Mitchell: helping 200000 children get back to school in Pakistan DFID
  キーワード:winter,seed,DEC,Children,Haiti,temperature,mother RV=298.7
2.(MAP) Activity Map - Pakistan: Movement Flood Response (by 21.12.2010) Factsheet No. 12 ICRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,December RV=190.3

 ▼2010/12/31 00:00〜2011/01/01 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Shelter Provision to Flood-affected Populations ACTED
  キーワード:climate,winter,UNHCR,event,Cluster RV=401.1
2.Multiple emergencies and a new focus on reaching the most vulnerable children UNICEF
  キーワード:UNICEF,price,European,China RV=163.1
3.Millions of Pakistanis still in need of post-flood assistance say UN officials UN News
  キーワード:Amos RV=46.7

 ▼2011/01/01 00:00〜2011/01/02 00:00▼

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 ▼2011/01/03 00:00〜2011/01/04 00:00▼

1.Natural disasters 'killed 295000 in 2010' AFP
  キーワード:climate,change,event,China,Haiti,temperature,American RV=422.3
2.Pakistan launches girls’ education initiative UNICEF
  キーワード:UNICEF,policy,December RV=111.2

 ▼2011/01/04 00:00〜2011/01/05 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Merlin Tackles Winter Health Risks for Vulnerable Mothers Children and the Elderly Merlin
  キーワード:winter,malnutrition,tonne,pregnant,nutrition,pneumonia,January,malaria,Merlin,metric RV=264.2

 ▼2011/01/05 00:00〜2011/01/06 00:00▼

1.Soaring bread prices haunt Pakistani poor families IRNA
  キーワード:price,cent,wheat,Assembly,sell,budget,Republic RV=193.3
2.U.S. Grants $15 Million to Purchase Wheat to Feed More Than 500000 Afghans USAID
  キーワード:price,wheat,strategy,sell,drought,program RV=155.9

 ▼2011/01/06 00:00〜2011/01/07 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 12 06 Jan 2011 OCHA
  キーワード:winter,UNHCR,temperature,cold RV=205.7
2.UNICEF Pakistan: Flood Relief and Early Recovery: Fortnightly Situation Report 23 December 2010 to 06 January 2011 UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,UNICEF,warm RV=172.7
3.US to give $190 mln to Pakistan flood fund AFP
  キーワード:Bank,olbrooke RV=102.9
4.LOGISTICS CLUSTER (PAKISTAN OPERATION) SITUATION REPORT 06 January 2011 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,Cluster RV=100.2

 ▼2011/01/07 00:00〜2011/01/08 00:00▼

1.(MAP) Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Air Operations - 05 Jan 2011 OCHA
  キーワード:Logistics,complex RV=79.2

 ▼2011/01/08 00:00〜2011/01/09 00:00▼

1.OIC Continues to Launch Humanitarian Programmes in Pakistan OIC
  キーワード:Bank,meeting,reconstruction,Republic,Islamic,January,$,programme,implementation,mention RV=216.5

 ▼2011/01/09 00:00〜2011/01/10 00:00▼

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 ▼2011/01/10 00:00〜2011/01/11 00:00▼

1.UAE Humanitarian Field Hospital for Children complete mission in Pakistan WAM
  キーワード:Red,Children,Zayed,birth,bin,initiative,program,Sheikh,campaign,special RV=266.9

 ▼2011/01/11 00:00〜2011/01/12 00:00▼

1.COFRA Foundation provides US$2 million for Pakistan's flood-affected UNDP
  キーワード:winter,change,UNDP,warm,income,solution,lot,Email RV=314.8
2.Pakistan: Movement flood response Fact sheet no. 13 7 January 2011 IFRC
  キーワード:January,transitional RV=34.9

 ▼2011/01/12 00:00〜2011/01/13 00:00▼

1.PAKISTAN: Shelter first or safety first? IRIN
  キーワード:UNDP,Thatta,temperature,article,policy,talk,reconstruction RV=239.6
2.OIC Secretary General inaugurates 600 Housing Unites for Pakistanis affected by the Floods OIC
  キーワード:event,construction,Assembly RV=93.6

 ▼2011/01/13 00:00〜2011/01/14 00:00▼

1.U.S. must deal with humanitarian crisis in Pakistan Ref. Intl.
  キーワード:climate,olbrooke,event,policy,Clinton,refugee,opportunity RV=390.9
2.FACTBOX-2010 hit by weather extremes: Pakistan to Russia Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:warm,China,article RV=106.6
3.Letter to Secretary Clinton: Uphold Human Rights Issues in Pakistan Ref. Intl.
  キーワード:olbrooke,refugee RV=73.7

 ▼2011/01/14 00:00〜2011/01/15 00:00▼

1.ECHO Contributes Additional EUR 5 Million to Homeless Pakistan Flood Victims IOM
  キーワード:European,Cluster,Tel,construction,strategy,Commission,cluster,summer,room,Email RV=251.6

 ▼2011/01/15 00:00〜2011/01/16 00:00▼

1.From fighting poverty to building safer world UN chief outlines priorities for 2011 UN News
  キーワード:climate,change,reduction,Assembly,meeting,protection,adaptation,technology,achieve,job RV=467.5

 ▼2011/01/16 00:00〜2011/01/17 00:00▼

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 ▼2011/01/18 00:00〜2011/01/19 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Floods: an unfolding disaster six months on IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,temperature,wheat,plant RV=251.7
2.(MAP) Pakistan: Gilgit Baltistan Province - Storage Facilities and FDPs (as of 12 Jan 2011) Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:Logistics,Cluster RV=102.3
3.Pakistan: Russian relief assistance arrives at Chaklala Airbase Govt. Pakistan
  キーワード:Medical RV=78.3
4.Pakistan: NATO to Donate 320 Meters Universal Bridge System Govt. Pakistan
  キーワード:meeting,talk RV=52.9

 ▼2011/01/19 00:00〜2011/01/20 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Floods: an unfolding disaster six months on IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,temperature,wheat,plant RV=254.8
2.Rising food prices may hit WFP budget Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:price,article,Africa RV=101.0
3.OCHA ROMENACA Regional Humanitarian Update - December 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:Red RV=79.0
4.Belgium: A record contribution to the World Food Programme Govt. Belgium
  キーワード:Haiti,extreme RV=53.9

 ▼2011/01/20 00:00〜2011/01/21 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: persistent lack of security affects people's daily lives ICRC
  キーワード:Cross,winter,Red,Tel,wheat RV=306.3
2.UNICEF Pakistan: Flood Relief and Early Recovery: Fortnightly Situation Report 7 to 18 January 2011 UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,UNICEF,cold RV=168.3
3.For Flood-Affected Pakistanis International Medical Corps’ Local Teams Providing Critical Health Care Services IMC
  キーワード:Corps,Medical RV=165.9
4.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 13 12-20 Jan 2011 OCHA
  キーワード:winter,percent RV=121.9

 ▼2011/01/21 00:00〜2011/01/22 00:00▼

1.International Medical Corps Teams Treating Victims of Floods in Pakistan IMC
  キーワード:Corps,Medical RV=175.3
2.Pakistan floods: emergency continues six months on BRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red RV=163.7
3.Japan to provide US$ 233 million of Official Development Assistance to Pakistan Govt. Japan
  キーワード:seed,Japan,November RV=143.4
4.Pakistan: $285 Million to Support the Poor and Vulnerable Households in Conflict Affected Districts of KP and FATA World Bank
  キーワード:Bank,percent RV=102.7
5.UN Special Envoy to Pakistan Visits Flood-Stricken Sindh Six Months into the Flood Crisis OCHA
  キーワード:Amos,percent RV=87.8

 ▼2011/01/22 00:00〜2011/01/23 00:00▼

1.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #9 Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 USAID
  キーワード:winter,warm,temperature,December,USG,January,phase RV=248.1
2.4 million flood-hit Pakistanis still homeless: Red Cross AFP
  キーワード:Cross,Red,percent RV=206.0

 ▼2011/01/23 00:00〜2011/01/24 00:00▼

1.After floods and conflict schools in Pakistan's Swat Valley welcome children back UNICEF
  キーワード:UNICEF,event,cold,mother,meeting,January,rehabilitation,learn,girl,initiative RV=287.0

 ▼2011/01/24 00:00〜2011/01/25 00:00▼

1.(MAP) USG Humanitarian Assistance to Pakistan for Floods in FY 2010 and FY 2011 (as of 21 Jan 2011) USAID
  キーワード:Logistics,Protection,Security,fiscal,Agriculture RV=124.5
2.Cost of natural disasters $109 billion in 2010-U.N. Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:China,article,summer,urban,develop RV=119.9

 ▼2011/01/25 00:00〜2011/01/26 00:00▼

1.DISASTERS: Better understanding of disaster impact on lives needed IRIN
  キーワード:climate,change,malnutrition RV=309.3
2.Pakistan six months on: tackling the threat of disease DFID
  キーワード:Corps,Medical RV=181.3
3.Pakistan: Signs of renewal emerging in flood hit areas though needs remain high UNHCR
  キーワード:winter,UNHCR RV=140.4
4.Pakistan floods: Millions need shelter and incomes HelpAge
  キーワード:winter,price RV=127.5
5.SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES MORE HUMANITARIAN FUNDING IN 2011 OCHA
  キーワード:Amos,malnutrition RV=101.1

 ▼2011/01/26 00:00〜2011/01/27 00:00▼

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 ▼2011/01/27 00:00〜2011/01/28 00:00▼

1.Six months on flood-displaced Pakistanis return home to reconstruct UNHCR
  キーワード:winter,UNHCR,November,percent,warm RV=262.1
2.Pakistan's Sindh province faces acute hunger-UNICEF Reuters - AlertNet
  キーワード:UNICEF,malnutrition,percent RV=142.6
3.OCHA ROMENACA QUARTERLY REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN FUNDING UPDATE - 4th Quarter October - December 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:November,Cerf RV=82.7
4.Pakistan floods: six months on CAFOD
  キーワード:seed RV=52.3
5.Humanitarian Community in Pakistan is Faced with New Challenges – Six Months into the Floods OCHA
  キーワード:percent RV=39.5

 ▼2011/01/28 00:00〜2011/01/29 00:00▼

1.Six months after the floods Trocaire helps 135000 in Pakistan Trテウcaire
  キーワード:event,Haiti,temperature,malnourished,protection,munity RV=187.0
2.Pakistan Floods 2010 - Six Months On SC
  キーワード:Children,protection,munity,sector RV=111.4
3.PAKISTAN ON THE MEND HOPE worldwide
  キーワード:winter,December RV=110.0

 ▼2011/01/29 00:00〜2011/01/30 00:00▼

1.UNICEF: Pakistan floods uncover dire nutrition situation UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,change,UNICEF,malnutrition,temperature,polio,cent,Cluster RV=397.4
2.Needs still urgent as flood-hit Pakistan starts to rebuild UNDP
  キーワード:UNDP,seed RV=113.5

 ▼2011/01/31 00:00〜2011/02/01 00:00▼

1.Faced with the distress in Pakistan Handicap International is reinforcing its activities on the ground HI
  キーワード:winter,Canadian,Thatta,munity,Haiti,cold RV=293.5
2.Pakistan Floods: 6 Months On ActionAid
  キーワード:winter,seed,warm,munity,cold RV=249.5
3.HOTLINE - week of January 31 2011: Kenya Pakistan CWS
  キーワード:winter,munity,percent RV=159.9
4.Pakistan: Six months after floods affect 18 million CARE assists recovery CARE
  キーワード:winter,munity,temperature RV=158.5

 ▼2011/02/01 00:00〜2011/02/02 00:00▼

1.Red Cross warns of Pakistan social unrest ABC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,price,China RV=243.0
2.Pakistan: Situation in Sindh CARE
  キーワード:winter,seed,munity,warm RV=216.4
3.Pakistan: Swat six months after the flood CARE
  キーワード:question,seed,production RV=155.8

 ▼2011/02/02 00:00〜2011/02/03 00:00▼

1.Pakistan floods-six month mark ActionAid
  キーワード:price,munity,income,mother,January,rehabilitation,girl,reconstruction,pregnant,cash RV=286.9

 ▼2011/02/03 00:00〜2011/02/04 00:00▼

1.Pakistan floods could have been predicted minimised - study AlertNet
  キーワード:European,article,American,read,trust,advance,scientist,Union,conclude,model RV=171.9

 ▼2011/02/04 00:00〜2011/02/05 00:00▼

1.CERF Activities in 2010 OCHA
  キーワード:Cerf,malnourished,pregnant,beneficiary,nutritional,feed,self,proposal,reduce,intervention RV=159.9

 ▼2011/02/05 00:00〜2011/02/06 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: AAI provides fresh water sources to vulnerable communities AusAID
  キーワード:munity,construction,achieve,Kenya,Australia,program,build,practice,importance RV=201.8
2.Pakistan: AAI Rehabilitates a School while delivering WASH programs AAI
  キーワード:construction,toilet,program RV=66.3

 ▼2011/02/06 00:00〜2011/02/07 00:00▼

1.UAE leads reconstruction efforts in Pakistan spending US$620m on various projects to improve the lives of people in affected areas WAM
  キーワード:munity,construction,December,Zayed,sector,Ambassador,opportunity,job,peace,learn RV=271.6

 ▼2011/02/07 00:00〜2011/02/08 00:00▼

1.Migration due to climate change demands attention - ADB ADB
  キーワード:climate,change,Bank,munity,DB,China,policy,adaptation RV=510.1
2.AmeriCares Delivers Aid Commits to Rebuilding Clinic in Flood Ravaged Pakistan Village AmeriCares
  キーワード:munity,construction,AmeriCares RV=108.9

 ▼2011/02/08 00:00〜2011/02/09 00:00▼

1.Letter to Congress: Humanitarian Funding in 2011-12 Budgets Ref. Intl.
  キーワード:price,event,percent,Haiti,cent,policy,December,attack RV=292.2
2.Charities Challenged on Disaster Comms Plan
  キーワード:question,munity,event,Haiti,cent RV=223.9

 ▼2011/02/09 00:00〜2011/02/10 00:00▼

1.Children and families face increasing challenges in aftermath of 2010 Pakistan floods UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,UNICEF,munity,warm,cold,temperature,mother,baby,opportunity,learn RV=405.8

 ▼2011/02/10 00:00〜2011/02/11 00:00▼

1.Top US lawmaker: Aid recipients face sacrifices AFP
  キーワード:reform,IMF,November,percent,income,Clinton,American RV=256.7
2.Pakistan: Erasing trauma from innocent minds IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,mother RV=182.6

 ▼2011/02/11 00:00〜2011/02/12 00:00▼

1.Japan Donates US$37.9 million to IOM Humanitarian Operations for 2011 IOM
  キーワード:climate,change,munity,Japan,cent RV=403.5
2.Strenght in Numbers: A Review Of NGO Coordination in the Field - Case Study: Pakistan 2002-2010 ICVA
  キーワード:Corps,event,Children,policy,Cluster RV=234.9

 ▼2011/02/12 00:00〜2011/02/13 00:00▼

1.Through International Medical Corps Livelihoods Program Flood-affected Women in Pakistan Gain Skills Incomes and Brighter Futures IMC
  キーワード:Corps,Medical,income,refugee,achieve,opportunity,training,sell,psychosocial,rupee RV=377.6

 ▼2011/02/13 00:00〜2011/02/14 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: NDMA Briefs Media about various Initiatives Govt. Pakistan
  キーワード:UNDP,seed,munity,November,percent,production,income,reduction,lake,Cluster RV=420.7

 ▼2011/02/14 00:00〜2011/02/15 00:00▼

1.Floods in Pakistan: Pakistan Health Cluster Bulletin No. 1 - Focus on Gilgit Baltistan 8 February 2011 WHO
  キーワード:Cluster,Lake,practice,February,centre,operational,reveal,acute,workshop,infection RV=102.0

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1.Increased flooding driven by climate change: study AFP
  キーワード:climate,change,question,event,warm,adaptation,extreme RV=464.2
2.Pakistan: ACTED is engaged in the construction of sustainable houses in KPK Province ACTED
  キーワード:reduction,construction,plant RV=93.5

 ▼2011/02/17 00:00〜2011/02/18 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Floods uncover evidence of feudalism's impact on poor IRIN
  キーワード:Bank,UNICEF,malnutrition,reform,Thatta,percent,article,mother,malnourished,birth RV=416.0

 ▼2011/02/18 00:00〜2011/02/19 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 15 03 - 18 February 2011 OCHA
  キーワード:UNHCR,Thatta,percent RV=136.1
2.Tzu Chi provide portable beds to flood-hit victims in Sindh Province Pakistan Tzu Chi
  キーワード:November,event,Thatta RV=121.9
3.Pakistan floods: shelter saved us Caritas
  キーワード:munity,cold RV=93.4
4.Logistics Cluster (Pakistan Operation) Situation Report 17 February 2011 Logistics Cluster
  キーワード:UNICEF RV=58.1
5.Homespun Response To Malnutrition Deployed In Pakistan WFP
  キーワード:malnutrition RV=52.9

 ▼2011/02/19 00:00〜2011/02/20 00:00▼

1.Survivors of Pakistan’s floods face new threats Humanitarian Coalition members warn CARE
  キーワード:winter,Canadian,munity,malnutrition,price,cent,temperature,Children,construction,malnourished RV=476.2

 ▼2011/02/20 00:00〜2011/02/21 00:00▼

1.UNICEF and partners deliver critical aid amidst harsh Pakistani winter UNICEF
  キーワード:winter,Logistics,UNICEF,cold,mother,tonne,nutrition,metric,harsh,February RV=358.6

 ▼2011/02/21 00:00〜2011/02/22 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 Six-month consolidated report IFRC
  キーワード:winter,Cross,Red,seed,mil,November,cent RV=408.4
2.GIEWS Country Briefs: Pakistan 10-February-2011 FAO
  キーワード:winter,price RV=133.2
3.UNICEF Pakistan Fortnightly Situation Report 3 - 16 February 2011 UNICEF
  キーワード:UNICEF,polio RV=96.2

 ▼2011/02/22 00:00〜2011/02/23 00:00▼

1.Cooperation: support for the flood victims in Pakistan Govt. Italy
  キーワード:FAO,sector,initiative,agriculture,action,housing,February,programme,structure,environmental RV=178.2

 ▼2011/02/23 00:00〜2011/02/24 00:00▼

1.UN Development Chief Pledges Support to Pakistan's Recovery from Floods UNDP
  キーワード:UNDP,change,munity,Japan,event,policy,Assembly RV=351.4
2.World Vision calls on U.S. Senate to restore budget for global disaster responses and development World Vision
  キーワード:munity,percent,policy,Haiti,reduction RV=208.2

 ▼2011/02/24 00:00〜2011/02/25 00:00▼

1.Network Paper No. 69: Common Needs Assessments and humanitarian action ODI - HPN
  キーワード:achieve,opportunity,trade,review,develop,objective,joint RV=140.6
2.Humanitarian Exchange Magazine No. 49 - Feature: Humanitarianism in Afghanistan and Pakistan ODI - HPN
  キーワード:article,space,conflict RV=66.2

 ▼2011/02/25 00:00〜2011/02/26 00:00▼

1.Young people as agents of change UNICEF
  キーワード:climate,munity,change,UNICEF,Children RV=430.3
2.Government of Canada Helps Millions Affected by Pakistan's Floods CIDA
  キーワード:winter,Cross,Red,Canadian,munity,seed RV=417.4

 ▼2011/02/26 00:00〜2011/02/27 00:00▼

1.Emerging from the Floods in Pakistan UMCOR
  キーワード:change,UNICEF,malnutrition,price,percent,Haiti,mother,December,attack,opportunity RV=415.5

 ▼2011/03/01 00:00〜2011/03/02 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Rs 4461m distributed among flood victims F. Post
  キーワード:question,price,policy,income,Assembly,card RV=234.4
2.ACTED Newsletter nツー69 February 2011 ACTED
  キーワード:munity,peace,reconstruction,drought RV=129.4

 ▼2011/03/02 00:00〜2011/03/03 00:00▼

1.UKaid: Changing lives delivering results in Pakistan DFID
  キーワード:opportunity,poverty,build,stability,insecurity,double,undermine,tackle,democratic,deny RV=104.4

 ▼2011/03/03 00:00〜2011/03/05 00:00▼

1.Pakistan Humanitarian Bulletin - Issue 16 17 February – 3 March 2011 OCHA
  キーワード:UNDP,munity,UNHCR,Thatta,percent RV=270.0
2.Pakistan: A young flood survivor enjoys being a kid again IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,change,warm RV=254.4
3.Pakistan: PRCS gets 6 Land Rover for flood operation IFRC
  キーワード:Cross,Red,munity RV=216.8
4.UNICEF Pakistan Fortnightly Situation Report 17 February - 2 March 2011 UNICEF
  キーワード:UNICEF RV=61.3
5.Pakistan Flood Relief - Pakistan Flood Update 2011 Food for the Hungry
  キーワード:percent RV=38.2

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 ▼2011/03/05 00:00〜2011/03/10 00:00▼

1.Pakistan: Get ready the monsoon is coming IRIN
  キーワード:winter,Bank,percent,policy,article,reduction,construction,plant,strategy RV=371.8
2.OCHA ROMENACA Regional Humanitarian update | January-February 2011 OCHA
  キーワード:munity RV=67.7




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1.PAKISTAN: Flash floods wreak havoc,IRIN
RV=28.9 2010/07/25 00:00
キーワード:July,district,Commissioner,relief,village,affect,Balochistan,provide,flash,affected

QUETTA 25 July 2010 (IRIN) - With the onset of a heavier than usual monsoon season assistance to tens of thousands of people affected by torrential rains and flash floods in different areas of the country has not been adequate and the risk of disease outbreaks is growing local authorities have said.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a 23 July humanitarian update that the worst affected areas have been the northeastern province of Punjab and southwestern province of Balochistan. [http://oneresponse.info/Countries/Pakistan/publicdocuments/Pakistan%20Humanitarian%20Update%20No%2019.pdf]According to Hassan Baloch Director General of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in Balochistan flash floods caused by heavy rain since 20 July have killed at least 50 people and affected 50000 in the worst-hit district of Barkhan about 350km east of provincial capital Quetta.He said neighbouring Kohlu and Sibi districts were also badly affected."The rain is continuing and water is surrounding houses. People are now really scared" local resident Amjad Baloch told IRIN on the phone from Kohlu on 24 July. "It has been raining more or less continually for two days here. Very little is being done to help people many of whom have lost homes."Major-General Saleem Nawaz chief of Balochistan's Frontier Corps a federal paramilitary force told the media that relief and rescue operations had been launched to "move affected people to safe locations".More than 40 villages have been inundated by floodwater in Kohlu leaving hundreds of people stranded. Around 28000 people were reportedly marooned in Sibi district.In other areas of Balochistan homeless people have been sleeping in the open with some abandoning homes to head for higher land. Riverine floods triggered by the rains have been responsible for the flooding in many areas. [http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/thousands-rendered-homeless-by-flood-in-balochistan-470]An emergency has been declared in Kohlu district and areas around the Turkha Dam have been evacuated. The collapse of a bridge means the road link between Kohlu and the rest of the country has been severed.Relief not adequateNasrullah Rind Deputy Commissioner of Kohlu told the media that relief goods provided by PDMA were not adequate. "Three hundred families have been affected and they are all living in relief camps but till now just 100 tents and 200 bags of wheat have been received" he said.Rind said he feared water-borne diseases would break out in affected areas.While Balochistan province has been particularly hard hit there have been dozens of deaths in rain-related incidents across the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and in Punjab province. Most people have died as a result of house collapses or electrocution.Rains have also caused waterways to swell in northern areas and in Pakistan-administered Kashmir while flooding has been reported in some southern Punjab districts. [http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/19-hill-torrent-batters-rajanpur-villages-470-hh-05]Pakistan's Meteorological Office has predicted that widespread rains and thunderstorms would continue in northern parts of the country. The monsoon season usually lasts until September.kh/ed[END]A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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1.Pakistan: Flood Situation in Balochistan 23rd July 2010,Govt. Pakistan
RV=30.6 2010/07/26 00:00
キーワード:July,relief,affect,Balochistan,provide,village,affected,nd,night

Flood Situation in BalochistanIslamabad:Based upon PMD Forecast for widespread rains during the period from 20th - 22nd July the NDMA issued a Weather Advisory to all concerned forewarning them against likely possibility of inundation in low lying areas on 20th July. Heavy rains in various parts of Balochistan during the night of 21st and 22nd July have affected tehsils Kohlu Barkhan Duki and Dera Murad Jamali.As per the preliminary reports received from PDMA Balochistan and Military authorities following damages have been reported so far:a. Number of kiliis / villages badly affected by the flood are:-1. Tehsil Kohlu - 82. Tehsil Barkhan - 33. Tehsil Sibi - 2b. Death toll is as under:-1. Barkhan - 152. Sibi - 21. Relief activities:-a. The NDMA has released 1200 tents 800 blankets and 2400 plastic mats which are being collected by PDMA authorities from Quetta Warehouse.b. On request from NDMA PRCS has mobilised its teams in the affected areas and shall cater for the food / health care requirements of the affected population (approximately 15000) for the next 3 months.c. Apart from moving a company-size force on ground along with four medical teams 3 military helicopters carrying 1.25 tons of relief goods have moved (today) to the affected areas for recovery and relief operations.d. The Army has provided 9 tons of relief goods whereas the civilian administration has also moved 6-8 trucks carrying relief items to the affected areas.e. The Army troops provided food items to the population of the affected areas on the night of 22nd – 23rd July 2010 and the same will be done today as well.The NDMA is in close coordination with the concerned agencies and monitoring the situation closely. The exact detail of losses is being ascertained through the provincial authorities. Chairman NDMA Lt. Gen. (R) Nadeem Ahmed is also visiting the affected areas on 24th July 2010.SpokespersonBrig. Sajid Naeem Member (Operations)Phone (Off): 051-9214295Cell: 0331 5657773Email: mops@ndma.gov.pkMedia CoordinatorAmal MasudPhone (Off): 051-9215389Cell: 0300 8569229Email: mc@ndma.gov.pkAssistant Media CoordinatorZia-ur-RehmanPhone (Off): 051 9205037Cell: 0300 8500770Email: amc@ndma.gov.pkEmergency telephone numbers. 051-9206544 051-9205086 051-9205082 051-9209338Emergency Fax numbers. 051-9213082 051-9201065

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1.Pakistan: Slow pace of relief work irks people in flood-hit areas,Dawn
RV=33.0 2010/07/27 00:00
キーワード:district,relief,affect,Balochistan,repair,Commissioner,village

MULTAN: Slow pace of relief activities has irked thousands of people affected by hill torrents in remote areas of Rajanpur district. The rail service remained suspended on the second consecutive day on Saturday as the authorities failed to repair the damaged track at Wasti Hazoor Bakhsh Hoora near Fazalpur Railway Station. The track connects Punjab Sindh and Balochistan. As the rain left roads in the area worn and torn locals are facing inconvenience in transportation. Repair and rehabilitation work has not been started here as water is standing everywhere in these areas. Trade and business activities have also come to a halt in most parts of the district and farmers have estimated their losses at millions. Fazalpur city is threatened by Qutabpur embankment which is being repaired at a number of points. The embankment cost Rs7 million when it was built two years ago by the district government. Eight union councils of the Pacchad area are still inaccessible because roads have been washed away. More than 200 workers of the Pakistan Railways are struggling to repair the damaged railway track. Dera Ghazi Khan Commissioner Khan Hasan Iqbal visited the Dajal area and directed the authorities to fill the breaches in Dajal Canal protection wall. Rajanpur DCO Iftikhar Rasool said food bags were being dropped in the affected areas and people and animals were being vaccinated. He said floods hit 70 villages.ゥ The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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2.Pakistan: Flash Floods in Balochistan province July 27 2010,WHO
RV=26.4 2010/07/27 00:00
キーワード:July,district,affect,village,include

HighlightsThe heavy rains hit northeastern districts of Baluchistan on 22 July early morning causing serious flash floods resulting significant damages to human life property. From the Initially available reports around 50000 people in 30 worst hit villages are affected by the floodProvincial Disaster Management Authority(PDMA) Baluchistan has declared district Barkhan Sibi Kohlo Bolan and Naseerabad as the flood affected districts where according to the available information 5000 to 10000 families have been affectedThe WHO team is in contact with PDMA Department of Health at the provincial headquarters Quetta and with EDO Health and People's Primary Health Care Initiative (PPHI) present in the affected districts getting situation updates. In order to avoid duplication in service delivery Health Cluster approach will be initiated to ensure that the gaps are filled properly Metrological Department has forecasted another monsoon spell from 27-30 July across the country including the current floods affected area of Baluchistan.

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3.Pakistan: BEEJ Disaster Coordination Cell at DCO Complex District Barkhan - Situation Report no. 3,BEEJ
RV=25.6 2010/07/27 00:00
キーワード:district,relief,affect,provide,include

Updates as of 2:00 PM 29/07/2010On the 8th day of the disaster; damage assessment reports of the 4 committees sent by Deputy Commissioner Barkhan have returned and provided their one pager report of financial estimate of losses. This report provides financial estimate of the damages in terms of Kaccha & Pakka houses crops livestock and machinery lost to flood water. It should be noted that the data provided is not enough for planning emergency response activities.So far after 27th July 2010 no further support in form of relief items have been received by the district administration and no I/NGO is active in the area. Most of the (I)NGOs are conducting data gathering through telephone and no ground assessment has been carried out yet.The second cycle of Monsoon rain has started in the area with heavy rains in District Barkhan starting from 28th July 2010. Currently the sky is cloudy and more rain is expected. The runoff water of the hills and torrents has filled up the streams and mobility to most areas from Barkhan Town is not possible.The district administration is providing ration donated from different sources but the issue about the requirement of CNIC from beneficiaries of distribution is still there as the main affected people have lost their documents CNIIC cash jewelry clothes (kept in the metal trunks) swept away by flood water. This situation is making it hard for the ration support to be received by the most affected people.Immediate Needs:Water: The stream water from hills is bringing debris and animal feces with it and has high turbidity hence unsuitable for drinking purpose. The wells have been filled up with mud and the only source available for drinking water to the people is the stagnant flood water left in the ditches created by flood. Affected population needs some filtering and water purifying support such as NOREX filters Aqua Tabs and PUR Sachets with collapsible jerry cans.Food: Most of the stored grain and livestock has been swept away in the flood water and people are relying on the ration provided by the district administration which is not enough for the family and does not follow SPHERE standards. Food packages following SPEHER standards needs to be distributed on the base of information gathered through a household survey.Non-Food Items: The flood water has swept away all of the non-fixed household items including kitchen utensils baggage containers clothes beddings charpai ration storage containers. People are in immediate need of kitchen utensils kerosene stoves and oil water storage containers hygiene kits torch lights and mosquito nets.Shelter: The next cycle of monsoon rains has started but the disaster affected population is still living in semi-collapsed houses. Tents distribution by the district administration is very slow as they have very few tents available and distribution is done on selective basis as they do not have the complete data available to identify beneficiaries. The need for shelter to of water proof tents to be distributed; these tents will later on remain in use by the population which is nomadic in nature.Quantitative Data:No. of Families Affected: 1300No. of Households: 500Human Deaths: 18 people Reported Missing: 5Perished Animals: 25000 (60% sheep/goat 20% bulls/cows 10% poultry 10% donkey)Crops Damaged: 1500 acres (40% tomatoes 30% Chillies 30% Cotton)

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4.Pakistan: Goods sent to Balochistan flood-hit areas,Dawn
RV=25.2 2010/07/27 00:00
キーワード:district,relief,provide,Balochistan,repair

LAHORE: The Punjab government has sent relief goods comprising 200 tents medicines and edibles to the flood-affected areas of Barkhan and other districts of Balochistan. A spokesman through a handout says medical teams have reached the calamity-stricken areas of Balochistan. Funds and other resources have been provided to the administrations of DG Khan and Rajanpur districts. The spokesman says the situation is under control as the respective administration and police are taking active part in relief activities. He says 500 bags of pulses flour rice and other commodities have also been distributed among the people of flood-hit area of Rajanpur. Besides extending medical assistance to more than 2000 patients 4500 people and 7000 cattle have been vaccinated in the area. He says 1018 people have so far been rescued and shifted to safer places by helicopter. Roads from Rajanpur to Hajipur and Hajipur to Lalgarh have been reopened for traffic after necessary repair.ゥ The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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1.Flood Watch: roundup of severe floods around the world,AlertNet
RV=51.1 2010/07/28 00:00
キーワード:July,district,affect,severe,relief,season,Red,China,Baluchistan

By Matt HirschlerLONDON (AlertNet) - There has been severe flooding around the world in 2010 with many regions experiencing the worst torrential rain and storms in a generation.Here are details of three major current floods:PAKISTANFlash and riverine floods caused by an unusually severe monsoon season have hit Punjab and Baluchistan provinces.At least 50 people have been killed and around 50000 are affected in the worst-hit district of Barkhan officials said.Pakistan's monsoon season runs between July and September meaning that there is still potential for another month of severe rain.The Meteorological Department predicted another monsoon at the end of July which could hamper relief efforts.Local authorities say they worry inadequate assistance for now homeless people could aid disease to break out. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already reported four deaths from water-borne diseases in two places with hundreds more cases in other affected districts according to the United Nations.IRIN the U.N. news agency says many people are sleeping in the open as they abandon their homes to move to higher ground.The United Nations said in a humanitarian update that the WHO and Pakistan's Department of Health were coordinating the response.Pakistan says it will give out 1200 tents 800 blankets and 2400 plastic mats. It also says it has deployed teams that can meet food and health needs for the next three months.Saudi Arabia has pledged $100 million nearly half of which has been spent the U.N. said. This will include 25000 all-weather tents.IRIN said many residents feared the relief effort was inadequate."The rain is continuing and water is surrounding houses. People are now really scared" resident Amjad Baloch told IRIN from Kohlu on 24 July. "It has been raining more or less continually for two days here. Very little is being done to help people many of whom have lost homes."SOUTHERN CHINANearly 1000 people have been killed and some 400 are missing after the worst torrential rain and storms in southern China in 30 years according to state media and the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC).In all 120 million people have had their lives disrupted in some way.Flooding and landslides have been the biggest problem in the region since storms started in May and the IFRC says that this is set to continue as China prepares to face the rest of the typhoon season.Reports from local media in central China said another 37 people were killed and 19 reported missing after a 150-metre-long village bridge collapsed under the pressure of a flood-swollen river on July 24.The IFRC says that the Chinese government estimates that over 7 million hectares of farmland and 645000 houses have been destroyed by flooding."People have to cross their fields by boat to retrieve belongings from their homes" said Qinghui Gu IFRC's disaster management coordinator. "Many were taken by surprise by the intensity and speed of the flooding."State media reported on Wednesday that nearly 4 million have had their water supplies cut after over 1000 barrels of explosive chemicals were washed by flood water into a major river.IFRC say that the Three Gorges Dam the largest hydroelectric project in the world has protected many in southwest China from flooding (but not landslides) this year.One of the dam's main purposes is to protect people against the yearly floods along the Yangtze plains.However a state-run paper on July 23 quoted officials as saying that the dam could not cope with flood waters rushing through it at more than 122000 cubic metres a second. This year the speed of flood waters passing the dam peaked at 70000 cubic metres a second but future floods could be more severe as a result of climate change it said.China has responded to fears that this year's floods would be as destructive as the 1998 Yangtze floods in which 4000 people died saying that it was now better prepared.Last week the government issued warnings ahead of tropical storm Chanthu. The IFRC said these warnings meant people stayed inside and there were fewer casualties.Meanwhile the IFRC reports that the Red Cross is carrying out extensive relief work across affected provinces. The Red Cross has distributed emergency supplies such as tents quilts rice and drinking water in these areas.SUDANHeavy rains hit many regions of the Sudan in July causing severe flooding that has displaced more than 10000 people and killed at least 16 as well as destroying harvests and livestock according to officials and charities working in the region.On July 20 the United Nations reported that 13 people were killed and 11 were missing in one of the worst-hit areas when floodwater swept down an empty river bed near Agig village in Sudan's eastern Red Sea state after a week of heavy rain.The latest report on July 26 by the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) says humanitarian teams had witnessed more severe flooding in Akobo Country that had killed two people and destroyed 133 households and five schools.Aid agencies said in a report compiled by the World Food Programme (WFP) and others that there was an urgent need for tents sleeping material food and clean drinking water for those displaced by flooding.The report also stated that roads needed better drainage and culverts for water to pass from one side to the other.The report warned that the flooding could continue for several more weeks."It is expected that these floods will continue until early September based on the frequency of the rains" it predicted "which means there will be more displacement and ruining of the harvest."Despite the heavy rains the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that Sudan still faces the long-term threat of drought after a poor rainy season in 2009."The rainy season is cyclical and we don't know what the levels of rains are going to be. But the drought issue remains a long-term problem" an OCHA spokesman said.Reuters AlertNet is not responsible for the content of external websites.For more humanitarian news and analysis please visit www.alertnet.org

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2.Pakistan: Monsoon floods Information Bulletin No. 1,IFRC
RV=30.8 2010/07/28 00:00
キーワード:July,district,affect,Red,Baluchistan

Glide FL-2010-000141-PAKThis information bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at the moment.Pakistan is hit by heavier than usual monsoon rains since 21 July 2010 killing at least 50 people and leaving 50000 people affected in the worst hit districts of Baluchistan province (source: Director General of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Baluchistan). The worst affected areas over the country have been the Rajanpur district of Punjab Dera Ismail Khan Tank and Bannu districts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK) and Barkhan Sibi Kohlu and Dera Murad Jamali districts of Baluchistan province. Most of the land routes linking to the flood affected regions have been disrupted leaving thousands of local residents marooned. Pakistan Red rescent Society (PRCS) has carried out rapid assessment in Baluchistan and has set up a medical camp in Sultan Kot and has deployed food packs for 3100 affected families (21700 people) for three months with the support of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Another assessment team is deployed to Punjab and KPK to trigger the response in the affected areas on the basis of identified needs from these areas. On the request of Rajanpur district government PRCS has provided 50 tents for the flood-affected people.

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1.Pakistan: BEEJ Disaster Coordination Cell at DCO Complex District Barkhan - Situation Report no. 3 July 2010,BEEJ
RV=35.0 2010/07/29 00:00
キーワード:July,ration,district,provide,administration,population

Updates as of 2:00 PM 29/07/2010On the 8th day of the disaster; damage assessment reports of the 4 committees sent by Deputy Commissioner Barkhan have returned and provided their one pager report of financial estimate of losses. This report provides financial estimate of the damages in terms of Kaccha & Pakka houses crops livestock and machinery lost to flood water. It should be noted that the data provided is not enough for planning emergency response activities.So far after 27th July 2010 no further support in form of relief items have been received by the district administration and no I/NGO is active in the area. Most of the (I)NGOs are conducting data gathering through telephone and no ground assessment has been carried out yet.The second cycle of Monsoon rain has started in the area with heavy rains in District Barkhan starting from 28th July 2010. Currently the sky is cloudy and more rain is expected. The runoff water of the hills and torrents has filled up the streams and mobility to most areas from Barkhan Town is not possible.The district administration is providing ration donated from different sources but the issue about the requirement of CNIC from beneficiaries of distribution is still there as the main affected people have lost their documents CNIIC cash jewelry clothes (kept in the metal trunks) swept away by flood water. This situation is making it hard for the ration support to be received by the most affected people.Immediate Needs:Water: The stream water from hills is bringing debris and animal feces with it and has high turbidity hence unsuitable for drinking purpose. The wells have been filled up with mud and the only source available for drinking water to the people is the stagnant flood water left in the ditches created by flood. Affected population needs some filtering and water purifying support such as NOREX filters Aqua Tabs and PUR Sachets with collapsible jerry cans.Food: Most of the stored grain and livestock has been swept away in the flood water and people are relying on the ration provided by the district administration which is not enough for the family and does not follow SPHERE standards. Food packages following SPEHER standards needs to be distributed on the base of information gathered through a household survey.Non-Food Items: The flood water has swept away all of the non-fixed household items including kitchen utensils baggage containers clothes beddings charpai ration storage containers. People are in immediate need of kitchen utensils kerosene stoves and oil water storage containers hygiene kits torch lights and mosquito nets.Shelter: The next cycle of monsoon rains has started but the disaster affected population is still living in semi-collapsed houses. Tents distribution by the district administration is very slow as they have very few tents available and distribution is done on selective basis as they do not have the complete data available to identify beneficiaries. The need for shelter to of water proof tents to be distributed; these tents will later on remain in use by the population which is nomadic in nature.Quantitative Data:No. of Families Affected: 1300No. of Households: 500Human Deaths: 18 people Reported Missing: 5Perished Animals: 25000 (60% sheep/goat 20% bulls/cows 10% poultry 10% donkey)Crops Damaged: 1500 acres (40% tomatoes 30% Chillies 30% Cotton)

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2.ACT Alert: Thousands stranded by Pakistan floods - ACT Alliance responds,ACT Alliance
RV=25.3 2010/07/29 00:00
キーワード:July,affect,district,population

Brief description of the emergencySince 21 July 2010 widespread and unusually heavy monsoon rains hit most parts of Pakistan and further torrential rain is forecast over the next couple of days. The worst affected areas by the consequent floods are the Rajanpur district of Punjab Province; Dera Ismail Khan Tank and Bannu districts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (formerly known as the North West Frontier Province); and Barkhan Sibi Kohlu and Dera Murad Jamali districts of Balochistan province in the south-west. As per the most recent census Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa has a population of 17.7 million people and Balochistan has 6.5 million inhabitants.ImpactMost of the land routes linking to the flood affected regions have been disrupted leaving thousands of local residents marooned or displaced from their homes. Around 150 people have been reported killed in weather-related incidents. Other impacts include the loss of livestock and damage to agricultural crops and fields which will require attention for the recovery of the affected population from this disaster. The total estimated damages and affected population are yet to be determined due to inaccessibility due to rising flood waters and disruption to communication networks. Continuing heavy rains are aggravating the situation in the worst-affected districts.

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3.Flash floods storms kill about 150 people in Pakistan,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=24.4 2010/07/29 00:00
キーワード:July,district,Baluchistan,storm

MINGORA Pakistan July 29 (Reuters) - About 150 people have been killed by flashfloods and bad weather in Pakistan in the last week with the country's northwest and Baluchistan provinces bearing the brunt of the storms officials said on Thursday.In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in the northwest storms and flash floods caused by heavy monsoon rains killed nearly 80 people and left several thousands stranded.About 70 people were killed in flash floods in the southwestern Baluchistan province last week which also uprooted nearly 100000 people.Most of the most recent casualties were in the picturesque Swat valley in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province where torrential rains caused the Swat river to burst its bank."The river wreaked havoc in Behrain where rising water from the river washed away many houses and hotels around the river bank" a flood control official Naeem Akhtar told Reuters referring to a town in the valley.Akhtar said 28 people have been killed in the past 24 hours by flooding across Swat while another 21 were killed by lightning and collapsed houses in the Shangla town on Thursday.Bad weather was likely also a factor in Wednesday's crash of AirBlue flight 202 in Islamabad which killed 152 people. Several thousand people in Swat and other parts of the provinces were either stranded or forced from their homes officials said. Troops evacuated about 300 people from a village encircled by flood waters in the district of Tank.Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province received between 250 mm and 300 mm of rain in the past 36 hours -- the highest figure recorded in the last 35 years Pakistan's meteorological department commissioner Qamar Zaman told Reuters."We expect more rains in the next 24 hours focused on Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa but by tomorrow afternoon the intensity will go away."(Editing by Sugita Katyal)(Reporting by Junaid Khan in Swat; Additional reporting by Kamran Haider; Writing by Augustine Anthony; Editing by Chris Allbritton)(E-mail: augustine.anthony@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: augustine.anthony.reuters.com@reuters.net; Islamabad newsroom: +92 51 281 0017))(If you have a query or comment about this story send an e-mail to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com)For more humanitarian news and analysis please visit www.alertnet.org

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4.Heavy rain floods kills 34 in Pakistan: officials,AFP
RV=22.9 2010/07/29 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,affect,district,provide

PESHAWAR Pakistan — Flash floods and building collapses brought on by heavy rains killed 34 people in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday officials said.Heavy monsoon rain has fallen since Monday inundating several villages in parts of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province officials said.In Shangla district 19 people died in rain-related incidents police chief Jahanzeb Khan told AFP while an administrative chief in Peshawar said 35 mud houses had collapsed there reportedly killing eight.Officials said that four people were also killed in Karak district.The flood waters badly affected farmland in Swat valley and killed three people Qazi Mohammad Jamil senior police official told AFP.Torrential rains also swept away several bridges and link roads in Swat Jamil said.Floods unleashed by torrential rains in south and southwestern Pakistan in 2007 claimed more than 200 lives and affected some 1.6 million people.Copyright ゥ 2010 AFP. All rights reserved.ゥAFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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5.Situation Report: Monsoon Floods in Pakistan - 29 July 2010,OCHA
RV=22.9 2010/07/29 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,affect,district,Baluchistan

This situation report is based on information received from UN Agencies humanitarian partners and government sources.SITUATION OVERVIEWHeavy rains in the past few days have triggered both flash floods and riverine floods in several parts of the country resulting in a loss of life and widespread displacement.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Baluchistan and Punjab have been the worst affected areas. Thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods. Crops have been destroyed and roads and bridges damaged. All 7 districts of FATA have also been affected according to the FATA Disaster Management Authority although the severity is unclear.Khyber PakhtunkhwaIn KPK these are the worst floods since 1929 and 25 districts are said to be hit. At least 400000 people have been affected. Swat Charsadda D I Khan Tank and Upper and Lower Dir districts are among the districts badly hit. They have received between 100 – 290 mm of rain in the past 24 hours. This is the highest recorded rainfall in the region in the past 35 years. Reports indicate that in Charsadda more than 5000 homes are underwater and 20 villages have been affected. The road links to Peshawar have also been cut off. In Swat the Swat river has broken its banks. It is reported 4 subdivisions have been affected with 2 villages flooded and more than a thousand homes underwater. Allegedly hotels and shops have also been swept away. In DI Khan and Tank initial reports say 23 villages have been affected. There is also a danger the river Indus will overflow. In Mansehra initial reports suggest some villages have been hit by landslides.BaluchistanIn Baluchistan floods have hit seven districts including Sibi Kohlu and Barkhan. It is reported that some 150000 people have been affected.PunjabThe rains have hit parts of upper Punjab; Mianwali Attock Rawalpindi and Jhelum in particular. Moreover moderate to heavy rains continue to batter the flood plains in Rajanpur

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1.Pakistan: KP devastated by severe flood,Dawn
RV=59.9 2010/07/30 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,damage,severe,bridge,river,kill,sweep

PESHAWAR: Torrential rains and flash floods continued to devastate life and property in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas on Thursday killing dozens of people.The death toll since Wednesday has risen to 113. More than 400000 people have been affected.The provincial government has declared a state of emergency and asked people living along the banks of the Swat and Kabul rivers and their tributaries in Peshawar and Charsadda districts to move to other areas.Lack of resources and planning has put the lives of thousands of people at risk in Peshawar and Charsadda where the Kabul and Swat rivers converge.The district administration appeared to be helpless in moving the stranded people to safe places.Eighteen people were killed in Kohat another 18 in Dera Ismail Khan nine in Charsadda seven in Mohmand Agency two in Abbottabad and two in Karak and Tank. Over 1000 houses were damaged in D.I. Khan Tank and the adjacent Frontier Region. Water level at Chashma Barrage is also rising.A large number of people have taken shelter in schools and mosques in Peshawar and are in dire need of clothes food and water.Flood water has inundated thousands of houses in the provincial capital. With no sign of any rescue and relief work people are seething in anger."Around 70 families mostly women and children have taken shelter in the Government High School No 1 in Peshawar. They left their homes empty-handed when gushing flood water inundated their localities on Charssada Road" said Amjid Khan a social worker.Traffic on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway and on parts of the GT Road has been suspended.Inter-Services Public Relations said that troops had been carrying out rescue and relief activities since Wednesday.The situation in Malakand division was even more chaotic. Flash floods caused widespread devastations in Swat washing away houses bridges hospitals roads and communication networks.Swat river was in high flood and the outflow at Munda Headwork was over 300000 cusecs according to the flood warning centre.Officials in Swat could not be contacted because telephone lines have stopped functioning. Flood water has entered the Mingora bazaar.Army was called in for evacuation work in Peshawar Charsadda Swat and other flood-hit areas.Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain appealed to the federal government international community and philanthropists to come forward and help the marooned people.Addressing a press conference he said the provincial government had released funds to districts and 50 boats were being brought by a C-130 aircraft from Karachi. The boats will reach Peshawar by Friday evening.The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly session has been postponed for an indefinite period. Senior Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour informed the house that 106 people had been killed across the province.The Provincial Disaster Management Authority said that 200 Chinese nationals were stranded in Dobair valley of Kohistan district. Flood swept away two camps of a Chinese company in the area.Witnesses said that Swat was in complete chaos. Amir Muhammad Khan a social worker told Dawn from Bahrian that flood had swept away a large number of shops houses and hotels in the town and caused severe damage to the infrastructure.People were living in the open and needed immediate evacuation and relief he said. A large number of people were marooned in flooded localities because the flood water has submerged the main road between Bahrian and Mingora.Mr Khan said the road between Madian and Bahrian had been severely damaged. People have taken shelter in mosques. Household goods and appliances have been washed away.About 102 workers and security guards working at an irrigation project in Malakand have been stranded since Wednesday. Parts of Batkhela bazaar are under water.About 47 people are reported to have been missing in Shangla district. Five bodies were found on Thursday.Officials said that floods had washed away 297 houses 46 bridges five mosques and four schools and some basic health units and damaged telecommunication network electricity lines link roads and crops.Two residential colonies comprising 53 houses were destroyed in Alpuri the district headquarters of Shangla.ゥ The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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2.Over 200 killed in torrential rains 106 dead 30 injured in KP thousands homeless F.P. Report,F. Post
RV=58.8 2010/07/30 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,damage,bridge,river,kill,Islamabad,sweep

PESHAWAR: Over 200 people were reportedly killed in the rain related incidents in various parts of the country as 106 casualties and over 30 injured were reported only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where torrential rains and flash floods played havoc damaging houses roads and bridges on Thursday. Reports say that flash floods wrought havoc in the KP where a large number of human lives were lost while several bridges washed away cutting off various areas. Several people were rendered homeless. At least 1300 people were trapped at various places and the district administration declared emergency seeking help from the army for rescue of the stranded people. Addressing a press briefing the Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar said that 22 people died in Shangla while 30 others received injuries disrupting telecommunication system completely. The minister said eight people died in Peshawar only the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 12400 people trapped in Jogiyan Kalay and Lala Kalay while adding that the provincial government has dispatched 50 tents and Rs 6 million in aid. Mian Iftikhar said nine people died in upper Dir Sahib Abad and Shiringil University was partially damaged. Outskirts of Peshawar such as Akbarpura Tarujaba Qasim Ali Baig and Tarnab Farm have been submerged by water and Rs 6 million released for relief works he added. He disclosed that 200 Chinese construction workers have been stuck in Dobair valley Kohistan among them nine have gone missing whereas 46 have been rescued. Mian Iftikhar said 300 students have been stranded in Malakand University while in another incident 73 families have been struck by the flood in Amandara headwork. In Kohat heavy rains continued lashing the district for two consecutive days leaving score of people dead in the collapsing of the Jerma Bridge. At least 15 people including a technician of cable TV network died after the collapse of Jerma Bridge amid heavy rain. All the people standing on the bridge came under the debris of collapsed bridge said an eye witness Gul Nawaz. Similarly several people were swept away in flood water when a dam in Darmalak area of Lachi Kohat collapsed amid heavy rains. Several houses near Kaghazai village of Kohat were also destroyed. Power supply remained suspended in Kohat throughout the day. In lower Dir Zulm bypass and main road have been washed away whereas in Kohistan two Chinese construction companies have caved in the minister said. Mian Iftikhar said in Lakki Marwat 60 houses have completely been destroyed while 169 damaged partially and added that the provincial government has dispatched 200 tents and Rs 1 million rupees. In Charsadda three people died 10 children were rescued whereas 800 houses have been inundated by the flood similarly in Karak four people died and the gas pipeline damaged causing unconsciousness to the residents of Ahmadi Baanda. He warned that there has been 162000 cusec water in river Swat which has increased to 175000 cusec by heavy rainfall which can cause an increase in the water-calamity and catastrophe. He added two people were drowned while 300 rescued in Tank. Four helicopters sent to Tarujaba Dag Ismail Khel Jogyani Tarnab Farm Bodhnia and Dag Besut were busy in rescue. The downpour in Swat and Shangla and flooding in Swat River caused huge devastations killing at least 64 people in Bahrain Madyan Matta Kanju and Kabal areas of Swat and Shangla. Sources said that Mingora Police Lines has been evacuated in view of devastating floods there. Silk Highway had to be closed down as a link bridge was washed away in rains in Shangla district cutting off Gilgit-Baltistan from rest of the country. Due to continuous raining in the district road from Gilgit to Hunza has been blocked creating problems for Ataabad affectees residing in different relief camps. They said it was their first bitter experience to face the heavy rain in camps. Floods also washed away at least seven hotels 60 shops and nine houses in Kalam while several tourists were stranded in Kalam due to heavy downpour. A government rest house Nogram Bridge and Biyari Bridge were washed away in Batgram tehsil of Allai area and at least four people were swept away in flooding and one died when his vehicle plunged into a ravine while a large numbers of houses and shops were destroyed in different parts of Alai tehsil of this district. Four persons who drowned in floodwater were identified as Muhammad Iqbal Aqa Jan Irshad and Zar Muhammad while one person identified as Asghar Ali Shah was killed when his vehicle plunged into a deep ravine because of heavy rain. Various areas including Nowshera Kalan Azakhel Khairabad and Pir Sabaq were inundated by floodwater. Azakhel Refugee Camp was being evacuated. The traffic on GT Road was held up by the floodwater from a rain drain. Kabul River surged with more flooding leaving thousands of people trapped without any relief team making it to their rescue. Jindi river bridge on Motorway has also been washed away. In Upper Dir areas dozens of houses 21 link bridges 13 schools and thousands acres of land washed away in flood trapping at least 1200 people at various places. In Lower Dir also persistent downpour triggered floods which took away eight people and washing away six link bridges. In Balam Butt tehsil the house of former MNA Inayat Khan was also washed away by floods. In Charsadda hundreds of houses collapsed as a result of rains and floods. Pak Army provided two boats for rescue operation. Various areas in Kohat are facing flood condition as a result of two days of stormy downpours causing 143 houses to cave in. The high tide flooding at Gilgit River deluged several villages. Also the historic Chinar Bagh and Legislative Assembly came under water. In Bannu search for five minors who went missing in flood tide is afoot. In Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency at least 40 houses were washed away while two children were injured as the roof of their house caved in. At least five people were injured in Jamrud tehsil. Pak-Afghan Road and Mohmand-Bajaur Road have been blocked for traffic owing to floods. Persistent downpour and floods caused 20 houses and shops to fall down in a bazaar of Dabori in Upper Orakzai Agency area. In Mardan floods cut off the city from all its surrounding suburbs. All roads were inundated and the main bus stand was under at least two feet water. There are reports of damage to many houses in the suburbs. Standing crops have also been destroyed throughout the area. The floodwater has entered the old vegetable market Shaheedano bazzar Baricham Kaskoorna Skandari and other areas and has damaged several shops and houses. In Buner torrential rains killed a woman with two kids in Ajlai village in Chaghorzai tehsil on Thursday. Seven houses in the village were damaged by lightning. Torrential rains have brought life to standstill and flood waters entered houses in Pacha Ghazikahany Towda Cheena Elai Torwarsak Rega Matwanai Budal Ambela Koga Jangai and Chinglai. However no casualty from any part of the district has so far been reported. In Mohmand Agency the rainy spell have badly affected communication system in Atokhel Ghazi Baig Koizai Gandao Lakro Muhammad Gat and Qandari areas of the agency. Two children were reported dead in flash floods in Mera Meerzo area in Shabqadar tehsil as rescue work was underway in the area. At least four persons died including two girls and a woman when their car fell into the river at Josai in Skardu district. The car heading towards Galtari from Skardu met with the deadly incident while crossing the river through a hanging bridge. The bridge suddenly collapsed due to breakage of supporting rope and the car fell into the river. Around 22 houses were damaged in Bumborat of Kalash Valley due to heave rains and flood while main road linking Bumborat and Rumbor remained blocked for all kind of vehicular traffic. Similarly Garamchishma Tehsil Lutko Tehsil Mulko Torkoh Booni Madaglasht Mastuj and Peshawar roads remained blocked for traffic. Several shops and houses were reportedly damaged by flood water in Garamchishama Booni Karimabad etc. Communication system was also been badly affected due to land sliding flash flood while hundreds of people remained trapped in Golain valley due to damaging two link bridges to the entire valley. Meanwhile Director General Met Office Qamar Zaman Chaudhary on Thursday said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be the focus of current spell of monsoon rains during next 24 hours. The Met office also forecast widespread rains heavy at times for Upper Punjab and Islamabad till Friday afternoon. Flood situation in low lying areas of Peshawar Nowshera Charsadda Mardan Swabi Bannu Karak and Laki Marwat districts especially around the local rivers would further worsen on Friday/Saturday. In Balochistan scattered rain with isolated heavy falls is expected in north-eastern and southern parts of Balochistan tonight and on Friday. The rainfall recorded during last 24 hours in Peshawar (P.A.F) 274mm Peshawar (Civil) 204mm Mianwali 190mm Saidu Sharif 187mm Dir 149mm Mirpurkhas 143mm Dadu 117mm Kalam 84mm Zhob 73mm Drosh 61mm Bhakkar 59mm Saidpur 56mm Thatta and Balakot 45mm (each) T.T Singh 42mm Murree 40mm Chaklala 31mm Islamabad 30 mm Lasbela Kohat and R.Y Khan 23mm (each) North Karachi 22mm Parachinar 21mm Landhi 20mm Nawabshah & Rawalakot 19mm (each) Mangla 18mm Khanpur 17mm Jhang 15mm Sargodha 14mm Karachi Faisal 13mm Faisalabad 12mm Multan 12mm Sialkot (Civil) and Karachi Masroor 11mm (each). In Islamabad floods swept away three young persons whose bodies were also missing. Muhammad Ali 16 son of Azkar a resident of Madni town and Muhammad Qadoos 20 son of Muhammad Mehfooz resident of Dhok Mistrian was swept away in Nilore police station area. A boy identified as Ali son of Ghareeb Alam resident of Soan was also swept away by flood in Soan nullah while a dead body of 65-year old man identified as Muhammad Khan son of Lateef Khan resident of Pindorian was found near his house. Heavy rain also caused damage to the houses in slum areas of Islamabad including sectors G-7 I-9 Sabzi Mandi area as well as in the rural areas of Capital. Water entered in the houses of sectors G-10 G-11 and also in the house of a judge in sector G-10/2 while 6th 7th and 9th avenue presented a view of stream due to the rain. Traffic mess was observed in the area of Dhokri Chowk Aabpara Chowk and Khanna Pul. The rescue teams consisting of civil defence volunteers and police are providing help to the affected peoples in the areas including Korang Town Azeem Town Sihala sector I-9 1-10 G-7 Noor Pur Shahan. In Rawalpindi District administration declared emergency in low lying areas as water level in Nullah Leh touched 22 feet both at Katarian and Gawalmandi bridges. Sirens were blown and people directed to shift immediately to safer places. Water level increased and vulnerable areas are Nadeem Colony Dhoke Elahi Bakhsh Dhoke Khabba Gowalmandi Chaman Zar Colony Araya Mohalla and other places. Torrential rain also played havoc with property and crops in Chakwal on Thursday causing flood in nullahs besides damaging infrastructure and a number of houses. The low lying areas of the district were flooded while crops badly damaged. In Bahawalnagar three persons including a woman were killed in two incidents here on Thursday. Several parts of Nasirabad district were inundated by rain water paralyzing communication system. Flooding caused by rains entered Dera Murad Jamali Tamboo Manjho Shori Baitroon Pat Feeder Uch area Mir Hassan road Chattar road. Rainy spell started in Dera Murad Jamali and adjoining areas today. Streets and roads were turned into streams. National highway was closed due to huge water. Water was standing 5 to 6 feet along link roads. It suspended movement of the people who remained at their houses. There were reports of collapse of houses and cracks in Dera Murad Jamali and adjoining areas. Dozens of people were also reported injured who were shifted to government and private hospitals for treatment. A minor child was swept away in strong currents of water following breaches caused in Uch Shakh Shahi Wah and Manjhoti Shakh of Sohbatpur tehsil. According to details 30 feet wide breaches were caused to Uch Shakh Shahi Wah and Manjhoti Shakh in Sohbatpur tehsil at two places. Dozens of villages sincluding Makhna Khan Mewa Khan Iqbal Ahmad Ahmad Nawaz and others were flooded. Several kutcha houses collapsed and households and animals swept away by the gushing water.ゥ Copyright The Frontier Post

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3.Flash floods kill over 110 in Pakistan Kashmir,AFP
RV=57.2 2010/07/30 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,severe,bridge,river,kill,Islamabad,sweep

PESHAWAR Pakistan — At least 113 people have died and thousands more have been made homeless as flash floods triggered by torrential rains hit northwest Pakistan and Pakistani Kashmir officials said Thursday.The army has been summoned to tackle the problems caused by the flood waters with Swat and Malakand districts the hardest hit."I can confirm the death of 91 people in the last two days in different areas" senior minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Bashir Ahmad Bilour told AFP.More than 60 people were killed in Malakand alone while Swat itself was cut off as heavy rains swept away several bridges and disrupted communications."We are facing severe difficulties in the rescue work as rain hampered helicopter flights" Bilour said.The floods came as the country mourned the death of 152 people in a plane crash. The crash near Islamabad on Tuesday was also caused by bad weather officials said as investigations continued.Bilour said more than 30000 people had been displaced in Peshawar alone."Provincial planning minister Rahim Dad put the toll at 96. "Latest report is that flash floods have claimed 96 lives" he told AFP.Most of the dead were killed after houses collapsed on them or drowned in overflowing streams he said adding that the waters washed away homes and shops in several areas he said.The military said in a statement that it had sent boats to rescue stranded people and army engineers were attempting to open roads and divert the waters from key routes.The floods have destroyed thousands of hectares (acres) of cultivated land officials said.Meteorological office chief Qamar Zaman predicted more rains over the next 24 hours as the monsoon continues but with less intensity.At least 22 people were killed and more than 30 injured Thursday as dozens of houses collapsed due to heavy rains in Pakistan-administered Kashmir state premier Sardar Atique Ahmed told a late night news conference."The situation is very serious it could worsen" as almost all rivers were flowing above the normal level he said.Residents said announcements were made over mosque loudspeakers warning people that floods may hit the state capital Muzaffarabad as water levels of the River Neelum were abnormally high."We fear the floods this time will be worst than we saw in 1991" when around 150 people were killed in the region the premier said.The Himalayan region is divided between India and Pakistan and claimed in full by both.Copyright ゥ 2010 AFP. All rights reservedゥAFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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4.Pakistan: Floods kill at least 313 in KP AJK,Dawn
RV=49.6 2010/07/30 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,bridge,river,kill,Islamabad,sweep

PESHAWAR: The death toll in three days of flooding in Pakistan reached at least 313 on Friday rescue and government officials said as rains bloated rivers submerged villages and triggered landslides.The rising toll from the monsoon rains underscore the poor infrastructure in Pakistan where under-equipped rescue workers were struggling to reach people stranded in far-flung villages. The weather forecast was mixed with some areas expected to see reduced rainfall and others likely to see intensification.Television footage showed striking images of people clinging to fences and other stationary items as water at times gushed over their heads.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa appeared to be the hardest hit and Mian Iftikhar Hussain the information minister for the province said it was the worst flooding in the region since 1929. The highway connecting Peshawar to Islamabad was shut down after the water washed away bridges and other links.At least 291 people died in various parts of that province over the last three days said Mujahid Khan of the Edhi Foundation.In Pakistani-administered Kashmir at least 22 people had been confirmed dead as of Thursday evening the region's prime minister Sardar Attique Khan told reporters.The tolls from the deluge were expected to rise because many people were still missing. Poor weather this week also may have been a factor in Wednesday's Airblue plane crash that killed 152 people in Islamabad.In the Swat Valley residents were forced to trudge through knee-deep water in some streets.A newly constructed part of a dam in the Charsadda district collapsed while the UN said it had reports that 5000 homes were underwater in that area. Hussain estimated 400000 people were stranded in various northwest villages.''A rescue operation using helicopters cannot be conducted due to the bad weather while there are only 48 rescue boats available for rescue'' he said on Thursday.Pakistan's poorest residents are often the ones living in flood-prone areas because they can't afford safer land.Balochistan province has also been hit hard by the recent rains. Last week flash floods in the region killed at least 41 people and swept away thousands of homes. The UN statement Thursday said 150000 people were affected there.The UN said Punjab province was also hit by some flooding. Crops were soaked in farmlands throughout the country. The UN said the humanitarian community was trying to put together a proper response but the rains were making many roads impassable complicating efforts to assess needs.ゥ The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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5.Pakistan: 1 million affected by worst floods in 80 years,IFRC
RV=43.2 2010/07/30 00:00
キーワード:damage,severe,bridge,river,Islamabad,sweep

More than 300 people are reported to have died and at least 1 million people have been badly affected by the severe floods that have been sweeping through large areas of north-west Pakistan. In the past few days torrential rains have breached flood defences and caused many rivers to burst their banks. The Pakistani authorities and armed forces supported by the IFRC have mounted a major rescue effort to reach thousands of communities that have been totally cut off by raging torrents of water.Worst floods in 80 yearsThe worst hit area of the country has been Sibi in Balochistan where the flooding first began ten days ago. Over the last three days other areas have faced a similar deluge – Rajanpur in Punjab Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Gilgit and Neelum in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani authorities believe these to be the worst floods to have hit the country in the past 80 years.The severity of the flooding has caused enormous damage to the country's infrastructure in both rural and urban areas. Entire settlements of mud-brick houses are reported to have been swept away major bridges have collapsed and some major provincial cities have been totally cut off after road and rail links were severed. The widespread disruption to the country's communications network has meant that reaching the worst-hit areas of the country is extremely difficult.Red Crescent respondsSince the floods first began the Pakistan Red Crescent Society has been at the forefront of relief efforts that are now supporting thousands of people many of whom have lost their homes. Red Crescent volunteers have been carrying out rapid needs assessments in affected areas that have been followed by distributions of food coupons and other relief items including tents hygiene kits tarpaulin sheets and kerosene stoves. The Red Crescent has also set up a medical camp in Sultan Kot to provide immediate medical assistance to almost 3100 affected families. Emergency food packs are being prepared for distribution and the Red Crescent has set up a number of 24-hour operations control rooms in Islamabad and at its provincial headquarters in the flood-affected regions.More rain expectedThe situation in many areas is expected to worsen with more rain forecast for the next few days. The Pakistani meteorological office is also forecasting heavier rain than usual during this year's monsoon season and the country's major rivers including the Indus Jhelum and Kabul are expected to reach dangerously high levels.

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1.Pakistan: Floods Emergency Humanitarian Action Preliminary Report 30 July 2010,WHO
RV=34.3 2010/07/31 00:00
キーワード:damage,July,support,bridge,ealth,communication,network,work,Department,kit

(This Situation Report is based on preliminary information received amidst disrupted communication channels)Highlights- The heavy rains hit almost all parts of country stretching from north to south from 28th to 30th July causing devastating flash floods causing significant damages to human life livestock and property. From the Initially available reports around 500000 people in worst hit areas of are affected by the flood- According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) 13 Sub-districts (comprising many villages) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 85 Villages of Punjab 21 of Baluchistan and 7 villages of Azad Jammu and Kashmir have been affected by the floods.- From unconfirmed sources it is feared that more than two hundred people have lost their lives. Since the communication channels especially mobile communication networks are not working it is expected that the floods have caused more damages in terms of human and property losses over night making tens of thousands of people homeless and need of assistance.- The WHO team is in contact with NDMA and Department of Health at the provincial headquarters level to preposition and immediately dispatch essential medicines supplies on the request for assistance and support to health facilities through Health Cluster partners- WHO has already provided 12 MEHK and 34 Diarrhea treatment kits to Department of Health KPK as per contingency plan for monsoon. Moreover 10 additional MEHK and 10 Diarrhea treatment kits have been sent to DoH KPK- Access to Jalozai camp is terminated due to flooding of the roads and damages to the bridges. Movement from/to camp is closed due to flood water. Night shift staff of health facilities in Jalozai is providing health services.- Metrological Department has forecasted mild rains across the country and clearance of weather in next 24 hours

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1.UN agencies step up efforts as Pakistani floods affect nearly a million people,UN News
RV=49.3 2010/08/01 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,humanitarian,World,support,severe,ealth

The number of people affected by severe floods following torrential monsoon rains in north-western Pakistan during the past three days has risen to nearly a million with hundreds dead and most of the stricken areas cut off limiting access and relief efforts the United Nations reported today.The death toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province is more than 290 and several hundred others have been injured the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated quoting figures provided by national disaster management officials.The floods have caused major damage to infrastructure including roads and at least 45 bridges as wells as thousands of homes. Search and rescue is the current priority but authorities have also requested assistance in emergency shelter and food as well as drinking water and sanitation facilities.The Pakistani Government is leading the relief efforts with support from the armed forces and authorities in affected provinces.An important humanitarian hub and warehouse complex in Pirpai was flooded making it difficult to move relief supplies to affected areas. In Swat district the Swat River has washed away most of the bridges along with shops hotels and private homes.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) reported it stands ready to provide additional food rations once the access to its hub is secured. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) provided medical kits to the Department of Health and has established an emergency health response unit in Peshawar.The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners have set up nine medical camps in Swat and are providing medicines water treatment tablets and jerry cans. The agency is also supporting the local authorities in providing clean drinking water.The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has dispatched the first consignment of relief items to assist flood-affected districts in Baluchistan particularly Sibi where a more detailed assessment is planned over the weekend.

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2.PAKISTAN: More rain expected as floods kill over 800,IRIN
RV=45.3 2010/08/01 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,aid,humanitarian,Islamabad,support

PESHAWAR 1 August 2010 (IRIN) - Floods triggered by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have killed at least 800 people and affected up to a million across the country. Officials fear the worst is to come if floods hit the more populated provinces of Sindh and Punjab over the coming days."Dozens of homes here have been very badly damaged by water racing down from the hills and pouring into homes. People have been clinging to rooftops to try and stay safe" Inayat Jan a local resident from a village in the Shangla district of KP told IRIN over the phone.In KP Swat Dera Ismail Khan and Charsadda districts are the worst affected by floods."Flash floods triggered by the rains have also hit the seven tribal agencies located on the Pak-Afghan border" Basheer Bilour Senior Minister for Local Government and Rural Development in KP told IRIN. "There has been widespread destruction of crops while communities have been left stranded as water rises around villages and road links are cut."The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a 29 July report that 25 districts in KP had been hit by flooding affecting at least 400000 people. It said these were the worst floods in KP since 1929."Reports indicate that in Charsadda more than 5000 homes are underwater and 20 villages have been affected. The road links to Peshawar have also been cut off. In Swat the Swat River has broken its banks. It is reported four subdivisions have been affected with two villages flooded and more than 1000 homes underwater" said the OCHA report.Countrywide floodingThe government declared a state of emergency after the meteorological department said an "unprecedented" 312mm of rain had fallen in 36 hours in northwestern areas. It predicted "scattered showers" over the next few days in KP but warned of further rain in the eastern province of Punjab and in the southern province of Sindh.OCHA said that while KP was the worst-hit more than a million people around the country had been affected by flooding.According to media reports at least 60 people were killed in floods in the southwestern province of Balochistan [http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/provinces/04-balochistan-death-toll-flooding-qs-08] and humanitarian agencies say 150000 people are affected there. Flooding has disrupted life in Upper Punjab Gilgit-Baltistan on the Afghan border and Pakistan-administered Kashmir where the BBC reported 22 deaths.Some media reports put the countrywide death toll at around 1300. [http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=109547]Relief efforts hamperedRelief efforts have been hampered by poor conditions and the fact that roads and bridges have been cut off by flooding."There is much havoc as around 50 bridges have been swept away" said Bilour.OCHA said search and rescue operations were the most urgent and imminent need. "In addition requests were also made for boats to facilitate access rescue and assessment efforts. In terms of relief assistance the authorities at provincial as well as national level requested support in emergency shelter food (mainly ready-to-eat-food) health and sanitation."National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman General Nadeem Ahmed speaking to the media in Islamabad said that 17 helicopters were participating in relief efforts and that 900 people stranded in various locations had been airlifted to safe places.With limited access to cut-off communities aid workers are concerned that water-borne diseases could spread quickly."We must prevent disease. There are already reports of stomach problems among children" Dr Mahmood Khan a physician working with KP government teams in Peshawar and Nowshera said.Local resident Nazeer Ahmed 40 from Mingora in Swat said the flooding came at a time when people in the area had just begun rebuilding their lives after months of having been displaced by conflict between the army and militants."We are just recovering from months of conflict. The floods have in many cases affected farmers who were just rebuilding their lives and had only recently restored lands. Now they have lost everything again" he said. "We have very few medicines here and that is a problem given that there is a danger of disease in many areas."In Peshawar about 70 families have taken refuge at a government school after water inundated their homes. "We were unable to remove our belongings or even documents; we just fled as fast as we could" Sameera Bibi told IRIN. Makeshift camps for displaced people have been set up in Swat and in the Peshawar and Nowshera areas.kh/ed[END]A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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3.USAID Sends Flood Aid and Relief Experts to Pakistan,USAID
RV=45.1 2010/08/01 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,aid,humanitarian,World,support

WASHINGTON D.C. - In response to the flooding in Northwest Pakistan the U.S. Government has rushed food clean water and rescue supplies to the affected region as part of an initial $10 million pledge for immediate humanitarian aid."We stand by the people of Pakistan in their time of need and are working with the Pakistani government to learn what assistance we can best provide" said Dr. Rajiv Shah administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. "To help expedite our aid I am deploying USAID humanitarian relief experts to work in support of the Government of Pakistan and manage the overall U.S. response effort. These experts will include staff who have worked so successfully with Lt. Gen. (R) Nadeem Ahmed the Chairman of Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority since the 2005 earthquake."To help meet the most pressing needs identified by the Government of Pakistan USAID has airlifted two mobile water treatment units that can provide clean water for up to 10000 people per day and four Zodiac inflatable boats to help with rescue and relief efforts in the affected area. This donation - which is included in the initial pledge from the U.S. and valued at approximately $237000 including transport - is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan this evening.USAID has also made food aid that had already been on the ground in Pakistan available to the U.N. World Food Program and is working to utilize the Emergency Food Security Program for local procurement of commodities and/or the use of food vouchers to provide aid quickly while helping strengthen the local economy.The United States has also provided a total of 316584 halal meals from U.S. stocks in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region which have been delivered to civilian and military officials in Pakistan on 13 supply flights. In addition 11873 pounds of provisions to flood victims have been transported. Twelve pre-fabricated steel bridges have been made available as temporary replacements for highway bridges damaged by flooding in Peshawar and Kurram Agency.The United States stands ready to provide further assistance as additional needs are identified by the Government of Pakistan.

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4.Floods wreak havoc across Pakistan over 1000 killed,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=36.9 2010/08/01 00:00
キーワード:aid,humanitarian,Islamabad,World,week

01 Aug 2010 14:52:26 GMT* Pakistan suffers worst flooding on record* More may be trapped in rural areas official say* Downstream farming areas under threat from surgeBy Augustine AnthonyISLAMABAD Aug 1 (Reuters) - Floods caused by a week of heavy rain have killed more than 1000 people in Pakistan's northwest and rescuers battled on Sunday to distribute relief to tens of thousands of trapped people.A westerly weather system moving in from Iran and Afghanistan combined with heavy monsoon rain caused the worst floods on record in Pakistan in the past week with the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa the worst hit.Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain told Pakistani media more than 1000 people had been killed and the toll could be even higher. In Afghanistan dozens of people were killed and thousands were rescued after flash floods in the northeast."The level of devastation is so widespread so large it is quite possible that in many areas there are damages there are deaths which may not have been reported" army spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas told reporters late on Saturday.More than 30000 Pakistani army troops have rescued over 19000 people from the marooned areas but officials conceded some might still be trapped and awaiting help in remote areas including Kohistan Nowshera Dir and in the Swat valley.DANGER OF DISEASE"Virtually no bridge has been left in Swat. All major and minor bridges have gone destroyed completely" Abbas said of the valley which has borne the brunt of the floods.A Reuters photographer in Nowshera on Sunday saw two bodies lying on the ground and dead animals in several places as groups of people waded through floodwaters to dry land.Aid agencies said more than 500000 people were affected by flash floods and landslides in the northwest."There is now a real danger of the spread of water-borne diseases like diarrhoea asthma skin allergies and perhaps cholera in these areas" Shaharyar Bangash World Vision Pakistan's programmes manager said in a statement.The U.S. embassy in Islamabad said it was providing immediate aid including two water filtration units and more than 50000 meals for affected areas. It also provided helicopters on Friday which helped rescue 400 people from flooded areas.The embassy also announced $10 million in immediate humanitarian aid with more to be earmarked as necessary.The meteorological department has forecast more rain in the coming days.Downstream parts of the central province of Punjab were flooded and emergency crews aided by soldiers airlifted people from hundreds of submerged villages on Sunday in the area of Taunsa a town on the Indus river about 388 km (240 miles) southwest of Islamabad.Officials said huge surges were expected in the southern province of Sindh between Tuesday and Thursday expected to cause widespread damage to property and farmland near river banks and in low-lying areas."A super flood of this magnitude will be the first in 18 to 20 years to hit Sindh but major cities like Karachi and Hyderabad were unlikely to be affected" Jameel Soomro a spokesman for the provincial Sindh government told Reuters."The risk is there danger is there but we are doing our best to minimise losses as much as can." he said.(Additional reporting by Faisal Aziz in Karachi Asim Tanveer in Multan and Adrees Latif in Nowshera; Editing by Chris Allbritton and Sonya Hepinstall)(If you have a query or comment about this story send an e-mail to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com)For more humanitarian news and analysis please visit www.alertnet.org

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5.CWS response in Pakistan during deadly monsoon season includes food distribution,CWS
RV=36.9 2010/08/01 00:00
キーワード:aid,humanitarian,Islamabad,World,week

ISLAMABAD July 31 – For millions of Pakistanis floods during monsoon season are nothing new. But the scale and magnitude of this year's floods are far greater resulting in tragic and deadly results reports Pakistan-based staff of global humanitarian organization Church World Service.At least 800 persons have died in floods during the last week; provincial government officials are asking for international assistance as the scale of this disaster appears to be beyond the capacity of the government of Pakistan to respond alone.As part of relief efforts CWS Pakistan/Afghanistan staff members are distributing food packages and shelter material such as plastic sheeting for flood-affected families in Balochistan and in Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CWS has also mobilized a mobile health unit to provide emergency medical assistance in Mansehra. Additional mobile health units will soon be dispatched to cover areas such as Kohistan Swat and Balakot.Given the problems facing disaster responders it is even more important "to apply strict measures of transparency and quality management" said CWS-P/A Deputy Director Shama Mall. "We need to be good stewards of limited available resources while helping as many as possible."To that end CWS is coordinating with institutions and agencies on quality and accountability issues to ensure a dignified relationship between aid givers and aid recipients in the coming days and months. This ensures quality management when food assistance is selected and distributed; improves coordination among various aid agencies; and establishes a method for addressing beneficiary concerns Mall said.Church World Service has worked in Pakistan since 1954. In Pakistan CWS's work includes a focus on providing food assistance education water and sanitation; improving economic livelihoods; and assisting peace and good governance efforts. CWS has also been a leading supporter of and participant in the Humanitarian Accountability Project with CWS responses committed to meeting international humanitarian standards and local requirements.All four of Pakistan's provinces have suffered widespread destruction in the latest flooding. The rains began two weeks ago at the beginning of the monsoon season. Balochistan province for example saw widespread flash floods in the region's localized mountain ranges.During the last week the situation worsened with Himalayan and Karakoram ranges receiving heavy rainfall; rivers flowing from northern to southern Pakistan have inundated vast adjoining areas. The flash floods have already caused massive destruction in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Central Punjab and further flooding is expected in Sindh province.CONTACT: Marvin Parvez CWS Asia/Pacific Regional Coordinator (in Islamabad) +923008264558In the U.S.:Lesley Crosson (212) 870-2676 media@churchworldservice.orgJan Dragin (781) 925-1526 jdragin@gis.net

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1.CARE activates Clinics Emergency Stockpiles in Pakistan,CARE
RV=88.1 2010/08/02 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,aid,survivor,humanitarian,partner,health

Humanitarian Group Works with Local Partners to Respond to Deadly FloodsISLAMABAD (Aug. 2 2010) – CARE is supporting health teams mobile clinics and the distribution of emergency supplies in the wake of flooding that has taken hundreds of lives in Pakistan and devastated wide swaths of the country.The extent of the damage still isn't known as historic monsoon rains have swept away dozens of bridges hundreds of roads and thousands of homes making access to those affected extremely difficulty.CARE has partners already operating in Swat Charsaddah Peshawar Rajanpur DG Khan and most affected districts of Balochistan who have completed rapid assessment in these districts. Working through a local partner CARE has conducted eight mobile health clinics in the Swat Valley with a team of 4 doctors and 2 women health visitors. These are in addition to the four Basic Health Units (BHUs) operating in Behrain Tirat Mayedmn and Chail where CARE is providing primary health services in curative and preventive areas.The mobile clinics and BHU's will continue for at least the next four months. CARE also is transporting emergency stockpiles of tents shawls mosquito nets plastic floor mats family hygiene kits and kitchen sets in the Swat Charsaddah and Nowshera districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). Initial distributions are expected to reach 5200 people."The devastation has widely affected the KPK province and we are receiving information about the loss of life and property caused by the floods from all over the province" said Waleed Rauf CARE's country director in Pakistan. "Thousands of survivors are now in need of shelter and tents and the basic health facilities as there is a possibility of an outbreak of water borne diseases in some affected areas. Therefore CARE is currently focusing on providing these." The flood waters have also wiped out crops killed livestock and destroyed business throughout the affected districts.CARE has developed an initial plan to reach about 100000 people with both short term immediate relief and long term livelihood recovery.Emergency relief will take priority in the immediate future. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where the army is evacuating people from their villages some areas are only accessible by helicopter or boat."We are working with the BHU's mainly in Mayedmn Behrain and Tirat and we have send out an outreach team of doctors and staff to the areas where access through road is not possible" Rauf said.CARE re-established operations in Pakistan in June 2005 after being out of the country for more than 25 years. CARE places special emphasis on gender issues and building the capacity of local grassroots organizations in Pakistan working to improve education and livelihoods as well as maternal and childhood health. CARE also has responded to previous emergencies in Pakistan including Cyclone Yemyin in 2007 and the South Asia earthquake of 2005.MEDIA CONTACTS: Brian Feagans (in Atlanta): +1 404-979-9453 bfeagans@care.orgSandra Bulling (in Germany): +49 151 126 27 123 bulling@care.deAbout CARE: Founded in 1945 CARE is one of the world's largest humanitarian aid agencies. Working side by side with poor people in 72 countries CARE helps empower communities to address the greatest threats to their survival. Women are at the heart of CARE's efforts to improve health education and economic development because experience shows that a woman's achievements yield dramatic benefits for her entire family. CARE is also committed to providing lifesaving assistance during times of crisis and helping rebuild safer stronger communities afterward.

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2.UN RESPONDS TO FLOODING IN PAKISTAN,OCHA
RV=87.1 2010/08/02 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,World,concern,humanitarian,partner,health

(New York 2 August 2010): In support of the tremendous relief work carried out by the Government of Pakistan United Nations agencies in Pakistan are responding to humanitarian needs in areas of the country that are currently accessible.The worst floods to hit Pakistan since 1929 have left at least one million people in need of emergency assistance. In addition to a rising number of deaths injuries and displacements there is major damage to housing roads bridges infrastructure in general and livelihoods while communications and utilities are also affected. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) the worst affected province estimates of the numbers of those who have died are over 1110. The worst affected areas in KPK are Nowshera Charsadda Swat Shangla Kohistan Dera Ismaili Khan and Tank. Tens of thousands of people have gathered in public places seeking shelter and assistance."The United Nations is working flat out to complement the assistance provided by the Government" said John Holmes United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator. "While we are still trying to get a full picture of the situation we are also acting immediately on what we do know now to bring much needed relief to those affected. We are prepared to do so during the duration of this monsoon season if required" he added.Other areas of the country have also been affected by flooding. In the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) 28 deaths have been reported while Gilgit-Baltistan is cut off from the rest of the country. Landslides and floods have hit Pakistan-administered Kashmir killing 39 people and damaging or destroying over 1700 homes. The Government is also warning of flooding in Sindh and Punjab.Over the weekend a rapid assessment mission headed by Martin Mogwanja the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan visited Nowshera and Charsadda districts by helicopter confirming widespread damage and urgent humanitarian needs. Due to bad weather the mission could not reach Swat and Shangla districts. The World Food Programme (WFP) conducted a rapid assessment in Nowshera Charsadda Mardan and Peshawar which put the figure of those who have lost their homes or who are displaced at 980000. The assessment found that around 80000 homes have been destroyed and 50000 damaged in these four districts alone.Search and rescue operations which the Government is undertaking are currently the most urgent need. In terms of relief assistance the Pakistani authorities have requested support in providing food clean drinking water emergency shelter and health care. Access continues to be the main problem hampering relief efforts. Initial estimates are that 150000 will require emergency assistance and there is continuing concern about the risk of water-borne diseases.The Government is leading the relief efforts with support from the Pakistan Army and the authorities of the affected provinces. WFP has started distributing food for 35000 families in KPK and numbers of those reached continues to increase; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has provided tents and non-food items to the provincial authorities while the World Health Organisation is providing support to the medical sector and UNICEF to the water sector.The Pakistan Emergency Response Fund managed by OCHA which currently contains $8 million has been activated to provide funding to partners and the UN Secretary-General has announced that up to $10 million can be provided by the Central Emergency Response Fund.For further information please call: OCHA-New York: Stephanie Bunker +1 917 367 5126 mobile +1 347 244 2106 bunker@un.org; Nicholas Reader +1 212 963 4961 mobile +1 646 752 3117 reader@un.orgOCHA-Geneva: Elisabeth Byrs +41 22 917 2653 mobile +41 79 473 4570 byrs@un.orgOCHA press releases are available at http://ochaonline.un.org or www.reliefweb.intFor more information about CERF please see http://cerf.un.org

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3.Red Cross launches Pakistan Floods Appeal,BRC
RV=82.0 2010/08/02 00:00
キーワード:aid,survivor,Red,International,humanitarian,health

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help survivors of Pakistan's worst flooding in 80 years.Donations to the Pakistan Floods Appeal will help the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement provide desperately needed relief items to thousands of people.Heavy rain causes flood damageMonsoon rains have led to extensive flash flooding throughout Pakistan killing at least 1000 people and causing widespread damage to infrastructure.At least one million people have been affected and the rains are expected to worsen this week.Pete Garratt British Red Cross disaster relief manager said: "With more monsoon rains predicted over the next two days the situation is going to get considerably worse. Thousands of people already have lost their homes and livelihoods crops have been destroyed and whole villages have been washed away."Roads and bridges have been affected leaving some areas cut off and with the flood levels due to rise there is a risk that many more people could find themselves homeless."How we are helpingThe Pakistan Red Crescent Society which has branches and volunteers across the country has been helping survivors by delivering food health services shelter supplies and relief items (including hygiene kits and cooking equipment).Volunteers are also supporting the local authorities in a major rescue effort to reach the thousands of communities that are cut off by the floods.Because of the unique nature of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its fundamental principle of neutrality it is one of the only aid organisations able to work across Pakistan including in conflict zones.The British Red Cross has already released 」50000 from its Disaster Fund to provide immediate relief to survivors.In the event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to other humanitarian disasters either overseas or here in the UK.

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4.Pakistan: World Vision struggles to reach flood survivors; funding urgently needed,World Vision
RV=77.5 2010/08/02 00:00
キーワード:Peshawar,aid,World,concern,health

Threat of disease outbreaks need for drinking water are greatest concerns Aid group warns death count could rise further; road access is still blocked in many areasWorld Vision is planning a rapid response in Pakistan as unprecedented monsoon rains have triggered flash floods killing more than 1300 people. With hundreds of people missing and more rain expected World Vision fears the death toll could rise further. The relief group hopes to begin distributions of food and clean water as early as tomorrow but can only use small trucks to transport aid because roads and bridges have been damaged and remain blocked by standing water. World Vision is also planning to provide medical assistance shelter hygiene kits and other basic relief items as soon as possible.Children and women who are suffering from poor health and unhygienic conditions are most at risk the aid group warns. World Vision's response will target families in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North West Frontier Province) where thousands of mud houses have been washed away leaving people living along roadsides roof tops and seeking refuge on higher ground. The heavy rains and flooding have also caused significant losses to livestock and damage to agricultural crops fields and warehouses for grain storage. "There is now a real danger of the spread of water-borne diseases and possibly cholera as well as complications such as respiratory problems and skin allergies" said Shaharyar Bangash World Vision's programme manager from Peshawar. Bangash who has spent four days in the flood zone assessing the needs and coordinating World Vision's response described roadsides littered with dead animals and increasingly desperate families: "Drinking water is the most urgent need now even more than food. Children have been wearing the same muddy clothes for three days now and many of them have visible skin diseases. Between rains the sun and heat add to their misery. Families are also struggling to bury their dead as there is no dry land to bury them."Meanwhile the aid group's director in Pakistan warned that funds were running low. "The needs are massive right now and World Vision has the experts and plans to help thousands. But without funding from international donors our response will be severely limited" said World Vision's Edward Aquino from Islamabad.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Baluchistan and Punjab are the worst-affected areas of the flooding. In KPK alone at least 550000 people and 25 districts have been impacted by the most severe floods since 1929. The UN estimates that more than one million people have been affected by the flooding. World Vision has worked in Pakistan since 1992 and has more than 150 staff.

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5.Pakistan: “Scope of the disaster cannot yet be foreseen” - Malteser International extends relief in Swat and to Kohistan,Malteser
RV=69.9 2010/08/02 00:00
キーワード:aid,World,International,humanitarian,health

Swat/Cologne. In addition to its medical emergency relief for about 10000 people in the Swat Valley Malteser International the relief service of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid will also distribute staple food – flour rice oil salt and sugar – to 2000 families in the severely affected districts of Swat and Kohistan to assure their survival for the next three months. Furthermore the families will receive family kits with cooking equipment and tarpaulins to protect themselves against the enduring rain. The German Federal Foreign Office and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development are supporting the flood relief of Malteser International."Hygiene and safe drinking water are of top priority to avoid the diffusion of diarrhoea diseases or the possible outbreak of a cholera epidemic" explains Dr. Juergen Clemens Senior Desk Officer Pakistan at Malteser International. "That is why we are also distributing 2000 hygiene kits in Swat and Kohistan with shampoo detergent towels toothbrushes and toothpaste as well as sanitary items for women. For reasons of precaution we are also procuring mobile sets for cholera treatment in cooperation with the World Health Organisation."Currently three Malteser International teams are providing medical emergency relief in the valley of the Swat river. "We are in constant exchange with the local health authorities and continue to treat patients in the three health centres that we have already been supporting since August 2009" Clemens reports. "The situation is a big challenge as the real scope of the disaster cannot yet be foreseen: Many villages can hardly be reached as all the bridges over the Swat River have been rushed away und many streets are flooded or impassable. In addition meteorologists have predicted further rainfall and the number of affected will therefore continue to rise."Malteser International has been active in Pakistan since the earthquake in 2005. Since August 2009 the relief service has been providing basic health care for internally displaced persons returning to their home villages in Swat District. Currently 25 national and one international staff are working on the ground.Attention editors: Dr. Juergen Clemens Senior Desk Officer Pakistan is available for interviews(Contact: +49 221/9822-155)Join our network of relief and donate:Donation Account 2020122;Pax-Bank Kln von-Werth-Str. 25-27 D-50670 Kln GermanySort Code: 370 60 193; IBAN : DE93 3706 0193 0002 0201 22; BIC: GENODED1PAXReference: "Pakistan"Or online at http://www.malteser-spenden.de/spenden.html?&v=8467&z=1&l=2Malteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid. The organisation provides aid in about 200 projects in more than 20 countries without distinction of religion race or political persuasion. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence are the foundation of its work. For further information: www.malteser-international.org and www.orderofmalta.org

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1.URGENT HUMANITARIAN AID NEEDED FOR MILLIONS HIT BY PAKISTAN FLOODS,Chr. Aid
RV=131.0 2010/08/03 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International,Afghanistan,aid,concern,World,health

Christian Aid is channelling money through its international network to provide food shelter and medical assistance to some 50000 people affected by floods that have killed at least 1400 people in Pakistan.'Pakistan is facing a humanitarian crisis' said Robin Greenwood Christian Aid's head of Asia and Middle East division. 'Thousands of people are still waiting to receive assistance. It is crucial to get humanitarian aid to the people and the places that need it most.'Heavy monsoon rains which caused the worst floods on record have destroyed communities across five provinces of the country demolishing entire villages roads and bridges and ruining fields and crops.More than two million people are affected and many have no way of getting food. As waters subside there are now fears of water borne disease outbreaks and the spread of diarrhoea.Christian Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance a global coalition of 100 churches and church-related organisations that work together in humanitarian assistance and development through which it is dispersing funds.The Alliance's Pakistan Forum comprising Church World Service- Pakistan/Afghanistan Norwegian Church Aid and the German agency Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe are assisting in areas identified with the most urgent needs.Government departments and many humanitarian agencies are focusing their efforts on the Northern provinces but there is a desperate need for aid too in the south west province of Balochistan.Church World Service has already distributed food and temporary shelter there and in other affected provinces.A mobile health unit in Mansehra in the north is providing emergency health assistance to hundreds of patients as well as providing free medicine and health education on water bourne disease.Elsewhere mobile health units will cover areas such as Kohistan Swat and Balakot a town which was destroyed in the 2005 earthquake.At present the rains have abated but further deluges are expected over the coming days.Donations:Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal in response to the devastating floods in Pakistan and the food crisis in West Africa.Two emergencies on two continents - donations will help make a difference to the people of Pakistan whose homes and livelihoods have been washed away by the floods and the people of West Africa who once again are facing severe food shortages.Donations to Christian Aid's Emergencies fund can be made at:http://www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/current/pakistan-west-africa-appeal/index.aspx and by calling 08080 004 004 (call this number and quote A010682 when making your donation)Christian Aid is also part of the Disaster Emergency Committee DEC which is launching the 'DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal' The money raised will help fund the efforts in Pakistan of the DEC's Members which are the leading UK aid agencies.(ActionAid Age UK British Red Cross CARE International UK CAFOD Christian Aid Concern Islamic Relief Merlin Oxfam Save the Children Tearfund World Vision)Please support the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal by calling 0370 60 60 900 or going to www.dec.org.uk

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2.Pakistan: Pakistan Red Crescent relief distributions continue amid persisting heavy rain,ICRC
RV=92.3 2010/08/03 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International,Peshawar,aid

Geneva (ICRC) – The toll from Pakistan's worst floods in living memory continues to climb with official sources putting the number of dead at more than 1500. As floodwaters recede the full scale of the catastrophe facing several regions in Pakistan is becoming clear."Our volunteers have already distributed relief supplies to 7000 flood victims in Balochistan and a further 14000 people will be receiving aid in the coming days" said Muhammad Ateeb Siddiqui director of operations of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. "Food continues to be distributed to flood victims in the southern part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in and around the heavily affected Dera Ismail Khan area."Bad weather yesterday prevented the delivery by helicopter of food and shelter items prepared by the Pakistan Red Crescent to 3500 people in the isolated Neelum Valley of Pakistan-administered Kashmir but the operation is expected to go ahead as soon as flying again becomes possible.Assessment of the damage caused by flooding has not been completed because some remote areas remain inaccessible and telephone links are yet to be restored. "At the onset of the crisis the existing resources of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the more than 50000 Pakistan Red Crescent volunteers many in remote locations enabled us to carry out an initial assessment of victims' needs" said Jean-Marc Favre the ICRC's relief coordinator in Peshawar.The ICRC and its partners within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement remain concerned that water-borne disease could spread among flood victims. They are currently finalizing medical contingency plans for flood-affected areas and plans for repairing critical water infrastructure and restoring it to working order.An assessment of the need for family reunification is under way in the flood-affected provinces.The Pakistan Red Crescent continues to deliver relief with ICRC support in flood-affected areas of Balochistan FATA parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the North-West Frontier Province) Pakistan-administered Kashmir parts of Punjab and Sindh provinces and elsewhere. It is estimated that as many as 250000 flood victims will receive aid provided by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement during the early part of the relief effort.For further information please contact:Christian Cardon ICRC Geneva tel: +41 22 730 24 26 or +41 79 251 93 02Michael O'Brien ICRC Pakistan tel: +92 300 850 8138

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3.PAKISTAN: Dozens of Afghan refugees missing thousands displaced,IRIN
RV=87.7 2010/08/03 00:00
キーワード:refugee,Peshawar,Afghanistan,aid,World,health

PESHAWAR 3 August 2010 (IRIN) - Dozens of Afghan refugees have been reported missing and thousands displaced by severe floods in Pakistan over the past two weeks according to refugees aid workers and officials.Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa (KP) Province northwestern Pakistan where most of the 1.7 million Afghan refugees registered in Pakistan are living has been worst affected officials said.At least two camps which accommodated over 5000 refugee families have been washed away by floods Jamaluddin Shah a Pakistani government commissioner on Afghan refugee affairs in KP told IRIN.Floods have damaged thousands of houses in about 20 refugee camps out of 29 across the province he said."Some displaced refugees have been temporarily sheltered at schools and in other buildings" said Shah adding that the exact number of Afghan refugees killed by the floods was unknown. "Dozens of people are reported missing" he said.The floods are the worst to hit Pakistan in decades. [http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=90038] Hundreds have lost their lives tens of thousands have been displaced and about three million people have been affected aid agencies and government officials say."We have no shelter no food and don't know how long this catastrophe will continue" said Abdul Wasi a refugee in Azakhil camp northeastern KP where hundreds of houses have been completely destroyed."My wife and two children are missing" said another refugee Zabiullah.Diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases have been reported in several affected areas the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said in a situation update on 2 August. [http://www.who.int/hac/crises/pak/sitreps/en/]ResponseIn collaboration with other aid agencies WHO said it had helped send mobile health teams to some of the worst affected areas in a bid to prevent outbreaks of contagious diseases.Officials in the Afghan Commissioners' Office said cooked food had been distributed to some of the most vulnerable refugee families sheltering in schools."UNHCR [the UN Refugee Agency] has given us some tents and non-food aid items which we will start distributing soon" said commissioner Shah.Provision of relief to flood-affected communities has been described as slow and there has been criticism of the government. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-10847793].Salih Mohammad Sherzai the Afghan consul in KP said the Afghan government was considering ways to provide assistance.However Afghanistan is struggling with its own flood crisis: up to 80 people are feared dead. [http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35507&Cr=Afghan&Cr1] It is unclear what the government would be able to do to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan.Some 300 refugees reportedly returned from KP to Afghanistan on 2 August despite the floods. According to UNHCR over 90000 refugees have voluntarily returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan since 22 March.ma/ad/cb[END]A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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4.Pakistan: Humanitarian aid from Italy after the recent floods - Minister Frattini speaks by phone with Pakistani foreign minister Qureishi,Govt. Italy
RV=77.4 2010/08/03 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International,aid

Minister for Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini spoke by telephone this morning with his Pakistani counterpart Qureishi to whom he conveyed his deepest condolences for the victims of the recent floods along with the Italian government's solidarity with the Pakistani people in this moment of great difficulty.Minister Frattini offered to immediate dispatch a flight from the Italian Cooperation's humanitarian aid depot in Brindisi carrying emergency supplies such as electrical generators medicines water purifiers and food. He also reported that €1 million would be earmarked for United Nations agencies and International Red Cross and Red Crescent groups responding to the situation on the ground. An additional €2.5 million is to be earmarked for subsequent reconstruction phases. The Pakistani minister who described the emergency situation the government is facing as a result of the difficulty in reaching some areas accepted Italy's offer with deep gratitude and appreciation.

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5.Pakistan: British Red Cross says challenges are immense but aid is getting through,BRC
RV=71.7 2010/08/03 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,aid,health

Tuesday 3 August 2010- Massive scale up needed to address logistical challenges- Critical issues include shelter and sanitation as further rains are expectedHeavy monsoon rains forecast for the worst affected regions of Pakistan over the next few days are threatening to exacerbate an already serious situation, says the British Red Cross. With vital bridges, roads and communications links destroyed, and with many people trapped on higher ground, the challenges are immense.David Peppiatt, British Red Cross head of international, said:"The response to these floods will require a huge scaling-up to deal with the number of people affected by this disaster, and to overcome the logistical challenges it presents. We will use whatever is needed to reach people who have been cut off for many days now and will be desperate for relief items."Led by the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRCS) the Red Cross is already reaching thousands of people with emergency aid including tents, tarpaulin sheets, food and kerosene stoves and an emergency medical camp has been set up provide immediate medical assistance to almost 3,100 affected families.But with monsoon rains predicted the Red Cross is now planning to rapidly scale up its response:"The next week is critical. With further heavy rains there is a real danger that the flooding will spread further south into Sindh province," explains Mr Ateeb Siddiqui, Director of Operations with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society."As well as increasing distributions of food and shelter materials, the Red Crescent is working to reduce the public health risks posed by the flooding. Thousands of people are living in miserable conditions. Providing clean water and sanitation is an absolute priority if we are to avert a public health disaster," adds Mr Siddiqui.The British Red Cross has been working in Pakistan for over ten years supporting health clinics in one of the affected regions, Balochistan and have vast experience of emergency response in the country, most recently with the 2005 and 2008 earthquakes.The British Red Cross has released 」50,000 from their Disaster Fund to provide immediate relief.To donate to the British Red Cross Pakistan Flood Appeal go to: www.redcross.org.uk/pakistanfloods or call 0845 054 7206.Cheque donations, made payable to British Red Cross Pakistan Floods Appeal, can be sent to: British Red Cross, FREEPOST NAT21787, Paisley, PA1 1BRENDSFor more information on the British Red Cross please visit: http://www.redcross.org.ukThe British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.For further information please contactPenny Simms / Becky Webbemail: PSimms@redcross.org.uk / BWebb@redcross.org.uktelephone: 020 7877 7044 / 7039 Out of office hours 07659 145095

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1.Pakistan warns of new flood threat,ABC
RV=94.0 2010/08/04 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,World,community,crisis

By South Asia correspondent Sally SaraThe Pakistani government has issued new flood warnings, as the number of people affected by what have been labelled the nation's worst floods in 80 years passes more than 3 million.Officials say the disaster is escalating as more rain is expected in the next two days and river levels are rising in the south of the country.The government has defended its response to the crisis and will hold an emergency cabinet meeting later today.Federal secretary of information Sohail Mansoor says the nation has never dealt with flooding on this scale."The thing is that these floods that we are facing right now, I think that in the history of Pakistan, they are unprecedented," he said.Mr Mansoor says today's meeting will bring together the ministers and officials coordinating the emergency operation."I think that we will leave no stone unturned as far as the rescue and relief operation is concerned," he said.The water levels have eased in some parts of north-western Pakistan, but the demand for humanitarian aid has not.Bad weather has grounded helicopter rescue missions in the past 24 hours.Health workers say they are still struggling to reach many thousands of survivors who are now at risk of disease.World Health Organisation spokeswoman Fadela Chaib says contaminated flood waters have brought sickness."These are the worst floods seen in Pakistan in decades," she said."WHO is concerned by the risk for hundreds of thousands of people including water-borne diseases, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections," she said."WHO is providing support for 200,000 people by sending medicines and medical equipment, but more medical support will be needed."Many more people are about to be drawn into the disaster as communities living along the Sindh and Indus rivers have been told to evacuate.Government officials say it is unclear whether barrages will be strong enough to deal with the record river flows.Pakistan's Natural Disaster Management Authority chairman, Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed, concedes the flood waters have already seriously damaged the nation's infrastructure."The losses are enormous and I think especially if we look at the communication infrastructure, including the power infrastructure that has been worst hit," he said.The Pakistani government is appealing for international help.The Australian Red Cross has launched an appeal for those affected by the floods.It says donations will go towards providing emergency relief including food packs, tents, hygiene kits and later recovery assistance.ゥ ABC

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2.Pakistan: preventive health measures in flood-affected areas,ICRC
RV=84.9 2010/08/04 00:00
キーワード:Red,International,Cross,victim

Geneva (ICRC) – The ongoing devastating floods in Pakistan will have a severe impact on an already vulnerable population, said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today.As rain continues to fall, the delivery of humanitarian aid is becoming better organized although it remains difficult to reach some of the areas that have been hardest hit.In addition to all the other damage they have caused, floodwaters have destroyed much of the health infrastructure in the worst affected areas, leaving inhabitants especially vulnerable to water-borne disease."One of our priorities at the moment is to do what we can to prevent the spread of water-borne disease," said Bernadette Gleeson, an ICRC health delegate based in Islamabad. "We are also striving to boost the capacity of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to take appropriate action in the event of any outbreak of water-borne infectious disease. By restoring water systems to working order and distributing such items as soap and wash basins, we hope to ward off many of the health problems that could arise if large numbers of people had to use contaminated water supplies."Multi-disciplinary teams comprising health staff, water engineers and economic-security specialists have been deployed in the worst flood-affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the North-West Frontier Province), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the Punjab. Together with Pakistan Red Crescent volunteers, who continue to distribute food, water and hygiene items, the teams will set priorities in terms of providing clean water and emergency health care.The ICRC is providing support for eight basic health-care units and two mobile units enabling the Pakistan Red Crescent to address the medical needs of many of the displaced in flood-affected areas.As a precaution, the ICRC already has tents, beds, treatment facilities and medicines to treat up to 600 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ready for use in the event of an outbreak of cholera. Additional health staff and suitable medicines will also be available should they be required.Relief supplies for a further 14,000 flood victims have been delivered to the Quetta branch of the Pakistan Red Crescent for distribution in Balochistan. Food continues to be distributed to 10,000 flood-affected people in southern FATA. In addition, a distribution of food to 19,000 people in Nowshera and Charsadda is planned for today.For further information, please contact:Michael O'Brien, ICRC Pakistan, tel: +92 300 850 8138Christian Cardon, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 24 26 or +41 79 251 93 02

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3.Norway gives NOK 30 million to flood-ravaged Pakistan,Govt. Norway
RV=84.9 2010/08/04 00:00
キーワード:Red,International,Cross,victim

Pakistan is experiencing its worst floods in 80 years. According to the UN, over a million people are affected by the flooding, and reports suggest that almost 1100 people have lost their lives. "Norway is providing NOK 30 million to support emergency relief efforts during this critical phase," Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stre said.Norway has already provided NOK 9 million through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). An additional allocation of NOK 21 million to UNICEF, the Pakistan Emergency Response Fund (ERF), managed by OCHA, and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society/the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) means that Norway is providing a total of NOK 30 million to help the flood victims."We will follow developments in Pakistan closely in the time ahead, and will continue to assess the humanitarian situation. The coordinating role of the UN is crucial for ensuring a good and effective humanitarian response. We will therefore be guided by UN advice when deciding how to allocate Norwegian funds," Mr Stre commented.The north-western and western provinces, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, have been worst hit by the floods. The situation is still chaotic and the damage caused by the flooding is only just becoming apparent. There is serious risk of the spread of waterborne diseases."The floods have washed away whole villages, and caused extensive damage to hospitals, roads and critical infrastructure. The need for clean water, food and shelter is acute," Mr Stre said.UN humanitarian organisations are actively engaged in efforts to coordinate and provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the floods. Norway considers it important to support humanitarian actors that have the necessary knowledge, experience, and proximity to the victims to provide effective assistance.

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4.ASIA: Water is a good servant but a bad master,IRIN
RV=82.8 2010/08/04 00:00
キーワード:International,percent,Afghanistan,community,crisis

JOHANNESBURG, 4 August 2010 (IRIN) - The floods in northwest Pakistan could be a foretaste of things to come if you go by a recent report warning that in the next two decades factors like climate change could make water-related humanitarian crises a new source of concern.The waters of the Third Pole, produced by the Humanitarian Futures Programme at King's College, London, said the region was not prepared to deal with such crises.The flooded part of Pakistan lies in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region, billed as the most disaster-prone in the world, according to the Nepal-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), which serves as a regional policy think-tank for its eight member countries.The HKH region is sometimes referred to as the Third Pole because it has the largest expanse of frozen water outside the Polar Regions."The supply and quality of water in this region are under extreme threat, both from the effects of human activity, and from natural processes and [climate] variation," said the report. The 10 rivers originating in the region provide water to 20 percent of the world's population, and flow across countries "fraught with cross-border tensions", often prompted by water sharing and dam construction.Conflict, mass migration and food insecurity could make water-related crises even more daunting and politically sensitive; defusing these crises would require a more proactive role by regional humanitarian aid players said Randolph Kent, director the Humanitarian Futures programme.Traditional humanitarian organisations would "have to be less intrusive, and more able to support local and regional prevention, preparedness and response capacities," he suggested.Climate change, one of the main natural drivers, is expected to exacerbate "flooding and its virulence in the region in the months and years to come", ICIMOD noted on its website.But "perhaps nowhere else on earth" will the impact of climate change be "more significant" than in the HKH region, "with huge volumes of water moving from mountains to sea [caused by glacial melt in the Hindu Kush and Himalayan ranges]," the report said.The 10 large Asian river systems - the Amu Darya, Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra (or Yarlungtsanpo), Irrawaddy, Salween (or Nu), Mekong or Lancang, Yangtse (or Jinsha), Yellow River (or Huanghe), and Tarim (or Dayan) - provide water to more than a billion people and support more than 210 million directly.Besides meeting the demands of a rapidly expanding population in an area with considerable human conflict, the region is a highly active geologic zone, making it "one of the world's most dynamic, complex and intensive risk hotspots", Kent commented.The HKH region covers the whole of Bhutan and Nepal, about half the territories of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Myanmar, China has a foothold of about 17 percent, India has 14 percent and Bangladesh eight percent, according to ICIMOD.How prepared are so many countries, with most of the world's population sharing the same resources, to act in concert? "How, in other words, would regional actors, working in cooperation, deal with the impact of a major flood affecting the India-Pakistan borders, at the same time a cyclone hits the coastline of Bangladesh?"The region would have to come up with a new way of planning its response to crises while reducing its vulnerability. "Vulnerability will need to be the main focus," said Kent. Countries would have to map vulnerable populations and areas regionally, and construct future scenarios to help prepare for disasters.Too negative?ICIMOD's Arun Shreshtha was more cautious. "Presenting a very negative scenario of conflicts across the region will not help, and a growing number of opinions suggest that the type of conflict, as postulated, will not happen," he told IRIN. Nevertheless, there was "certainly a lack of cooperation in scientific cooperation and knowledge sharing across the region".This is changing. ICIMOD has initiated a programme of regional cooperation in sharing flood information. "We are in discussion with national stakeholders regarding a long-term regional collaboration in the Indus," Shreshtha said. "A similar initiative is proposed for the Kosi [River] Basin," which flows through Nepal and India.The response from the "scientific community has been quite positive, and we are optimistic of a 'trickle-up effect'", he said, but there were gaps in information on the impact of climate change on glacial melt, and how this would affect water supply. Melt rates varied regionally, and in monsoon areas the rainfall regime rather than glacial melt would determine the impact on water supply."We do not have good handle on these issues, and unless these basic scientific questions are answered we cannot expect to be prepared for the consequences. In my opinion, the emphasis should be on the improvement of the knowledge base."This is one of the points made in the Third Pole report. "The region has to set up an essential futures-oriented analysis to narrow knowledge gaps, where possible, to help them respond better," Kent said.Shreshtha pointed out that "The people of the region have been facing these problems for ever, and have developed some amount of resilience. Certainly, the magnitude of risk has increased, and additional adaptation interventions are necessary, but it is not practical to picture the community as helpless."jk/he[END]A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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5.Helping survivors of Pakistan floods: Voices from the ground,AlertNet
RV=63.8 2010/08/04 00:00
キーワード:International,victim,community,crisis

By Zofeen T. EbrahimKARACHI (AlertNet) - Pakistani authorities are struggling to help the victims of the country's worst floods in 80 years, many of whom have lost everything and say they received no warnings that raging waters were heading their way.The government has been hit by a barrage of criticism from Pakistanis for its handling of the floods. Analysts say it really lacks the resources to take on a disaster of this scale, leaving the military in charge.Moreover, the magnitude and nature of the catastrophe make any relief work, whether by the government or others, extremely difficult."We are facing the worst-ever natural disaster in our history," Amir Haider Khan Hoti, chief minister of worst-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, told reporters, adding that the floods had pushed back the province's development by almost 50 years.Here are the views of local people in Swat valley in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, interviewed by phone on the progress and challenges of relief efforts.Mohammad Ali, from a village spared by the floods, who is helping relief workers:"I think we complain too much. If the army had not been here, the number of casualties would have risen significantly. Why do people just sit and wait for help to come their way. Why don't they help with what's to be done in the aftermath of the damage?"Some victims of the floods are partly to blame for the scale of the devastation because they broke building laws, he adds. "People had constructed hotels, restaurants and residences encroaching half-way into the river, supported by pillars that could not sustain the angry waves. The heavy debris that the floods carried caused further loss of anything coming in the way."Hazir Gul, the manager of local non-governmental organisation Kaaravan:"Since the catastrophe is of such a massive scale, it's very difficult to reach the affected people. Bridges linking the various regions have been destroyed, the roads swept away and there is no way to communicate with them." He fears the death toll will rise if food and medicines do not reach survivors in time."We tried to ferry people through our boats but even that's not been easy as the river has swollen from 300 feet to 3,000 feet in width. And when it rains, we have to stop rescue work."Saleem Rehmat, senior programme coordinator with the International Organisation for Migration, says it is harder to reach some flooded areas than during the devastating 2005 earthquake that hit northern Pakistan. "There are areas that can only be reached by helicopters.""After the earthquake people were able to salvage some materials and rebuild small shelters for themselves but in this humanitarian crisis they have lost everything," he adds.Ziauddin Yusufzai who runs a school in the Swat Valley:"The call for aid has been met with a very lukewarm response. The international community does not trust its aid money with our government just as we don't. It's time we stopped begging and begun rebuilding ourselves."Reuters AlertNet is not responsible for the content of external websites.For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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1.Pakistan Emergency Response: Direct Relief International Coordinating With Local Partners as Rescue Efforts Continue,Direct Relief
RV=73.0 2010/08/05 00:00
キーワード:International,percent,World,health

Waterborne Diseases a Primary Health Concern for the DisplacedSanta Barbara, CA, (August 4, 2010)—Direct Relief International is coordinating response efforts with partners in Pakistan to help the millions of people displaced by extreme flooding throughout the country. Partners are echoing news reports that the northwestern region has been hit particularly hard, destroying bridges and cutting off villages that are each home to tens of thousands of people."It's a horrible situation," reports Dr. Bakht Sarwar, Medical Director of the Pakistan Institute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Sciences (PIPOS), one of the key local health providers Direct Relief is working with to assess emergency medical needs in Pakistan."Peshawar has been completely cut off from the rest of the country for four days. I tried and managed yesterday to go to village by foot, boat, and car to see the situation with my own eyes. It's water, water everywhere…I want to help however I can. Once again, thank you for your concern and help." said Dr. Sarwar.Broken sanitation systems as well as standing and contaminated water pose the biggest health threats during flood events. The World Health Organization (WHO) and local health ministers have named waterborne diseases—including diarrhea, typhoid, malaria, cholera, and infections of the skin and eyes—as health concerns for people affected by the floods in Pakistan.WHO reports that at least 39 health facilities have been destroyed, with tons of medicines lost, and that 46 of Pakistan's 135 districts have been affected by the flooding. According to the WHO, "there is a tremendous need for more medical and related materials to treat people affected by the humanitarian emergency…""Our hearts go out to the people and families affected by this major emergency, and to our dedicated local health partners who are doing everything they can to save and treat people under these conditions" said Brett Williams, Direct Relief International's Director of Emergency Response. "We are committed to supporting these organizations who will need major material aid to prevent the worst case health scenarios of flooding disasters, and to also provide the life-saving medical services for chronic conditions and for family health that would otherwise be impossible at this time." Williams led the Direct Relief team in its major response to the 2005 Pakistan earthquake.Direct Relief's longtime partner in Pakistan, the American Refugee Committee (ARC), reports that its team is gearing up for a response and has sent mobile health units to assist marooned basic health units in Swat, located about 100 miles from Islamabad, Pakistan's capital city. Williams is in contact with ARC's senior program coordinator in Pakistan to help facilitate medical aid and identify specific needs from Direct Relief's standing inventory.The United Nations estimates that a million people across Pakistan have been affected by the floods, while reported deaths range from 1,100 to 3,000 and more heavy rains are forecast. Direct Relief will continue to stay in close contact with partners in the country responding to this widespread emergency to assist in the most appropriate, targeted way possible.About Direct Relief InternationalFounded in 1948, Direct Relief is a Santa Barbara, California-based nonprofit organization focused on improving quality of life by bringing critically needed medicines and supplies to local healthcare providers worldwide. Direct Relief has provided more than $1 billion in privately funded humanitarian aid since 2000, including more than $200 million in assistance in the United States. It has earned a fundraising efficiency score of 99 percent or better from Forbes for the past eight years, and is ranked by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as California's largest international nonprofit organization based on private support. For more information, please visit www.DirectRelief.org.###

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2.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods (MDRPK006) - Operations Update no 1,IFRC
RV=72.7 2010/08/05 00:00
キーワード:Red,International,Cross

Period covered by this Ops Update: This operation update covers the period from 2 August to 5 August 2010.Appeal target (current): CHF 17,008,050 (USD 16,333,000 or EUR 12,514,600);Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 1.9 per cent covered in cash and in-kind; those in the pipeline, the appeal is currently approximately 43.5 per cent. Funds are urgently needed to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society operation in assisting the flood affected people.Appeal history:キ This Emergency Appeal has been initially launched on preliminary basis 2 August, 2010 for CHF 17,008,050 for 9 months to assist 175,000 beneficiaries.キ Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF on 30 July, 2010 to support the national society to respond.Summary: On 21 July 2010, Pakistan was hit by heavier than usual monsoon flash foods. The monsoon floods have left above 2.5 million people affected and death toll has reached 1600 people (source: Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) assessment report, 3 August 2010). The Pakistan Red Crescent Society has taken 10 per cent of the total case load i.e. 2.5 million flood affected people that makes 35,000 households. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) commits to support 25,000 households on preliminary basis and International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) will support 10,000 households. The assessment of reports indicate across the affected areas approximately 252,319 houses have been damaged (source: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) situation report).To date, New Zealand Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross and Spanish Red Cross have made contributions to this appeal. The International Federation, on behalf of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, would like to thank all partners for their generous response to this appeal.This operation is expected to be completed over nine months and will, therefore, be completed by the end of April 2011. A Final Report will be made available by 31 August 2011 (three months after the end of the operation).

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3.PAKISTAN: Most districts of Sindh Province on high flood alert,IRIN
RV=68.2 2010/08/05 00:00
キーワード:Red,percent,article

KARACHI, 5 August 2010 (IRIN) - As Pakistan's worst floods in decades [http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=90026] move south, 19 of Sindh Province's 23 districts have been put on high alert.Kashmore, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Larkana and Khairpur districts are considered high priority, and operations to evacuate vulnerable populations in low-lying areas are under way, according to Khair Muhammad Kalwar, director of operations at Sindh's Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA)."Unlike Cyclone Phet [http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=89464], when there was a lot of uncertainty about the landfall areas, we are sure this time about the path of the flood. A population of one million people will be affected as some 2,000 villages are at the risk of being submerged. At the moment, our focus is on the [River Indus] deltaic area, which will be most affected by the floods," Kalwar told IRIN.According to the PDMA, 417 relief camps have been set up near areas where floods are expected, while 5,030 people have already been moved into camps; many families have moved in with relatives in other districts.In Kashmore District 15 villages have been inundated and 10,000 people evacuated. Ongoing evacuations there are being carried out by 20 private and six government boats. But getting people to move is proving difficult. [http://www.IRINnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=90060]"People living in Kaacha areas should move out of the path of flood. However, it is proving very hard for us to convince them to move. So far some 30 percent of the population from these areas has willingly shifted to safety. We have given a 100 percent evacuation order," he said, adding that the police, rangers and army were assisting.Kalwar said there were a large number of outlaws living in the Kaacha area whose families feared being arrested if they relocated.Tribal feuds"Another issue is that of the tribal feuds in many districts. The tribes have been fighting for generations and even at this time of difficulty, they refuse to listen to the administration and insist they will not share camps or shelters with those tribes they do not get along with," Kalwar said. "We do have apprehensions in this regard as one never knows when the situation could turn volatile, but we are going to have to move them forcibly if they do not leave the area."Along with the government and army, various aid agencies and NGOs are doing what they can to address the needs of the flood-affected population in difficult conditions."While we are ready for the task of relief and rehabilitation, at the moment our prime focus is to get the people out of the vulnerable areas and move them to safety," Z.A. Shah, disaster management manager for the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), told IRIN."Most people have expressed fear that if they leave, their belongings would be taken away and they will end up losing whatever they have. They insist on staying back, saying that they have been through earlier floods as well. What they do not realize is that this flood is nothing like the past ones. It's massive and has already left behind a large scale of death and destruction," Shah said.PRCS's biggest concern was the outbreak of cholera and other water-borne diseases. PRCS centres in Khairpur, Larkana and Kambar-Shahdadkot districts were on standby and were each stocked with enough medicine for 200 families, in addition to having snake antivenom and water filtration plants to supply clean water to local residents, he said.Aid agencies say more than 1,500 people have died in the floods so far, most in the northwestern province of Kyhber-Pakhtunkhwa, and up to three million people countrywide have been affected.sj/ed/cb[END]A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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4.CWS SITUATION REPORT: PAKISTAN 2010 FLOODS: 08-05-10,CWS
RV=62.7 2010/08/05 00:00
キーワード:World,Afghanistan,Church,health

SITUATION: The death toll from Pakistan's worsening floods has risen to 1,400, with the flood worsening as raging river waters move from the northwest part of the country to the Punjab - the nation's agricultural heartland - and to Sindh, Reuters' AlertNet reported. Hundreds of villages have been submerged; at least 1.5 million have been displaced and that number is expected to increase. In all, more than 3.2 million people are in some way affected by the flooding.As the floods have caused extensive damage to crops, livestock, and other food sources in the affected regions, food security issues remain paramount, said Church World Service staff in Pakistan, noting the growing problem of food shortages in affected regions. The World Food Program has also said that the floods threaten the food security of Pakistan."As the holy month of Ramadan approaches the country is already experiencing pre-Ramadan increase in food prices further adding to the threat of food insecurity for the flood-affected families," CWS Pakistan/Afghanistan said in a statement today. "Without resources and without access to food, thousands of lives could be lost if food aid and shelter do not reach the affected communities within the coming days."RESPONSE:CWS is responding in a wide geographic area, working with partners in various districts of the affected regions in providing immediate relief aid including shelter items, food packages and health services. In its overall work, CWS plans to provide assistance to 70,000 people - food assistance to 35,000 people, emergency shelter supplies to meet the needs of 17,500 people and mobile health access for 17,500 people.The most recent portions of its response:++ In Kohistan, CWS and partners in Allai have already distributed 500 shelter kits; 500 food packages will be distributed in Battagram starting Saturday (August 7).++ In Balochistan and D. I. Khan, 500 food packages are being distributed to the most vulnerable families. Distribution of 250 food packages in Sibi, Balochistan was completed yesterday while distribution of the remaining 250 food packages is under way in D. I. Khan. In Balochistan, the CWS and local partner teams are currently in Naseerabad for assessment for planned distribution of 1,000 food packages.++ CWS's health teams continue to treat hundreds of patients through its mobile health unit in Balakot District, providing free medicines and health education. CWS has rehabilitated three basic health units in Swat District; the units are all operational now despite some damage from floods. Health team members report that the number of patients visiting the units have declined because people from farther distances cannot access roads to reach the facilities.OTHER INFORMATION:++ Church World Service is working with other members of the ACT Pakistan Forum as part of a coordinated response.++ CWS food packages are distributed directly to affected families at convenient food distribution points established in each community and consist of 44 lbs. each of wheat flour and rice, 4* lbs. each of beans and sugar, 10* cups of cooking oil, 7 oz. of tea, and a box of iodized salt.++ The shelter kits include winterized tents and the plastic sheets, 6 x 4 meters.++ Work of the mobile health units include patient examinations, providing essential drugs and pre-natal care and efforts to assess the nutritional health of under-5 children.++ In its relief efforts, CWS has ensured strict measures for transparency and quality and accountability standards through its Strengthening Humanitarian Assistance Program. Ten introductory workshops have been planned for humanitarian organizations on Sphere Standards and HAP in different cities of Pakistan to ensure quality and accountability in humanitarian response for t he flood survivors of Pakistan.CWS issued an appeal for this emergency on Aug 2. The appeal number is: # 699-T (not 699-S as previously reported).The amount of the appeal is $1,610,000, including $1,490,775 for direct program costs. Direct program costs include $1,388,493 for food- and non-food items and distribution and $102,282 for health unit expenses. Administrative and indirect costs total $119,672.HOW TO HELP: Contributions to support CWS flood recovery efforts in Pakistan may be sent to your denomination or to Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515, Attention: Appeal # 699-T, Pakistan 2010 Floods.Contributions may also be made by phone at 800-297-1516 or online at www.churchworldservice.org/pakistanfloods.Church World Service is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy.For further information about disasters to which Church World Service is responding please visit www.churchworldservice.org or call the CWS Hotline, (800) 297-1516.CWS Development and Humanitarian Assistance Program/CWS New York office: (212) 870-3151Program Director: dderr@churchworldservice.org

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5.TRC Relief Activities for Pakistan Floods,TRCS
RV=54.0 2010/08/05 00:00
キーワード:Red,International

The unprecedented floods which triggered by seasonal monsoon rains have wiped out 3 provinces; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Baluchistan, Punjab and AJ&K as well in Pakistan. According to the official reports; at least 3,000,000 people have been affected and the forecasts show that this weather will prevail in the region. The ongoing response activities in the field are carried out by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRC) Crisis Desk which was established in PRCS Disaster Management and Logistic Center (DMLC) in Islamabad.By taking into consideration that the current capacity of PRCS at country-wide which has been strengthened with the contribution of RC/RC Movement Component in light of the lessons learned of the 8 October EQ, the Turkish Red Crescent will be supporting the PRCS' leading agency on the field by contributing to provide essential food and NFI items those remarked through detailed assessment carried out by PRCS Relief Teams.Upon receiving this information the Turkish Red Crescent Society has immediately put its Permanent Representative Office in Islamabad and Disaster Operation Center in Ankara on full alert. TRC Permanent Representation Staff in Pakistan took part in the Crisis Desk in the DMLC which works 7/24 basis in Islamabad to intervene the disaster in close cooperation with PRCS in an urgent and effective manner.Based on the assessment results and requirements raised from the affected regions, TRC dispatched 35 tons of relief items composed of 1,200 food packages, 420 kitchen utensils, 1,000 blankets, 1,500 sleeping bags, 240 beds and 1,270 mattress worth in total USD175.000 to the Islamabad via Airbus 310-300 air cargo plane. The cargo plane concerned departed on 4th of August from Ankara and landed at Chaklala Airport in Islamabad on 5th of August about 02.00 am local time. His Excellency M. Babur Hızlan Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, Pakistan Red Crescent Society Secretary General Mr. Muhammad Ilyas Khan, PRCS staff members, Turkish Red Crescent Permanent Representative Office Personnel and International and National Media were present at the airport to receive the consignment. The relief goods were handed over to PRCS Secretary General in presence of media. All the relief items to be distributed in close cooperation and collaboration with PRCS in Nowsehra and Risalpur as well as other affected region identified by PRCS assessment team.

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1.Gunilla Carlsson on the humanitarian situation in Pakistan,Govt. Sweden
RV=128.6 2010/08/06 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International,UNHCR,Church

"Sweden is closely following the worrying developments in Pakistan, which in particular are affecting many children, and is planning further support to respond to the enormous humanitarian needs caused by the monsoon rains," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson. "The Pakistani Embassy has contacted the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and requested Swedens support to ease the immediate needs and help in reconstruction efforts.Sweden has already contributed SEK 94 million in humanitarian aid to Pakistan this year in light of the major humanitarian needs the country was already facing prior to the floods. Some of these contributions will be used to meet the needs that have arisen as a result of the monsoon rains. Sweden is contributing, for example, approximately SEK 10 million to the funds that have so far been allocated to Pakistan from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.Through Sida, Sweden is now planning to provide initial humanitarian support amounting to around SEK 25 million, and Sida will decide today to contribute SEK 20 million to UNICEF and UNHCR efforts in Pakistan. These funds will help provide hundreds of thousands of people with shelter, tents and equipment, medical care, clean water and improved sanitation. Orphaned children will receive support and access to temporary schooling. A further SEK 2 million will go to the Norwegian Refugee Council for projects in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces Charsadda district. The funds will be used to provide shelter for those affected, with the distribution of tents as the main focus.As part of its support to Pakistan, Sida is considering channelling resources, if necessary, through the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and potential Swedish partner organisations such as the Church of Sweden, Save the Children Sweden, Doctors without Borders, the Swedish Red Cross and Plan Sweden."

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2.Pakistan floods take toll as thousands reached with aid,BRC
RV=90.7 2010/08/06 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International

The toll from Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years continues to climb, with official sources putting the number of dead at more than 1,500, with 80,000 homes damaged. The United Nations estimates that more than 4 million people have been affected by the floods.The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has already reached around 50,000 people with aid. It expects to reach 250,000 people in total with aid over the coming weeks.Water-borne diseaseFloodwaters have destroyed much of the health infrastructure in the worst affected areas, leaving inhabitants especially vulnerable to water-borne disease."One of our priorities at the moment is to do what we can to prevent the spread of water-borne disease," said Bernadette Gleeson, an International Committee of the Red Cross health delegate based in Islamabad."We are also striving to boost the capacity of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to take appropriate action in the event of any outbreak of water-borne infectious disease. By restoring water systems to working order and distributing such items as soap and wash basins, we hope to ward off many of the health problems that could arise if large numbers of people had to use contaminated water supplies."British Red Cross responseThe British Red Cross has pledged an initial 5,400 jerry cans, 5,400 blankets and 2,700 tarpaulins to the relief effort. To get the goods on the ground as quickly as possible, they will either be bought locally in Pakistan or shipped in from pre-positioned relief supplies in Kuala Lumpur.Two of the mobile health clinics the British Red Cross already operates in Pakistan as part of the ongoing healthcare programme there have been deployed to assist with the relief operation in one of the worst-affected parts of the Balochistan region.Unfortunately, reports also suggest that some of the infrastructure set up by the British Red Cross to provide clean drinking water to rural communities in Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake has been damaged or destroyed by the floods.Pakistan Floods AppealIn addition to launching a public appeal for funds, the British Red Cross released 」50,000 from its Disaster Fund to provide immediate relief to survivors. The appeal has also been bolstered by donations from Red Cross partners, including Tesco, AstraZeneca and the Freemasons' Grand Charity.In the event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to other humanitarian disasters either overseas or here in the UK.

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3.Pakistan Monsoon Floods - Update on Relief Efforts,Singapore RC
RV=90.7 2010/08/06 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan has been hit with massive flooding, the worst in which the country has seen in decades. This tragedy has killed more than 1,500 people, leaving thousands rendered homeless and more than a million people affected.The devastation has also hit Punjab and Sindh provinces, as well as part of North West Frontier Province. Death tolls are continuing to rise, as rescue workers on-ground struggle to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by the raging water.Scores of bridges, roads and buildings have been washed away by the torrents, which were triggered by the exceptionally heavy monsoon rain. Weather forecasters say more rains are due to fall on south and central Pakistan.The Singapore Red Cross will be making a donation of USD100,000 (or SGD $135,074) in contribution to the immediate relief efforts in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest.The money will be channeled to the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), who has launched an emergency appeal to raise at least CHF 17million to help survivors of the disaster. The money will be used to support at least 25,000 families through its emergency relief distribution of food and non-food items, emergency shelter, health and water and sanitation (WATSAN) activities undertaken by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Assistance will also be channelled to the PRCS medical teams who are on the ground treating a range of ailments including injuries, skin infections and respiratory problems.The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has been assisting the affected families with food and non-food items with support of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), in-country PNSs, and the IFRC country delegation. Food and non-food relief items such as tents, tarpaulins, blankets and cooking stoves to families are currently being distributed by volunteers and staff from the PRCS.The IFRC's Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) and Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) members are currently being mobilised to provide support with assessment, coordination and implementation of relief operations. The team members comprise of experts in logistics, emergency health, shelter, telecommunications, reporting and communication.Donors who wish to contribute towards the IFRC's emergency appeal may do so through the following:i) Cheque donationsDonations via cheque can be sent to the Singapore Red Cross @ 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486. Please include name, contact details and "Pakistan Flood" at the back of the cheque.ii) Walk-in donationsDonors may make their cash/cheque donations at the Singapore Red Cross @ 15 Penang Lane (near Dhoby Gaut MRT Station) during its office hours, Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5.30pm.Situation as of 5 August 2010:- Whilst flood waters continue to slowly recede, rain has been forecasted in KPK, Baluchistan, Punjab, Sindh, AJK, Gilgit Baltistan in the next 24 hours.- In Sindh, people are bracing for the arrival of the flood waters. More than 350,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas.- In Punjab, the Indus river banks have been breached in at least 7 districts.- Food, clean drinking water, tents, and medical services remain the most urgent needs.- The threat of water-borne diseases and malaria remains high in all affected areas. There are increasing cases of diarrhoea cases reported, but no large-scale outbreaks have been confirmed.

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4.OFID extends emergency support to flood victims in Pakistan,OFID
RV=90.7 2010/08/06 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency grant of US$500,000 to help the people of Pakistan face the humanitarian crisis caused by the heavy rainfall and flooding that started on July 21, 2010.The heavy rainfall that hit the country's northwestern provinces has left over a thousand dead and at least 2.5 million badly affected. An estimated 100,000 people – mostly children – have contracted cholera or other gastric diseases because of widespread water contamination.In addition to undue human suffering, the massive flooding – the worst Pakistan has experienced in 80 years – has resulted in huge crop losses and severe damage to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, health facilities and communications systems. The hardest-hit provinces are southern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, and southern Punjab.In the face of this crisis, the Government of Pakistan has mounted a major rescue effort to reach thousands of affected communities with the assistance of the Pakistani Armed and Air Forces, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as well as several international and bilateral organizations.The OFID grant is geared towards helping the people of Pakistan meet their emergency needs, including shelter, food and non-food relief items and primary health care. The grant will be channeled through IFRC to help finance the humanitarian relief and emergency operations of the PRCS.

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5.Pakistan floods seen setting back recovery of conflict-displaced by years,AlertNet
RV=90.7 2010/08/06 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International

LONDON (AlertNet) - First they fled the Taliban, then the military and now the worst flooding in nearly a century.More than two-thirds of the 2.7 million people forced from their homes last year by fighting between the army and Taliban insurgents in northwest Pakistan had recently gone back, according to U.N. estimates. But aid workers said the latest disaster meant it would take years for many families that had only just started rebuilding their lives to get back on their feet.At least 1,600 people have been killed in floods that have devastated large parts of Pakistan, sweeping north to south through four provinces. More than 4 million people are thought to have been affected with homes washed away or damaged and their means of earning a living lost."This is a disaster of major proportions with immediate but also medium and long-term implications," said Martin Mogwanja, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan.Aid workers say the intensity of the monsoon rains caught many by surprise especially in worst-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The mountainous area, formerly known as North-West Frontier Province, was the scene of last year's military offensive against the Taliban which at its peak created one of the largest internal displacements in recent times.The latest figures from Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority show more than 156,000 houses were damaged by the flooding in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.Aid workers say many communities in the province's Swat valley and nearby districts are likely to find themselves in a worse state after the floods than when they fled the conflict."The challenges are even more, I would suggest, for those who've lost their houses than during the displacement for the fighting," said Michael O'Brien, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spokesman."It's a different set of circumstances (now). It's a whole new dimension," he said. "The recovery phase is going to be long and painful for people and we'll need the support of the international community."O'Brien said many families forced out by violence last year had left behind one relative to guard the house, and so were at least able to retain their homes, some of their animals and other possessions.This time round not only have they lost the little they had, but floodwaters have contaminated water sources, ruined crops and spoiled arable land.BACK TO SQUARE ONEThe disaster will leave communities already exhausted by repeated displacement even more vulnerable, aid workers say."The economy was restarting ... people were getting back to work, people were starting to live some semblance of normality. Of course the flooding's just turned that completely around again and put people back to square one," said Simon Worrall, Norwegian Refugee Council's Pakistan country director."Going back to the Peshawar valley where the majority of the flooding is and where more of the people are affected ... it's going to put them back 5, 10 years at least," he told AlertNet.Some aid workers worry that families sheltering the conflict-displaced were also hit by the flooding and now need help themselves.There was also some concern about how overstretched relief officials would be able to assist victims of the flooding, and at the same time, meet the ongoing needs of those displaced by fighting in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), where the flooding has had less impact."It will be very difficult for humanitarian organisations to make a distinction between the IDPs (internally displaced) from the conflict-affected areas and the flood-affected areas," said one aid worker, who declined to be named."If you just give to the flood-affected IDPs, the conflict IDPs will say 'we need assistance too'. There will be definitely tensions between the two groups. It will need careful management to convince them that other communities are in need."Bordering Afghanistan, both FATA and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, are a focus of Pakistan's efforts to battle al Qaeda and Taliban militants in support of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.Reuters AlertNet is not responsible for the content of external websites.For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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1.Pakistan: Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign and European Spokesperson (Paris August 6 2010),Govt. France
RV=78.3 2010/08/07 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International

(extract)In response to the Pakistani authorities' call for international aid to deal with the serious flooding in that country, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has, at Bernard Kouchner's behest, just allocated €300,000 to three non-governmental organizations on the ground.Given that access to drinkable water and sanitation are essential to improving the health conditions of the people suffering from this disaster, these credits will benefit water sanitation projects being carried out by the French Red Cross, Handicap International, and Islamic Relief Worldwide.

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2.International Medical Corps Addressing Critical Psychosocial Needs of Pakistan’s Flood-Ravaged Displaced,IMC
RV=67.7 2010/08/07 00:00
キーワード:International,refugee,Medical,care

August 6, 2010 – Los Angeles, CAInternational Medical Corps' staff is on the ground in Pakistan providing medical services along with psychosocial support to help people whose lives have been devastated by the floods. Heavy monsoon rains in the last week of July triggered flash floods in several parts of Pakistan resulting in widespread destruction and displacement. An estimated 1,600 have lost their lives and more than 1.5 million have been displaced, with over 4.5 million affected. International Medical Corps immediately deployed mobile medical teams in the most severely affected Charsadda, Peshawar and Nowshehra Districts to provide emergency services. In addition to medical care to address basic health needs, teams are working to strengthen local coping mechanisms.In Charsadda, International Medical Corps met Abid, a 14-year-old boy, who saw his grandmother drown during the floods and is now experiencing grief. "I cannot forget that moment, I am constantly getting flashbacks and even in dreams I see water going up and I wake up screaming," said Abid. "I am happy that I am safe but I am also sad that my home and school were destroyed". International Medical Corps' local staff members are trained in psychological first aid and are able to provide access to basic services and support to those experiencing normal reactions to disasters – fear, anger, grief and a range of other emotions – and to address each case with sensitivity.In a school in Peshawar – where more than 2,100 individuals have taken refuge - International Medical Corps met with a mother of 5 who recalled what her family had endured during the floods. "When the floodwater entered our house, we were all in a panic. Manahil [her 4-year-old daughter] saw my elder daughter Amina being swept away by the floodwater. She was saved and pulled out of the water, but since then, she is afraid of the water when I am bathing her and gets very restless when she is alone". International Medical Corps is now helping the woman care for Manahil and Amina by teaching her basic relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety.International Medical Corps makes mental health care a priority in its emergency relief efforts by addressing the immediate psychosocial needs of communities struck by disaster and offering help to those with pre-existing mental health disorders. The organization's teams in Pakistan are comprised of local, trained staff members who can communicate in the local language and understand the cultural context of the situation. International Medical Corps has been operating in Pakistan since 1984, providing primary health care services and water/sanitation facilities to displaced Pakistanis and Afghan refugees in the frontier areas.Since its inception more than 25 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org

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3.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster,US DOS
RV=52.3 2010/08/07 00:00
キーワード:International,UNHCR,care

Washington, DCAugust 6, 2010The United States has responded immediately and generously to Pakistan's call for assistance following the tragic and devastating floods that started on July 29. Our response has been consistent with our humanitarian values and our deep commitment to Pakistan. Support to Pakistan includes financial assistance and the immediate provision of urgently needed supplies and services drawing on unique U.S. capabilities. Latest Developments: Emergency relief items continue to arrive in Peshawar for use by the Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority for appropriate distribution. The U.S. has provided a total of 18 Zodiac rescue boats, 6 water filtration units (each capable of providing clean water to 10,000 people a day), 10 water storage bladders and 30 concrete-cutting saws valued at $746,000. Six U.S. Army helicopters began humanitarian assistance operations August 5, but were grounded on August 6 due to weather conditions. On their first day of operations, they evacuated more than 800 people from Kalam to Khwalzakhela and transported 66,000 pounds of relief supplies. Nine sorties are scheduled for the four Chinook and two Black Hawk helicopters when the weather permits. A C-130 carrying supplies and a five-ton forklift has arrived in Pakistan and will fly two additional sorties to ferry more equipment and supplies.U.S. Contributions To Date:To date, the U.S.'s financial commitment for assistance to flood-affected populations stands at $35 million. The money is being provided by the U. S. Agency for International Development to international organizations and established Pakistani NGOs to provide food, health care and shelter for those displaced by the floods. U.S. helicopters assigned to the Pakistani Ministry of Interior's 50th Squadron are continuing their operations and have rescued 1005 people and airlifted 37,473 pounds of supplies. More than 436,000 halal meals have been delivered to civilian and military officials in Pakistan, a contribution of $3.25 million dollars. Twelve pre-fabricated steel bridges have been made available as temporary replacements for highway bridges damaged by flooding in Peshawar and Kurram Agency. A 25kw generator was provided to the Frontier Scouts-KPk to support their flood relief efforts.Private Sector Response:Working with mGive, Americans are contributing to Pakistan flood relief by texting the word "SWAT" to 50555. The text will result in a donation of $10 to the UNHCR Pakistan Flood Relief Effort. Every $10 helps provide tents and emergency aid to displaced families. The Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan cellular phone industry are inviting Pakistanis to contribute to the Prime Minister's Fund for Flood Relief beginning August 5 by texting the amount of their donation to "1234" Coca-Cola Corporation for Pakistan and Afghanistan announced a $500,000 donation on August 5. The global U.S. health company Abbott Labs has committed $83,000 in cash and in-kind donations for flood victims.

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4.Time to Act Fast on Pakistan Flood Emergency,Muslim Aid
RV=48.8 2010/08/07 00:00
キーワード:Aid,Muslim,care

Muslim Aid today held a meeting with the senior editors and reporters from the Pakistani media to seek their cooperation in raising awareness for Muslim Aid's 」2 million Emergency Flood Appeal for Pakistan. Muslim Aid appealed to the media to use their communication channels effectively to bring donors and NGOs together to help the flood affected people of Pakistan.A Spokesperson for Muslim Aid said: "Within Pakistan there is a lot of potential, energy and goodwill to deal with the floods. This emergency has tested the hospitality, generosity and humanitarianism of Pakistanis. In their hour of need, the donor community needs to reciprocate this spirit and act fast to make Muslim Aid Emergency Appeal successful."Muslim Aid is currently on the ground providing rehabilitation and emergency relief items, including water and medical services in the worst affected districts of Nowshera, Charsadda and Mianwali of North-west Pakistan.Muslim Aid will continue to strengthen its relief efforts as further rainfall is expected to cause more devastation in the region. The Spokesperson added: "It is important for the Government of Pakistan to develop a long-term strategy to address food security, infrastructure rebuilding and maintaining supplies of essential services."- Ends –Notes to Editors- Muslim Charities in the UK have led the rapid response to the Pakistan Emergency. Muslim Aid was amongst one of the first charities to launch an Appeal for the Pakistan floods on 30 July. On 3 August 2010, Muslim Aid upgraded its Appeal from 」100,000 to 」2million.- Muslim Aid is a UK based relief and development agency established in 1985 and working in over 70 countries with field offices in Bangladesh, Bosnia, Cambodia, Gambia, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Sudan. Muslim Aid works with all in need, regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or political opinion. Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief; capacity building through water, sanitation and health programmes; education and skills training; micro-financing and income generation and orphan care. Apart from supplying practical help, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future.- For further information about the work of Muslim Aid and its overseas field branches, please visit Muslim Aid website at www.muslimaid.org or contact Communications Manager Michelle Davis on +44 0207 377 4200 or michelle@muslimaid.org

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5.INTERVIEW-Aid chief: Pakistan flood aid shows US commitment,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=37.4 2010/08/07 00:00
キーワード:International,percent

06 Aug 2010 20:37:01 GMT Source: Reuters* Focus on preventing cholera outbreak, other diseases* Hope is U.S. aid will improve America's image* Donors grapple with prioritiesBy Sue PlemingWASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The United States hopes its rapid, generous response to Pakistan's epic floods will help overcome the negative image many Pakistanis have of the United States, the Obama administration's aid chief said on Friday.Washington has sent rescue helicopters, delivered medicines and more than half a million halal meals and water as Pakistan's fragile government struggles with the worst floods in 80 years, which have killed more than 1,600 people."As the Pakistani people see the tremendous efforts that America is making to provide them with support ... they will appreciate the commitment that we have there (in Pakistan)," Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, told Reuters in an interview.The United States is viewed with suspicion by most Pakistanis, despite a commitment to spend $1.5 billion a year over the next five years on nonmilitary aid.Asked whether he thought the U.S. response to the floods could change that negative image, Shah replied: "I hope so, of course."The latest Pew poll shows only 17 percent of Pakistanis have a favorable view of the United States and even fewer -- eight percent -- see President Barack Obama positively.The United States has given $35 million in flood relief so far and Shah said more funds would be added, with fears the situation will deteriorate as more rains come."This could get a lot worse," he warned.A big focus in coming days will be to prevent communicable diseases such as cholera while also making sure as many people as possible are rescued.REALLOCATING FUNDSEnsuring adequate food supplies is also a priority, with widespread destruction of crops and livestock in many areas."We are tracking that very closely," he said, adding that on the plus side Pakistan has a wheat surplus this year.U.S. officials are looking at whether some funds already committed for various projects will be reallocated to deal with the immediate crisis created by the floods, which have affected 12 million people in two provinces.One senior U.S. official, who declined to be named, said there was some frustration over Pakistan's slow pace of delivering a detailed list of needs and priorities.But Shah said there was always a lack of clarity in the early days of a disaster. "We call it the fog of relief," he said. "In a disaster, every day is about doing it better and being more effective and getting better data."The United States is working with the United Nations and other allies of Pakistan to assess needs and how much aid will be required over the short and long term.There is also talk of an international donors meeting, possibly on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next month, but it could be sooner.Eyebrows have been raised by the decision of Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari to continue with a trip to Europe this week while the floods ravaged his country.Shah declined to comment on Zardari's decision or whether the Obama administration had pressed him to return home. "I probably should not get into that," said Shah, who was in Pakistan last month. (Editing by Todd Eastham)For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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1.UN scaling up relief operations as floods spread to southern Pakistan,UN News
RV=79.4 2010/08/08 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,crisis,UNICEF,care

With devastating floods, which have already ravaged large swathes of northwestern and central Pakistan, moving towards the country's south, United Nations officials are calling for relief operations to be ramped up.Sindh Province, bordering the Arabian Sea, is already being affected by the floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains, which have so far affected at least 4 million people and claimed some 1,400 lives.Martin Mogwanja, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, has likened the impact of the flooding – the worst in living memory – to that of the 2005 earthquake, which affected more than 3 million people."The assistance that we have so far provided has alleviated suffering, but relief operations need to be massively scaled up," he said.Shelter, plastic sheeting and household goods are urgently needed, Mr. Mogwanja said. "Stocks need to be urgently airlifted to the affected areas, and we count on donors to assist with this."Andro Shilakadze, who heads the Sindh field office of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), emphasized that "the water levels are very high, and the risk of serious flooding is increasing rapidly."He said that the agency is planning for the worst-case scenario so that it can provide emergency relief if necessary.So far, 150,000 people have been evacuated from the province's low-lying areas, with more than 400 relief points having been set up to help them.Meanwhile in Punjab, in eastern Pakistan, it is believed that at least 1.6 million people have been affected by flooding, with 84,000 homes having been destroyed, leaving 500,000 people homeless.In addition, 1.4 million acres of farmland was destroyed in Punjab, where people rely heavily on agriculture for their food supply.In the hardest-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province, food, clean water and shelter supplies have been distributed, but the UN has noted that much more remains to be done."The needs are enormous, and the water continues to rise," said Ahmed Warsame, head of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Peshawar, a city in KPK.The agency, he said, will begin delivering 4,000 tents and 4,000 plastic sheets in the Asakhel refugee settlement.Earlier this week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that up to $10 million will be disbursed from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), set up in 2006 to allow the UN to dispatch funds to tackle disasters and crises as soon as they emerge, to help address needs in Pakistan following the floods.In addition, Mr. Mogwanja said yesterday that the UN has set up an emergency relief fund, with nearly $10 million received so far. UN agencies have also received $16 million for their work."However, this response so far is not sufficient to enable UN agencies and their partners to address the extent of the crisis," he underlined, adding that a flash appeal to deal with the disaster will soon be launched by the UN and its humanitarian partners.An initial emergency response plan is being prepared to cover immediate relief needs – such as food, health care, clean water, shelter, agriculture and others – for the next 90 days.The UN, Mr. Mogwanja said, is using its contingency stocks and has diverted funds, but "all this is just running out given the scale and scope of this crisis."He estimated that between $150 million and $200 million, or possibly more, will be required for relief and longer-term recovery to allow people to rebuild their livelihoods and repair infrastructure, with many bridges and roads having been washed away by the floods.

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2.Further Australian Assistance for Pakistan,Govt.Australia
RV=68.0 2010/08/08 00:00
キーワード:Red,International,crisis

As the adverse consequences of disastrous flooding in Pakistan worsen, Australia will contribute a further $5 million for the people of Pakistan affected by the floods.This brings Australia's assistance to $10 million to date.Since Australia announced its initial $5 million emergency assistance for food, clean drinking water, tents and medical supplies on 2 August, conditions in North-West Pakistan have deteriorated, with further heavy rain and flood waters continuing to rise.Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority now estimates that more than 12 million people are being adversely affected. This number could rise as flood waters move south. Further heavy rain is also predicted.Overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, the Government of Pakistan has now requested international assistance to support its own relief efforts.Of the $5 million Australia previously contributed, $3 million has been provided through the Pakistan Emergency Response Fund and the International Red Cross/Crescent Movement and $2 million is being provided through Australian Non-Government Organisations.Australia will now provide $4 million to the World Food Programme to support the distribution of food to people displaced by the flooding.Australia will also make a further $1 million contribution to the United Nations-managed Pakistan Emergency Response Fund. The Fund supports the provision of emergency food relief, shelter and basic health and sanitation services by local non-government organisations already active in affected areas.Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority is leading the response, working closely with the Pakistan military and humanitarian agencies.Australia is also participating in the United Nations Disaster Assessment mission currently underway in Pakistan.Australia is a good friend of Pakistan and stands ready to provide ongoing assistance during this crisis and to assist in recovery and reconstruction.Media inquiriesMinister's Office: (02) 6277 7500Departmental Media Liaison: (02) 6261 1555

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3.PAKISTAN: RELIEF OPERATIONS TO BE MASSIVELY SCALED UP AS FLOODS REACH SINDH,OCHA
RV=50.0 2010/08/08 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,UNICEF

(New York / Geneva / Islamabad: 07 August 2010): Humanitarian needs in flood-devastated Pakistan are on a similar level to those that arose following the country's 2005 earthquake, which had affected more than 3 million people and wrecked large areas."The assistance that we have so far provided has alleviated suffering, but relief operations need to be massively scaled up", said Martin Mogwanja, the Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan. "Shelter, plastic sheeting and household goods are the most important gap. Stocks need to be urgently airlifted to the affected areas, and we count on donors to assist with this", he added.The devastating floods, which have ravaged large parts of north-western and central Pakistan over the past days, have meanwhile also reached Sindh Province. The province is located in the country's extreme south, on the north-eastern shore of the Arabian Sea."The water levels are very high, and the risk of serious flooding is increasing rapidly", said Andro Shilakadze, Chief of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Field Office in Sindh, "We are planning for the worst-case scenario, so that we can provide emergency relief as may become necessary". At least 150,000 people have so far been evacuated by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) from Sindh's low-lying areas, and over 400 relief points have been established to assist them.Assessments are underway in Punjab, located in the country's east, where it is estimated that at least 1.6 million people have been affected. An estimated 84,000 homes have been destroyed, leaving up to 500,000 people homeless in the province. At least 1.4 million acres of agricultural land was destroyed in Punjab alone, where people rely heavily on agriculture for their food supply.In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK), where damage has been worst, initial emergency assistance has been provided by the humanitarian community in the domains of food, clean water, and shelter. Much more needs to be done, and the aid machine is working at full speed. "The needs are enormous, and the water continues to rise", said Ahmed Warsame, head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Peshawar. "Tomorrow, we plan to start delivering 4,000 tents and 4,000 plastic sheets in the Asakhel refugee settlement", he added.Torrential rains started to hit Pakistan two weeks ago. The situation led to serious flooding during the last week, which is estimated to have affected at least four million people across the country. Many more millions are bound to be indirectly affected by food shortages, if sufficient assistance is not received in time.For further information, please call: OCHA Islamabad: Maurizio Giuliano, +91 300 8502397, giuliano@un.org; OCHA New York: Stephanie Bunker, +1 917 367 5126, bunker@un.org; Nicholas Reader, +1 212 963 4961, reader@un.org OCHA press releases are available at http://ochaonline.un.org or www.reliefweb.intt

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4.Pakistan navy boats rescue flood victims,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=32.8 2010/08/08 00:00
キーワード:percent,crisis

08 Aug 2010 13:21:05 GMTSource: Reuters* Navy rescue boats cross vast distances* Military leads rescue efforts* More heavy rain forecast for next 24 to 36 hoursBy Faisal AzizROHRI, Pakistan, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Pakistani navy boats travelled through miles of flood waters on Sunday to rescue people stranded in a disaster that has angered many over the government's response.The worst floods in 80 years have killed over 1,600 people, left two million homeless, washed away crops and farm animals and overwhelmed President Asif Ali Zardari's civilian government.The military, which has maintained a dominant role in foreign and security policy even during civilian rule, is leading Pakistani relief efforts, as it has done in past crises like the 2005 earthquake.Analysts do not expect the government's heavily criticised handling of the crisis to encourage the military, which has ruled for more than half of Pakistan's history, to try to seize power.Heavy rain forecast to lash the country in the next 36 hours.Rubber and wooden navy boats set out from areas in Sindh province, where flood waters burst from the Indus River across vast distances, to help Pakistanis who have watched safe ground shrink by the hour and waters swallow up their livestock."We have been doing this for several days," said navy officer Akhter Mahmood after his boat travelled through about 20 kilometres of flood water.Women, chest-deep in water, carried chickens and clothes on their heads before entering navy boats. "I thought the waters would go away," said Sakina. "I want to come back."Zardari drew fire for leaving the country for official visits in Europe during the crisis. He said the prime minister was handling the catastrophe and informing him of developments.Floods wiped out Mohammad Saleem's home and grocery store in the village of Kot Addu. "We have not received any help from the government so far and I am sure any foreign help that will come will never reach us," he said.Even though relief efforts may have improved the military's standing, and widened the perception that Pakistani civilian governments are too weak and inefficient to cope with disasters, analysts don't see any threat to the current administration.The army is busy fighting Taliban insurgents and does not want to be strapped with Pakistan's enormous problems -- from costly rebuilding after the floods to the struggle to attract foreign investment in a troubled economy to widespread poverty."I don't think they are willing to dump Zardari," said Kamran Bokhari, Regional Director, Middle East and South Asia at global intelligence firm STRATFOR."The current army leadership ... is very clear that there is a war that needs to be waged."Foreign aid organisations, also playing a much bigger role than the government, say weather has hampered relief efforts.Floodwaters have roared down from the northwest to the agriculture heartland of Punjab and on to southern Sindh along a trail more than 1,000 km (600 miles) long.The flooding, brought on by unusually strong monsoon rains, has destroyed 360,000 houses, aid groups say."I would say shelter is the biggest concern at the moment. It is the most urgent," said Maurizio Giuliano, spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. "People do need something on top their heads as soon as possible."Hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian relief will be needed in coming months, he said. In the long term billions may be needed to rebuild infrastructure and restore livelihoodsIn Punjab alone, 1.4 million acres of land was destroyed. The economy, which depends heavily on agriculture and foreign aid, has taken a major hit.In some areas, only the tops of trees and telephone poles are visible. Pakistanis fighting to hold on to anything they can walk waist-deep in water carrying logs from their shattered homes.Even before the floods, Pakistan was struggling to tame inflation that averaged 11.7 percent for the last fiscal year. In Swat Valley, one of the hardest hit areas, tomato prices have jumped from 40 rupees a kg to 140 since the floods hit."Our country has gone back several years," Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani told reporters on a visit to Sindh province.In Punjab, hundreds of people were evacuated from drenched areas to a railway track on higher ground."What we are wearing is all that we have, the rest is all gone -- our house, animals, wheat we had stored, everything has been destroyed," university student Fiza Batool said as she fed her 10-year-old sister biscuits. (Additional reporting by Augustine Anthony in Islamabad, Adrees Latif and Asim Tanveer in Muzaffargarh; Myra MacDonald in London, and Sayed Salahuddin in KABUL; Writing by Michael Georgy)For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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1.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency Appeal nツーMDRPK006 - Operations Update No 2,IFRC
RV=110.9 2010/08/09 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International,British

Period covered by this Ops Update: This operation update covers the period from 6 August to 8 August 2010.Appeal target (current): CHF 17,008,050 (USD 16,333,000 or EUR 12,514,600);Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 14 per cent covered in cash and in-kind; those in the pipeline, the appeal is currently approximately 49.3 per cent. Funds are urgently needed to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society operation in assisting the flood-affected people.Appeal history:- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 2 August 2010 for CHF 17,008,050 for 9 months to assist 175,000 beneficiaries.- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF on 30 July, 2010 to support the National Society's response to the emergency.Summary:It has now been two weeks since Pakistan was first hit by heavier than usual rains as the monsoon season swept through Baluchistan, Punjab, Khyberpakhtunkhwa (KPK), Gilgit Baltistan and Sindh, causing unprecedented flash floods that submerged homes, roads and bridges, cropland and public infrastructure. Estimates vary on the number of affected populations, but even the most conservative account of 4.5 million people points to a disaster of a scale unmatched in terms of severity, reach and long-term consequence. These are the worst floods that Pakistan has experienced in 80 years and the UN estimates that humanitarian needs are on a similar level as those that arose following the 2005 earthquake. Weather forecasts indicate that monsoon rains will continue across the provinces in the coming days, with heavy rains forecasted in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK), Pakistan-administered Kashmir (AJK), Punjab and Sindh. As the floods move further south there are serious concerns that dams and embankments in Sukkur and Guddu may breach, which could causing further massive flooding of many sub-districts in Sindh province.Early relief distributions by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) have now reached 11,000 families, while emergency health services have treated some 15,000 individuals. The National Society continues to work round the clock, often under continuous downpour, but is facing extreme difficulties in carrying out activities due to the overall weather and security situation, including floodwaters preventing the use of vehicles. Nevertheless, it is operational in accessible areas, and in some parts, PRCS relief teams are trekking on foot with mules to distribute relief items.The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) field assessment and coordination team (FACT) is now functional in-country and are integrating with their national society counterparts in relief, water and sanitation, logistics, and media and communications. While detailed assessments will continue this week, the known situation in affected areas indicates rapidly increasing needs and a growing number of vulnerable people, particularly as many have already been without shelter or consistent assistance for days.In recognition of the increased needs of the flood-affected people, PRCS is considering to support more number of families than originally planned in line with the NS' earlier commitment to support at least 10 per cent of the affected population. Discussions are underway with regard to the scale, the extent and the timeframe of the PRCS operation, to be supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and IFRC. Changes will be reflected in the Revised Emergency Appeal, expected to be finalized early next week.To date, American Red Cross, British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, New Zealand Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross Spanish Red Cross, UAE Red Crescent, the Italian government and private donors have made contributions to this appeal.IFRC, on behalf of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, would like to thank all partners for their generous response to this appeal.This operation is expected to be completed over nine months and will, therefore, be completed by the end of April 2011. Discussions on the scale of the operation and the timeframe continue and changes will be reflected in the revised Emergency Appeal, expected to be finalized early next week. A Final Report will be made available by 31 August 2011 (three months after the end of the operation).

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2.Pakistan: TELENOR DONATES RS 100M TO PRCS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS,Pakistan Red Crescent
RV=110.6 2010/08/09 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International,crisis

Islamabad 5th August, 2010: Telenor Pakistan has pledged Rs 100 Million to Pakistan Red Crescent Society for relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees. The amount will be used to facilitate immediate relief efforts and longer term rehabilitation initiatives by Pakistan Red Crescent Society.The 100 million cheque was hander over by Chief Strategy Officer and VP Corporate Affairs, Telenor Pakistan, Aamir Ibrahim to PRCS Secretary General Muhammad Ilyas Khan at the PRCS National Headquarters here on Thursday.Secretary General, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Brig Muhammad Ilyas Khan, Retd, appreciated Telenor Pakistan's timely contribution. He said, This is a great initiative from Telenor Pakistan and hopefully will also encourage other organizations to contribute in a similar manner . This is a national crisis and everyone needs to do their part by coming forward and extending support."He said that the PRCS in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, International Committee of Red Cross and other Sister National Societies is supporting 40,000 families ($29million, PKR 2.3 Billion) in the flood affected areas of Pakistan.He said that the each affected family will be provided shelter, food items, non-food items, hygiene kits, kitchen utensils set, mosquito net, psychosocial and tracing support.He said that PRCS has so far provided support to over 56,000 people in KPK, 8000 in Balochistan.Chief Strategy Officer and VP Corporate Affairs, Telenor Pakistan, Aamir Ibrahim said, In this hour of need, where millions have been affected by devastating floods across the country, Telenor Pakistan stands by its brethren. We will contribute through donating funds, offering our telecommunication services and volunteering our collective employee efforts towards the rehabilitation of the affectees. We this humble effort will help those who need it most."He said Telenor Pakistan also takes a lead in extending support to disaster victims. In wake of October 2008 earthquake in Baluchistan, it was the first telecom operator to reach the affected area that provide communication facilities and a month's supply of food items to 160 families . Telenor Pakistan and PRCS also worked together during the IDP crisis to help thousands of displaced people for tribal areas of Pakistan.

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3.(MAP) Pakistan: Floods (as of 05 Aug 2010),IFRC
RV=92.8 2010/08/09 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International

Date: 05 Aug 2010Type: Natural DisasterKeyword(s): Floods; Natural Disaster; OperationsFormat: PDF *, 1750 Kb(*)Get Adobe Acrobat Viewer (free) Source(s): - International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)Related Document:- Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency Appeal nーMDRPK006 - Operations Update No 2

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4.Pakistan pleads for help as disaster worsens,ABC
RV=73.0 2010/08/09 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

By South Asia correspondent Sally SaraPakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is appealing for urgent international help for 15 million people affected by the country's record-breaking floods.Mr Gilani has met flood victims and rescue teams in the city of Sukkur and is pleading for international help as the disaster worsens.Up to 1 million people have been evacuated from rural areas in the southern province of Sindh, but many do not have enough food or clean water.Some angry flood survivors threw rocks at police, who baton charged a crowd demanding food.Vast areas of southern Pakistan are now underwater.The fertile farmland of Punjab has also been inundated by the floods.More rain is forecast in the next 24 hours, the bad weather has already delayed the rescue and relief operation, especially in remote parts of the north-west where floodwaters have receded but hunger has set in.The Pakistani army is struggling to reach the many millions of people in need.The Australian Red Cross is sending a team to help coordinate the relief effort.Spokeswoman Donna McSkimming says two Australian delegates are in Pakistan, while another two will arrive in the next 24 hours.ゥ ABC

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5.Pakistan: no end in sight to catastrophic floods,IFRC
RV=45.9 2010/08/09 00:00
キーワード:Red

By Patrick Fuller, IFRC, IslamabadAs heavy rains persist, floodwaters continue to wreak havoc across Pakistan, engulfing entire villages and huge swathes of farmland as they make their way into the southern province of Sindh. The situation has worsened once again in the north-west of the country after 48 hours of continuous rain, bringing no respite for hundreds of thousands of people who were left homeless more than a week ago. The government now estimates that more than 12 million people have been affected by the flooding that stretches for over 1,000 kilometres along the length of the Indus River.In Nowshera town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Jamroz Khan and his two sons are trying to salvage whatever possessions they can from two feet of stinking mud that the receding floods left behind in their home. Jamroz was lucky to escape with his life."I fled when the water was waist high, but it rose so fast, even the police boats that were evacuating people could not move against the current," he says. His son Ali was not so lucky. He became trapped in the house as the waters rose 15 feet up the walls. He was marooned on the roof for two days until a passing boat came to his rescue.Jamroz's story is typical of some 450,000 families in Nowshera, one of the worst affected districts in the country. The force of the floods has left his home uninhabitable. Walls have crumbled, furniture lies mangled and smashed and the household grain supply is totally ruined. "This was our food stock for the entire year. The crops in my field, all my money – the floods took it all."At a nearby food distribution carried out by the Pakistan Red Crescent, Jamroz is happy to jostle with the crowd to secure his one-month ration of wheat flour, cooking oil, lentils and salt. The distribution is tightly controlled. People are called in one by one through a small door which opens into a large compound where they pick up their supplies and leave by another door."People are desperate here. This is the first relief they have received in a week and we have to careful in case things get out of control and the supplies are looted," explains Syed Ali Hassan, provincial secretary of the Red Crescent branch in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The challenges for the Red Crescent are immense and they haven't escaped the disaster unscathed. Most of the relief items stored in their main provincial warehouse in Nowshera have suffered flood damage. Thousands of sodden tents, blankets, kitchen sets and other materials now sit marooned in four feet of water.On the main road running past the warehouse, hundreds of families have taken shelter on the patch of grass running down the middle of the highway. As cars and trucks stream past, families huddle together, soaked to the skin, having to cope with another day of rain.At a nearby Red Crescent mobile medical camp in Pakhtoon Garhi, Dr Rafiullah and his eight-strong team have set up their clinic in the remnants of a house with a tarpaulin strung between two walls to shelter them from the rain. A steady stream of patients passes through with a variety of ailments including skin and bronchial infections and diarrhoea."55–60 per cent of the cases we see are skin infections. If they are left untreated they can cause all kinds of complications resulting in bone infections."The team also includes a health promoter who runs health awareness sessions for the patients to make them aware of the dangers of drinking contaminated water and how to avoid picking up infections – a challenging task given the conditions people are living in. "We have been working in these villages for more than a week now. Our daily case load is about 100 to 200 patients," says Dr Rafiullah.Today, the team had to evacuate another village together with the entire population as the authorities feared further flash floods. "We just set up at another location. Everywhere is the same here, the needs are immense."Driving on towards Peshawar, village after village has been left in ruins. No sooner had the floodwaters begun to recede in the north-west of the country, than heavy downpours once again brought misery to the thousands of people who are camped out along roads and embankments, huddled under flimsy sheets of plastic or makeshift tents. A patchwork of mud-streaked mattresses and clothes are strewn along the railway embankment to dry.By day, people return to their homes to pick through the debris and salvage what they can. Shopkeepers pile up their stock, carefully washing each bottle of shampoo, Fanta and toothpaste. Children pick through the pools of black fetid water hoping to find something of value. The stench of sewage is overwhelming.Amidst the squalor, Muhammad Yousef squats around a makeshift table eating a meal of plain rice with his family. Muhammad is an Afghan refugee and has lived in Nowshera for 18 years. His family's compound is in ruins and the family are packing up to leave."There is nothing for me here anymore. Even the water in the tap tastes strange. My buffalos are lost; they are probably near the Jhelum Bridge by now in Punjab."

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1.Singapore Red Cross launches public appeal to aid relief efforts for survivors of Pakistan Floods,Singapore RC
RV=88.2 2010/08/10 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,donation

- Persistent downpours worsened massive flooding in Pakistan- Public appeal follows initial donation of USD100,000 for emergency relief Singapore, 10 August 2010 – The Singapore Red Cross has launched a month-long public appeal to raise money for re

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2.PAKISTAN - IOM Races to Deliver UK US Shelter Aid to Flood Victims,IOM
RV=87.8 2010/08/10 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International

IOM today completed a distribution of 500 tents donated by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and airlifted into Islamabad's Chaklala Airbase by the Royal Airforce on Saturday night.IOM trucks driving through heavy rain on flood-damaged roads delivered the first of the tents to destitute families in Gubella village in Charsadda district within 12 hours of their arrival in Pakistan.Half the tents were trucked to Charsadda, the other half to equally hard-hit Nowshera district, together with 500 buckets and kitchen sets donated by IOM.IOM expects to take delivery of and distribute another 1,000 tents and 4,100 shelter kits donated by DFID today. Later this week IOM will take delivery of a further 24,000 buckets and 48,600 blankets donated by DFID.Today IOM's Islamabad logistics cell will also receive a consignment of 14,000 blankets and 1,153 (24 x 100 ft) rolls of plastic sheet from USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). Plastic sheet has been identified by shelter experts as the most urgently needed shelter item requested from foreign donors.All the items will be distributed to flood victims by IOM and its partners. IOM teams work with village elders before any aid distribution to identify the families most in need. They then provide the families with tokens that can be exchanged for tents and other relief items when the distribution takes place."The community knows who is most vulnerable and who most needs the aid. The token system also ensures crowd control and minimizes the risk of looting by people who are desperate," says IOM Pakistan Emergency Officer Izora Mutya Maskun.In Gubella, where a local leader offered his "hujra" or walled compound for the distribution, villagers stood patiently in the rain waiting to exchange their tokens for tents. Men carried the heavy tents on their shoulders, while women and children carried the buckets and kitchen sets through the mud to camp sites on higher ground.Charsadda, which lies at a confluence of five rivers flowing into the Indus valley from the mountains of Kashmir and Afghanistan, has already sustained terrible damage from the floods, but with no sign of the rain abating, is bracing itself for further destruction of property and livelihoods.Jan Akbar Khan, whose home in the town of Charsadda survived, but was flooded with over two metres of water on July 29th, says that people feel helpless in the face of the floods, which he says are unprecedented in the district in his lifetime. "It is not like an earthquake. You can see it coming, but there is nothing that you can do about it," he observes.As the rivers have burst their banks, vast expanses of water have engulfed Charsadda's villages and lush farmland. Villagers whose houses were constructed of mud bricks and thatch saw their homes dissolve. Hundreds of acres of peach and pear orchards and sugar cane fields now lie under a metre of water.With each rainfall, new torrents of brown water pour in, destroying roads, bridges and buildings. Sections of the six-lane highway linking the capital Islamabad with Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, completed in 2007, are crumbling as the flood waters erode its foundations and bridges.At the points where it crosses the vast expanses of the Indus and Kabul rivers, it seems to float on a sea of rising mist and rain. Displaced villagers camp on the central reservation, tethering their animals to the crash barriers, while their children play on the road.Pakistan's worst floods on record are now affecting an estimated 13.8 million people as the flood waters flow south from KPK to the country's heartland Punjab and Sindh provinces.The Emergency Shelter Cluster of aid agencies working with the government to deliver emergency shelter and other non-food relief items to the displaced say that they expect the number of displaced families to rise from an estimated 250,000 to 300,000.The cost of providing them with tents, shelter kits using plastic or tin sheet, and other non-food relief items such as buckets, jerry cans, kitchen sets and blankets could reach USD 105 million, according to the group, which comprises 41 local and international agencies, including the UN and the Red Cross / Red Crescent, and is coordinated by IOM.Copyright ゥ IOM. All rights reserved.

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3.Pakistan: floodwaters increase dangers posed by unexploded munitions,ICRC
RV=87.8 2010/08/10 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,International

News release 10/148Geneva (ICRC) – Three young children were seriously wounded in Dera Ismail Khan today by a homemade bomb that detonated when one of them touched it.The device was apparently dislodged from its original position by floodwaters before the children came in contact with it. This tragic incident is a reminder of the risk posed by explosive remnants of war and the additional danger caused when they are moved by floodwaters.Several parts of the country have recently been rocked by armed violence. The use of booby traps and makeshift bombs, and the presence in some areas of mines and unexploded ordnance, remain a real threat to the unwary."All persons living in areas affected by fighting – or in adjacent areas subject to recent flooding – should be aware of the risk posed by explosive remnants of war," said Luiza Khazhgerieva, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) mine-risk education specialist. "Areas that may once have been considered free of weapons can easily be re-contaminated when mines and unexploded ordnance are carried into them by floodwaters."People living in unsafe areas are urged to contact local authorities for reports of any weapons that have been discovered there, and not to touch dangerous or suspicious objects. Children are especially vulnerable and should be reminded of the risks. Unexploded munitions can be reported to the local authorities, the army, the police, or any Pakistan Red Crescent Society or ICRC staff person.Meanwhile, food and shelter items for more than 100,000 people have been dispatched from the ICRC's logistics hub in Peshawar in the last week for distribution by Pakistan Red Crescent volunteers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. In addition, medicines and medical supplies have been sent to Paroa Hospital in Dera Ismail Khan and to Bannu.In cooperation with the Pakistan Red Crescent and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the ICRC continues its relief operations in the many disaster-stricken areas.For further information, please contact:Michael O'Brien, ICRC Pakistan, tel: +92 300 850 8138 Christian Cardon, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 24 26 or +41 79 251 93 02

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4.UNHCR says huge scale of Pakistan flooding making it difficult to meet needs,UNHCR
RV=62.8 2010/08/10 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,crisis,refugee

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.Pakistan's flooding is testing the limits of the country's emergency response capacity, as well as that of UNHCR and other UN and international agencies to respond.Our staff in Pakistan say the situation is among the most difficult they have faced. Thousands of villages and towns in low-lying areas have not seen flooding on this scale in generations. Across the country, Pakistan's Federal Flood Commission puts the number of homes destroyed or damaged at more than 300,000, with more than 14,000 cattle having perished and 2.6 million acres of crop land under water. So far some 1,600 people have been killed, but many millions of Pakistanis and Afghan refugees have been affected by the flooding.UNHCR's main relief work has been in the north where flooding has been most severe. Normally our work there is geared towards Afghan refugees, but in this instance we are working equally for all affected communities, both Pakistan and Afghan. Currently some routes are blocked, and in several places we are contending with difficult security conditions. When we deliver tents people may lack dry land where they can be erected. Among those caught up in the floods are many tenant farmers and also Afghan refugees living out on the inundated flood plains – indeed of the 1.7 million registered Afghan refugees, 1.4 million reside in the worst hit areas. Many people are now without shelter and have lost their food, livestock and all their possessions.UNHCR has been working in coordination with the government, UN agencies and charities on the ground to respond to the crisis and meet the needs for food, shelter, medicine and water. Although we have the benefit of a presence in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces dating back more than 32 years, meeting the demands of this crisis is a massive challenge. In Balochistan Province, for example, our stockpiles are nearly exhausted. Trucks despatched from Peshawar, Karachi and and Lahore carrying additional tents and other items have been delayed in some instances for more than a week by flooded roads. In parts of the Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK), in Pakistan's mountainous north, reaching affected areas remains difficult due to landslides or bridges having been cut. In these areas thousands of people in need of aid are currently still inaccessible.So far UNHCR has provided more than 41,000 plastic tarpaulins, 14,500 family tents, 70,000 blankets, 40,000 sleeping mats, 14,800 kitchen sets, 26,600 jerry cans, 18,600 plastic buckets, 17,700 mosquito nets and 13.3 tons of soap. On Monday we sent 1,000 tents to southern Sindh Province, where floodwaters are still cresting. Today, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, we are dispatching 300 tents and family kits to Utmanzai, 500 tents and 1,000 family kits to Upper Dir, 193 tents, family kits and plastic tarpaulins to Khazana, 300 tents, family kits and plastic tarpaulins to Azakahel and 75 of each to Khursan.UNHCR plans to shortly launch an emergency appeal for additional funds to assist up to 560,000 people affected by the crisis. In addition to providing emergency shelter assistance in the form of tents, plastic tarpaulin, transitional shelters for women-headed households and other assistance including kitchen sets, sleeping mats, blankets, quilts, mosquito nets and other items, UNHCR plans to rehabilitate communal facilities that have been destroyed by the floods, such as water points and sanitation facilities, clinics, schools and access roads.

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5.UNHCR calls public to support flood relief efforts,UNHCR
RV=62.0 2010/08/10 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,donation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 10 August 2010 - The Untied Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR) has set up a dedicated bank account to receive donations for its operations to help people affected by the torrential floods in Pakistan.Individuals and organizations who wish to assist the victims of the monsoon flooding may channel support via UNHCR which is working with carefully selected local partner charities.Please find details of the account:Account title: UNHCR SpecialAccount number: 08-7316410-02Swift Code: SCBLPKKXBank Name: Standard Chartered Bank (Pak) LTDBranch Address: F-7 Markaz Branch, Plot number 19-A, F-7 Markaz, Islamabad (Pakistan)UNHCR is calling on the public to help fund relief efforts to reach devastated Pakistani communities affected by the flooding. The agency will shortly launch an emergency appeal for additional funds to assist up to 560,000 people, including local Pakistanis, conflict-affected displaced people from border areas and Afghan refugees.In addition to providing tents, plastic tarpaulins, transitional shelters for women-headed households and other assistance, UNHCR plans to rehabilitate communal facilities that have been destroyed by the floods, such as water points and sanitation facilities, clinics, schools and access roads.So far UNHCR has dispatched more than 41,000 plastic tarpaulins, 14,500 family tents, 70,000 blankets/quilts, 40,000 sleeping mats, 14,800 kitchen sets, 26,600 jerry cans, 18,600 plastic buckets, 17,700 mosquito nets and 13.3 tons of soap. On Monday UNHCR sent 1,000 tents to southern Sindh Province, where floodwaters are still cresting. Today, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, we plan to dispatch items to Utmanzai, Upper Dir, Khazana, Azakahel and Khursan.

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1.Pakistan Monsoon Floods: UK response factsheet,DFID
RV=87.2 2010/08/11 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,UNICEF

UK aid contribution to date overview- Water sanitation and hygiene via UNICEF: 」5million- Pakistan Emergency Response Fund: 」5million- Bridges project brought forward: 」10million- Emergency 'seed money' released: 」750,000- 2,500 tents, including 500 airlifted by the RAF from Dubai to Islamabad.- Radio broadcast emergency information programme: 」45,000- Extension of DFID loan guarantee scheme to small enterprises affected by the floods.- Previous contributions to the European Commission Humanitarian Office, Central Emergency Response Fund, and International Committee of the Red Cross

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2.Pakistan: UNHCR launches appeal as aid reaches devastated communities,UNHCR
RV=76.2 2010/08/11 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,percent,crisis

ISLAMABAD, 11 August 2010 (UNHCR) – More than 160,000 people have so far received UNHCR's emergency shelter and relief assistance in flood affected areas of Pakistan as the agency launched an initial US$41million appeal to meet the needs of more than 560,000 people affected by the flooding crisis. UNHCR's targeted aid programme is aiming to help 80,000 families."The people of Pakistan urgently need the support of the international community," said Mengesha Kebede, UNHCR representative to Pakistan. "The monsoon floods that swept across the land destroyed homes, farms, factories and entire livelihoods for millions of people."As it was appealing for funds, four UNHCR trucks loaded with 500 all-weather family tents that had been trapped for a week by landslides finally reached Quetta today (Wednesday) to help meet shelter needs of people in Balochistan Province who lost their homes due to the massive flooding. A further five trucks that were part of the same convoy are expected to arrive in Quetta the next hours. In all UNHCR expects the supplies arriving in Quetta to help a further 20,000 people.UNHCR is focusing its flood relief efforts mainly in Khyber Paktunkhwa and Balochistan provinces, where it is assisting Pakistani communities, displaced persons due to conflict and long-time Afghan refugees."We're putting our stockpiles and expertise to work helping all communities affected by this disaster, but funding is urgently needed to help agencies respond in this time of crisis," UNHCR's Kebede declared.UNHCR, one of the world's leading aid agencies, is amongst the relief groups working with Pakistan's disaster management authorities to help families recover from the devastating floods that have destroyed more than 300,000 homes throughout the country.Elsewhere in Pakistan, the agency has so far dispatched 1,000 tents to Sindh Province, which arrived were delivered today (Wednesday) in Sukkar and Shikarpus districts, which were overwhelmed by flooding the bloated Indus River.In the south where flood waters are still rising, more than 600 spontaneous settlements have sprung up across affected districts of Sindh in public facilities like schools, colleges and government buildings where conditions are extremely crowded. People are also camping out along roadsides and many lack any shelter. UNHCR's tents (678) have been sent to the city of Sukkur with the remainder going to Shikarpur.In northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a UNHCR assessment team today visited the badly damaged Azakehl refugee village, which formerly accommodated around 6,000 Afghan families, and came back with a devastating report."Ninty-nine percent of the camp has been completely destroyed by the floods, clearing the rubble would take at least two months," said Werner Schellenberg, UNHCR's shelter coordinator. "I saw a handful of people there trying to rescue their belongings but the majority of the Afghans have left to live with relatives or camp along the elevated roadside, where a makeshift site has sprung up."UNHCR's main office in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is focusing it flood relief work on Charsadda, Nowshera and devastated areas of Peshawar. The agency also sent 500 tents to Swat where it has an assessment mission underway.The UNHCR aid so far distributed is on-hand due to its on-going programme to assist displaced people due to the conflict in northwest regions.For more information please contact:Qaiser Khan Afridi: +92 (0) 300-501-8696 Ariane Rummery: +92 (0) 300-500-1133 Peter Kessler: +92 (0) 301- 856 - 7770

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3.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 10 Aug 2010,US DOS
RV=71.4 2010/08/11 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,donation,program

Office of the SpokesmanWashington, DCAugust 10, 2010The United States is responding generously to Pakistan's call for assistance following the tragic and devastating floods that started on July 29. Our response is consistent with our humanitarian values and our deep commitment to Pakistan. Support to Pakistan includes both financial assistance and the immediate provision of urgently needed supplies and services, drawing on unique U.S. capabilities and resources.Latest Developments:The United States announced today an additional $20 million in humanitarian assistance for flood-affected people of Pakistan. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is using the new funding to expand existing programs and activities through flood-affected regions of the country, including in the south where there has been a lighter humanitarian presence until now. This assistance is provided through the international humanitarian community, as well as through an existing mechanism providing funds to Pakistani humanitarian organizations, meeting the needs of flood-affected communities.U.S. military helicopters supporting relief and rescue operations in partnership with the Pakistani military have rescued approximately 939 people and transported 91,600 pounds of relief supplies.This evening, a Boeing 747, carrying 1,100 rolls of plastic sheeting and 17,000 blankets, arrived in Islamabad. The plastic sheeting will benefit approximately 11,100 families or 66,000 people. The materials will be transported immediately to Punjab Province for distribution in the heavily-flooded area.To date, the U.S. has supplied a month's ration of food to about 168,500 people through its partnership with the World Food Program; U.S.-funded food rations currently are reaching about 20,000 people per day.U.S. Contributions To Date:Six U.S. Army helicopters began humanitarian assistance operations in Pakistan August 5. To date, U.S. military helicopters have evacuated 2,328 people and delivered 213,600 pounds of relief supplies.The U.S. made a $55 million financial commitment for assistance to flood-affected populations. The money is provided by the U. S. Agency for International Development to international organizations and established Pakistani NGOs to provide food, health care and shelter for those displaced by the floods.U.S. helicopters assigned to the Pakistani Ministry of Interior's 50th Squadron are continuing their operations and have rescued 1005 people and airlifted 43,973 pounds of supplies.436,944 halal meals have been delivered to civilian and military officials in Pakistan, a contribution of $3.25 million dollars.Emergency relief items were delivered to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Peshawar, including 18 Zodiac rescue boats, 6 water filtration units (each capable of providing clean water to 10,000 people a day), 10 water storage bladders and 30 concrete-cutting saws valued at $746,000.Twelve pre-fabricated steel bridges, valued at $3.2 million, have been made available as temporary replacements for highway bridges damaged by flooding in Peshawar and Kurram Agency. A 25kw generator, costing approximately $30,000, was provided to the Frontier Scouts-KPk to support their flood relief efforts.Private Sector Response:Working with mGive, Americans are contributing to Pakistan flood relief by texting the word "SWAT" to 50555. The text will result in a donation of $10 to the UNHCR Pakistan Flood Relief Effort. Every $10 helps provide tents and emergency aid to displaced families.The Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan cellular phone industry are inviting Pakistanis to contribute to the Prime Minister's Fund for Flood Relief beginning August 5 by texting the amount of their donation to "1234"The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KPCCI) announced a pilot cash-for-work project to help flood victims rebuild 300 houses in Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda. If the program is successful, it will be expanded to rebuild as many as 5,000 homes.The Lahore-based American Business Forum has collected donations from: Coca-Cola, Environment Consultancies & Options, Levi Strauss Pakistan, Kabani & Company, General Electric, Monsanto AgriTech, Al-Bario Engineering, and Netsol Technologies.Proctor and Gamble donated $455,000 in cash and in-kind contributions, including 4 million PUR water purification tablets, which are especially effective in making flood water potable.The global U.S. health company Abbott Labs has committed $83,000 in cash and in-kind donations for flood victims.Public Donation Information:The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations. A list of humanitarian organizations that are accepting cash donations for flood response efforts in Pakistan can be found at www.interaction.org. Information on organizations responding to the humanitarian situation in Pakistan may be available at www.reliefweb.int.Cash donations allow aid professionals to procure the exact items needed (often in the affected region); reduce the burden on scarce resources (such as transportation routes, staff time, warehouse space, etc); can be transferred very quickly and without transportation costs; support the economy of the disaster-stricken region; and ensure culturally, dietary, and environmentally appropriate assistance.More information can be found at:- USAID: www.usaid.gov/pakistanflooding- The Center for International Disaster Information: www.cidi.org or (703) 276-1914- Information on relief activities of the humanitarian community can be found at www.reliefweb.intPRN: 2010/1085

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4.Pakistan Red Crescent emergency medical teams tackle flood-related illness,IFRC
RV=67.3 2010/08/11 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

11 August 2010By Alex Wynter and Eva Smits in PeshawarThe bee-keepers of Banda Mula Khan are among millions of people up and down Pakistan counting the cost of the "superflood", as it's being called here – the most destructive disaster in the country's history.Their village just to the east of Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, was among the first to be inundated two weeks ago.Ninety per cent of the 1,500 households in the village made their living from bees. But now the flood-damaged hives lie stacked in neat piles amid what's left of people's homes.About 100 hives would have sustained a family. But Mohammed Asghar, a 40-year-old businessman, had 600 – to support himself, his eight children and his father, and to provide a surplus."My house was completely destroyed," says Asghar, "and we've had to move across the street to stay with my brother," whose house is damaged but still standing.No warningWere it not for the mud and the smell of damp, Banda Mula Khan would resemble an earthquake zone more than a flood.Many of the mud-brick homes that weren't washed away in the initial flood-surge simply dissolved in the standing water afterwards."It was raining continuously," Mahab Gul, 22, recalls, "then really suddenly, with no warning, the water came and went up to the roofs."We've got nothing left," says Gul, an unmarried labourer who lives with his 13-strong parental family. "We're living in a tent and we depend totally on help from neighbours."Gul has spent some of the morning at a mobile clinic set up by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) as part of the National Society's effort to address the flood-related sickness sweeping KPK province. It's one of two now active in KPK's Nowshehra district."I came here because I had all sorts of illness after the flood," he says. "Fever, stomach problems, skin infections."But mercifully, there is not yet any sign of a cholera epidemic in Pakistan.Skin infections"We see an average of 400 patients a day at this post," says the PRCS's Dr Safina Hashim. "We try to move the posts to a different village every few days."The KPK health teams have reached 12 flood-affected locations and estimate they have about twice that number still to cover, depending on assessments underway now.The PRCS project in the province is supported by the German Red Cross, which has been working in Pakistan for many years."A majority of the patients were skin infections other than scabies," says Dr Raffiullah Bangash, the PRCS health-programme manager for KPK, speaking at another medical post which the Red Crescent has set up in a ruined primary school in Nowshehra town."Then gradually scabies increased day by day, and acute watery diarrhoea. And then children with respiratory tract infection."Mostly these are the complaints. These are the top four diseases. Sometimes scabies is on top, sometimes skin infections, sometimes diarrhoea."Salvaged clothesAs the doctors in the Nowshehra school building work, Ramin Begum, 30, sits nearby trying to save the clothes she managed to salvage from their house in the village of Naway Kalay.She and her husband Rashid, she says, "got in through the roof and we dug the clothes out of the mud with our hands."Three rooms in the house had collapsed in on themselves, and the family – like so many others in Pakistan in the past two terrible weeks – took refuge in the nearest school.But she has not given up on their wardrobe, any more than the bee-keepers of Banda Mula Khan have on their hives.She and her daughter are laboriously handwashing all the clothes in plastic basins and wringing out the dark brown flood-effluent into a drain.It's a ghastly, depressing job, but a sign, surely, of an unbroken spirit.Sukkur barrageMuch attention in Pakistan is now focused on the south, where the upper part of Sindh province is flooded and the provincial government has evacuated more than half a million people.Pakistani news reports quote authorities as saying the massive barrage across the Indus river at Sukkur is out of danger, with the level of floodwater passing through it slowly easing.Even the most conservative estimate of the number of people affected by the "superflood" puts the number at 4.5 million.The PRCS has distributed relief to more than 77,000 people and its medical teams have reached some 15,000.The International Federation now has a full-scale Field Assessment and Coordination Team at work in Islamabad, and logistics and relief Emergency Response Units are being readied.Its emergency appeal will support PRCS assistance to at least 50,000 flood-affected families.

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5.Pakistan – Floods Fact Sheet #2 Fiscal Year (FY) 2010,USAID
RV=63.0 2010/08/11 00:00
キーワード:Red,program

Note: The last fact sheet was dated August 5, 2010. KEY DEVELOPMENTS - To date, USAID/OFDA has awarded more than $10 million to programs in the sectors of health, shelter and settlements, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), as well as to an umbrella grant that allows USAID/OFDA to fund Pakistani NGOs for a range of activities throughout flood-affected areas. - On August 10, USAID/OFDA pledged an additional $20 million in humanitarian assistance for flood-affected communities in Pakistan, bringing the total USAID/OFDA commitment to $30 million to date. USAID/OFDA will use the new funding to expand existing programs throughout flood-affected regions nationwide, including in the south where few humanitarian organizations were operating prior to the floods. - A USAID/OFDA flight carrying 1,153 rolls of plastic sheeting and 17,000 blankets arrived in country on August 10 for distribution in flood-affected areas of southern Pakistan. The plastic sheeting is expected to provide emergency shelter assistance for approximately 11,530 families, or 66,000 individuals, and to complement ongoing emergency shelter programs in affected areas. - On August 8, USAID/OFDA activated a Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) in Pakistan to assess humanitarian conditions and coordinate U.S. Government (USG) relief efforts in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan (GoP), U.N. agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In addition, on August 9, USAID/OFDA stood up a Washington, D.C.,-based Response Management Team to support the USAID/DART. - On August 6, the GoP National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced a two-track donor funding framework for international flood-response assistance. Donors may contribute to a U.N. response plan or to a GoP response fund that NDMA will establish. NDMA plans to disburse funds to the provincial disaster management authorities for emergency and recovery activities, with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society as the implementing agency. To ensure oversight and transparency, the NDMA also plans to establish a fund management committee, including representatives from development banks, the U.N., and donor governments, to monitor funds. - According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), access to affected populations in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPk) Province is the greatest challenge as of August 10. In contrast, access does not present an issue in Punjab and Sindh, but the number of affected individuals in those provinces—estimated to be more than 8.8 million people collectively—will likely generate significant humanitarian needs in coming weeks.

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1.MERCY Malaysia Launches Pakistan Relief Fund,MERCY
RV=120.2 2010/08/12 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Medical,Mercy

11 August 2010 - MERCY Malaysia is launching the Pakistan Relief Fund in response to the Pakistan floods that have devastated millions of lives in the past two weeks. "The tragic flooding in Pakistan threatens the health and well-being of millions" said MERCY Malaysia President Dato' Dr Ahmad Faizal Perdaus. "With the Pakistan Relief Fund it will help us in providing support and assistance towards the rebuilding of the health care services in areas that were badly-affected by the floods." "Apart from providing humanitarian and medical aid to the flood victims now we hope to continue assisting the affected communities after the floods subside especially in the phases of recovery and rehabilitation" said Dato' Dr Ahmad Faizal. On another note the MERCY Malaysia team in Pakistan is actively involved on the ground since they arrived on 4 August. According to MERCY Malaysia Head of Relief Operations Mr Hew Cheong Yew two static clinics have been established in Nowshera and Charsadda districts to cater for over 3000 people displaced by the flood and the number may increase over time. The clinics – comprises a minimum of 1 local doctor and 3 medical staff each – were set up with the collaboration of the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA)."Another MERCY Malaysia team will be deployed to Pakistan on 12 August (Thursday) to continue supporting at the clinics and to promote and supply hygiene kits to the flood victims as they are susceptible to water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea" said Dato Dr Ahmad Faizal adding that the team consists of MERCY Malaysia Programme Officer Mr Saw Yu Shen accompanied by one MERCY Malaysia's volunteer Dr Jitendra Kumar Shantilal N Tejani."As there is a shortage of clean water in the flood-affected area hygiene promotion is very important to educate the communities and individuals so that they are aware of the links between hygiene practices poor sanitation polluted water sources and diseases" said Dato' Dr Faizal."We have allocated a budget for 1000 hygiene kits to be distributed to affected communities through appointed local organisations and will conduct sessions to address the hygiene needs of the flood survivors" he added. Concerned individuals and organisations can donate to the Pakistan Relief Fund through the following bank accounts:MAYBANK (account name: MERCY HUMANITARIAN FUND account number : 5621-7950-4126 ABA Swift Code: MBBEMYKLA) orCIMB Bank (account name: MERCY Malaysia account number: 1424-000-6561053 ABA Swift Code: CIBBMYKL).Donations via cheque are payable to MERCY MALAYSIA.To donate online please visit www.mercy.org.my.About MERCY MalaysiaMERCY Malaysia is a non‐profit organisation focusing on providing medical relief sustainable health-related development and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities in both crisis and non-crisis situations. MERCY Malaysia recognises the value of working with partners and volunteers as well as providing opportunities for individuals to serve with professionalism. We uphold the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief and hold ourselves accountable to our donors and beneficiaries. As a non‐profit organisation MERCY Malaysia relies solely on funding and donations from organisations and generous individuals to continue our services to provide humanitarian assistance to our beneficiaries.Important Note to Media: Usage of Wordmark MERCY MalaysiaIn order to avoid confusion with other organisation(s) that uses "Mercy" as the organisation's name or part of the organisation's name please take note that in addressing the name of our organisation the wordmark for MERCY Malaysia is with capitalised "MERCY" followed by the word "Malaysia". When describing the organisation the term "MERCY Malaysia" must always be used in full and should not be partially referred to as "MERCY" or "Mercy". Thank you for your cooperation.For further information kindly contact:Mas Elati Samani Head of Communications and Strategic Engagement MERCY MalaysiaLevel 2 Podium Block City Point Kompleks Dayabumi Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin 50050 KL.T: 6-03-2273 3999 F: 6-03-2272 3812 E: mas@mercy.org.my W: www.mercy.org.my

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2.South Asia Floods 2010: Work Report 1,HK RC
RV=71.2 2010/08/12 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

SituationSince late July many South Asian countries including Afghanistan India Nepal and Pakistan witnessed heavy monsoon rains and strong winds leading to landslides severe flooding and causing huge loss of lives and properties affecting tens of millions of people.The worst hit country is Pakistan where torrential rains persist. Flooding in north-west Pakistan has worsened considerably since 30 July. According to government figures more than 1600 people have died 500000 people made homeless and around 12 million people have been affected. Thousands of people are seeking shelter in public buildings or living in inadequate shelters without proper sanitation and access to clean water. These are the worst floods that Pakistan has experienced in 80 years.Floods and landslides which started on 21 July continue to cause chaos across 22 districts in Nepal affecting around 35000 people. Livestock has been lost agricultural land inundated and almost 2000 homes damaged. In Afghanistan heavy rains on 28 July caused extensive flash flooding in the central and eastern provinces with 71 people dead 84 people injured 1380 houses destroyed and 6730 families affected. Flash floods hit the states of Jammu and Kashmir in India after torrential rains on Aug 6 reporting 150 people dead 300 people injured and 400 missing. Infrastructure such as water supply has been disrupted civil hospital and airport inundated pumping station washed away.Hong Kong Red Cross ActionThe Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) has mobilized HK$230570 to support the International Red Cross in procuring and distributing at least 512000 chlorine tablets and 300000 water purification sachets to approximately 27000 person-times in need of clean safe water in Pakistan. Prior to the floods escalation in Nepal HKRC mobilized HK$200000 to support the International Red Cross in Nepal to procure and distribute at least 3500 diarrhoea prevention kits (containing oral rehydration salt chlorine solution and soap) to approximately 21000 person-times. HKRC is closely monitoring the flood situation in South Asia. No appeal has been launched in Hong Kong at the moment.International Red Cross ActionPakistan: The International Red Cross is currently seeking HK$126 million globally for providing emergency assistance to 35000 flood-affected families in Pakistan. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the International Red Cross have been delivering food and non-food relief items including tarpaulins blankets kitchen sets hygiene kits hurricane lamps jerry cans stoves and tents to more than 11000 families. Four mobile health units and 18 medical teams are operating to provide primary health care services to the more than 15000 patients. PRCS and the International Red Cross has been repairing tube wells and using purification equipment to provide clean drinking water people in the affected areas. Soaps and wash basins are also distributed to prevent spread of infectious water-borne diseases.Nepal: Besides conducting intensive water sanitation and hygiene promotion campaigns and providing diarrhoea prevention kits in the communities Nepal Red Cross Society volunteers and District Disaster Response Team members have been mobilized for assessment and relief distribution to assist more than 1500 families on food and non-food relief items.India: Indian Red Cross Society has already mobilized trained State Disaster Response Team volunteers to the affected areas to distribute relief items such as tents blankets and kitchen sets to the affected communities.Afghanistan: Afghanistan Red Crescent Society has distributed food and non-food relief items to around 230 families including tent tarpaulin blankets kitchen set jerry can rice flour and oil.General Enquiry For enquiry please dial 2802-0021 or email to international@redcross.org.hk

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3.The Netherlands gives an additional two million euros for emergency aid to Pakistan,Govt. Netherlands
RV=71.2 2010/08/12 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

The Netherlands is making an additional two million euros available for emergency aid for Pakistan which continues to be affected by devastating floods. This donation a response to yesterday's international appeal for emergency aid from the United Nations in New York will be channelled through the World Food Programme (WFP).The WFP heading the humanitarian effort in terms of food logistics and communication predicts that six million people will require food aid in the next three months. The Netherlands' contribution will allow the WFP to provide immediate aid in the form of food parcels targeting the most vulnerable i.e. babies children women and the elderly. The official death toll now stands at 1271 and the Pakistani government estimates that some 14 million people (8% of the population) have been affected.There are reports that charitable organisations with links to terrorist organisations are aiding victims in an effort to win hearts and minds. To prevent militants regaining ground in the affected areas it is vital that both the Pakistani government and the international community demonstrate their commitment.On 3 August the Netherlands donated one million euros in aid to the International Red Cross. This new donation brings the Netherlands' total donation in response to the flood disaster in Pakistan to three million euros.

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4.International Medical Corps Teams Treating Victims of Flash Floods in Pakistan,IMC
RV=46.8 2010/08/12 00:00
キーワード:Medical,refugee

Los Angeles CA August 11 2010Following monsoon rains that have unleashed the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years International Medical Corps continues to support displaced people through 6 mobile medical teams serving the hardest hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in the northwest. As the downpour has stopped temporarily and a larger number of people visited the mobile clinics the organization has provided health consultations to over 1000 people. In addition GlaxoSmithKline with facilitation from AmeriCares has donated urgently needed medicines for immediate distribution by International Medical Corps to those in need.The latest government figures indicate more than 1300 people have died and as many as 1.5 million have been forced to flee their homes with approximately 14 million affected. Authorities expect the number of dead is much higher as communication networks are disrupted and roads and bridges have been washed away by floodwaters making access impossible. While no epidemic of any communicable disease has been reported so far from flood-affected areas the number of cases of ARI acute diarrhea and skin disease remain the top three treated diseases.In addition to emergency medical services International Medical Corps has deployed psychologists and hygiene promoters to address mental health and hygiene needs in the worst affected districts including Peshawar Charsadda Nowshehra and Swat. Teams are providing health education on hygiene & sanitation including the prevention of diarrhea scabies and ARI. In addition International Medical Corps distributed mini hygiene kits to 11000 people on August 10. As the organization makes mental health care a priority in emergency relief efforts International Medical Corps is also providing psychosocial support including teaching local coping mechanisms to help those whose lives have been devastated by the floods. Psychosocial teams have identified people with depression anxiety and significant psychological distress. They conducted individual and group sessions for approximately 100 individuals including children under the age of 12."Our priority is getting people desperately needed medical services. We are seeing cases of acute respiratory infection diarrhea and skin diseases" said Sonia Walia International Medical Corps Regional Coordinator for Asia. "With the lack of clean water we are extremely concerned about outbreaks of disease including cholera. Compounding this tragedy is that many of those affected were already displaced by ongoing conflict in the region so their mental health needs are also enormous."International Medical Corps has been operating in Pakistan since 1984 providing primary health care services and water/sanitation facilities to displaced Pakistanis as well as to Afghan refugees in the frontier areas.Since its inception 25 years ago International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance.

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5.US triples number of Pakistani aid helicopters,AFP
RV=45.6 2010/08/12 00:00
キーワード:question,refugee

By Daphne Benoit (AFP)TAMPA Florida — The United States tripled the number of helicopters helping Pakistan's flood relief effort as top US officials issued somber warnings about the massive scale of the disaster.The boost in the US deployment came as outgoing UN humanitarian chief John Holmes appealed for 460 million dollars in emergency aid for up to 14 million people reeling from Pakistan's worst floods in living memory.US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the USS Peleliu an amphibious assault ship was moored off Karachi awaiting the green light to dispatch its 19 helicopters to the disaster zone."The flooding in Pakistan has the potential to be significantly more disastrous for the country than the earthquake several years ago" Gates said referring to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake that killed more than 73000 people."The (US) president (Barack Obama) wants to lean forward in offering help to the Pakistanis" Gates said. "We will work with them (the Pakistanis) and do this at their pace."Six US helicopters -- to be redeployed to Afghanistan once those on the Peleliu begin work -- have so far rescued 3000 people and delivered 146 tonnes of aid Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said.The United Nations believes 1600 people have died since Pakistan's worst monsoon-related floods in living memory struck in July and early August devastating large parts of the country from north to south. Pakistan has confirmed 1243 deaths.Richard Holbrooke US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan urged the American people in an interview Wednesday to try to comprehend the enormous scale of the suffering in Pakistan."Although the deaths are far less than they were in the (2004 Indian Ocean) tsunami and in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and in Haiti the overall number of people affected is much larger than all of those combined" he said."The international recognition of this disaster has not yet been sufficient to its dimensions" he told the Council on Foreign Relations."That is because floods unlike earthquakes and tsunamis are not sudden catastrophes that hit and then the reconstruction begins. They're rolling crises which grow and are initially underestimated and that is what has happened in Pakistan."Holbrooke said Pakistan's fragile economy would be drastically hit by the fact that all its crops had been wiped out as he painted a grim picture of bridges and dams washed out and others poised to burst."The greatest fear of the experts is that diseases will break out in refugee camps -- bad water cholera typhoid -- and we need to work hard on that so medicine is critically needed" he said."Nobody knows the full extent (of damage) yet but we do know that it is the worst flood in Pakistan's history since independence and apparently the worst one since the 1920s."As Pakistan admitted being unable to cope with the scale of the unfolding disaster the UN warned that children were among the most vulnerable victims with diarrhea the biggest health threat and measles a concern."The death toll has so far been relatively low compared to other major natural disasters but the numbers affected are extraordinarily high" Holmes warned. "If we don't act fast enough many more people could die of diseases and food shortages."Holbrooke dismissed reports that hardline Islamic charities were filling the vacuum and gaining support in areas the Pakistani government hasn't been able to reach."The people I've talked to question the accuracy of those reports" he said. "I don't think we should even worry about those right now. We should just worry about relief and getting assistance to the people."The Pakistani Taliban which has been fighting the military in the tribal belt and last year in the cut-off northwestern Swat valley has called on the government to turn down all foreign aid for the victims.Asked about the possible impact of floods on the Pakistani military's fight against the militants Gates said: "They are going to have to divert some troops and already have to try to deal with the flooding."But I would say that we weren't expecting them to undertake new offensives for some period of time anyway. I think it just remains to be seen. It really depends on how many troops they have to use."The Peleliu will in time be replaced by the USS Kearsarge which will further increase the US aid capacity Gates said.Copyright ゥ 2010 AFP. All rights reserved.ゥAFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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1.In Upper Sindh Pakistan ‘superflood’ leaves huge numbers displaced,IFRC
RV=142.2 2010/08/13 00:00
キーワード:Red,cusec,Cross

By Alex Wynter and Eva Smits in Mohammed Larik village, SindhIFRC Secretary General Bekele Geleta, who is visiting Pakistan, today said he felt the pain of the millions of Pakistanis who have been affected by the most destructive disaster in the country's history."Survivors have experienced tragedy three times over," said Geleta, who took part in a distribution of tents and other relief items by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Charsadda and Tenghi, north of Peshawar. "Many have lost loved ones, household goods and animals."I'm proud to see how the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the PRCS have pulled together in their response."The secretary general of the Norwegian Red Cross (NRC), Borge Brende, who was with Geleta, said "massive destruction calls for massive efforts to help flood-affected people to rebuild," and the NRC would be part of that."We've brought tents, tarpaulins and a boat and we have an Emergency Response Unit ready to go if needed," he added.Five-fold increaseThe Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is now planning a five-fold increase in its response to Pakistan's monsoon 'superflood', and is appealing to international donors to support a recovery programme likely to extend to 2012.In the medium term, at least 6 million people will need emergency humanitarian assistance, in the form of safe water, tents and shelter materials, and medical help.People like the residents of Mohammed Larik village, east of the Indus river near Sukkur in Upper Sindh.By chance, their village was built on a patch of high ground on the river side of one of the huge bunds (dykes), built in the 1970s to contain floods along this part of the Indus.When the flood came, they were cut off.Now Mohammed Larik's men and boys have established a temporary settlement along the bund several hundred metres away across deep water, where they sleep in tents distributed by the PRCS and donated by the Kuwaiti Red Crescent.Snake bitesFew of the villagers can swim properly, and the women – said to be nervous of paddling across in inner tubes – stay behind on what has become an island.Shabana Khatoon, 18, is one who is not afraid of the water. "People drowned here," she says, "and all our wheat is gone."There is no food in our village now. Everyone is hungry – men, women and children."Niaz Hussein, 35, says there are at least 400 villages in their district, east of the Indus, "and they're all flooded".He adds: "There are so many snakes. People find them in their houses all the time." (Snake bites have become a major medical issue in the flood zone.)"We need health facilities, we need electricity, we need everything."But for the moment, villagers say, the immediate need is a boat, so the families can be reunited in the tented encampment on the dyke.TentsThe PRCS has just taken delivery of another 400 tents in Sukkur, which they will turn straight round for displaced people now camped out beside roads and canals, on the dykes where they first made landfall, and in one of the numerous temporary settlements which have been set up in Sukkur city, many of them in schools.Since 21 July, with international support, the PRCS has distributed relief to more than 250,000 people countrywide and its emergency medical teams have reached more than 30,000 people.The National Society's response in Sindh is being coordinated by its provincial secretary Kanwar Waseem, who has been shuttling between Karachi and Sukkur."Just yesterday our Khairpur branch adopted another camp housing about 2,000 people and we're providing cooked food daily."The number of tents we've distributed in the key areas of Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana and Dadu has now passed the 1,500 mark."There are now believed to be 540,000 people displaced by the floods in Sindh province, most of them in the north, including those evacuated as a precaution.Authorities say 10,000 people have now been evacuated in the Hyderabad area, where the situation is "under control"."We're ready to respond when the government gives the word," said Dr Farooq Memom, PRCS Hyderabad branch president.Sukkur barrageThe main flood surge which caused the devastation in Sindh passed through Sukkur earlier this week, according to Shuja Ahmed Junejo, secretary of the Sindh irrigation and power department, who briefed the IFRC on the geography of the superflood.The department controls the city's famous 66-gate barrage, inaugurated in 1932, which, together with the Sindh canal network, was intended to irrigate 5.5 million acres there and in Baluchistan and Punjab.The Pakistani media has been reporting the "cusec" (cubic metres of water per second) reading at the barrage almost by the hour.The rate was far greater than it was ever designed to take – and all Sindh knew it. But both the barrage and the wall holding the massively swollen river out of Sukkur city held firm.The moment of maximum danger has passed in Sukkur. But all the barrage gates and upstream canals are still open, says Junejo, to ease the pressure on the barrage structure.Downstream they watch and wait.

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2.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 12 Aug 2010,US DOS
RV=141.9 2010/08/13 00:00
キーワード:Red,UNHCR,Cross

Office of the SpokesmanWashington, DCAugust 12, 2010To date, approximately $76 million in assistance is being provided by the U.S. to flood-affected populations in Pakistan. These funds are being provided to UN agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and non-governmental organizations to provide emergency shelter, food, health care, clean water and sanitation. The U.S. is providing additional assistance through the expansion of pre-existing programs and humanitarian activities in flood-affected areas and is also mobilizing significant U.S. military resources to deliver supplies and rescue victims of the disaster. Our response has been consistent with our humanitarian values and our deep commitment to Pakistan.Latest Developments:- Two U.S. Marine Corp CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters were en route to Ghazi Air Base in Pakistan today in support of flood relief efforts but had to be diverted to Chaklala Air Base near Islamabad because of weather. The two aircraft are the first of 19 helicopters urgently ordered to Pakistan by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The remaining aircraft will arrive over the next few days and will include, in total, three U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon, four U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion and 12 U.S. Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters.- The United States announced additional humanitarian contributions for flood-affected communities in Pakistan on August 12, including up to $11.25 million for UNHCR and up to $5 million for ICRC. Funding would support UNHCR's protection activities, timely delivery of emergency shelter materials and NFIs to affected populations, and camp coordination and camp management. It would also support ICRC's relief distributions, including food, tents, and shelter materials; water purification; restoration of community water supplies; preventive health measures for the flood-affected population.- The U.S. is providing $3 million to WHO for the expansion of Pakistan's Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) nationwide and to establish the first 15 treatment centers for water-borne illness, located in high risk flood-affected areas.- As of this morning, the U.S. is providing Save the Children (SCF) with $4.1 million for food vouchers enabling flood victims to purchase food in their local markets.U.S. Contributions To Date:- To date, the U.S. has supplied a month's ration of food to about 191,000 people through our partnership with the World Food Program. U.S.-funded food rations currently are reaching about 20,000 people per day.- The six U.S. Army helicopters, which began humanitarian assistance operations in Pakistan August 5, were grounded today due to weather conditions. To date, the helicopters have evacuated 3089 people and delivered 322,340 pounds of relief supplies.- Through August 11, seven U.S. helicopters assigned to the Pakistani Ministry of Interior's 50th Squadron rescued 1005 people, airlifted 71,973 pounds of supplies and engaged in other support missions.- More than 1,100 rolls of plastic sheeting and 14,000 blankets arrived in Islamabad Tuesday. The plastic sheeting will benefit approximately 11,100 families or 66,000 people. The materials will be transported to Punjab Province for distribution in the heavily-flooded area.- A total of 440,928 halal meals were delivered to civilian and military officials in Pakistan, a contribution of about $3.7 million dollars.- Emergency relief items were delivered to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Peshawar, including 18 Zodiac rescue boats, 6 water filtration units, 10 water storage bladders and 30 concrete-cutting saws valued at $746,000.- Twelve pre-fabricated steel bridges, valued at $3.2 million, have been made available as temporary replacements for highway bridges damaged by flooding in Peshawar and Kurram Agency. A 25kw generator, costing approximately $30,000, was provided to the Frontier Scouts-KPk to support their flood relief efforts.Private Sector Response:- Working with mGive, Americans are contributing to Pakistan flood relief by texting the word "SWAT" to 50555. The text results in a donation of $10 to the UNHCR Pakistan Flood Relief Effort. Every $10 helps provide tents and emergency aid to displaced families.- The Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan cellular phone industry are inviting Pakistanis to contribute to the Prime Minister's Fund for Flood Relief beginning August 5 by texting the amount of their donation to "1234."- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KPCCI) announced a pilot cash-for-work project to help flood victims rebuild 300 houses in Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda. If successful, it will be expanded to rebuild as many as 5,000 homes.- The Lahore-based American Business Forum has collected donations from: Coca-Cola, Environment Consultancies & Options, Levi Strauss Pakistan, Kabani & Company, General Electric, Monsanto AgriTech, Al-Bario Engineering, and Netsol Technologies.- Proctor and Gamble donated $455,000 in cash and in-kind contributions, including 4 million PUR water purification tablets, which are especially effective in making flood water potable.- The global U.S. health company Abbott Labs has committed $83,000 in cash and in-kind donations for flood victims.Public Donation Information:- The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations. A list of humanitarian organizations that are accepting cash donations for flood response efforts in Pakistan can be found at www.interaction.org. Information on organizations responding to the humanitarian situation in Pakistan may be available at www.reliefweb.int.- Cash donations allow aid professionals to procure the exact items needed (often in the affected region); reduce the burden on scarce resources (such as transportation routes, staff time, warehouse space, etc); can be transferred very quickly and without transportation costs; support the economy of the disaster-stricken region; and ensure culturally, dietary, and environmentally appropriate assistance.- More information can be found at:o www.state.gov/pakistanfloodingo USAID: www.usaid.gov/pakistanfloodingo The Center for International Disaster Information: www.cidi.org or (703) 276-1914

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3.Diseases pose new risks in Pakistan flood crisis,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=133.5 2010/08/13 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,percent

* Diseases create new set of dangers, concerns about cholera* Social unrest possible* Missing the 4.5 percent GDP growth target* Pushing and scratching for food(Adds comments from flood victims)By Akhtar SoomroSUKKUR, Pakistan, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Disease outbreaks pose grave new risks to victims of Pakistan's worst floods in decades, aid agencies said on Friday, potentially hindering already complicated relief efforts as desperation grows.The floods, triggered by torrential monsoon downpours, have engulfed Pakistan's Indus river basin, killing more than 1,600 people, forcing two million from their homes and disrupting the lives of about 14 million people, or 8 percent of the population.A health crisis would tax aid agencies already facing huge logistical challenges.The United Nations is increasingly worried about water-borne diseases. There have been 36,000 suspected cases of potentially fatal acute watery diarrhoea reported so far."This is a growing concern. Therefore we are responding with all kinds of preventative as well as curative medication... for outbreaks," said Maurizio Giuliano, the U.N. humanitarian operation spokesman told Reuters.Floods have roared down from the northwest to Punjab province to southern Sindh. The United Nations appealed for $459 million in emergency aid and warned of a new wave of deaths if help didn't arrive soon.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to visit Pakistan over the weekend to discuss the crisis with Pakistani leaders.Pakistan's overwhelmed government has been on the defensive after its perceived lacklustre response to one of the worst catastrophes in the country's history.The military, which has ruled U.S. ally Pakistan for more than half of its history, swung into action.President Asif Ali Zardari has just started what appears to be damage control by visiting flood victims after drawing heavy criticism for leaving for meetings with European leaders as the disaster unfolded, and not cutting his trip short.Zardari said he had worked to secure international aid for the flood victims during his trip.Despite the state's deepening unpopularity after its handling of the floods, analysts rule out a military grab for power, or the government's downfall."Children are dying now as we speak because of lack of access to clean drinking water," said Pascal Cuttat, International Committee of the Red Cross Head of Delegation in Islamabad.In Punjab, Pakistan's bread basket, crowds of people pushed and scratched each other competing for relief supplies. The elderly took food from children. A man grabbed sugar from a burst bag that had fallen on the ground and poured into in his mouth.ECONOMY HAMMEREDVillages have been swallowed up. Bridges have collapsed. Some people only have a patch of land to stand on. All they see is water.Pakistanis are at the mercy of the elements. Fresh downpours could bring more destruction and the economic fallout could last years.The International Monetary Fund has warned of major economic harm and the Finance Ministry said the country would miss this year's 4.5 percent gross domestic product growth target though it was not clear by how much.World Bank President Robert Zoellick said on a visit to Latvia that the floods were likely to have destroyed crops worth around $1 billion. "All of us will have to pitch in to help," he told a news conference.Wheat, cotton and sugar crops have all suffered damage. Agriculture is a mainstay of the economy."On the downside, crops could have suffered damage and food inflation will soar. There may be severe shortages too and riots could well break out," said independent economist Meekal Ahmed. He predicted the fiscal deficit would come under strain and amount to about 8 percent of GDP -- twice this year's target.Prices for food still available in markets are soaring."Where will I get money from? Rob a bank? Carry out an armed robbery?" grumbled 55-year-old flood survivor Mehr Din.Cholera would create another major crisis. Some officials say there are indications that it may have already broken out."Disasters such as this one, which largely affect the poor and defenceless, tend to be forgotten soon by the wealthy classes, and the downtrodden classes are rarely the ones that lead unrest," said Najam Sethi, editor of Friday Times.Spontaneous protests are not common but political parties can whip up emotions and bring large numbers to the streets.Aid groups say it's still to early to even think about recovery. Giuliano said the floods had affected about one third of Pakistan. "It doesn't mean it's under water. It's a huge area. It's an area bigger than some European countries," he said. (Additional reporting by Aija Braslina in Stockholm, Sahar Ahmed in KARACHI and Zeeshan Haider, Shiza Shahid and Augustine Anthony in ISLAMABAD; Writing by Michael Georgy)For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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4.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency Appeal nツーMDRPK006 - Operations Update No 3,IFRC
RV=100.5 2010/08/13 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

GLIDE nー FL-2010-000141-PAKPeriod covered by this Ops Update: This operation update covers the period from 9 August to 12 August 2010.Appeal target (current): CHF 17,008,050 (USD 16,333,000 or EUR 12,514,600); Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date (11 August 2010), the appeal is 21.5 per cent covered in cash and in-kind; with those in the pipeline, the appeal is currently approximately 66.8 per cent covered. Funds are urgently needed to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society operation in assisting the flood-affected people.Appeal history:- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 2 August 2010 for CHF 17,008,050 for 9 months to assist 175,000 beneficiaries.- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 was allocated from the Federation's DREF on 30 July 2010 to support the National Society's response to the emergency.Summary:The worst floods in Pakistan's history have caused a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions. 13.8 million people have been affected which accounts for almost one in every 10 Pakistanis. The death toll now stands at more than 1,300 people and 1,500 people have been injured. Close to half a million people have been evacuated and the latest assessments estimate that some 722,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed. More than 70 % of the country has been affected; an area that equates to the size of the UK. In its third week of heavy monsoon flooding, Pakistan is now beginning to come to terms with a disaster that has robbed millions of people of homes, possessions and livelihoods. As the government and humanitarian aid agencies continue relief efforts, affected communities are bracing themselves for more rain as the monsoon conditions continue.It has now been three weeks since the monsoon floods swept through Baluchistan, Punjab, Khyberpakhtunkhwa (KPK), FATA, Pakistan administered Kashir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan and Sindh, causing unprecedented flash floods that submerged homes, roads and bridges, cropland and public infrastructure. Early relief distributions by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) have now reached 31,919 families (223,433 individuals) while emergency health services have treated some 31,000 individuals. The National Society continues to deliver relief items and conduct assessments of affected areas.The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) field assessment and coordination team (FACT) supported by an initial regional disaster response team (RDRT) member is now functional incountry and FACT members are integrating with their national society counterparts in relief, health, water and sanitation, early recovery, logistics, reporting, media and communications. While detailed assessments will continue this week, the known situation in affected areas indicates rapidly increasing needs and a growing number of vulnerable people, particularly as many have already been without shelter or consistent assistance for days.In recognition of the increased needs of the flood-affected people, PRCS is considering to support more number of families than originally planned in line with the National Society's earlier commitment to support at least 10 per cent of the affected population. Discussions are underway with regard to the scale, the extent and the timeframe of the PRCS operation, to be supported by IFRC and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Changes will be reflected in the Revised Emergency Appeal, expected to be finalised early next week.To date, American Red Cross, Australian Red Cross/Australian government, Austrian Red Cross, British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Hong Kong branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Danish Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, French Red Cross, German Red Cross, Irish Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Republic of Korea Red Cross, Luxembourg Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, New Zealand Red Cross, Norwegian Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross, Swiss Red Cross, UAE Red Crescent, OPEC Fund for International Development, the Italian government and private donors have made contributions to this appeal.IFRC, on behalf of PRCS, would like to thank all partners for their generous response to this appeal.This operation is expected to be completed over nine months and will, therefore, be completed by the end of April 2011. Discussions on the scale of the operation and the timeframe continue and changes will be reflected in the revised Emergency Appeal, expected to be finalized early next week. A Final Report will be made available by 31 July 2011 (three months after the end of the operation).

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5.Pakistan: no respite in devastating floods,ICRC
RV=100.5 2010/08/13 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

Operational update 01/10The scale of the devastation wrought by the current flooding in Pakistan is staggering, and the resulting needs are daunting. This is an update on the relief effort undertaken by the Pakistan Red Crescent and the ICRC for hundreds of thousands of people."Millions of people need food, clean water and medical care – and they need it right now," said Jacques de Maio, the ICRC's head of operations for South Asia. "So far, together with the Pakistan Red Crescent, we have assisted more than 100,000 people, and we are expanding the range of our action as we speak. Still, the magnitude of the disaster is overwhelming."More than 1,600 people are estimated to have been killed in the disaster, and, out of the 14 million severely affected, as many as six million will require longer term assistance. The scale of the devastation is difficult to comprehend: all 41 bridges in Upper Dir district and more than 60 bridges in Swat district have been destroyed, and seven major landslides are blocking access by road to flood-stricken areas of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Road access to some areas in the north-west has only just been restored, while some areas of the north-east remain completely inaccessible.As much as 50 per cent of the country has been inundated, with widespread loss of crops. In some areas 80 per cent of farm livestock have been lost. Floodwaters that receded from the north have now caused widespread flooding in the more populous southern provinces. And heavy rain continues to fall. The relief effort cannot yet keep pace with the increasing scope of the emergency.First relief distributionsBecause the ICRC and the Pakistan Red Crescent hold emergency relief stocks in Peshawar, they were able to take prompt action on the ground when devastating floods first hit Balochistan and the eastern Punjab in late July, and when further heavy rains caused widespread devastation and loss of life in the north-western areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and in parts of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.The Pakistan Red Crescent immediately sprang into action on the basis of initial assessments from its provincial and district branches and countrywide network of more than 100,000 volunteers. As an operation was mounted to save lives by moving people from rising floodwaters, the Pakistan Red Crescent and the ICRC started providing relief.The Pakistan Red Crescent and the ICRC are focusing their joint efforts on areas where they had already been carrying out their humanitarian work before the floods struck; the International Federation and certain National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are supporting the Pakistan Red Crescent in other areas. During the first week of flooding, 100,000 victims were provided with food, shelter, hygiene kits and other items by the Pakistan Red Crescent and the ICRC working together.In the coming days, the two organizations are aiming to provide aid for some 50,000 families (around 350,000 individuals). They will endeavour to help even more, according to needs, but what they can accomplish will depend on the access they have, on the logistical and security constraints they will face, and on the capacities of their personnel and other resources on the ground.Health contingency plans have been developed that give priority to preventing disease and to boosting the capacity to deal with epidemics. Water engineers installing water purification and bulk water storage equipment in order to restore supplies of safe drinking water are contributing directly to disease prevention. ICRC and Pakistan Red Crescent personnel have set up the sole clean-water point in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, and are installing water purification equipment elsewhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They are also pumping water out of public buildings so that displaced people will be able to take shelter in them.Specialist diarrhoea treatment units have been sent to Hangu and Paroa, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and stockholdings of medicines to treat water-borne diseases have been increased. Eight Pakistan Red Crescent basic health units and two mobile health units are giving as many as 3,000 consultations a day. The ICRC is providing support for these units and for a number of district hospitals with the aim of maintaining or rapidly restoring capacity in health facilities.An airlift of emergency aid to Peshawar is under way. A total of 150 trucks have been hired to deliver food and other items to flood victims.Dangers posed by unexploded munitionsThree children were injured in Dera Ismail Khan by an explosive device that is believed to have moved in floodwaters, and another person was seriously injured by a landmine in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The Pashto and Urdu media are cooperating in an effort to remind weapon-contaminated communities, and those downstream of them, of the risk posed by mines and other explosive devices moving in floodwaters.Restoring family linksFamily members who have been separated as a result of the flooding are being reunited by joint Pakistan Red Crescent and ICRC tracing services. The ICRC has donated satellite telephones to the Pakistan Red Crescent for use in areas where communication networks are non-existent or remain out of order.The ICRC has been working in Pakistan since 1947. It worked alongside the Pakistan Red Crescent and the International Federation when earthquakes struck Kashmir in 2005 and Balochistan in 2008. In cooperation with the Pakistan Red Crescent and the International Federation, the ICRC is pressing on with its relief operations in the many disaster-stricken areas.For further information, please contact:Michael O'Brien, ICRC Pakistan, tel: +92 300 850 8138Christian Cardon, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 24 26 or +41 79 251 93 02

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1.Canadian donations fund distribution of much-needed supplies in Pakistan,Can. RC
RV=134.1 2010/08/14 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,donation,Crescent

(August 13, 2010 – OTTAWA) The Canadian Red Cross is ramping up relief efforts in flood ravaged Pakistan. A Red Cross distribution planned for Sunday will put much-needed emergency supplies into the hands of 400 families in the Swat valley. The supplies, funded by Canadian donations, will include tents, blankets and hygiene kits."With over 14 million people affected and the numbers still climbing this disaster is the worst in Pakistan's history," says Hossam Elsharkawi director of emergencies and recovery with the Canadian Red Cross. "With rains expected to continue over the next week, it is vital that we get supplies to vulnerable communities now."Food and non-food items, emergency shelter, immediate health care and access to clean water and sanitation remain a priority for aid organizations. Once immediate survival needs are met, aid organizations will need to help communities rebuild and recover, a process which is expected to take until at least 2012."Hundreds of thousands of people are living without even the most basic supplies," adds Elsharkawi. "One organization cannot do everything, but we are in close coordination with the Pakistani authorities, local Red Crescent, and our global our partners and together, through distributions such as these, we are reaching communities and making a difference."To date, the Canadian Red Cross has provided $2.5 million in support of relief and recovery operations including the provision of 900 tents to survivors. In addition, four mobile field clinics and a seven-person paramedic team have been deployed to assist affected communities."Canadian donations are making a difference in Pakistan but more help is needed to allow us to continue our efforts," adds Elsharkawi.Canadians wishing to make a financial donation may give online, call 1-800-418-1111 or contact their local Canadian Red Cross office. The 24-hour toll free line accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked "Pakistan Floods 2010" and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and over 185 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.-30-For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:Canadian Red CrossMedia Line613-740-1994

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2.Pakistan: Floods posing worst threat to Jacobabad Rivers Sindh and Kabul still in high spate,F. Post
RV=120.6 2010/08/14 00:00
キーワード:Red,cusec,trend

G.N. MughulKARACHI: Out of 16 main cities/district head quarters on both the banks of Indus in Sindh so far Super Flood has affected six districts and dislodged about 18 lakh people due to inundation of their houses. At present worst threat is posed to Jacobabad district from where about 4 lakh people have been evacuated while efforts were on to evacuate 3 lakh more people to safer places. This was stated by Sindh's Chief Secretary, Fazl ur Rahman while addressing a press conference on Friday. He said enough damage has also been caused to the properties –public & private, as well as to the livestock. Sindh Chief Secretary said the Chief Minister has ordered freezing of non-development expenditure and to re-prioritize the on going development programme to divert maximum funds to rescue and relief operation.He said the Chief Minister has established a Relief Fund of 10 billion rupees. Meanwhile, Indus is flowing in exceptionally high flood with falling trend in Guddu-Sukkur reach with water outflow 976,000 and 1,054,000 cusecs and in very high flood in Chashma-Taunsa reach with discharge of 735,000 and 777,000 cusecs respectively. According to daily report of Federal Flood Commission, the river is in high flood with falling trend at Kalabagh with outflow of 580,000 cusecs and in medium flood with falling trend at Tarbela with water discharge of 402,000. River Kabul is in high flood with falling trend at Nowshera and in medium flood with falling trend at Warsak. River Chenab is also experiencing medium flood in Trimmu-Panjnad reach and is in low flood with rising trend in Khanki-Qadirabad reach. River Jhelum is flowing in low flood with falling trend at Mangla. Indus at Guddu is also likely to sustain exceptionally high flood Level up to 1,000,000 cusecs during the next 3-4 days. Under this scenario, inundation and riverine flooding in low lying areas of Khairpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki and Sukkur districts could occur. Dozens of villages were inundated near Sultan Kot due to a 50 feet wide breach in Cohi Shakhh. Flood water is continuously overflowing from Begari Canal and Sindh Canal after causing big breaches which could not be plugged since last eight days causing destruction in the rural areas of the Shikarpur district. The speedy water flowing from Choi Shaakh has brought dozens of villages including Deen Muhammad Jafferi, Mungar Wahi, Gulab Kehar, Adhi Waahi, Wazeer Soomro, Sheedo Soomro and other villages of Union Council Lodra under the grip of flood water. While the flood water flowing from Choi Shaakh is moving towards the Lodra and other villages, hundreds of the villagers in flood affected villages are waiting for rescue. Army personnel reached at one of the affected villages Deen Muhammad Jafferi and took out the people from the village with the help of a boat. A senior Balochistan official told mediamen that Dera Allah Yar and Osta Muhammad are in danger of flood after several breaches in Shah Ghasi Canal have been discovered at Sindh-Balochistan border. The breaches would divert the violent flood water to Balochistan relieving its pressure and devastating effects in Jacobabad and other areas. He refused to disclose whether the breaches were natural or made deliberately. He added that flood water would swallow huge stretches of cultivable and residential land in case flood water enters Osta Muhammad and Dera Allah Yar.At least 1,361 people died and 1,424 were injured, while 4,887 villages have been affected so far in the country's worst flooding in 80 years. As many as 417,436 houses were either completely destroyed or partially damaged, according to the data released by Federal Flood Commission on Friday. At least 91,210 houses have been destroyed or damaged in Punjab, 122,798 houses in Sindh, 173,293 houses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 19,619 in Balochistan, 1,432 FATA, 2,727 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 6,357 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. At least 208 relief camps have also been established in all the flood-hit areas to provide prompt relief to the affectees. The flood also affected 4,887 villages in various parts including 1,527 in Punjab, 581 in KP, 2,584 in Balochistan and 195 in GB. Official data indicates that Tarbela and. Mangla Dams are at elevations of 1540-22 feet and 1,206,00 feet, respectively, which are 9.78 feet and 4.00 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1210.00 feet. On Friday's combined live storage position of Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma is 11.030 MAF as compared to last years 11.231 MAF. According to Flood Forecasting Division (FED), Lahore, Seasonal Low continues to prevail over northern Balochistan and adjoining areas. As predicted by FFD, Lahore, Scattered thunderstorm/rain is expected over Sub-mountainous areas of Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and upper catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, and Sutlej including Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Gujranwala Divisions during the next 24 hours.Isolated thunderstorm/rain may also occur over upper catchment of River Indus, central & southern Punjab, northeastern Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan including Lahore, D.G. Khan and Bahawalpur Divisions during the same period, Significant rainfall was reported during the past 24 hours include; Jassar = 102 mm, Gujranwala (Cantt.) = 70 mm. Alexandra Bridge - 55 mm, Faisalabad = 53 mm, Sahiwal = 51 mm, Sialkot (Airport = 51 mm & Cantt = 29 mm), Kohat = 50 mm, Kamra =48 mm, Sehrkakoia - 45 mm, Mangla = 38 mm, Zafarwal = 29 mm, Cherat = 27 mm, Daggar = 26 mm, Palku = 22 mm, Islamabad (Saidpur) - 22 mm, Balakot = 21 mm, Saidusharif = 19 mm, Sargodha= 15 mm, Oghi and Shinkiari = 11 mm each and Talhatta - 10 mm. Troops of Army are zealously working by mobilizing all available resources round the clock in the flood affected areas of Sindh, Punjab, FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northern Area to provide relief to marooned people.Army Engineers are trying their best to establish road link between Multan and Dera Gazi Khan as early as possible to bring relief for the locals, said an ISPR news release here on Friday. Heavy machinery has been moved from Taunsa and Basera for opening of road Muzaffargarh-Ghazi Ghat. The Army Aviation has employed more than 50 helicopters including foreign choppers and under taking arduous rescue and relief operation in flood affected areas. The Army is also supervising 115 relief camps in collaboration with civil administration at Muzaffargarh and Dera Gazi Khan and feeding more than 100,000 people daily. A sizeable relief goods including ration loaded in 18 trucks have been distributed in area like Tarnab, Mosama Badani, Jallabela, Land Daudzai, Mian Gujar, Khat Korara, Islamabad Korara, Bella Niko Khan Jughian, Tainurpura, Lalagali and Basham. Over 5000 Packets of cooked food and 2000 packets of dry ration were distributed in Nowshera and surrounding areas while 1,286 families were provided ration at Bishigram, Madyan, Tirat, Jerry, Pia, Chakrai, Mankial, Balakot, Qandail and Kalam. As part of the medical aid to the flood affected people, 7700 patients were provided free medical treatment at medical camps established at Madyan, Tirat, Jerry, Red Bridge Madyan, Rahatkot, Kalam, Matilitan Bodigran, general area Bazar Kot, and Kalam and Bahrain. Army troops helped 27734 people to cross over Swat River from Chakdara Bridge in last 24 hours. Seven water points were established by Army Engineers at Nowshera Kalan, Gandri and Seis Mandi and supplied 94000 liters of water. Special Support Group has dispatched 15,000 tents for DI Khan and Southern Punjab and 600 tents for KPK. SSG distributed 160 tons ration at Kalam,80 tons at Kohistan, 60 tons KPK and 250 tons for DI Khan and southern Punjab. Army has made special arrangement of cooked food during Sehri and Iftari at all the relief camps.ゥ Copyright The Frontier Post

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3.Pakistan: Monsoon Floods Operations Update No. 5 Tuesday 10th August 2010,Pakistan Red Crescent
RV=77.0 2010/08/14 00:00
キーワード:Red,Crescent

Period covered by this update: 21st July to 10th August, 2010 PRCS along with its Movement Partners (IFRC and ICRC) and Partner National Societies (PNSs) is jointly responding to the Monsoon Floods 2010. CHF 250,000 (USD 239,406 or EUR 183,589) has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 35,000 beneficiaries. Heavy rains starting from 21 July 2010 have triggered both flash floods and river floods in several parts of the country resulting in a loss of life and widespread displacements. It is estimated that more than 300 people have perished and well over 1 million others have been affected. Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK), Baluchistan and Punjab have been the worst- affected areas. Thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods.

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4.Aid agencies struggle to reach Pakistan flood victims,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=48.1 2010/08/14 00:00
キーワード:percent,Bank

14 Aug 2010 06:34:45 GMTSource: Reuters* Six million still need relief* Cholera confirmed* Anger risingBy Robert BirselSUKKUR, Pakistan Aug 14 (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies have provided assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims of Pakistan's worst floods in decades but relief operations have yet to reach an estimated six million people.The lives of 14 million people -- eight percent of the population -- have been disrupted by one of the worst catastrophes in Pakistan's history. Six million of them need food, shelter and water.The floods, triggered by torrential monsoon downpours just over two weeks ago, engulfed Pakistan's Indus river basin, killed more than 1,600 people.Pakistan's government, overwhelmed by the disaster, has been accused of being to slow to respond to the crisis with victims relying on the military and international aid agencies for help.Anger is spreading, raising the possibility that the government could face social unrest.Analysts say a military coup is unlikely because the army's priority is fighting Taliban insurgents and taking over during a disaster makes no sense.Villages have been wiped away. Some people only have a patch of land to stand on. Fresh downpours could bring more destruction, and displacement.A U.N. statement said relief operations still need to reach six million people. Among other urgent problems, clean drinking water is needed for an initial target of six million people.The United Nations says the floods have affected about one-third of Pakistan, an area the size of a European country.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to visit Pakistan over the weekend to discuss the crisis.The economic costs are staggering, making it more diffIcult for the government to carry out strategic spending in former Taliban bastions to win public support.World Bank President Robert Zoellick said the floods may have destroyed about $1 billion worth of crops and that the Bank was considering reprogramming about $900 million in aid.Wheat, cotton and sugar crops have all suffered damage in a country where agriculture is a mainstay of the economy.The International Monetary Fund has warned of major economic harm and the Finance Ministry said it would miss this year's 4.5 percent gross domestic product growth target.The government had projected a budget deficit in 2010/2011 of 4 percent of GDP but some analysts believe it could now be at least 6 percent of GDP.DISEASEThe U.N. is increasingly worried about water-borne diseases. A case of cholera has been confirmed at a hospital in the northwest Swat valley and aid agencies are taking proactive measures to head off a potential crisis.U.N. humanitarian operations spokesman Maurizio Guiliano said 36,000 people suffering from potentially fatal acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) are being treated for cholera."Given that there is a significant risk of cholera, which is a deadly and dangerous and a potentially epidemic disease, instead of focusing on testing, everyone who has AWD is being treated for cholera," he said.At a flood field hospital in the northwestern town of Nowshera set up by the army frustrated physician Wahab Khan said diarrhoea was on the rise."I have requested anti-cholera vaccines, especially for under five-year-olds," adding he did not get them.Providing shelter is one of the most pressing issues."The government has given us half a carpet. We have received rice and medicine from the government but no tent," said 22-year-old labourer Zarsheed.Floods have roared down from the northwest to Punjab province to Sindh, where more flooding is expected. Sindh is home to Pakistan's biggest city and commercial hub Karachi. Floods have damaged mostly rural areas there, although concerns are rising that other urban centres are at risk. (Additional reporting by Aija Braslina in SIGULDA and Tim Wimborne in NOWSHERA and Junaid Khan in MINGORA; Writing by Michael Georgy, Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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5.Nepal offers Rs 10 m for flood victims in Pakistan,Nepalnews
RV=31.7 2010/08/14 00:00
キーワード:percent

Nepal government has decided to grant Rs 10 million to flood-hit Pakistan."The government has decided to support Pakistani flood victims with Rs 10 million cash assistance," minister for information and communications, Shankar Pokharel, told reporters after a cabinet meeting Friday evening.As per the latest reports, around 1,600 people have died in recent floods in various parts of Pakistan so far while 14 million citizens are affected.Meanwhile, the cabinet also decided to promote two Colonels of Nepal Army to Brigadier General and extended the service tenure of seven Brigadier Generals for next three years and two Generals for two years.Today's cabinet meeting also decided to ensure the food supply to famine hit districts."The cabinet has decided to instruct the concerned ministry and local administration to make necessary arrangements for transportation of food grains in those areas," informed minister Pokharel.Likewise, considering upcoming festivals, the caretaker cabinet decided to lower the import tax on sugar to one percent.The cabinet also decided to investigate the massive deforestation seen across the nation.

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1.Pakistan: AIRLIFT REQUIRED TO MEET BALOCHISTAN’S IMMEDIATE NEEDS,UNHCR
RV=92.2 2010/08/15 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,Afghan

ISLAMABAD 14 August 2010 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency is planning to urgently airlift relief items to flood stricken Balochistan Province to boost relief supplies available to meet the needs of vulnerable people forced to flee the floods.Estimates put the number of people in Balochistan in need of shelter assistance at 287000 but damage assessment across eastern areas of the province is ongoing and that number is expected to rise.Tens of thousands of people have fled flooding in Naseerabad and Jaffarabad two of the hardest-hit districts in Balochistan with more than 1000 people having arrived in the provincial capital Quetta. More than 10000 desperate people fleeing rising waters in Sindh Province have so far sought help in Balochistan's Sibi District.The UN refugee agency initially plans to airlift plastic sheeting mosquito nets and soap to Balochistan to assist flood-affected Pakistanis and Afghan refugees and is working to arrange suitable cargo flights. More than 4700 tents and 5000 kitchen sets are on their way by road from manufacturers in Karachi and should reach Quetta as early as tomorrow. UNHCR has so far dispatched shelter material for more than 46000 people to communities across Balochistan.The joint UN team that reached Naseerabad and Jaffarabad saw displaced families living under open sky and drinking muddy water used by animals and for washing. Plastic sheeting and tents are urgently needed to shelter and protect vulnerable women and children. Nearly all clinics schools and other facilities have been submerged as the water swept across the worst-affected districts. Afghan refugee camps in Balochistan have also been badly damaged."Humanitarian needs keep rising across Pakistan as assessment teams reach more remote areas" said Mr Mengesha Kebede UNHCR's representative in Pakistan. "We're getting aid to many vulnerable and exposed Pakistani and refugee families in flood stricken communities but we urgently need more support to meet the vast needs."The agency last week launched an initial $41 million funding appeal to support shelter and protection needs of some 560000 refugees and Pakistani communities devastated by the monsoon flooding. While donors have indicated they will support UNHCR's request the agency expects its shelter and protection programme to expand due to the needs of both refugees and Pakistani host communities.Working mainly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces the UN refugee agency has already dispatched enough shelter material and family kits for some 330000 people."We require greater support from both governments and private individuals to meet the needs on the ground and replenish our flood-devastated stockpiles" Kebede declared.In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the province most seriously hit by the flooding UNHCR today delivered tents plastic sheeting and various family items to people in Babara village in Charsadda District following an assessment earlier this week that found more than 50 homes washed away and 200 were badly damaged."There's still a lot of water a lot of mud everywhere" said UNHCR's Ariane Rummery. "Families have four feet of water in each room and are trying to scoop it out but lack tools as everything was buried or washed away.""We visited one family in Babara that sheltered 70 neighbours on the roof and in the upper two rooms of their home while the flooding was at is peak" she said.For further information on this topic please contact:In Islamabad Pakistan:Peter Kessler on +92 301 856 7770Ariane Rummery on +92 300 500 1133In Geneva: Babar Baloch on +41 79 557 9106

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2.Afghan Refugees at Risk in Flood-Stricken Pakistan,VOA
RV=92.2 2010/08/15 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,Afghan

Lisa Schlein | GenevaThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says Afghan refugees who are living in flood-stricken Pakistan are among the most vulnerable victims. The UNHCR says it is assisting hundreds of thousands of Afghans whose camps are overwhelmed by flooding.Pakistan's prime minister now says some 20 million people are affected by the worst flooding to hit the country in over a generation. This figure is much higher than the 14 million estimated by the United Nations.In either case the number is huge. The U.N. refugee agency is warning the enormous crisis facing Pakistan is still unfolding. Spokesman Adrian Edwards says the after effects of this catastrophe will be felt for years to come."There continues to be massive destruction as the bloated rivers flow southwards across the plains and the crisis in our view will not be over when the flooding recedes due to homelessness hunger and illness. The rationale for our presence in Pakistan relates to the fact that it is the biggest caseload of refugees that we deal with in the world and displaced persons" he said.At one time the U.N. refugee agency assisted more than four million Afghan refugees in Pakistan. That number now has gone down to 1.7 million. Of them the agency says 1.4 million reside in the worst hit areas.Edwards says many Afghan refugees now are without shelter and have lost their food livestock and all their possessions."To illustrate the problems that we are up against in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province we have now found that 78 refugee camps across 17 districts in the province are overwhelmed by flooding erasing more than 12 500 homes leaving 85500 refugees homeless. Many homes have been seriously damaged among both refugees and local Pakistanis" he said.Edwards says his agency in coordination with others is providing safe temporary shelter and emergency food and medical assistance to these vulnerable homeless refugees many of whom are women children and elderly people.He says the U.N. refugee agency also is helping Pakistani communities ravaged by the immediate flooding. He says the agency's humanitarian operations will continue well after the emergency phase is over.Edwards says over the coming weeks and months UNHCR would be helping refugee families and affected Pakistani communities to return to their homes in as dignified a manner as possible.

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3.UN chief urges faster foreign aid for Pakistan,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=62.5 2010/08/15 00:00
キーワード:percent,wave,militant

15 Aug 2010 08:19:36 GMT* Ban to visit flood-affected areas* Popular anger mounts against overwhelmed government* Mules deliver aidBy Zeeshan HaiderISLAMABAD Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged foreign donors to speed up aid to Pakistan after the country's worst floods in decades disrupted the lives of more than a tenth of its 170 million people.Swelled by torrential monsoon rains major rivers have flooded Pakistan's mountain valleys and fertile plains killing up to 1600 people and leaving two million homeless.Six million people still need food shelter and water and medicine the United Nations says.But with an area roughly the size of Italy hit by floods government and foreign aid has been slow in coming and the United Nations has warned of a second wave of deaths among the sick and hungry if help does not arrive.The U.N. has reported the first case of cholera amid fears that disease outbreaks could spread with survivors sleeping in makeshift tarpaulin tents. Some beg or loot.Bridges have collapsed highways have been snapped in two by torrential rains and villages have been cut off from the outside world in what was already one of the poorest countries in Asia.Only a quarter of the $459 million aid needed for initial relief has arrived according to the United Nations."I am here ... to share my sympathy and solidarity of the United Nations together with the people and government of Pakistan at this time of trial" Ban said on arriving in Pakistan."I am here also to urge the world community to speed up their assistance to Pakistan."Ban met both Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari who has been a lightening rod for popular anger after travelling to Europe as the catastrophe unfolded and not cutting short his trip.The UN leader plans to visit flood hit areas on Sunday.Ban's visit comes as millions of Pakistanis are increasingly frustrated by the government that has already been hit by political bickering and Taliban militant violencePakistan's government has been accused of being too slow to respond to the crisis with victims relying mostly on the military -- the most powerful force in Pakistan -- and foreign aid agencies for help.Floodwaters pose new threats to the populous Sindh province and the southwest province of Baluchistan a region also hit by a decades long separatist insurgency.At least 500000 tonnes of wheat have been destroyed by the floods. At Kot Addu in southern Punjab thousands of bags lay ruined as workers were unable to move them quickly enough from rising floodwater."How many bags of wheat can you shift to a safer place in five or six hours? said Naseem Khan Khattak owner of a flour mill that was submerged by floods. "We could do absolutely nothing. How were we to combat the deluge?"Highlighting the lack of logistical support and helicopters for relief efforts flour cooking oil and rice were carried by mules along narrow mountain tracks to 150000 people in Shahpur in the northwest Swat valley.Despite the government's perceived failure to tackle the crisis a military coup is unlikely. The army's priority is fighting Taliban insurgents and seizing power during a disaster would make no sense analysts say.Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and Gilani have said they would leave politics aside in the crisis possibly helping to create more political stability.The International Monetary Fund has warned of major economic harm and the Finance Ministry said it would miss this year's 4.5 percent gross domestic product growth target.Any economic downturn would come just as the government aims to fund projects to win hearts and minds in the battle against the Taliban.Wheat cotton and sugar crops have all suffered damage in a country where agriculture is a mainstay of the economy.Waters roared down from the northwest to Punjab province to Sindh where more flooding is expected. Sindh is home to Pakistan's biggest city and commercial hub Karachi. Floods have damaged mostly rural areas there although concerns are rising that other urban centres are at risk. (Additional reporting by Kamran Haider; Writing by Alistair Scrutton; Editing by Michael Georgy and Sanjeev Miglani)For more humanitarian news and analysis please visit www.alertnet.org

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4.Afghan refugees mull return home after Pakistan floods,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=53.4 2010/08/15 00:00
キーワード:refugee,Afghan

* Floods destroy Afghan lives* Some say they have no choice but to return* Children in mudBy Augustine AnthonyAZA KHEL, Pakistan, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Floods ravaged tens of thousands of Afghan refugees who have been living in Pakistan for decades after fleeing Soviet occupation and civil war.Now as they survey three to four kilometers flattened mud and brick houses in Aza Khel refugee camp in northwest Pakistan, some contemplate returning home to an Afghanistan still gripped by violence.Roaring waters shattered dreams."The river swallowed everything. We have no house no business, nothing to eat, nothing to wear," said Nizam Ali who just passed his 12th grade exams and was planning to pursue further studies in the nearby city of Peshawar."No one is helping us, it now looks as if we have no other choice but to go back to Afghanistan."Men who were busy spreading soaked bed-sheets and mattresses over a dry patch of land nodded in agreement. "This is what we have left," said Khair Mohammad, carrying a stack of clothes and bed-sheets on his back.Millions of Afghans fled to Pakistan and Iran in the 1980s after the Soviet invasion and, while many of them went home after the U.S.-led forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001, an estimated 1.7 million remain in Pakistan, mostly in refugee camps.Last year Pakistan agreed to let the displaced Afghans stay until the end of 2012, after a resurgence of violence along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border hindered repatriation efforts.PAST AND PRESENT UNCERTAINTYGoing back to Afghanistan could mean exposure to some of the conditions they fled in the first place. Many left while the Afghan mujahideen were fighting Soviet troops. That was followed by civil war. Now, the Taliban battle U.S.-led NATO troops.Poverty is still widespread.The floods have forced the refugees to move about 100 metres away from Aza Khel, along a railroad track and a highway median. It's not far but perhaps as traumatic as leaving Afghanistan since that has been their home for decades."No one has come to this area, there might still be bodies lying in there, under the rubble," said 24-year-old Sultan Habib, a cook who worked in a restaurant in a nearby city."I know two or three boys who are still missing."Aza Khel began as a small settlement along a railway track about 30 years ago. It gradually grew into a village, with merchant shops, tea stalls and grocery and food shops.Then the floods struck. Stability the refugees had established over many years simply vanished.One mosque in Aza Khel, where perhaps they prayed for the future of Afghanistan, is surrounded by three feet of water, along with the cleric's podium.Kitchen pots, mattresses and ceiling fans were strewn in thick mud. Children splashed and swam in a pool of muddy water created by the floods, oblivious of the hazards of stagnant water that could give rise to fatal diseases.The United Nations says it is increasingly worried about such diseases."We are getting medicines and treating people," said Dr. Abdul Rauf, nursing a wound on the right leg of a young boy by a collapsed wall, one of the patients at a roadside medical camp run by an aid agency."But we are very concerned about the outbreak of diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera, as dead animals are still lying in the open and germs are forming in stagnant water," Rauf said.Like in many other parts of Pakistan, the Afghan refugees were furious over the government's perceived slackness in the crisis. Some could not fathom the scale of the crisis."This has never happened, river water entering our village,"said Jawad Khan."In fact the government opened the gates of a nearby dam without telling us. They never warned us. They are responsible for this disaster. We only ask help from Allah." (Editing by Michael Georgy and Sanjeev Miglani) (augustine.anthony@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: augustine.anthony.reuters.com@reuters.net; Islamabad newsroom: +92 51 281 0017))(If you have a query or comment about this story, send an e-mail to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com)For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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5.Pakistan: Situation Report - 14 August 2010,Logistics Cluster
RV=39.8 2010/08/15 00:00
キーワード:Logistics,barrage

Highlights- The Logistics Cluster has established logistics hubs for the Humanitarian Community in Peshawar, KPK Province, Multan, Punjab Province and Sukkur, Sindh Province. Cluster Officers are being deployed to each of these hubs to augment the response capacity. - All interested organisations should submit a Temporary Storage Request form that is available on the Logistics Cluster website (http://www.logcluster.org/ops/pak09a/temporary-storage-request).Situation Update- Rain is continuing to worsen the situation and there is fear the number of 14.1 million affected may raise significantly in the coming week. Operations are now based in five provinces trying to reach the flood affected populations. The Pakistan Meteorological department issued flood warnings today, putting 4 Punjab and 8 Sindh districts on alert as a new peak flood is expected to hit the Guddu, Sukkur and Chashma barrages between 14 – 15 August.- Persistent bad weather is still impeding access to affected populations, with many areas only accessible by air.

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1.Pakistan: UNHCR rushes more aid to Balochistan as number of flood victims soar,UNHCR
RV=103.4 2010/08/16 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,refugee,Bank

QUETTA: 16 August 2010 (UNHCR) - An airlift of UNHCR relief supplies arrived in Quetta today to help the soaring numbers of flood victims in the cities and towns of Balochistan province.Four Pakistan government planes (C130- Hercules) moved 64 tonnes of tents plastic sheets mosquito nets from UNHCR stockpiles in Peshawar to Quetta to help speed up relief efforts. More airlifts are expected in the coming days pending availability of aircraft.Over the weekend tens of thousands of people fled the southern Sindh town of Jacobabad to Sibbi Nasirabad and Quetta districts of Balochistan with more on the move triggered by further flood warnings in the border towns. Tens and possibly hundreds of thousands more are on the move triggered by further flood warnings in the border towns.Many of the people rushing into Balochistan are taking refuge in communal buildings like schools hospitals and stadiums. Some are living under the open skies. They join tens of thousands flood victims in the province brining the current estimate of displaced people and others severely affected by floods in Balochistan to around 545000 people. Figures are likely to change as assessments continue."We are facing serious challenges moving enough relief supplies into the province to meet the ever mounting numbers of people in need of shelter" said Mr Bekele Nagash Head of UNHCR's office in Balochistan who is coordinating humanitarian relief efforts in the province."The needs are enormous: people need everything - shelter food clean drinking water and health and hygiene items. Together with our sister UN agencies we are working as fast as we can to get life saving help to those in need" said Nagash.Forty year old Zaman fled his home in Ghot Hajan Khan Brahvi in Jacobabad Sindh province alongside 500 other families on Friday when gusting waters hit his village."The water was five feet high all we had -- our animals our lands our crops -- are all gone" he told UNHCR from a roadside in Quetta where he had fled with his family."I just grabbed what I could in rush loaded my family on my tractor trolley and came out not even knowing where to go" Zaman said.Local authorities have set up a tented site at the 'Eastern bypass' on the outskirts of Quetta using UNHCR tents trucked by road which arrived in the city last week. Further tented sites are planned to help shelter the rising numbers of homeless but tents are also being provided for people to take back home once flood waters recede.To date the UN refugee agency in Balochistan has helped some 46000 people in Sibbi Nasirabad Kholu and Jaffarabad districts with shelter materials like tents plastic sheets mosquito nets and buckets. The office is hoping to help some 90000 people but urgently needs more aid."Our supplies are dwindling against the growing needs and we continue to face difficulties getting supplies into the province fast enough. We need more airlifts and many more funds to respond to this emergency" said UNHCR's Bekele.The 64 tonnes of relief supplies on the four planes today included 372 family tents 4210 plastic tarpaulins and 7800 mosquito nets. A further 3790 tarpaulins 7200 mosquito nets and 1.8 metric tonnes of soap are waiting to be airlifted when planes are available.Media contacts:Quetta: Duniya Aslam Khan 03337819143 Islamabad: Ariane Rummery 0300 500 1133 Qaiser Khan Afridi 0300 501 8696UNHCR Pakistan has set up a dedicated bank account to receive donations for its operations to help people affected by the torrential floods in Pakistan. Individuals and organizations who wish to assist the victims of the monsoon flooding may channel support via UNHCR which is working with carefully selected local partner charities.Account title: UNHCR Special Account number: 08-7316410-02 Swift Code: SCBLPKKX Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank (Pak) LTD Branch Address: F-7 Markaz Branch Plot number 19-A F-7 Markaz Islamabad(Pakistan)Supporters can also donate online via www.unhcr.org/donatePeople in the USAcan easily contribute to this relief effort via their cell phones. USresidents can text the word "SWAT" -- s-w-a-t -- to the number 50555. And you will make a $10 contribution that will help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees provide tents clothing food clean drinking water and medicine to people displaced by floods. When prompted reply with "yes" -- y-e-s -- to confirm your gift.

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2.Red Cross increases Pakistan relief plan five-fold,BRC
RV=98.8 2010/08/16 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

16 August 2010The Red Cross will increase its relief operation in Pakistan five-fold to reach more than two million people with aid in the coming months.Severe flooding in Pakistan has now affected around 14 million people with nearly 900000 homes damaged or destroyed. As much as 50 per cent of the country has been inundated with floodwater causing loss of crops and livestock.Monsoon rains could continue for another month worsening the existing flooding and affecting new areas particularly in the south of the country.Severe challengesDamage to infrastructure and the ongoing bad weather continue to hamper relief efforts with more than 100 bridges in the Upper Dir and Swat regions destroyed. Major landslides are also blocking road access to some affected regions particularly in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.Originally planning to reach around 350000 people with relief the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding to the deteriorating situation by revising that figure massively upward to 2.1 million people.Unimaginable disasterSenator Nilofer Bakhtiar chairperson of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society said: "The time to act is now – this is a disaster of unimaginable proportions. We are scaling up our response significantly together with Red Cross and Red Crescent partners from around the world."Working on the ground since the disaster began the Pakistan Red Crescent has distributed relief to more than 250000 people across seven provinces.Food being distributed includes rice ghee sugar salt and tea. Other items include blankets tents tarpaulins kitchen sets hygiene kits jerry cans and stoves.Relief goodsThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross are supporting it as well as co-ordinating aid from overseas.The British Red Cross has contributed large amounts of goods to the relief effort including 25000 blankets 9000 tarpaulins 6000 mosquito nets and 6000 jerry cans.Its Pakistan Floods Appeal has raised more than 」1.3 million to date but more is desperately needed.Donate to the Red Cross Pakistan Floods AppealDonate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Pakistan Floods Appeal

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3.Pakistanis block highways to protest slow flood aid,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=50.0 2010/08/16 00:00
キーワード:percent,wave

16 Aug 2010 10:49:22 GMT* Villagers protest over lack of government aid* Rains may ease but flood waters may stay high* Aid agencies warn more help is needed (Recasts with protests)By Robert BirselSUKKUR Pakistan Aug 16 (Reuters) - Pakistani flood victims burning straw and waving sticks blocked a highway on Monday to demand government help as aid agencies warned relief was too slow to arrive for millions without clean water food and homes.Public anger has grown in the two weeks of floods highlighting potential political troubles for an unpopular government overwhelmed by a disaster that has disrupted the lives of at least a tenth of its 170 million people.Hundreds of villages across Pakistan in an area roughly the size of Italy have been marooned highways have been cut in half and thousands of homeless people have been forced to set up tarapaulin tents along the side of roads.But aid has failed to keep pace with the rising river waters."The speed with which the situation is deteriorating is frightening" Neva Khan Oxfam's country director in Pakistan said in a statement."Communities desperately need clean water latrines and hygiene supplies but the resources currently available cover only a fraction of what is required."Dozens of stick-wielding men and a few women tried to block five lanes of traffic outside Sukkur a major town in the southern province of Sindh. Villagers set fire to straw and threatened to hit approaching cars with sticks."We left our homes with nothing and now we're here with no clothes no food and our children are living beside the road" said protester Gul Hasan clutching a large stick.Hasan like fellow protesters has been forced from his village and sought refuge in Sukkur. He and others were camped under tattered plastic in muddy wasteland beside the road.On Sunday night hundreds of villagers burnt tyres and chanted "down with the government" in Punjab province."We are dying of hunger here. No one has showed up to comfort us" said Hafiz Shabbir a protester in Kot Addu.ONLY A QUARTER OF AID ARRIVESThe damage caused by the floods and the cost of recovery could bring long-term economic pain to Pakistan and shave more than one percentage point off economic growth analysts say.Pakistani stocks ended down 2.9 percent on fears the impact on growth may be more damaging than estimated after Sunday's warnings.Up to 1600 people have been killed two million made homeless in Pakistan's worst floods in decades.Only a quarter of the $459 million aid needed for initial relief has arrived according to the United Nations. That contrasts with the United States giving at least $1 billion in military aid last year to its regional ally to battle militants.Authorities forecast on Monday a brief respite in rains.Water levels in the Indus River feeding Pakistan's plains have fallen in Punjab the country's most populous and worst hit province although flooding would stay high where embankments were breached. In Sindh province flooding could get worse."In Punjab the water level in the river is falling and in the next 4-5 days ... there will be scattered rains but they are not flood-producing" Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry director general of the meteorological department told Reuters.On Sunday U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged donors on to quicken up aid and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani warned of a second and third wave of floods.Despite a possible break in heavy rains many families had little hope of returning to their homes."We only hear that the water is receding but there is still more and more water in our village" said Mansha Bozdar 45 whose village borders the Sanawan town in southern Punjab."It seems if it will never stop."The U.N. has reported the first case of cholera amid fears that disease outbreaks."As humanitarians we certainly are on high alert because we have to be able to be prepared for any kind of development" said U.N. spokesman Maurizio Giuliano. "We don't know which way it's going to go. More flooding is certainly possible."The government has been accused of being too slow to respond to the crisis with victims relying mostly on the military -- the most powerful institution in Pakistan -- and foreign aid agencies for help.Despite the government's perceived failure to tackle the crisis a military coup is unlikely. The army's priority is fighting Taliban insurgents and seizing power during a disaster would make no sense analysts say.In Sukkur hundreds of people set up camp along a sliver of dry land between the swollen Indus and a low concrete wall by a road running alongside the river.But their sanctuary has been getting ever narrower as the river rises. On Monday the muddy bank was just a few feet wide in some places and the water was still coming up."Where can we go?" asked Faiz Mohammad as he squatted on the concrete wall. "Everywhere is flooded." (Additional reporting by Michael Georgy and Augustine Anthony in Islamabad Asim Tanveer in Muzaffargarh; Writing by Alistair Scrutton; Editing by Michael Georgy)For more humanitarian news and analysis please visit www.alertnet.org

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4.World Bank Flash: World Bank Helping Pakistan Weather Floods,World Bank
RV=42.3 2010/08/16 00:00
キーワード:Bank,wave

16 August 2010BackgroundPakistan's deadly floods have now affected over 14 million people according to Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with some estimates putting the figure considerably higher. The affected area covers 132421 km including 1.4 million acres of cropped land. Continuing rains have caused additional flooding and hindered relief activities. The scale of destruction exceeds that of the 2005 earthquake.The economic cost is expected to be huge. Preliminary information indicates that direct damage from floods is greatest in the housing (current estimates are that 723000 houses have either been destroyed or damaged) roads irrigation and agriculture sectors. Crop loss is estimated at $1 billion. However the full impact on soil erosion and agriculture can only be assessed when the water recedes by mid-September.How We're HelpingThe Government of Pakistan has requested around $900 million of financial support from the World Bank which we have committed to provide- The funding will come from the Bank's Fund for the Poorest (the International Development Association IDA) through reprogramming of currently planned projects and reallocation of undisbursed funds from ongoing projects.- On August 11 the Government asked the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to undertake a Damages and Needs Assessment in the flood-hit areas and the United Nations (UN) the Early Recovery Needs Assessment. The World Bank ADB and UN will collaborate through participation and sharing of information on their respective assessments and will also regularly coordinate with key donors.- The Bank and ADB have mobilized staff and a Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) rapid response team arrived in Islamabad on Friday August 13 to help launch the assessment.- If there is no fresh wave of flooding the assessment can be completed by October 15 2010.- A grant of US$1.3 million has also been made available by the GFDRR to support the Damage Needs Assessment rescue and relief efforts and to strengthen disaster management and longer term disaster risk reduction.- We used some of this grant to purchase Rescue Boats delivered to the government on Friday August 13.- With the support of donors we are also prepared to use the newly operational Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for the northwest border region to finance recovery reconstruction and rehabilitation.- We are working with the Government to re-prioritize our planned projects and review ongoing projects for possible reallocation to reconstruction activities. Some immediate priorities we have agreed with the government are:- Reallocating $10 million of existing undisbursed funds to the National Disaster Management Agency providing fast-disbursing additional funds to retroactively finance imports needed for early recovery reconstruction and rehabilitation such as fuel steel cement and related goods and services.- Accelerating delivery and expansion of a planned Emergency Operation for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)/Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to include flood-affected districts.- Working with the government to help ensure that disaster funds are spent for their intended purpose.- The Bank financed the rehabilitation of the Taunsa Barrage (an artificial obstruction to reduce the risks of tidal flooding) in Punjab Province which may have helped this barrage withstand the unprecedented flood that came downriver over the past week.- Going forward in addition to the needs assessment and subsequent assistance with long-term reconstruction the Bank will be making other contributions to the repair and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure on the Indus River to help with future flood prevention.- The Bank's Board approved financing for the rehabilitation of the Jinnah Barrage on July 01 2010.- The Bank is also financing the design consultancies for the rehabilitation of two other barrages in Sindh.Contact: Saskia Stegeman (202) 473-4227 sstegeman@worldbank.orgAbout the World Bank "Flash" note:The World Bank's News Bureau would like to introduce you to the World Bank "Flash" note. These notes contain background information and state the bank's position and our action plans on topical issues.

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5.PAKISTAN: 3.5 MILLION CHILDREN AT RISK OF DEADLY DISEASES,OCHA
RV=37.0 2010/08/16 00:00
キーワード:UNICEF,wave

(New York / Geneva / Islamabad: 16 August 2010): As many as three and a half million children in floodaffected Pakistan may be at risk of contracting deadly diseases carried through contaminated water and insects, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)."As in any disaster situation, children are among the most vulnerable", said Martin Mogwanja, Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan. "We cannot allow this catastrophe to inflict such a heavy toll on our next generation".The waterborne illnesses of greatest concern are several types of diarrheal diseases, such as acute watery diarrhoea — which may in some cases be cholera — and dysentery, which can kill through dehydration. Hepatitis A and E, as well as typhoid fever, are also a significant risk. Additionally, stagnating water is breeding ground for mosquitoes, and this is bound to lead to an increased threat of diseases like malaria and dengue."We are still in the process of collecting data, and we can say that the incidence of cases caused by these diseases is increasing, especially among children", said Guido Sabatinelli, Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Pakistan. "The lack of clean water and the unavailability of medication, in the aftermath of these floods, is a deadly combination. When added to the poor living conditions and the lack of food, which contribute to vulnerability, the picture is alarming".As a contingency measure, WHO is preparing to assist the Government in responding to prevent any major outbreaks from infectious diseases. Given the very fragile health situation and unpredictability of the developments over the next three months, up to 1.5 million cases of diarrheal diseases (including up to 140,000 of cholera), up to 150,000 cases of measles, up to 350,000 cases of acute respiratory infections, and up to 100,000 cases of malaria can occur in the worst-case scenario. "The contingency plans to react in such circumstances are in place, but we don't have enough funding to meet the immense needs", said Mr. Sabatinelli.The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners plan to provide clean water to six million people in flood-torn Pakistan. "Until now, we have been reaching one million people per day", said Omar El- Hattab, chief of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section at UNICEF in Islamabad, "but more funds are urgently required in order to reach all those in need"."If we don't act fast enough, we will soon see a second wave of death, and the toll will be many times higher than that caused by the actual floods", said Mr. Sabatinelli. An estimated 1,400 people have died in the floods, according to Government figures.In the context of the Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan (PIFERP), through which the United Nations and its partners plan to complement national relief efforts led by the Government on the immediate short term, US$ 56 million is initially required for health activities, out of which only $ 7 million has been received so far. Activities for water, sanitation and hygiene totalled an initial budget of $ 110 million, but funding presently available is $ 19 million.For further information, please call: OCHA Islamabad: Maurizio Giuliano, +92 300 8502690, giuliano@un.org; Stacey Winston, +92 300 8502397, winston@un.org, OCHA New York: Nicholas Reader, +1 212 963 4961, mobile +1 646 752 3117, reader@un.org, OCHA Geneva: Elisabeth Byrs, +41 22 917 2653, mobile +41 79 473 4570, byrs@un.orgOCHA press releases are available at http://ochaonline.un.org or www.reliefweb.int

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1.PAKISTAN: Aid scrums hard on weakest,IRIN
RV=85.1 2010/08/17 00:00
キーワード:Red,UNICEF

MULTAN, 17 August 2010 (IRIN) - At a relief camp near the southern Punjab city of Multan, two boys, not yet in their teens, share a small plate of rice. "This is the first time we have eaten in over a day," Shahid Muhammad, 12, told IRIN. He has been looking after his younger brother, Inamullah, 10, since the two were separated from their parents and two sisters three days ago."We were loaded into a truck along with many others. The rest of our family ended up in another vehicle. We don't know where they are," said Shahid who was being helped by some adults from his village."When food is distributed the strongest young men grab it for their own families and push us children aside," Shahid said.The chaotic evacuation of towns and villages in flood affected areas means some vulnerable people have become separated from male family members, putting them at a disadvantage: The elderly, women and children are often unable to reach the bags or parcels being distributed, especially when mobs besiege the aid trucks."It's these vulnerable groups that we need to pay attention to," said Shahnawaz Khan, disaster risk reduction coordinator for the NGO Plan Pakistan. [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/FGAI-88DL2V?OpenDocument&rc=3&emid=FL-2010-000141-PAK]Aid organizations have already expressed concern over incidents in which convoys attempting to hand out food have been attacked.A 16 August report [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/VVOS-88DPJS/$File/full_report.pdf] by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said looting of aid supplies has been alleged in Muzaffargarh in the southwestern part of Punjab Province, one of the worst-hit of the province's 36 districts."My husband suffers a heart condition. He cannot run after the trucks and I am pushed aside when I try too," said Aziza Bibi, 35, who has struggled to get food for her family of four.A Muzaffargarh District administration official who asked not to be named said: "We have hordes of starving people. Things are desperate. There is insufficient aid and people who are weak and vulnerable, including women, are naturally worst affected."The OCHA report said the growing number of diarrhoea cases pointed to a clear risk of malnutrition among the affected population, especially children and pregnant and lactating women.Equitable distribution"We try to be equitable when aid is distributed but the situation is so chaotic that it is hard," said Badr Uddin of the Edhi Foundation, a local charity, speaking to IRIN from Karachi.Amjad Jamal, a spokesman for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), told IRIN: "With us distribution is not a haphazard process and those who receive food are informed a day in advance - on the basis of their selection as vulnerable families - to ensure peaceful and orderly distribution. Families headed by females are dealt with separately by female social mobilizers at distribution points."It is estimated that up to six million flood-affected people are in need of food assistance over the next three months, though this number may yet rise, as the situation in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan continues to deteriorate, OCHA's report said.WFP expects its food distributions to have reached one million people with a one-month food ration on 17 August, WFP said in a news release on the same day. The Red Crescent Society, government, local authorities, businesses and private individuals are all part of the effort to fill the food gap, according to WFP.The UN Secretary-General, following a visit to Pakistan, has called for stepped up international aid to help cope with a crisis described as the worst in the world today.Khair Muhammad Kalhoro, director of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Sindh, told IRIN: "We need all the help we can get to help people."Daniel Toole, regional director for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), warned at a news conference in Islamabad on 17 August, that "up to 3.5 million children could be in danger of contracting deadly diseases carried through contaminated water and insects as a result of floods. In a country which has endemic watery diarrhoea, endemic cholera, endemic upper respiratory infections we now have the conditions for expanded problems."kh/at/cbA selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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2.UNHCR says vast scale of emergency in Pakistan still not being grasped,UNHCR
RV=82.8 2010/08/17 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,refugee

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.Pakistan's emergency continues to worsen as bloated rivers head southwards, flooding new areas and triggering massive further displacement. Urgent needs continue to overwhelm the capacity of agencies and authorities to respond. Overall, we see a risk that the full scale of the emergency is still not being grasped by the world community. In Balochistan, where UNHCR is coordinating aid efforts, the number of flood victims has doubled over the past weekend with people fleeing Jacobadad in Sindh to Sibi, Nasirabad and Quetta districts. Balochistan, which is one of Pakistan's remotest and poorest provinces, was the first to be hit by flooding on 22 July, and is now struggling to cope with more than half a million displaced. Today, UNHCR is airlifting a further 32 tonnes of plastic tarpaulins, soap and mosquito nets to Quetta aboard two Pakistan government C130 Hercules planes. Yesterday 64 tonnes of tents, plastic sheets and other aid was flown in on four flights from our warehouse in Peshawar. The supplies are aimed at helping to meet the needs of the soaring number of flood victims in the province currently camping on roadsides or seeking shelter in schools, stadiums and other public facilities.UNHCR continues to face a logistical challenge in getting aid in fast enough to meet this still unfolding crisis. In Balochistan, for example, people still need everything - shelter, food, clean drinking water and health and hygiene systems. Our supplies are dwindling. We need more airlifts and massive amounts of funding to meet the still unfolding crisis. Elsewhere, flood waters have receded in parts of the north-west province of Khyber Pakhtunkwa, revealing the magnitude of devastation, but also giving UNHCR better access to communities to provide relief and assess their immediate and longer term needs. UNHCR now has three shelter relief distribution hubs operating in the districts of Charsadda, Peshawar, and Nowshera and has increased its assessment and monitoring teams in affected Pakistani villages and Afghan refugee settlements to ensure aid is reaching people most affected. We are putting in place additional protection staff to identify those who are most vulnerable - for example, women-headed households, the elderly or others with specific needs.Meanwhile, since the start of Ramadan over the past week, UNHCR in Khyber Pakhtunkwa province has observed more people returning to their damaged homes, clearing debris and sorting through the mud to try to salvage furniture and other belongings.UNHCR technical staff are also in the field assessing damage to houses and the best way to provide transitional shelter to help those who can return. Latest estimates put the number of destroyed or badly damaged homes at some 893,000, meaning shelter is likely to remain one of the key priorities in this emergency for months to come.For further information on this topic, please contact:In Islamabad, Pakistan: Ariane Rummery on +92 300 500 1133In Geneva: Babar Baloch on +41 79 557 9106

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3.Pakistan: Exceptionally high flood in Guddu-Sukkur forecast,Dawn
RV=66.1 2010/08/17 00:00
キーワード:cusec,trend

By Khaleeq KianiISLAMABAD: The Federal Flood Commission said on Monday that the Indus in Guddu-Sukkur reach was likely to sustain 'exceptionally high flood level' during the next two to three days with a peak of up to 1.1 million cusecs. This would result in inundation and riverine flooding in low-lying areas of Khairpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Sukkur, Larkana, Benazirabad, Hyderabad and Naushero Feroze districts. It said the Indus was flowing in exceptionally high flood with rising trend in Guddu–Sukkur reach and in high flood with falling trend in Chashma– Taunsa reach. It was flowing in low flood with rising trend at Kotri, but could attain medium or high flood in 24 hours. The FFC said that Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin districts and adjoining areas along the river faced the risk of inundation and riverine flooding. On Monday, the Indus was in medium flood with rising trend at Kalabagh and the Kabul river in high flood with falling trend at Nowshera and Warsak. The Chenab was in medium flood with falling trend at Panjnad and the Jhelum river in low flood with rising trend in Mangla-Rasul reach. It said the major reservoirs of the country and those in India constructed over eastern rivers—Ravi, Beas and Sutlej—were almost full to capacity. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in the catchment areas of Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej in three to four weeks, which may generate flooding in the rivers. According to forecast for 24 hours, fairly widespread thunderstorm and heavy rains at isolated places are expected over northern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir, besides upper catchments of Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej, including Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Gujranwala divisions. Scattered thunderstorm and rains are also expected over the upper catchment of Indus, southern Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan, including Lahore, D. G. Khan and Bahawalpur divisions. AP adds: Heavy rain lashed the makeshift camps housing flood survivors on Monday. "Floods seem to be chasing us everywhere," said 45-year-old Ali Bakhsh Bhayo, as monsoon downpours pounded his tent beside the major highway in Sukkur. "Allah is punishing us for our sins." If you want to follow news on your mobile, click on http://dawn.com/mobile/ and download Pakistan's first mobile news application.ゥ The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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4.WFP distributions fan out across Pakistan flood zone but needs remain enormous,WFP
RV=57.6 2010/08/17 00:00
キーワード:Red

ISLAMABAD – Food distributions facilitated by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have fanned out across Pakistan's flood zone as WFP continues to battle against bad weather, devastated infrastructure and the enormous scale of need.Distributions in Punjab and Sindh have been scaling up since starting at the weekend, while deliveries in Balochistan started on Monday. This is in addition to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where deliveries have been ongoing since August 1. Hardest hit areas and communities are being prioritised wherever possible.The obstacles in WFP's way continue to be massive. With such a large number of roads and bridges washed away, many areas remain accessible only by helicopter, including a large part of the north and several locations in Punjab and Sindh. Trucks are being forced to take long detours to reach many distributions sites, causing delays and longer turnaround times before they can be loaded with further food supplies."We're putting the final pieces in place on a distribution system which can reach the huge number of people in need in the shortest possible time," said WFP Pakistan Country Director Wolfgang Herbinger. "It's a huge challenge, particularly in Sindh, where the delivery infrastructure is most constrained.""We have assessments completed in most of the country so we know where needs are, we have NGO partners to do the distributions, and – at least for now – a steady supply of food leaving our warehouses," Herbinger said.WFP expects its food distributions to have reached one million people with a one-month food ration on Tuesday. Although the needs are massive, with at least six million people in need of assistance, the Red Crescent Society, government, local authorities, businesses and private individuals, are all part of the effort to fill the food gap.Helicopters are the only viable means to reach many areas which have been cut off, and WFP is in the process of moving three heavy-lift choppers to Pakistan to boost the ten that have already been made available by the Pakistan government. In many areas of the Swat Valley, people have devised local solutions, picking up food from distribution sites and taking it home on their shoulders across sections where roads have been washed away. In the mountainous Shangla district, mules have been made available to help people get food home.In a bid to ensure a continuous supply of food to victims of the flooding, WFP has set up new logistics hubs and warehouse facilities in both Multan (Punjab) and Sukkur (Sindh) provinces. WFP currently has enough food stocks for a first round of distributions but will need significant additional donor support to continue deliveries in September. WFP has so far received just over US$30 million towards its US$150 million operation for the next three months."Food, trucks, helicopters and manpower – it all costs money. We are making a very urgent and direct appeal to the international community to redouble their support to our efforts to assist the people of Pakistan," said Herbinger.

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5.UN battles donor fatigue for funds for Pakistan,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=52.2 2010/08/17 00:00
キーワード:UNICEF,Bank

* Millions of Pakistani's have still received no aid* World Bank to make $900 million immediately available* U.N says up to 3.5 million children at risk from diseaseBy Kamran HaiderISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Only a small fraction of the six million Pakistanis desperate for food and clean water have received any help as the United Nations battled donor fatigue and appealed urgently on Tuesday for more funds.With hundreds of villages marooned and highways and bridges cut in half by swollen rivers, food rations and access to clean water have only been provided to around 500,000 million flood survivors, the U.N. said.The United Nations has warned that up to 3.5 million children could be in danger of contracting deadly diseases carried through contaminated water and insects in a crisis that has disrupted the lives of at least a tenth of Pakistan's 170 million people."We have a country which has endemic watery diarrhoea, endemic cholera, endemic upper respiratory infections and we have the conditions for much much expanded problems," UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Daniel Toole told a news conference."We cannot spend pledges. We cannot buy purification tablets, we cannot support Pakistan with pledges. I urge the international community to urgently change pledges into cheques."U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) spokesman Ali Khan said Pakistan could face food shortages if its farmers miss the sowing season which is due to start next month.Up to 1,600 people have been killed and two million made homeless in Pakistan's worst floods in decades. The United Nations has reported the first case of cholera, but only a third of the $459 million aid needed for initial relief has arrived. "Only a limited proportion of food and water needs have been met. One of the major reasons for this is funding," U.N. spokesman Maurizio Giuliano told Reuters, adding the flood's slower unraveling compared to earthquakes and Tsunamis had dampened donor response."Floods do not come in 30 seconds ... but the humanitarian needs are greater than in Haiti."Public anger has grown in the two weeks of floods, highlighting potential political troubles for President Asif Ali Zardari's unpopular government which is a major U.S. ally in the war against Islamist militancy."We left our homes with nothing and now we're here with no clothes, no food and our children are living beside the road," said protester Gul Hasan, clutching a large stick, in Karampur in the southern province of Sindh.The World Bank will release $900 million to help fund relief efforts. Funds will come through reprogramming of planned projects and reallocation of undisbursed funds, but it did not say how it would be used to aid victims.Some Pakistani flood victims blocked highways to demand government help and villagers clashed with baton-wielding police on Tuesday after opposition leader Nawaz Sharif tried to distribute relief in Sindh.Hundreds of stick-wielding protesters blocked a main road with rocks outside Muzaffarabad city in Punjab, trying to snatch relief goods from trucks.The damage and cost of recovery could shave more than one percentage point off economic growth, analysts say. Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, said the cost of rebuilding could be more than $10 to $15 billion.Islamic charities, some linked to militant groups, have stepped in to give aid to victims, possibly gaining supporters.Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said it was dangerous to let the Islamists fill the vacuum."If a person is hungry, if a person is thirsty and you provide water, he'll not ask whether you are a moderate or an extremist," Qureshi told the British Broadcasting Corporation."He'll grab water from you and save himself and his children who were starved. So you have to be aware of this challenge."US ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson played down concerns about the involvement of charities linked to Islamist militants in relief activities as "exaggerated".Victims are relying mostly on the military, the most powerful institution in Pakistan, and foreign aid agencies for help.Nevertheless, a military coup is considered unlikely. The army's priority is fighting Taliban insurgents, and seizing power during a disaster would make no sense, analysts say.A trickle of food survivors were returning home."We've heard that the water is going down," said Gulam Hussain, who was driving a hired auto-rickshaw with his brother, his sister-in-law and three infants. Two rope beds were strapped to the sides, a fan crammed inside and bundles piled on the roof."I'm going back to my village because my home is there," said Hussain, who had been living under a bridge for days in Sindh. (Additional reporting by Robert Birsel in Karampur; Sahar Ahmed in Karachi and Alistair Scrutton and Zeeshan Haider in Islamabad; Writing by Alistair Scrutton; Editing by Michael Georgy )For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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1.The American Red Cross Increases Aid to Flood-Ravaged Pakistan,Am. RC
RV=155.7 2010/08/18 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,American

Financial support and relief supplies totaling $1 million sent to help flood-affected communitiesWASHINGTON, Tuesday, August 17, 2010 — As flood waters threaten to engulf new communities in the south of Pakistan, the American Red Cross is increasing its support to $1 million to help families affected by the worst flooding in that country in more than 80 years."The extent of the devastation is massive, with the Pakistan government now estimating 20 million people are significantly affected by the floods," says David Meltzer, senior vice president of international services for the American Red Cross. "With food supplies and crops destroyed, millions of people will need food aid, water and emergency relief for months to come."Thousands of Pakistan Red Crescent volunteers continue to distribute relief items, reaching approximately 350,000 people since the flooding started. And all of their available mobile emergency units are out in flood-affected communities and have now provided medical care to more than 30,000 people across the country.The global Red Cross and Red Crescent network estimates that, in the near term, at least 6 million people will need emergency humanitarian assistance, in the form of safe water, tents and shelter materials, and medical help.According to the United Nations, waterborne diseases continue to pose a risk to millions of people, especially children, living in the flood-affected areas. Contaminated water and the lack of medication are causing some of the main flood-related illnesses, such as respiratory tract infections and diarrhea, to be potentially deadly. Snake bites have also become a major medical issue.In the northwest of the country, where the flash floods first struck, the waters have receded in many places and the devastation resembles an earthquake more than a flood, with bridges collapsed and houses destroyed. In the south, much of the affected area is still underwater, but hundreds of villages and countless thousands of acres of standing crops are still submerged, and the waters may not recede fully for more than a year.Until now the American Red Cross had already pledged $250,000 for Pakistan relief – $150,000 worth of tarps, blankets and kitchen items as well as $100,000 in immediate financial support.About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.Contact: Public Affairs DeskFOR MEDIA ONLYmedia@usa.redcross.orgPhone: (202) 303-5551All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no cost, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives.. ゥ Copyright, The American National Red Cross. All Rights Reserved.

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2.Red Cross deploys $1 million in Government of Canada relief supplies to Pakistan,Can. RC
RV=155.7 2010/08/18 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,American

(August 17, 2010 - Toronto) As a collaborative effort, the Canadian Red Cross, along with the Canadian International Development Agency, has deployed $1 million of emergency supplies to the flood affected communities in Pakistan. Once in Pakistan, the stocks will be distributed by local volunteers through the Red Cross Red Crescent network."Meeting the humanitarian needs of a disaster of this magnitude requires a massive and well-coordinated response," says Hossam Elsharkawi, director of emergencies and recovery with the Canadian Red Cross. "Initiatives such as the Government of Canada Rapid Response Project are vital to ensuring that we can rapidly meet the urgent needs of survivors."The supplies, which will land in Islamabad Tuesday, include hygiene kits, mosquito nets, blankets and tarps. In addition to the stocks, a Canadian Red Cross volunteer will accompany the shipment and deliver the supplies directly to the International Red Cross in Islamabad."The strength of the Red Cross network is our community based approach," adds Elsharkawi. "The Pakistan Red Crescent has been working around the clock since the flooding began and to date, their efforts have helped almost 300,000 people. The Canadian Red Cross is proud to support their continued efforts responding to this disaster."To date, the Canadian Red Cross has already deployed four mobile health units and a seven-person paramedic team to affected communities. In addition, $2.5 million has been contributed to the International Red Cross appeal including an international delegate to lead the Field Assessment team and 900 much-needed tents.The needs in Pakistan remain significant, and the Red Cross continues to urge Canadians to donate, call 1-800-418-1111 or contact their local Canadian Red Cross office. The 24-hour toll free line accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked "Pakistan Floods 2010" and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and over 185 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

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3.Pakistan: Disaster Strikes the Indus River Valley,MERIP
RV=130.8 2010/08/18 00:00
キーワード:refugee,percent,American,Bank

From the Editors August 17, 2010The flooding of most of the Indus River valley in Pakistan has the makings of a history-altering catastrophe. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that 20 million Pakistanis are in dire need, many of them homeless or displaced, others cut off from help by fallen bridges and submerged highways, untold numbers lacking supplies of food and potable water. In the August heat, waterborne disease is a mortal peril, especially to children, 3.5 million of whom are said to be vulnerable. Measured in numbers of people affected, says OCHA spokesman Maurizio Giuliano, "This disaster is worse than the tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and the Haiti earthquake."By that yardstick, as the well-known scholar Ahmed Rashid writes, it is also worse than all four of Pakistan's wars with India and maybe even, as the Pakistani prime minister laments, the 1947 partition. The official death toll stands at 1,600, and will surely rise, as the crises of housing, sickness, hunger and thirst begin to take insidious root. Much of the internal refugee flight is double displacement, as two of the regions worst affected, the Northwest Frontier Province and Balochistan, are beset with chronic warfare between local guerrillas and the government that has emptied whole villages. Every single bridge in the mountainous Swat district, site of several army offensives against the Pakistan Taliban, has been swept away. Several Afghan refugee camps, as well, have been obliterated, their inhabitants uprooted once more.The image of President Asif Ali Zardari touring Europe as the floodwaters surged led the global media to dub the disaster "Zardari's Katrina," evoking the massive storm that devastated New Orleans and the Gulf coast of the United States while the Bush administration dawdled. Whatever the immediate consequences for Zardari, who is now photographed hauling bags of rice, the muddy torrents of the Indus are a grim reminder of the very manmade imbalances that lie underneath all such calamities.Unnatural DisasterLike Katrina, the Pakistan floods are a natural disaster exacerbated by human determination to master nature. The Pakistani government could not have lessened the fury of 2010's monsoon season any more than the Bush administration could have channeled the fateful hurricane harmlessly out to sea. Already by August 6, one week into the pelting rains, and with several weeks left in the season, the monsoons were judged to be the heaviest by far in Pakistan's 63-year history. Everyone was caught unawares: In June, the country's meteorological service had forecast that July-September rainfall would be "normal."Scientists are quick to say that no single weather event can be tied to global warming. The planet's climate is too complex to identify sole causes. But the preponderance of expert opinion does concur that a pattern is underway by which violent storms are becoming more common and that this pattern is unique to the carbon emissions era. There is reason to believe, for instance, that Asian monsoons are becoming more variable and more extreme with the progression of climate change. Many climate scientists predict that, for the most part, the semi-arid zone of Asia to which most of Pakistan belongs will see less and less rain as time goes by. Farmland will be swallowed by desert as irrigation ditches run dry. In a cruel irony, though, the monsoons will not peter out gradually, but will decrease or increase in intensity in variances that will be predictably unpredictable. The 2007 assessment report of the prestigious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says it is "very likely" that "heavy precipitation events" are increasing in number along with the anthropogenic heating of the globe. When it rains, that is to say, it is apt to pour.More conclusive is the evidence of melting of the Himalayan snow pack, which swells the Indus and other rivers with runoff. In a tempest in a teapot typical of the climate change debate, global warming deniers lambasted the IPCC in January for modifying a statement in the 2007 report suggesting that Himalayan glaciers could vanish by 2035. The real rate of melting is probably not so fast, but the shrinkage of glaciers is an observable fact worldwide. And in Pakistan the possible consequences are similar to monsoons: dramatically less water in the long term, heightened risk of flooding for the time being.Pakistan, whose rate of automobile ownership is 8 per 1,000 people (as compared to 765 per 1,000 in the US), has contributed almost nothing to the blanket of greenhouse gases warming the earth and the oscillating weather patterns that result. But many Pakistani observers attribute the scale of the flooding and displacement in part to a series of decisions by the Pakistani state --namely, the building of large dams at key points along the course of the Indus. Dams, of course, are the quintessential symbol of modernity in water infrastructure. Seeking to emulate the American civil engineers who made the Californian desert bloom, post-colonial states across the Middle East and Asia hurried to erect taller and taller dams to catch the water that would enable a green revolution in every river basin and churn out electricity to light every city street. Aside from the social dislocation caused by their construction, the dams' sustainability is now greatly in doubt.For one thing, dams are subject to the law of unintended consequences. In Egypt, the dams around Aswan eliminated the annual flooding of the Nile, allowing for reliable year-round irrigation and greatly expanded agricultural productivity. But the yearly floods also had a cleansing effect; now rural areas are pocked with stagnant pools where the parasite that causes bilharzia flourishes. In Pakistan, the blockage of the Indus has led to high soil salinity and greater sedimentation upstream, robbing the delta of its richest soil, and in effect raising the riverbed and making swathes of previously dry land part of the floodplain. Dredging and maintenance of dams and barrages is costly and prone to human error and failure of imagination. In New Orleans, the levees broke in part because no one conceived of storm surges as savage and sustained as those hurled ashore by Hurricane Katrina. As Mushtaq Gaadi argues in the August 16 edition of Dawn, the trigger of the flooding in central Pakistan was the breach of an embankment of the Taunsa barrage, roughly halfway from the highlands to the Arabian Sea. Once the embankment was breached, the river rushed around the barrage to cut a new course for itself, inundating an irrigation network and farming region that was supposed to have been made safe by civil engineering prowess. Locals at Taunsa have been warning of dangerously large upstream sediment deposits for years, calling for better flood protection measures, but the state's refurbishment efforts were inadequate. The widely circulated OCHA map of the flooded Indus basin shows clearly that the hardest-hit areas are behind or adjacent to dams or barrages.In 2004, the World Bank was tapped for $144 million to rehabilitate the Taunsa barrage, characterized on its website as an "emergency project." Construction at Taunsa forced the "resettlement" of 160 households and, as Gaadi writes, local activists were frustrated by the Bank's inattention to upstream problems. The Bank claims that its intercession "may have helped this barrage to withstand" the cascading Indus and plans to proceed with repair or installation of three similar structures in the years ahead. The floods in Pakistan will nonetheless strengthen the Bank's corps of skeptics of grander ventures, whose costs seem to be greater than the benefits, particularly when viewed through the prism of water management. In part because of Bank reluctance, Turkey has been unable to complete its enormous complex of dams, the GAP project, in southeastern Anatolia. Pakistan, likewise, cannot attract the $12 billion it needs to build the Diamer-Bhasha dam, which, like GAP, is meant to generate hydropower for burgeoning cities and reclaim still more land for irrigation agriculture. It is well-grounded concern for sustainability, and not "the developed world's kneejerk disfavor of giant dams," as Steven Solomon writes in August 16 New York Times, that is holding up this mega-project.Taliban TimeAs so often in quasi-natural disasters, the poor and disenfranchised bear the overwhelming brunt of the Pakistan flooding. According to the UN Development Program's 2009 Human Development Index, 33.4 percent of Pakistanis live in poverty, a proportion slightly higher than that in Rwanda. In ordinary times, in a country of 170 million, 10 percent of people lack access to consistently safe drinking water. Most of the 723,000 homes that have been destroyed or damaged by the floods are those of the rural poor.Thus far, the worst of the countrywide humanitarian emergency is concentrated in two perennially troubled provinces, the Northwest Frontier Province and Balochistan. The Northwest Frontier Province, notorious worldwide as fertile ground for radical Islamism and ground zero of President Barack Obama's Predator drone attacks, has long also been a site of ethnic and class-based unrest. For decades, the most powerful opposition force in the rugged territory was a succession of Pashtun nationalist parties suspected by Islamabad of secessionist tendencies. The Pashtuns have long felt neglected and marginalized -- provincial government statistics show a poverty rate 12 percent higher that of Punjab, home of the Pakistani elite -- and they have periodically rebelled against the state and the local landed barons (khans) perceived to be in league with it.For the global media, however, the Northwest Frontier Province is first and foremost a hotbed of Taliban activity. As if waving their arms frantically at a world on summer vacation, several commentators have asserted that the West must help Pakistan because the Taliban are poised to take over. Ahmed Rashid, whose astute histories of South Asian Islamism have lent him great credibility with opinion makers, pitched his cri de coeur in the August 12 Telegraph in precisely that register. If the world does not act, he wrote: "Large parts of the country that are now cut off will be taken over by the Pakistani Taliban and affiliated extremist groups, and governance will collapse. The risk is that Pakistan will become what many have long predicted -- a failed state with nuclear weapons, although we are a long way off from that yet." On cue, NBC led its August 16 evening news broadcast with a brief update on the suffering of Pakistanis followed by a disquisition from reporter Andrea Mitchell on the floods as a "US national security issue." "This isn't just a humanitarian crisis half a world away," said anchorman Brian Williams as he switched gears.In the New York Times, the aspiring "Al Gore of water" Solomon used the floods to frame his thesis that water stress in Pakistan is a key US security concern. Not only are Islamist agencies setting up relief tents faster than the government and the UN, but the coming shortages of fresh water also threaten to "further destabilize the fractious country, hurting its efforts to root out its resident international terrorists…. The jihadists know how important the issue is: In April 2009, Taliban forces launched an offensive that got within 35 miles of the giant Tarbela Dam, the linchpin of Pakistan's hydroelectric and irrigation system." Here Solomon evokes the Taliban campaign that prodded the Pakistani army into launching its counter-attacks in Swat. The Islamist militia also reportedly advanced within an hour's drive of the Nowshera army cantonments, unleashing a wave of worried op-eds. The dam was hardly mentioned at the time, but Solomon has shown how water infrastructure can be mixed into the collective consciousness, alongside nuclear facilities and military bases, as factors qualifying Pakistan for stepped-up US intervention.The Charity of CaesarTo date, the Pentagon has limited its involvement in the flood disaster to oversight of helicopter-borne relief and rescue efforts. Once again, the world is confronted with the mind-bending irony that the US military, precisely because it is the most fearsome and lavishly funded war machine in human history, is the only entity capable of the rapid, all-out emergency response that is called for. And the motive is never purely altruistic: As in 2004, when the Navy's aid to tsunami victims assuaged the American conscience after Abu Ghraib, so the hope will be that sending helicopters to Pakistan will persuade fewer of them to hate us.The Pakistani government is clamoring for more American blades in the sky and, more importantly, money. The initial US offering of emergency aid was $71 million, an amount that Rashid called "pathetic" (though it remains much larger than what other countries have given). The tranche will probably grow as Washington becomes seized of the security aspects of the matter. On August 16, the World Bank cleared a $900 million loan request from Pakistan, some of which has already purchased rescue boats to reach the tens of thousands who are stranded by downed bridges and washed-out roads. The need remains acute: OCHA says that donors have pledged only 29.7 percent of the funds for which it has appealed. Part of the problem is apparently Pakistan's "image deficit"; a Care International official told Agence France Presse that donors need to be convinced their gifts will not "go to the hands of the Taliban." This "image deficit" perhaps explains why the American media has not launched anything close to the earnest publicity and fundraising blitzes that occurred after the tsunami and the earthquake in Haiti.Pakistan, of course, was targeted for huge infusions of US cash assistance immediately after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The sanctions imposed on Pakistan by the Clinton administration for its nuclear testing were dropped in the blink of an eye, followed by $1.08 billion in aid and debt forgiveness in 2001, and then $3 billion in economic and military assistance over five years beginning in 2005. The thinking then, as now, was partly to fortify the Pakistani state as war raged in neighboring Afghanistan, but also to foster various forms of economic and social development in order to "drain the swamp" that bred Islamist militancy. In this calculus, the average Pakistani is figured to be homo economicus, ready to swear allegiance to whosoever of Caesar or homo islamicus gives him the biggest handout and promises him the most prosperous future. Without dismissing the extent to which Islamist groups have purchased legitimacy through provision of social services, or to which armed jihad supplies jobs for destitute rural youth, this vision of aid misses the importance of politics.Chiefly, there is the fact that most Pakistanis -- urban and rural, educated and illiterate -- oppose the US-led "war on terror" of which the aid dollars are a part. The war has claimed numerous civilian victims in the Northwest Frontier Province, not to mention among Pashtuns and other ethnic groups across the Afghan border. It has spurred the coalescence of the Pakistan Taliban, which has enforced rigid forms of Islamic law out of keeping with custom even in these very conservative areas. Pakistan's enlistment in the "war on terror" is reminiscent of the 1980s, when the junta led by Gen. Zia ul Haq collaborated with the CIA and the Saudis in running the Afghan mujahideen's insurgency against the Soviets. From this partnership eventually came the Afghan Taliban (and Osama bin Laden), and from Zia's parallel "Islamization" program came much of the enhanced clout of the Islamist parties to whom many of today's militants are linked. The Pakistani regime's interest in this devil's bargain was not development, but leverage in the existential struggle with India. For the generals who continue to dominate Pakistani governance despite the government's civilian face, the shadowboxing with India still dictates every move.As the flood crisis perdures, therefore, the question in the minds of many Pakistanis will be how much of the forthcoming international largesse, however inadequate it may be at the moment, will be used to help the people who need it. In October 2009, President Obama signed into law the bill sponsored by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) authorizing $1.5 billion per year in non-military aid for the next five years. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton followed up with the announcement of an additional $500 million on a visit to Islamabad in July. Of this total $7.5 billion package, significant amounts are earmarked for water-related projects, including two hydroelectric dams near the Afghan border and water treatment facilities.Meanwhile, the war drones on. On August 14, Pakistani army sources claim that a Predator missile killed 12 Islamist fighters in northern Waziristan.In Islamabad in July, Clinton acknowledged a "legacy of suspicion" in US-Pakistani relations, a reference to the fact that Washington's previous interest in Pakistan faded along with Soviet-style communism. She announced the extra aid in an attempt to convince Pakistanis that, this time, they will not be abandoned. But superpowers are not charities: The "stability" of Pakistan, again the subject of much distress among the commentariat due to the floods, is prized for its utility in the pursuit of US strategic goals. Since 2001, the Pentagon has sent upwards of $11 billion to the heirs of Zia ul Haq and, since defense allocations are shrouded in secrecy, the figure is doubtless far higher. Much of this boodle is Foreign Military Financing that, by law, must be spent to buy American-manufactured weaponry. The river of money flowing to Pakistan is intended to float a set of unpopular policies that Washington has no intention of changing and a government that Washington would hate to see genuinely democratized. In the case of the floods, and water management generally, democratization would mean treating the hard-hit citizenry as agents of recovery and reconstruction, whose ideas for repairing the local waterworks, being derived from lived experience, might make more sense than those of the World Bank's credentialed experts. Instead, it appears that the Pakistani state and international community will treat the flood victims as objects of relief aid. This kind of powerless victimhood leaves few avenues for citizen activism besides protest, some of which has already turned deadly. These realities are integral to the political instability that the West fears will emerge now that disaster has struck.

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4.Pakistan Superflood"" leaves huge numbers displaced - Facts & Figures as of 16 August 2010"",Singapore RC
RV=125.4 2010/08/18 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

The disaster by numbersThe Pakistani government estimates 20 million people are significantly affected by the floods. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies estimates that in the medium term, at least 6 million people will need humanitarian assistance in the form of safe water, tents and shelter materials, and medical help.The most recent data (15 August) from the Pakistan National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) is:- 1,463 deaths, the majority in KPK- 2,024 injured- 895,259 houses damagedThe flooding in the south continues to engulf new areas.The Singapore Red Cross help renderedThe Singapore Red Cross Society (SRC) has collected S$155,000 from the public as of August 17 2010, towards the target of S$1 million. Donations received will be channeled over to Pakistan in aid of relief efforts for the survivors of the flood.The Pakistan Red Crescent ResponseThe Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has distributed relief to more than 50,000 households, or an estimated 350,000 people, countrywide since 21 July. Their field medical teams have reached more than 30,000 people.The PRCS has some 130,000 volunteers countrywide, including at least 25 mobile medical units with more being formed. More staff are being recruited and volunteers mobilised.FACTThe IFRC field assessment and coordination team (FACT) is now at full strength and specialists have integrated with National Society counterparts. Detailed assessments in the field will continue this week, but it is already clear that the true scale of this disaster is immense.ERUTwo Emergency Response Units (ERUs) are now deployed in the field, at Mardan in KPK, the gateway to the Swat valley: a Danish–Finnish logistics ERU and a Benelux–French relief ERU.A third Benelux–Danish relief ERU is en route.Efforts by other National SocietiesLast week the Danish Red Cross (DRC) distributed 750 food parcels (for 5,000 people) to affected families in Swat.The Canadian Red Cross carried out a distribution in Swat over the weekend. Beneficiaries in these areas have to carry the relief goods back to their villages in the mountains as all access routes and bridges have been washed away.The long-standing bilateral German Red Cross project provided resources for the Red Crescent to reach isolated communities in Kohistan and Shangla in KPK province by mule train.A first consignment of humanitarian assistance from the Turkish Red Crescent has arrived at PRCS headquarters: 1,200 food packages, 420 kitchen utensils, 1,000 blankets, 1,500 sleeping bags, 240 beds and 1,270 mattresses – together worth more than US$ 175,000.The Qatar Red Crescent is planning a distribution of 3,200 food and non-food items in Margazar and Madyan Swat, KPK province.HealthWith IFRC support, the PRCS is providing emergency health services at its facilities in the Charsadda, Nowshera and Shangla districts of KPK. The National Society is also providing emergency health services in Baluchistan and Gilgit Baltistan.All available PRCS mobile emergency units are working in the field and have now treated more than 30,000 people countrywide.The four main flood-related illnesses are skin diseases in general, scabies, respiratory tract infections and diarrhoea. Snake bite has also become a major medical issue.Water and sanitationThe PRCS is currently repairing two existing tube wells which will provide water for up to 25,000 people in KPK province.

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5.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 17 Aug 2010,US DOS
RV=111.6 2010/08/18 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,percent,American

Office of the SpokesmanWashington, DCThe United States has responded immediately and generously to Pakistan's call for assistance following the tragic and devastating floods that began July 29. To date, the United States has provided approximately $90 million to support relief efforts in Pakistan, including funding for the operations of the Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority, the UN's emergency relief plan, and the many local and international organizations responding to this disaster. These funds are also being used to provide critical supplies to flood affected populations.The U.S. is also providing millions of dollars of additional in-kind and technical assistance. We are expanding pre-existing programs in flood-affected areas, providing temporary bridges, and mobilizing significant U.S. military and civilian resources to rescue victims of the disaster and deliver needed supplies. There currently are 18 U.S. military and civilian aircraft in Pakistan and three aircraft based in Afghanistan in support of flood relief operations. U.S. helicopters have evacuated 4,988 people and delivered 524, 213 pounds of relief supplies.America's response to this tragic flood has been consistent with our humanitarian values and our deep commitment to Pakistan.Latest Developments:- U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft, based from Afghanistan, delivered 8 pallets of food and relief supplies from Rawalpindi to Sukkur and Multan today.U.S. Contributions To Date:- To date, the World Food Program (WFP) has reached 845,033 beneficiaries in Pakistan, and more than 50 percent of food provided to flood-affected families has been provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through WFP.- The United States has made up to $30 million in commitments to international organizations and NGOs in support of flood-affected communities across the country. Examples include $11.25 million for UNHCR, $5 million for ICRC and $3 million to WHO.- A total of 440,928 halal meals were delivered to civilian and military officials in Pakistan within 36 hours of the initial flooding via U.S. Air Force airlift, a contribution of about $3.7 million dollars.- The U.S. has delivered 1,870 rolls of heavy-duty waterproof plastic sheeting to be used in construction of temporary dry shelter. The sheeting materials are expected to construct shelter for 112,000 people. Some 14,000 blankets were also brought along with a shipment, a total contribution of $977,495.- Emergency relief items, totaling about $4 million, were delivered to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The items include: 18 Zodiac rescue boats, 6 water filtration units, 10 water storage bladders, 30 concrete-cutting saws, 12 pre-fabricated steel bridges and a 25kw generator which was provided to the Frontier Scouts-KPk to support their flood relief efforts.Private Sector Response:- Working with mGive, Americans are contributing to Pakistan flood relief by texting the word "SWAT" to 50555. The text results in a donation of $10 to the UNHCR Pakistan Flood Relief Effort. Every $10 helps provide tents and emergency aid to displaced families.- The Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan cellular phone industry are inviting Pakistanis to contribute to the Prime Minister's Fund for Flood Relief beginning August 5 by texting the amount of their donation to "1234."- American Business Council members in the U.S. and Pakistan have announced contributions to flood relief efforts: Abbott Labs, Agility Logistics, AT&T, Chevron Pakistan, Cisco Foundation, Coca-cola Export Corporation & Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd., DuPont, EMC, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor and Gamble, Pfizer Pakistan, 3M, Visa and Wackenhut Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.- The Lahore-based American Business Forum has collected donations from: Coca-Cola, Environment Consultancies & Options, Levi Strauss Pakistan, Kabani & Company, General Electric, Monsanto AgriTech, Al-Bario Engineering, and Netsol Technologies.Public Donation Information:- The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations. Cash donations allow aid professionals to procure the exact items needed (often in the affected region); reduce the burden on scarce resources (such as transportation routes, staff time, warehouse space, etc); can be transferred very quickly and without transportation costs; support the economy of the disaster-stricken region; and ensure culturally, dietary, and environmentally appropriate assistance.- A list of humanitarian organizations that are accepting cash donations for flood response efforts in Pakistan can be found at www.interaction.org. Information about organizations responding to the humanitarian situation in Pakistan may be available at www.reliefweb.int.- More information can be found at:www.state.gov/pakistanfloodingUSAID: www.usaid.gov/pakistanfloodingThe Center for International Disaster Information: www.cidi.org or (703) 276-1914Information on relief activities of the humanitarian community can be found at www.reliefweb.int

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1.Finland grants additional support to Pakistan,Govt. Finland
RV=229.4 2010/08/19 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,UNICEF

By decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo V艙rynen, Finland has granted an additional 3.2 million euros in aid of flood victims in Pakistan. Because the situation in Pakistan is difficult, the distribution of humanitarian aid by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to take place later in autumn was partially pushed forward for this.With the additional support now granted, Finland's aid for the flood victims in Pakistan rises to a total of 4.4 million euros.The abnormally heavy rains of July and August have brought about a severe humanitarian crisis in Pakistan. The region affected by the floods in the past two weeks has increased and now extends to southern areas of the country. More than 700,000 dwellings have been destroyed and 20 million Pakistanis are thought to suffer from the damage caused by the flood.Some of the humanitarian aid now granted will consist of shelters and relief goods, including blankets, kitchen supplies and mosquito nets, while the rest is assistance for health care, food aid, water and sanitation. It also includes support for the logistic services required to deliver aid to its destination as well as support for flood aftercare. The aid is directed through the World Food Programme (WFP, 1 million euros), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR, 600,000 euros), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF, 500,000 euros), the Finnish Red Cross (900,000 euros) and Finn Church Aid (200,000 euros).

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2.PAKISTAN: The flood and the response,IRIN
RV=222.1 2010/08/19 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,percent,Crescent

JOHANNESBURG, 19 August 2010 (IRIN) - On a tour of water-logged and rain-weary Pakistan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the floods were the worst disaster he had ever seen. The response to the crisis has been less enthusiastic - only about half the US$459.7 million requested by the United Nations has materialized."The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of the Pakistan government puts the numbers of affected population at around 20 million people and rising, in an area the size of Italy," said Saleem Rehmat, Senior Programme Coordinator of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Pakistan."Donor fatigue is an issue, but I think it's not an issue for the United States," Eric Shwartz, acting director of the US government's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, said at a press briefing in Washington.The US deputy representative in Pakistan Frank Ruggiero told the same briefing that America had provided more than $90 million of support and was leading the donor response.IRIN spoke to humanitarian experts and NGOs on whether the disaster was indeed the "worst ever", and what they thought of the response. This is what they had to say.Peter Walker, current head of the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University, is the founder and past manager of the World Disasters Report, published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).Taking into account the numbers affected, "I think by the time the disaster is over it will have been one of the worst on record," he said."The real issue is how many people have been affected, and how severely has their ability to create sustainable livelihoods been affected? It is the scale and the multi-layered nature of this disaster that is so overwhelming."The immediate flooding has wiped out the asset base of millions of people, so they face a future where they have to refinance and build homes, clear debris-covered land (assuming it has not been washed away), restock shops and market stalls, re-equip small businesses, etc, etc. And all this in towns where the schools, clinics, courts, police stations all need rehabilitating."We know that Pakistan is likely to lose at least one year's good production, and may see food-production levels lowered for the next few years because of the combined effects of soil erosion, destroyed irrigation, and contaminated soil."Then we have the army as the only really effective state institution, and an insurgency, and foreign interest in Pakistan's politics."So, will the floods lead to a possible famine like situation next year? Will this be enough to topple the government, and will they be replaced by a military government?"It is this complexity and propensity for one crisis to tip into another that makes Pakistan today one of the most devastating disasters."He was unable to comment on the response, as he did not have the data to make an assessment.Randolph Kent, head of the Humanitarian Futures programme at King's College, London, has served as the UN humanitarian coordinator in hot spots like Kosovo and Somalia.He said the millions of people affected in Pakistan were "just the beginning" of the kind of disaster that could unfold in coming years. "Humanitarian agencies and countries have to become more proactive about pre-empting disasters to be able to respond better."He called for an annual assembly like the World Economic Forum held annually in Davos, Switzerland, to help aid agencies and countries thrash out ways to prevent or prepare for future humanitarian crises."Countries should also give the authority to the UN Secretary-General to issue an annual 'State of Humanitarian Preparedness', identifying the vulnerable communities."Kent reiterated what he had written in his blog on World Humanitarian Day - 19 August - that "humanitarian crises in the foreseeable future will be far more complex and far more interactive than they have ever been in modern history."He cited the simultaneous disasters unfolding across the world at the moment - floods in Pakistan, drought and fires in Russia, landslides in China."It is evident that so-called 'synchronous failures', or the collapse of entire economic and communications systems, will result in massive loss of life and livelihoods in even the most seemingly well-controlled societies."The divide between what one had assumed to be a 'hapless' South and a 'resilient' North is increasingly a fiction, and a growing number of vulnerable people in rich and poor societies in all hemispheres will find themselves exposed to new types of threats, as well as more intensive conventional threats.The UN, he said, would have to be far more "creative", "proactive", "daring" and "speculative" in identifying potential threats.This would require the UN to "engage in longer-term strategic analysis, focusing on potential vulnerabilities, and to do so in ways that bring together the disciplines and expertise that are available in the more than thirty funds, programmes and specialized agencies that comprise the United Nations," he told IRIN.Saleem Rehmat, at IOM in Pakistan, agreed with Ban. "Yes, in terms of human misery and damage to infrastructure," it was one of the worst disasters. "More than 10,000 villages have been affected; infrastructure - including small and big roads, thousands of link bridges, telecom networks - have been destroyed."This disaster is bigger than the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, [the Asian] tsunami [in 2004], and even the Haiti earthquake [in 2010], in terms of people affected and damage to their properties and infrastructure."The international community is trying its best to respond quickly in cash as well as in kind, but in terms of the scale of the disaster, more immediate funds will be required to stave off a second wave of disaster (people suffering or dying due to disease or hunger) if the flood victims do not get immediate support in terms of shelter, food, health, and water and sanitation."He said the donor response had not been slow, "but more needs to be done in terms of funding by the international community, keeping in mind the scale of the disaster affecting at least 20 to 25 percent of the whole of Pakistan."Did he think the media coverage had been adequate, because that might influence donor response?"At the national level, media outlets have round-the-clock coverage of the flood situation, and what the flood victims are suffering with each passing day, but I think it is not being projected at the same level in the international media - it needs to be done as if on a 'war footing'."I think if the international media has a first-hand look at the ground - how people are suffering and how much damage and destruction the floodwaters have caused - the international donor community will have a better idea [of the situation] and respond massively, as per the immediate needs of the flood victims."Louis Belanger, the humanitarian media officer at Oxfam International, said he could not be the judge of whether the Pakistan floods were the "worst ever" disaster, but the donor response had been "much too little, and much too slow". He said it was difficult to "generalize" about why the response had been slow because different donors were influenced by different factors."With the exception of the US, the UK, Denmark, Norway and Australia, no government has pledged more than $5 million. The donor community really needs to step up and respond on a scale that is commensurate with the magnitude of the disaster."It does seem, however, that the volume of the response is affected by the fact that many of the flooded districts are the same ones where the fighting between the Pakistan military and the Taliban has taken place over the past two years."We fear that some donors may feel they have already made substantial commitments to the crisis-affected population, and that they've done their bit - albeit not in response to this latest emergency."It's possible also that the criticism of the government's handling of the flood crisis has affected donor willingness to respond - some donors have expressed concern about the way in which aid funds will be handled."It's also an unfortunate fact that different types of disasters attract different levels of attention and different levels of funding. Tsunamis and earthquakes, for example, historically have tended to attract higher levels of funding than slower-onset disasters, such as droughts and floods."Jonathan Whittall, acting deputy country representative in Pakistan of M馘ecins Sans Fronti鑽es (MSF), said it was quite difficult to compare one disaster to another. "You have to take into account the existing vulnerability of the affected population, which will vary from Haiti to Pakistan."Whittall is based in Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in the northwest, where the flooding has been severe. He said the response had been slow, but "what is overlooked is the very rapid response of community-based organizations", which had played a leading role in helping people in many hard-to-reach areas.In 2009 a large-scale military offensive in the province's Swat Valley destroyed homes and livelihoods and displaced two million people. MSF relies mostly on private funding, so it had got around being viewed as "Western" and had avoided any hostility, Whittall said. The organization had been operating in Pakistan for more than a decade, had forged deep links with the community and had managed to win the trust of local leaders.He was not sure how much money MSF had been able to raise, "but it has, so we have been able to scale up our operations."US spokesman Philip Crowley had the last word when he told reporters in Washington: "You had an earthquake in Haiti, and, tragic as it was, it happened, it ended, and we've been dealing with the impact of that ever since. In Pakistan you actually have a disaster that is still happening; you have the flooding that is actually getting worse."That has probably affected ... your ability to get reporters in there. And, quite honestly, to some extent it is the pictures that come out of these disasters that do help trigger both governments and people around the world to respond."jk/he[END]CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ THE REPORT ONLINEHttp://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=90227A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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3.Pakistan Monsoon Floods: UK response factsheet - 12 August 2010,DFID
RV=220.7 2010/08/19 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,DEC,UNICEF

UK aid contribution to date overview- Five plane loads of aid from United Arab Emirates to Islamabad (three already delivered, two more due): one RAF C17, three 747s, and one 777, carrying a total of 400 metric tonnes of aid: approx 」1.5million- 3,500 tents and 9032 shelter kits, providing shelter for more than 62,000 people- 24,000 water containers and 48,625 blankets- Help half-a-million malnourished children and pregnant/breastfeeding women and children by providing high energy food supplements, treating severely malnourished children, and training health workers: 」4million- Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for 800,000 people via UNICEF: 」5million (approx 680,500,000 Pakistani Rupees)- Pakistan Emergency Response Fund: 」5million (approx 680,500,000 PKR)- Bridges project brought forward: 」10million (approx 1,361,112,301 PKR)- Emergency 'seed money' released: 」750,000 (approx 102,083,422 PKR)- Radio broadcast emergency information programme: 」45,000 (approx 6,125,005 PKR)- Extension of DFID loan guarantee scheme to small enterprises affected by the floods- UK public contributions to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal: 」9.5million- Scottish Government contribution to Scottish aid agencies in country: 」500,000- Previous contributions to the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the Central Emergency Response Fund, and International Committee of the Red Cross

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4.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Revised Preliminary Emergency Appeal nツー MDRPK006,IFRC
RV=187.0 2010/08/19 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent

Summary:In support of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) operation to assist up to 130,000 families (approximately 910,000 people) for a total of 18 months, this Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 75,852,261 (USD 73.6m or EUR 57.2m) in cash, kind, or services.Appeal history:キ A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 2 August 2010 for CHF 17,008,050 (USD 16,333,000 or EUR 12,514,600) in cash, kind, or services to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to assist up to 25,000 families (approximately 125,000 individuals) for nine months.キ CHF 250,000 (USD 239,406 or EUR 183,589) was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation.Summary:The worst floods to hit Pakistan since 1929 have affected an estimated 15.4 million people according to the latest National and Provincial Disaster Management Authority reports (16 August), which accounts for almost one in every 10 Pakistanis. The death toll now stands at more than 1,475 people and 2,052 people injured. More than 680,000 people have been evacuated and the latest assessments estimate that up to 1 million houses have been damaged or destroyed. Some 70 per cent of the country has been affected; an area that equates to the size of the UK. In its fourth week of heavy monsoon flooding, Pakistan is now beginning to come to terms with a disaster that has robbed millions of people of homes, possessions and livelihoods. Even as the government and humanitarian aid agencies remain entrenched in relief efforts, affected communities are preparing themselves for more rain as the monsoon conditions continue.In late July and early August, the monsoon swept through Baluchistan, Punjab, Khyberpakhtunkhwa (KPK), FATA, Pakistan administered Kashir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan and Sindh, causing unprecedented flash floods that submerged homes, roads and bridges, cropland and public infrastructure. The national Meteorological Department reports that 9,000 millimetres of rain fell in less than one week, an amount ten times that of the annual average.Early relief distributions by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) have now reached 35,375 families (247,625 individuals) with food items and 11,036 families (77,252 individuals) with non-food items, while emergency health services have treated some 43,756 individuals as of 16 August. The National Society continues to deliver relief items and conduct assessments of affected areas.The magnitude of the crisis is unprecedented and as such requires massively scaled up action. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) field assessment and coordination team (FACT) supported by an initial regional disaster response team (RDRT) member are integrating with PRCS counterparts to conduct detailed assessments that will contribute to the design of a multi-sectoral plan of action, addressing the affected population's urgent needs of relief, emergency health services and shelter.In response to the urgent humanitarian situation and recognizing the growing needs of the affected populations, PRCS, in partnership with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners, plans to significantly scale up their operation from the initially targeted number of 50,000 families affected by the floods. The PRCS operation will focus on immediate relief distribution (food and non-food), provision of emergency shelter, health and care, and emergency water and sanitation services. In addition, PRCS will provide support to affected populations in restarting household livelihoods and addressing longer term recovery needs.PRCS, IFRC and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) have been working together in Pakistan for many years. Coordination among these partners, including Red Cross Red Crescent Societies from other countries is now strengthened to assure the most effective and timely response to humanitarian needs of those affected by the floods. Geographical areas of operations have been agreed according to the complementary roles and competencies of the partners, keeping in mind the need for flexibility and adjustments.This revised emergency appeal aims to scale up the humanitarian response through the mobilization of further support for PRCS to continue its humanitarian assistance across the disaster stricken areas. Specifically, the appeal will support the implementation of emergency relief distributions (food and non-food), provision of emergency shelter and support for owner driven reconstruction of houses, delivery of health services, provision of safe water, adequate sanitation and hygiene promotion, and early recovery support through livelihoods interventions for 150,000 families of which the IFRC appeal requests support for 130,000 families with anticipated contributions from partner National Societies covering a further 20,000 families. The appeal also focuses on building a stronger branch and human resource capacities within PRCS at the local level and establishing systems to enable beneficiary participation in the planning and implementation of these activities.Considering the longer-term needs of the communities and the time needed for service delivery, this revision establishes an appeal duration of a total period of 18 months, and will, therefore, be completed by 2 February 2012. A Final Report will be made available by 2 May 2012 (three months after the end of the operation).

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5.24000 people in Pakistan benefit from Irish donations to the Red Cross,Irish RC
RV=187.0 2010/08/19 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent

Thursday 19 August 2010Twenty four thousand people will be provided with essential hygiene parcels and food supplies this week, thanks to the €75,000, which the Irish Red Cross has transferred to the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement's Pakistan Monsoon Floods Appeal. This has been possible as a result of the generous donations received from people all over the country.Hygiene parcels will be distributed to 2,955 families and will benefit 20,685 individuals. Urgent food supplies for 445 families will benefit a further 3,115 individuals in Pakistan. However the Irish Red Cross is appealing for more funds as the situation in Pakistan is still at a crisis stage and millions of people are at risk of water borne diseases and hunger.Ms Sheila Callan, Chairperson of the Irish Red Cross Overseas Working Group said that the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement was now planning a fivefold increase in its response to Pakistan's monsoon "superflood"."In the medium term, at least 6 million people will need emergency humanitarian assistance including safe water, tents and shelter materials, and medical help.An eight-member Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) was deployed to Pakistan last week. It comprises specialists in relief, logistics, water and sanitation, health, shelter, early recovery, health, reporting, and media and communications. The FACT team is supporting the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in ongoing assessments, analysis and planning for the immediate emergency and future recovery activities," Sheila explained.Since 21 July, with international support, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society has distributed relief to more than 250,000 people countrywide and its emergency medical teams have reached more than 30,000 people.Donations to the Irish Red Cross Pakistan Floods Appeal are being accepted online at www.redcross.ie or by calling 1850 50 70 70.Notes to the EditorThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an appeal from €12.5 million, calling on all Red Cross Red Crescent Societies to give what they can. This appeal, when reached, will help 175,000 people for a 9 month period.So far, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, with support from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, has distributed aid to more than 250,000 people. It has also treated more than 30,000 people through its emergency health services.There is a Red Cross Movement-wide response to this disaster. All components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are working together to address the needs of affected communities.How you can helpDonations to the Irish Red Cross Pakistan Floods Appeal are being accepted online at www.redcross.ie or by calling 1850 50 70 70.Cheque and postal orders should be marked for the relevant appeal and made payable to: Irish Red Cross, 16, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

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1.Press Conference by Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan,UN DPI
RV=156.5 2010/08/20 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan called on donors Thursday to massively scale up aid to that flood-ravaged country in order to prevent a full-blown humanitarian catastrophe.As of Wednesday, the United Nations and its non-governmental organization partners in the Pakistan Emergency Response Plan had received $239 million, just over half of the $459 million requested for immediate relief, while another $46 million had been pledged, Martin Mogwanja told correspondents at Headquarters via teleconference from Islamabad."I thank the Governments, individuals and corporations that have made these contributions, but I have to ask for more. This is gigantic natural disaster; it requires a gigantic response from the international community. The people of Pakistan are depending on the people of the world," Mr. Mogwanja said.As torrential monsoon rains in the South Asian country caused the worst flooding and destruction in more than a century to widen, the number of people desperately in need of food, clean water and other aid, originally estimated at 6 million, had climbed to as high as 8 million, he said."We need assistance urgently for shelter, plastic sheeting, household goods, blankets, kitchen sets, tents, whatever. We are trying and we have purchased everything that is available from manufacturers inside Pakistan," he said. "We now need to look further afield in the region and beyond to ensure that sufficient supplies are available."In commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, Mr. Mogwanja called on the international community to work harder to aid the millions of people affected in Pakistan.The floods that began on 29 July had already wreaked havoc on the lives of more than 15.4 million people, he said. The destruction to physical and economic infrastructure was astounding; at least 3.2 million hectares of vital agricultural crops, more than 200,000 herds of livestock and 900,000 homes had been destroyed, rendering 4.6 million people homeless in Punjab and Sindh provinces alone.Broken bridges and roads had left entire towns and villages throughout Gilgit Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces reachable only by boat and helicopter, making rescue and supply missions particularly challenging, he said. Disease was spreading. Twenty per cent of patients in hospitals and clinics were suffering from acute diarrhoea and gastroenteritis. Without water chlorination tablets, oral rehydration salts and intravenous fluids, thousands were at risk for dehydration and death.The death toll, at less than 2,000 people, was far lower than that in other major recent natural disasters, Mr. Mogwanja said. But he feared that if aid for food, clean water, sanitation, shelter, health care and basic household goods was not provided soon enough, there could be a second wave of deaths due to waterborne diseases."There is an unmet gap of critical need. This is where we hope that the international community will come in and contribute to whatever channels it deems appropriate," he said.Beyond the $459 million Emergency Response Plan, Pakistan would need millions more in long-term aid to replant crops and rebuild damaged factories, shops, markets, roads, bridges and telecommunications and electricity networks, he said.Asked about the total amount required, he said the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank were tallying losses to crops, factories and other productive sector infrastructure. Their assessment of long-term funding for rebuilding and restoration should be prepared by the end of October.Concerning the $239 million already donated, he said it specifically was for the Organization's Emergency Response Plan and did not include bilateral contributions from Governments worldwide to the Pakistani Government, Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and others.Regarding criticism that donations paled in comparison to monies given in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the recent earthquake in Haiti, he said the Pakistani disaster was evolving."The impact of this moving water, its force, its spread, has not been possible to convey easily to the international community, to generous Governments and friends of Pakistan around the world who are themselves only now beginning to realize the extent and impact of the problem," he said.He said he was pleased that donors had significantly stepped up contributions in the last three days and hoped that funding would continue to grow to meet needs.Asked if humanitarian aid workers in Pakistan had been attacked or threatened, he said the flood emergency had not put them at risk nor resulted in any violence against them. Asked if the United Nations was able to bring aid to people in affected tribal areas, he said the humanitarian community was coordinating efforts with the Pakistani Government to assist people displaced from Fata, South Waziristan and other areas that had been resettled in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He added that the United Nations current development support for Fata province must be scaled up.Asked if Pakistan would become a huge human catastrophe, he said that would depend on the efforts of the Pakistani Government and international community. The huge outpouring of domestic philanthropy in Pakistan, such as the setting up of water, food and health-care relief centres, coupled with the Government's massive search, rescue and evacuation operations, had contained the death toll."The Government and the humanitarian community are now working hard together to make sure those evacuated and displaced by the crisis do not suffer anymore, that they can survive the coming days and weeks in dignity and return home as soon as possible," he said, adding that "there should be adequate support to meet these unmet critical gaps".* *** *For information media • not an official record

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2.Qatar Red Crescent Pakistan Post Flood 2010 Response Updates,QRCS
RV=156.5 2010/08/20 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) is working in the field of Humanitarian Relief and voluntary work according to its Statute issued by Ministerial Decree in Doha, Qatar and in accordance with the provisions of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. QRC is based in Pakistan since 2005 and has significantly contributed in the humanitarian efforts directed at relief and recovery of Earthquake victims of 2005.Pakistan is facing the worst crisis in its history in form and torrential rains and floods. Latest government estimates indicate that over 14 million people have been affected. The United Nation's General Secretary expressed in one of his statements here in Pakistan that he has never seen a catastrophe of this scale.Assessments are ongoing to establish the degree to which affected populations are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. The official death toll has risen to 1,343, with 1,588 people now reported as injured and several thousand missing. The latest NDMA1 report indicates that over 722,000 houses have been either damaged or destroyed.

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3.Huge scale-up for Pakistan floods,NZ Red Cross
RV=156.5 2010/08/20 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

New Zealand Red Cross has raised $350,000 for Pakistan but today announced it urgently needed to collect more to buy emergency relief for the mega-disaster.The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has quadrupled its response to Pakistan's monsoon 'superflood', and is appealing to international donors to support a recovery programme likely to extend to 2012.New Zealand Red Cross has raised $350,000 for Pakistan but urgently needs to collect more to buy emergency relief for the mega-disaster. The international Red Cross has quadrupled its appeal from $23 million to $103 million to help 2 million people for 18 months. Read the revised appeal here.New Zealand Red Cross International Programmes Manager Glenn Rose says the scale of the disaster demands an extraordinary response."This mega flood has caused unprecedented damage to roads, infrastructure, homes and livelihoods, which is testing the ability of agencies to get aid to those who are most in need."So far the public have donated $350,000 to Red Cross but we need to urgently raise more money to fund essential emergency supplies for people facing grim times in Pakistan. There is sufficient bulk food available in Pakistan so the Red Cross Red Crescent operation is buying supplies locally, which is faster and better for people in need and the Pakistan economy," he says.The New Zealand Government is also giving $500,000 to the international Red Cross Red Crescent operation through New Zealand Red Cross.New Zealand Red Cross and partners around the world are working with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to help 300,000 families - over 2 million people.The Red Cross and Red Crescent operation will give each family basic shelter equipment, a family kit and a food basket with enough food for a month containing 50kg flour, 20kg rice, 24kg lentils or black chickpeas, 15kg ghee, 5kg sugar, 1kg tea and a jute bag.Donations buy: kitchen set $40; hygiene kit $20; tarpaulin $20; family tent $330; shelter kit with tools $33; water container $10; blanket $13.New Zealand Red Cross urges supporters to donate cash, not goods, so that the right relief items can be sent to people in need as quickly as possible. Find out more here.

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4.Huge need in the wake of the floods in Pakistan,Govt. Norway
RV=156.5 2010/08/20 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

"The situation in Pakistan is critical for more than six million people who are in need of food and clean water," said State Secretary Ingrid Fiskaa.The floods in Pakistan constitute a natural disaster of huge dimensions. They have rolled across the country like a series of earthquakes. So far, nearly 900 000 homes have been destroyed. The crops and livelihoods of millions of people have been washed away. The need for reconstruction is enormous."I urge everyone to support the NGOs' fundraising campaigns. Organisations in Norway and Pakistan are playing an important role in raising funds for the flood victims. This money will help to save lives and alleviate suffering every day," said Ms Fiskaa. The heaviest monsoon rains in 80 years have affected 20 million people from the north to the south of the country. The damage is huge, but the full extent of the devastation has not yet been ascertained.There is an immediate risk of waterborne diseases. Cases of cholera have been reported. The need for clean water and sanitation facilities is enormous. The death toll could increase rapidly if emergency relief does not arrive in time.Norway is providing more than NOK 100 millionNorway is providing more than NOK 100 million for the flood victims in Pakistan. The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) also includes money from Norway. Altogether the funds from Norway amount to NOK 115 million.Norway is channelling its funding through organisations that have long experience of humanitarian work and are familiar with conditions in the country. The UN is one of the most important channels as it ensures that efforts are well coordinated and well matched to the victims' needs.How the Norwegian funds will be usedThe following overview shows the organisations that will receive funds from Norway to help flood victims in Pakistan as of 17 August 2010.OrganisationFocusAmountThe United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)Provides support for humanitarian efforts by various UN organisations.USD 3,96millionUnited Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)Water and sanitation, nutrition, health, education and protection of childrenUSD 2,97millionOffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)Shelter, distribution of tents and plastic sheets, protection of vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and women.USD 2,64 millionNorwegian Refugee CouncilDistribution of tents and non-food items (NFIs).USD 1,98millionThe Emergency Response Fund (ERF) for Pakistan, which is managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsSupport for emergency relief efforts on the basis of local needs assessments.USD 1,46millionThe Norwegian Red Cross, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent SocietiesDistribution of food, water, sanitation facilities and emergency medical services. Deployment of Basic Health unit with three mobile health teamsUSD 2,14millionNorwegian Church AidWater and sanitation, distribution of NFIs.USD 1,15millionUnited Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)Women’s reproductive health, hygiene and sanitation for pregnant women and children.USD 824 000United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD)Distribution of water purification equipment, water tanks and tents from the depot.USD 659 000Rahma Islamic Relief FundDistribution of food and clean water, hygiene measures and establishment of safe areas for children to play.USD 495 000National Disaster Management Authority PakistanEfforts to strengthen the capacity of the Pakistani authorities to respond to the needs of flood victims.USD 165 000RemainderUSD 330 000Total humanitarian assistance from NorwayUSD 18,59million

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5.Kuwait: Helping Pakistan to counter effects of floods is a humanitarian responsibility,KUNA
RV=128.3 2010/08/20 00:00
キーワード:Red,percent

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has apprised the international community on Friday of the decision of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait to double the donation, which was submitted to the Government of Pakistan to help it cope with the effects of the devastating floods, after it became apparent the magnitude of the tragedy experienced by the affected country. This came in a speech delivered by the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations, Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, before the General Assembly session devoted to express the international community's solidarity with the Government and people of Pakistan in the face of the tremendous suffering by its people from the disasterous floods. Ambassador Al-Otaibi said in the speech that "The State of Kuwait, on the basis of its approach and its consistent policy in responding to a call of humanity, last week decided to provide a donation of five million dollars to victims of Pakistan's floods, but given the scale of the human tragedy there, His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, increased the value of the donation to Ten million dollars." He explained that the Kuwait Red Crescent Society has been assigned, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to ensure that humanitarian relief aid gets to the Pakistani people, emphasizing that Kuwaiti aircraft, loaded with emergency relief, have already started relief missions to Pakistan. He added that the Kuwaiti cabinet has decided to deduct ten percent of the amount of the donation and allocate it to international relief organizations and United Nations agencies working to provide humanitarian assistance to the Pakistani people. He said Kuwait will also organize a major campaign to collect donations from the public over the next two days and that institutions of civil society and the private sector and members of the Kuwaiti public, have already collected about two million dollars to be sent to Pakistan. Commenting on the speech by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who delivered it before the General Assembly on Thursday evening, along with foreign ministers from a number of Member States, Ambassador Al-Otaibi said "We can assure the Minister of Foreign Affairs Qureshi that he can return home and deliver a clear message to the Pakistani people that Friends of Pakistan will not stand idly by and the international community will stand united together for Pakistan and would provide all possible support and assistance. This is a humanitarian and moral responsibility and we must all try to alleviate the human suffering in Pakistan and help to rebuild what was destroyed by the floods. " The Ambassador also lauded the efforts of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, thanking him for his information on actions taken by relevant United Nations bodies of steps to provide emergency humanitarian assistance and coordinating the delivery of aid in cooperation with the Government of Pakistan. In this regard, Ambassador Al-Otaibi reiterated the condolences and sympathy of Kuwait and its people to the Government and people of Pakistan and expressed full solidarity with them in this ordeal and disaster which caused heavy losses of lives and property. The recent floods in Pakistan have killed more than 1500 people and caused the displacement of millions of others. (End) sj.ajs KUNA 202013 Aug 10NNNNKuwait News Agency (KUNA)ゥ All rights reserved

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1.On Debate’s Second Day General Assembly Speakers Express Solidarity with Pakistanafter Unprecedented Devastating Floods Urge Rapid Generous Assistance,UN GA
RV=301.7 2010/08/21 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,refugee,climate,Bank,Crescent

GA/10971Sixty-fourth General AssemblyPlenary111th & 112th Meetings (AM & PM)Say Aid Must Be Urgently Increased to Match Overwhelming Scale of Disaster; Also Warn of Possible Second Wave of Destruction from Disease, Food ShortagesThe General Assembly today concluded its two-day discussion on providing urgent humanitarian assistance to flood-stricken Pakistan, with some 49 speakers taking the floor to urge drastically scaling up efforts to meet the United Nations' $460 million flash appeal, coordinate aid distribution with the Pakistani authorities, and — from neighbouring countries that had experienced similar natural disasters — heed what was indeed a moral obligation to quickly address the unfolding human tragedy.In recognition of the disaster's magnitude and the affected population's growing needs, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was significantly scaling up its operation, the organization's representative told the Assembly. In a revised appeal issued yesterday in support of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, IFRC outlined a plan to provide humanitarian aid to more than 900,000 people over an 18-month period.That $73.6 million emergency appeal more than quadrupled IFRC's preliminary appeal, he added. It would support distribution of emergency food and non-food items, and emergency shelter, as well as owner-driven reconstruction of houses, delivery of health services, safe water, and adequate sanitation and hygiene promotion, among other things.For its part, the Asian Development Bank had dispatched a 20-person advance team to Pakistan, which would be augmented by 80 more staff in the coming days, the Bank's representative said. Pakistan's recovery would certainly require a huge financial commitment from all development partners and he was pleased to announce that the Bank's support for reconstruction over the next two years would be at least $2 billion. It also planned to establish and administer a special trust fund to provide a vehicle for other development partners to channel their contributions for reconstruction support."We cannot remain unaffected", said India's delegate, noting that the South Asian region was prone to natural disasters and, throughout it, the vagaries of nature continued to take a heavy tool of human lives. While the region was familiar with the human suffering that followed, the destruction in Pakistan was unprecedented. Indeed, even some parts of India bordering Pakistan had been affected by the floods. "We share the pain and agony and fully understand the trauma and suffering that our Pakistani brethren are living through," he said.Afghanistan's delegate said Afghans felt closely the anguish of their brothers and sisters in Pakistan. Thousands of Afghan refugees in Pakistan were among those suffering, as three refugee camps had been largely destroyed, affecting more than 3,000 people. His country had pledged $1 million in aid, despite its own difficult situation. It also had sent four helicopters and more than four tons of medical supplies, along with 48 medical and humanitarian personnel. No one could be disinterested in the face of such destruction.Looking at Pakistan today reminded Indonesia's delegate of the situation in his country after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. That event had been considered an unprecedented natural disaster, and as such, he understood the scale of damage in the aftermath of flooding in Pakistan. Indonesia's $1 million relief package for Pakistan included tents, beds, power generators and medicines. "So many people in so many places need so much […] no country can handle this situation alone," he said. Immediate assistance should be provided to prevent a second wave of death caused by waterborne diseases and food shortages.Indeed, as rains continued unabated and many areas of Pakistan remained submerged, Nepal's representative said there was a clear danger of disease and hunger spreading on a wide scale. He applauded Pakistan's Government and institutions for their relief and rescue operations, saying that the global community must now extend assistance that was commensurate with the intensity of the devastation. Nepal's 10 million rupee contribution was an expression of solidarity and support. No stone must be left unturned to marshal the necessary resources.At the same time, as Viet Nam's representative pointed out effective solutions would have to take into account Pakistan's immediate and long-term economic, social and environmental implications. His country stood ready to help Pakistan best cope with the disaster and ensure a sustainable post-disaster recovery.Sri Lanka's delegate said the catastrophe appeared to reflect a pattern of environmental disasters. Worrying climatic phenomena had become more frequent and United Nations agencies might need to be "revamped" to deal with overwhelming climate change-related challenges.Broadly agreeing, Bangladesh's representative said his country had often experienced natural disasters. Recent floods, earthquakes, mudslides, fires and tsunamis in Asia, as well as wild fires in the Russian Federation, the United States and elsewhere showed the world's vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change. "The current situation in Pakistan in particular makes a strong case for the early conclusion of the climate change negotiations," he said. "We cannot afford to fail humanity".Also speaking today were the representatives of Oman, France, Finland, Morocco, China, Australia, Brazil, Cuba, Republic of Korea, Libya, Switzerland, Russian Federation, Iran, Qatar, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Malta, New Zealand, Croatia, Kuwait, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Malaysia, Monaco, Montenegro, Venezuela, Tunisia, Chile (on behalf of the Rio Group), Nigeria, Syria, Mauritius, Algeria, Jordan (on behalf of the Arab League), Haiti, Iceland, United Republic of Tanzania, Maldives and Austria.Pakistan's representative also spoke in closing remarks.The General Assembly will reconvene at a date and time to be announced.

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2.An Estimated 20 Million Pakistanis in Desperate Need: Why So Little Media Attention?,Brookings-Bern
RV=229.4 2010/08/21 00:00
キーワード:Red,climate,Bank,percent,Crescent

Rebecca Winthrop, Co-Director, Center for Universal Education Justin van Fleet, Ph.D. Candidate and Fellow, International Education Policy Program, University of Maryland The Brookings InstitutionAugust 18, 2010 — As of today, the number of Pakistanis affected by the floods is estimated at 20 million – a massive figure that has continued to increase with the United Nations putting the number at 15.4 million only a few days ago. This disaster is unprecedented for Pakistan. The tragic 2005 earthquake in Pakistan killed 86,000 people and affected 4 million. Even more depressing is the fact that the number of people affected by the Pakistani floods is already far greater when compared to other recent major natural disasters; it is more than three times that of Haiti's earthquake or more than 10 times that of Hurricane Katrina.[1]International assistance for Pakistan's flood victims is trickling in from governments. Only 40 percent of the estimated funds needed to adequately respond has been provided and there is nowhere near the level of private outpouring of support as has been seen with other recent crises, such as the recent earthquake in Haiti, the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. For a tragedy of such epic proportions, there has been comparatively little media attention, particularly in the English language press. Floods causing major short- and long-term needs Pakistanis desperately need our assistance. For almost three weeks, the heavy rains have caused flooding, washing away people's houses, livestock, livelihoods and family members. While the current death toll is low compared to other major disasters, there is serious risk of a second wave of deaths from polluted water, the spread of illness and lack of food. Current estimates place 1,400 people killed and 2,000 people injured by the flooding – well below the final numbers of almost 230,000 people who perished in the Haiti earthquake and almost 280,000 from the Indian Ocean tsunami. But while the death toll remains relatively low, for now, the number of people who have had to flee their homes, had their lives washed away, and are struggling to survive is substantially larger in the Pakistan floods than other disasters. Perhaps most concerning is the long-term impacts of the floods. USAID is already considering the long-term disaster recovery and reconstruction needs by highlighting the importance of investing in agriculture and economic development along with rebuilding social services such as education and health. The World Bank has committed $900 million for long-term recovery. But much more is needed. The floods have wiped out crops in Pakistan's fertile agricultural regions – spreading across 62,000 square miles at last count, an area larger than the entire U.S. state of Georgia. For the many Pakistanis who survive on subsistence farming, even if they replanted their fields today (a highly unlikely prospect), they would be without food for at least three to six months until harvest time. Close to 900,000 houses have been destroyed by flooding and this means the destruction of life savings. Many Pakistanis, especially the rural and the poor, do not keep their wealth in banks nor do they have access to online records. So if their house goes, so do the assets needed to recover their home. Land rights will most certainly be a major issue facing disaster-affected Pakistanis in the future. Specifically, land ownership is complicated in Pakistan, with possession often being as the old saying goes "nine-tenths of the law"; many fear that if they leave their land, they will not be able to claim it back when they return. Currently, there are reports of some husbands and fathers staying behind to protect their property while the rest of the family evacuates. Education has also stopped for many children and youth affected by the flooding with schools regularly used as temporary shelters for the displaced.Assistance hampered by limited media attention and private charitable giving The relatively limited media coverage of the Pakistani floods is puzzling. Our analysis of major global English-language print and broadcast media shows that Pakistan's floods have been covered far less than other major disasters. Ten days after the flooding began there were approximately 320 broadcast news stories and 730 print news stories covering the Pakistan flood disaster with the number of stories in print media rising to almost 1,800 by day 20. In virtually every other major disaster, including the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the recent Pakistan and Haiti earthquakes, coverage was well over 3,000 stories in both print and broadcast media respectively by day 10 and by day 20. The slow-onset nature of the disaster may be one reason for the limited attention. Earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes are one-time calamitous events, making it easy to capture the public's attention, especially if real life mimics Hollywood movie scenarios. At the beginning of the Pakistan floods, rivers rapidly overflowed destroying everything in their wake. However, water levels are currently rising more slowly. Water is steadily enveloping more and more of Pakistan's countryside every day. This type of disaster – the creeping tragedy – is something that climate scientists warn us to expect more of as climate change begins to affect large-scale patterns of atmospheric circulation.[2] We therefore need to be more attuned to the signs of this type of tragedy. The negligible media attention in the English-language press is certainly a factor in the limited support for flood victims from private individuals, foundations and corporations, especially in the U.S. Americans are traditionally very generous in reaching into their pockets to respond to disasters and have time and again supported U.S. charities as illustrated by the $644 million raised within the first 19 days after the Haiti earthquake and the $587 million raised within three weeks of Hurricane Katrina. As of August 17, private donations had only reached $1 million, prompting George Soros to direct his foundations to help fill this gap with $5 million in relief assistance. There are several reputable agencies and organizations currently on the ground assisting Pakistan's flood victims, including the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, the United Nations World Food Programme, the International Rescue Committee, and Save the Children. However, these organizations need more support in order to effectively help respond to the disaster.The flooding in Pakistan will likely get worse before it gets better. And recovery from the flooding will take a long time. Increased financial support from governments, relief agencies and the citizens of the world are urgently needed now. [1] The recent earthquake in Haiti affected 3 million people, the Indian Ocean tsunami affected 1.7 million people, and Hurricane Katrina affected 1.5 million.[2] How the heatwave in Russia and connected to the floods in Pakistan, Economist, August 12th

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3.Pakistan: Monsoon Floods Operations Update No. 6,Pakistan Red Crescent
RV=192.9 2010/08/21 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent

Period covered by this update: 21st July to 18th August, 2010 Pakistan red Crescent Society (PRCS) along with its Movement Partners (IFRC and ICRC) and Partner National Societies (PNSs) is jointly responding to the Monsoon Floods 2010. As Pakistan continues to suffer from the effects of severe flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a preliminary international appeal for CHF 17,008,050 (US $ 16,333,000 or € 12,514,600) in support of emergency relief activities undertaken by the PRCS. Flash and river flooding were triggered by unusually heavy second spell of monsoon rains starting from 21 July 2010. These floods have occurred all over Pakistan resulting in a loss of life and widespread displacements. Current estimates show that more than 14 million people have been affected and more than 1300 people have died/drowned. Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK), Baluchistan and Punjab have been the worst- affected areas whereas the floods are just beginning to affect the Sindh province. Substantial loss of houses and livelihoods is being reported. Crops have been destroyed and roads and bridges damaged to a great extent, however the severity of the disaster is still unclear. Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is intervening in all the affected provinces in the areas of Food, Shelter, Health and Non- Food relief Items. PRCS along with its Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Partners is looking to further enhance its operations to include water and sanitation(WATSAN), Psycho- social Support program and Restoring Family Links.

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4.Pakistan Red Crescent Sec Gen appreciates Iran’s aides to flood victims,IRNA
RV=128.4 2010/08/21 00:00
キーワード:Red,Crescent

Islamabad, Aug 21, IRNA -- Secretary General of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Friday evening appreciated IRI humanitarian aides for his country's flood victims in an interview with IRNA.Elias Khan pointed out that Iran's contributions has been matching the immediate needs of the victims in various areas, reiterating, "The Iranian government and nation's contributions, including food and medicines, have been distributed among the flood victims from the first days of the disaster the Iranian relief workers have been working here quite sympatically."Pointing out that the Iranian government and people have always been by the side of their neighbors at hard times and in difficult situations, he reiterated, "Iran's humanitarian support and contributions are very valuable for the people and government of Pakistan and we would never forget your humane and devoted approach."The PRCS secretary general meanwhile appreciated the visit of the Iranian Relief and Savior Organization delegation led by its chief Mahmoud Mozaffar of Pakistan in which they visited the flood stricken parts of Charsadh city in Kaiber Province, that had a very positive psychological effect of the flood victims in those parts, who are grateful for Iran's philanthropist contributions and humanitarian relief works at time of need.Elias Khan reiterated, "So far four Iranian aid consignments have been distributed among the flood victims in various parts and we hope both more packs form Iran and aides from the other countries, too, would arrive to avoid the occurrence of greater human catastrophe."Appreciating the assistance of the Iranian political and Red Crescent officials, he said, "I hope we would be able to help the Iranians at times of need in return for so much kindness."The Islamic Republic of Iran ranks among the top three contributors so far to Pakistani flood victims, having forwarded 130.000 tons of humanitarian aides worth 800.000 US dollars to them in four aid packs.The first consignment of the Islamic Republic of Iran inclusive of 58 toms of most urgent needs of the flood victims was forwarded in four container trucks last Wednesday to Islamabad and was officially delivered to the PRCS officials there.Simultaneous with that consignment's entry into the capital city of Pakistan, the Head of Iran's Relief and Savior Operations Organization Mahmoud Mozaffar arrived there atop a four member delegation delivering the contributions to the PRCS Head Elias Khan and inquired about the victims' exact needs.Iran's 2nd and 3rd aid consignments were air freighted last Thursday and delivered to PRCS officials parallel with the deterioration of the flood victims' conditions.Last Tuesday Iranian relief workers began their work in Charsadeh city of the flood stricken Kaiber Province.The fourth 40 ton consignment of Iran's humanitarian contributions inclusive of 800 tents, 10.00 canned beans, 5.000 canned tuna fish and 150 kilograms of bread was delivered to the Pakistani officials last Thursday.The number of people affected by catastrophic floods in Pakistan may outnumber those suffering from the recent major natural disasters -- the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 South Asia earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the United Nations said here on Monday."The number of people affected by Pakistan's floods is now estimated to be 13.8 million, according to the government of Pakistan," said a press release from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)."While not all may be in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, and the severity of their needs has not yet been fully assessed, this is a higher figure than those who were affected by the 2005 South Asia tsunami (five million), the 2005 South Asia earthquake (three million), or the 2010 Haiti earthquake (three million)," the press release said. "The estimate of homes destroyed or seriously damaged -- 290,000 -- is almost the same as those destroyed in Haiti."Earlier on Monday, UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon voiced his extreme concern over the massive floods that have killed hundreds of people in Pakistan, and urged donors to contribute generously to the humanitarian response, saying the effects of the disaster rivaled the impact of the earthquake that struck the South Asian country in 2005.The earthquake is estimated to have claimed the lives of 80,000 people and caused widespread destruction in areas around Pakistan's border with India."The scale of this disaster [floods] rivals that of the earthquake in October 2005, but this time the geographic range is much greater," the secretary-general said during his monthly press conference at the UN Headquarters in New York."Let me stress now that we must also give thought to medium and longer-term assistance. This will be a major and protracted task," Ban said. "I appeal for donors to generously support Pakistan at this difficult time."

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5.Shelter crisis after Pakistan floods,AFP
RV=72.5 2010/08/21 00:00
キーワード:refugee,Bank

By Hasan Mansoor (AFP)KARACHI — With entire towns and villages swallowed up by Pakistan's devastating floods, experts say it could take years to solve a shelter crisis now facing up to 4.6 million people camped out under open skies.The catastrophic floods swamped a fifth of Pakistan -- an area the size of England -- and affected 20 million people in the country's worst ever natural disaster with untold economic, social and political repercussions."It is a huge task. It is large-scale devastation, which needs huge money and time to rebuild.... The scenario is bleak and our politicians don't realise the gravity of the situation," independent economist A.B. Shahid told AFP."We need at least three billion dollars just to rebuild huts and houses," Shahid said."And not less than seven billion dollars more to restore destroyed infrastructure, to build roads, bridges, canals and government offices."The United Nations estimates 4.6 million people are still without shelter after the floods and has tripled to six million its target for assistance in the form of tents and plastic sheeting.Few words can express the misery."Everything has been wasted. Nothing is left," said Qasim Bhayyo, 45, a refugee from Qayyas Bhayyo village in one of the worst-hit parts of the southern province of Sindh, formerly known for rice crops and fish farms."I saw my house of wood and mud washed away. I saw grain and flour. We stockpiled food for months. It was all destroyed. We had no way to save our goats and buffaloes stranded in the water and crying," Bhayyo said.The Asian Development Bank said it would provide two billion dollars to repair roads, bridges, power lines, homes, schools, medical facilities and farm structures, and the World Bank has promised to lend 900 million dollars.The floods have washed away landmarks and official records, making it even more difficult for authorities and the owners to judge the location, length and breadth of plots and houses."Landmarks have gone, government buildings and streets and roads have vanished... nothing is left in many towns and villages, which will worsen the situation even more and eventually delay reconstruction," Shahid said.The United Nations believes hundreds of thousands of people are still on the move. Not all the 4.6 million can be considered technically "homeless" because they may find homes to return to when the flood waters recede.But Tasneem Siddiqui, a housing consultant and former head of Sindh housing schemes, fears that red-tape, inefficiency, an unpopular administration and corrupt politicians could put rehabilitation back by years."The fact is our government is inactive and our bureaucracy disorganised. They shouldn't take on the entire process of rehabilitation. Instead clear the flooded areas and involve communities in self-help," Siddiqui told AFP.He is optimistic that the number of houses completely destroyed could be fewer than many fear."The correct situation will only become apparent when a survey is conducted after the waters recede," he told AFP.Instead of dolling out compensation to build homes, the government would do better to kickstart the process by giving farmers free fertilisers and seeds, by providing interest-free crop loans and improving the drainage system."Once they are economically rehabilitated, Pakistan's rural people can help each other in building their homes. Even 500 dollars per family could help them reconstruct their home by themselves."Anwer Rashid, a director at the Orangi Pilot Project, which provides low-cost sanitation, health, housing and microfinance in impoverished areas, said it plans to build 5,000 low-cost houses for flood-affected people."We estimate 19,000 rupees (220 dollars) are required to construct one shanty house. We're busy generating money to provide as many houses to people as we can," Rashid said.But that is little comfort for Ali Murad, 25, a teacher from Thul town in northern Sindh. He and his family lost their concrete home."We sat on the roof until the navy saved us. When we were leaving, I saw the water had reached the roof."We have no money and no resources to build again. It's going to take a long time to regain what I had. I don't even know when it'll happen," he said.Copyright ゥ 2010 AFP. All rights reservedゥAFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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1.Pakistan: UAE's RCA starts relief operations in Punjab,WAM
RV=123.4 2010/08/22 00:00
キーワード:Red,Crescent

WAM MULTAN, Aug. 21st, 2010: The UAE's Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has started its relief operations in the province of Punjab, Pakistan which was hit by devastating monsoon flooding.Using a Chinook helicopter, already sent by the UAE to Multan, the RCA's team assessed the situation over the last week and carried ten tons of wheat flour a makeshift camp in one of the far-flung areas.RCA's team is procuring relief supplies from Pakistan's local markets to later carry them to survivors in different areas of the province.Head of RCA branch in Sharjah Khamis Al Suwaidi said food packages being given out to people there are ready-to-eat and do not need any cooking.WAM/MMYS

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2.INTERVIEW-Europe boosts Pakistan aid but rebuilding crucial,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=104.6 2010/08/22 00:00
キーワード:percent,climate,event

21 Aug 2010 11:21:35 GMT* European Union increases Pakistan aid to $256 million* Pakistan must be bolstered for climate crises--EU officialBy Pete HarrisonBRUSSELS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Europe has boosted aid to flood-hit Pakistan but the country must rebuild infrastructure and replant forests if it is to withstand an increasing threat of climate disasters, the EU's crisis response chief said.Kristalina Georgieva flies to Pakistan on Monday to assess how to channel the EU's 200 million euros ($256 million) of aid in areas where infrastructure has been destroyed, over 4 million people are homeless and disease and starvation are spreading.The current priority is to provide clean water, food and shelter to the roughly 8 million Pakistanis affected by flooding, but Georgieva said that, in the longer term, Pakistan must take farther-reaching steps to counter similar calamities.Areas where entire woods have been cut down for fuel and farming might have to be reforested as a barrier to flash flooding, while buildings and bridges must be reconstructed on the assumption that this flood will not be the last, she said."The frequency and intensity of disasters is on the increase," Georgieva told Reuters in an interview on Saturday."Pakistan is among the top tier of countries in its vulnerability to climate variations. Even if we cannot say whether this flood is due to climate change, we know vulnerability to climate change has increased dramatically."Still, the immediate task is to bring clean water, food and shelter to Pakistan's rugged northern regions, to guard against disease and help the southern farming regions recover and start producing food again as quickly as possible, Georgieva said.She said that 18 of the European Union's 27 member countries had responded to the call for donations, with Germany, Britain and Sweden leading in contributions."In the last 36 hours, our member states have substantially beefed up their commitments to 130 million euros. Our member states and the Commission together have now pledged 200 million euros, or 54 percent of the current call from the U.N."Isolated rains are expected in parts of Punjab in central Pakistan, Sindh in the south and Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa provinces in the north in the next 24 hours. "In the north and south, we are worried about epidemics," said Georgieva."The south is where Pakistan feeds itself from, and we are already in planting season," she said. "People are losing houses and animals. What we have done in similar catastrophic events is to try to deploy seeds and basic tools as quickly as possible."In the north, the main problem is destruction from flash floods."This area is difficult to access, and there it is critical to work with the U.N. networks and NGOs that have already been there helping the victims of conflict," she said."Some lost everything in the conflict and they were just starting to rebuild their lives, and now the floods have washed everything away again."For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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3.Pakistan : Delivery of French humanitarian aid (August 20 2010),Govt. France
RV=82.5 2010/08/22 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,refugee

A plane carrying French humanitarian aid bound for Rawalpindi left Paris-Vatry (Marne) airport on Wednesday, August 18 at 8 pm.This plane has transported 70 tons (approximately 350 m3) of humanitarian supplies, selected according to the needs expressed by the United Nations and Pakistan.The cargo included in particular 35 tons of emergency supplies (tarpaulins, water tanks, blankets, jerry cans and cooking kits), 250 kg of water purification tablets and 200 ShelterBoxes (11 tons). This same flight also allowed us to deliver a cholera kit (5 tons) for M馘ecins du Monde, a drinking water station (6 tons) given by the Veolia Foundation to the NGO Aide M馘icale Internationale and 4 tons of medicines including, in particular, donations from the Pompiers de l'Urgence and Tulipe associations.I want to reaffirm that French humanitarian aid for the populations affected by the floods amounts to €1.3 million. At Bernard Kouchner's request, €550,000 will be allocated to help the humanitarian organizations on the ground. In addition to this, €600,000 worth of food aid will be delivered through the World Food Program.Furthermore, France has decided to allocate €150,000 in aid to Pakistan within the framework of its contribution to the UNHCR, the UN agency for refugees.- Humanitarian situation resulting from floods - Statement by Mr. Nicolas de Rivi鑽e, charg・d'affaires a.i. of France to the United Nations (August 20, 2010) "Pakistan has been suffering from the worst natural disaster in its history for nearly three weeks now. We are shocked by the scale of the floods, the violence of the continuing rains and their impact on the lives of more than 15 million Pakistanis. I want to express once again France's solidarity with the Pakistani authorities and people, as well as our most heartfelt support for the victims and their families."

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4.Rapid Assessment Report of Flood-Affected Communities in Muzaffargarh District Punjab Pakistan,SC
RV=41.0 2010/08/22 00:00
キーワード:percent

Executive Summary Muzaffargarh is one of the worst affected districts where more than 700,000 people have been displaced and hundreds of villages destroyed by floods in the Chenab and the Indus Rivers, and breaches in Tulhairy branch and Muzaffargarh canals. This rapid assessment study provides a snapshot of 16 Union Councils (UCs) in all four tehsils of Muzaffargarh District. Survey teams visited a total of 92 communities in two days time. The average household size in the 16 affected UCs was calculated to be 7 members. The following are key findings of this study: Food Security Of 92 surveyed communities, community members from 63.7 percent of communities reported that most families did not have any food reserves available. Those who do have limited food stocks, 33.3 percent mentioned availability of food reserves for another 1-3 days only. Regarding food distribution in surveyed communities, 37.4 percent communities mentioned receiving food aid, whereas 62.6 percent reported that there has been no food distribution in their areas. Damage to Housing Floods have caused severe damages to housing infrastructures; 81.2 percent of housing structures were completely damaged (roof collapsed or house submerged 4-8 feet), 15.6 percent were partially damaged (house is damaged but inhabitable though not secure) and only 3.2 percent were reported as having no damages. Displaced populations are either living in IDP camps, make shift shelters, abandoned buildings or under the open sky. Main Sources of Drinking Water The main source of drinking water is piped water for 50.6 percent of communities, whereas 23.6 percent are obtaining water from hand pumps, 61.5 percent of communities mentioned the available water as insufficient. Availability of Non-Food Items Community members in 37.4 percent of communities which can hold 10-20 litres of water, whereas community members in 62.6 percent of communities don't . Only 19.8 percent of communities have received or been assessed forhave cooking utensils NFIs. Availability of Latrines Sanitation facilities appear to be the main concern of flood affected communities; 45.1 percent of communities state that they lack functional latrines. Equal access to latrine facilities for male and female members is available to 45.6 percent communities in general, this implies that for 54.4 percent of communities accessing functional latrine, men are likely to practice open defecation (due to cultural norms). Main Sources of Income Casual labour was reported as the main source of income in 51.6 percent communities. The majority of casual labourers are out of work, as they are not only busy making temporary shelters for themselves or restoring/rebuilding their homes, but have been cut off from many areas where they usually look for work. Agriculture was reported as the second most common source of livelihoods by 44 percent of communities. Community members from 49.5 percent of communities reported their livelihoods as completely destroyed. Access to Health Services Health appears to be a major concern for flood affected communities, but alarmingly, 50 percent of communities are unable to access health services when needed, while the other 50 percent communities can access health services with some difficulties. However, 55.4 percent communities reported that injured and ill community members are not receiving any medical treatment. Pregnant women in particular are facing problems in accessing health services. The most prevalent ailments are diarrhoea, respiratory infections, dehydration, skin diseases and eye infections. Protection Issues Of the 92 surveyed communities, there were 133 reported cases of separated children and 16 children have lost one or both of their parents. Safe play areas are available to children in only 14.1 percent communities. There are at least 482 pregnant women in the 92 communities surveyed who have minimal access to health care facilities. Education Community members from surveyed communities reported damages to almost 100 percent schools, 46.8 percent schools are fully damaged, 27.9 percent are badly damaged while 25.3 percent were reported as partially damaged.

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5.Pakistan: Banks close 64 branches in affected areas,Dawn
RV=34.2 2010/08/22 00:00
キーワード:Bank

By Shahid IqbalKARACHI: The disastrous flood has badly disrupted the banking services in the calamity-hit areas as over a dozen banks have closed down a total of 64 branches across the country.The State Bank of Pakistan on Friday informed Dawn that 15 banks have shut their branches in the flood-affected areas aggravating the plight of the flood victims.The central bank said the highest 31 bank branches were closed down in the Punjab because of serious damages caused by the flood. In many affected areas where bank branches were closed, temporary counters had been set up to facilitate the clients and accountholders.However in some areas opening of temporary counters was not possible and the closed branches had been shifted to safe areas.Sindh is the worst-hit by the floods, but the number of bank branches closed was 20 in the affected areas. There are fears that more bank branches could be closed down as the pressure of flood is still mounting in Sindh which may cause devastation in other areas as well.In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the first victim of the flash flood, nine banks' branches had been closed down. While only four branches were closed in Balochistan.The victims are facing serious problems to withdraw their own money from the banks while they have lost every asset in the flood.Many overseas Pakistanis want to extend monetary help to their brethren but the closure of bank branches has been hampering the flow of donations in the affected areas.The flood has not only hit the villages but it affected vast areas of different towns especially in Punjab and Sindh.The closure of bank branches has disrupted transfer of funds creating serious problems for the relief agencies, groups, different organisations, NGOs and individuals who are trying to reach out the people in the affected areas as carrying cash in many parts is risky.Hundreds of organisations from different walks of life have announced to help the flood-affected people and allocated millions of rupees. These organisations have shown their commitment to provide help on their own distrusting the already existing relief agencies including political parties and known NGOs.The State Bank has also constituted four committees of different banks to help the people and revive the economy of the flood-affected areas.ゥ The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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1.Pakistan: drinking water for 250,000 people,SDC
RV=241.5 2010/08/23 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,Crescent

Switzerland is stepping up its aid for Pakistan. In several regions the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is launching projects for the disinfection and distribution of drinking water. About 250,000 people are expected to benefit from this. International organisations will receive further support, and in cooperation with the Swiss Red Cross, tents will be distributed to 5,000 people.By installing water tanks, pumps and water distribution points and by disinfection measures, the SDC is strengthening its emergency aid for Pakistan in the particularly urgent area of water supply. Five experts from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit will be deployed in Pakistan for this purpose. Two of the experts arrived in Pakistan this weekend. The three others will fly to Pakistan on Tuesday 24 August.Reconstruction in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan can only be achieved through long-term projects. At the moment, emergency aid is the priority and the emphasis is on saving lives. Thanks to the water projects, 50,000 people in the province of Sindh in the south of the country, 100,000 people in the Punjab region and 100,000 people in the region to the south of the Swat valley will also benefit from improved drinking water quality. To improve the availability of drinking water in suburban regions, disinfection kits to purify water in wells are being prepared for distribution.Support to international organisations is also being increased: the ICRC contribution is being raised by CHF 2 million to CHF 5 million. The World Food Programme will receive CHF 1 million. About CHF 1 million will be used for bilateral immediate aid. In addition, the secondment of experts to the WFP, UNHCR and UNHABITAT is also being considered.In the area of emergency accommodation, 1,000 tents as well as sleeping bags, household utensils and hygiene equipment are being purchased for 5,000 persons. The purchases are being carried out together with the Swiss Red Cross. The Pakistani Red Crescent, with the support of SHA experts, will be responsible for distribution.

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2.Pakistan Floods - Crisis could lead to further destabilization,Singapore RC
RV=226.3 2010/08/23 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Crescent

The disaster by numbersThe Pakistan superflood disaster continues to evolve. The entire length of the country is affected: from the Swat valley in the north to the mouth of the Indus river in the south. The damaged territory is estimated to be about the size of the UK.Huge areas remain underwater, and the losses in them are for all practical purposes incalculable. Hundreds of thousands of people are on the move or have set up camp beside roads and railway lines, on the dykes where they first made landfall as they fled the rising water, and in school buildings.New flooding remains a real threat in the far south of the country, as the flood surges make their way towards the sea. Engineers at the Kotri barrage across the Indus at Hyderabad expressed concern for its integrity Friday, according to Pakistani news reports.The most recent data (19 August) from the Pakistan National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) is:- 1,497 deaths, the majority in KPK- 2,054 injured- 980,484 houses damaged – at least 30 per cent (probably many more) beyond repair- Among those affected, at least 800,000 people have moved or been evacuated.The Pakistan Red Crescent responseThe PRCS has distributed relief to at least 35,375 families, or very nearly 250,000 people, countrywide since 21 July, some of this with the support of other National Society partners.Thirty-one PRCS field medical teams have treated more than 46,000 people as of 19 August, including – with epidemic fears growing – 11,666 cases of diarrhoea.The PRCS has some 130,000 volunteers countrywide.FACTThe IFRC field assessment and coordination team (FACT) is now at full strength and specialists have integrated with National Society counterparts.Detailed assessments have now been carried out in KPK, Punjab and Sindh provinces by FACT specialists in relief, logistics, health, shelter and recovery.ERUTwo Emergency Response Units (ERU) are now deployed in KPK province: a Danish-Finnish logistics ERU and a Benelux-French relief ERU.Six further units, including equipment that remained behind in-country after other disasters, are being mobilized and/or staffed – including relief, healthcare, and water and sanitation.Efforts by National SocietiesThe Singapore Red Cross has launched a public appeal on top of its initial donation of US$100,000 for relief and recovery efforts. As of 17 August 2010, the Singapore Red Cross has raised S$155,000 towards its target of S$1 million.More Canadian and German Red Cross flood-relief supplies, for distribution by the PRCS, have been flown to Islamabad. A Ukrainian Antonov-12, chartered by the German Red Cross, arrived with relief goods for 500 families, comprising tarpaulins, blankets, mosquito nets, kitchen sets and shelter toolkits. A Boeing 747 provided by the Canadian government landed in Islamabad with Canadian Red Cross goods that included hygiene kits, mosquito nets, blankets and tarpaulins.The Danish Red Cross (DRC) has distributed 750 food parcels (for 5,000 people) to affected families in Swat. The Canadian Red Cross has also carried out distributions in Swat.The long-standing bilateral German Red Cross project provided resources for the Red Crescent to reach isolated communities in Kohistan and Shangla in KPK province by mule train.A consignment of humanitarian assistance from the Turkish Red Crescent comprised 1,200 food packages, 420 kitchen utensils, 1,000 blankets, 1,500 sleeping bags, 240 beds and 1,270 mattresses – together worth more than US$ 175,000.The Qatar Red Crescent is providing 3,200 food and non-food items in KPK province.HealthA total of 31 PRCS mobile emergency units are now working in the field and have treated more than 46,000 people countrywide, including 11,666 cases of diarrhoea.The four main flood-related illnesses are skin diseases in general, scabies, respiratory tract infections and diarrhoea. Snake bite has also become a major medical issue.A UN report of a single case of cholera in Mingora, the main town in the Swat valley, has still not been confirmed by the Pakistani authorities and should not be mentioned proactively.Water and sanitationThe PRCS is repairing two existing tube wells which will provide water for up to 25,000 people in KPK province.The planned IFRC operation will include water and sanitation services to flood-affected people.

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3.RCA sends 35 tons of relief aid to Pakistan,WAM
RV=155.8 2010/08/23 00:00
キーワード:Red,Crescent,UNICEF

WAM ABU DHABI, Aug. 22nd, 2010: Upon directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is sending a cargo plane loaded with 35 tons of relief supplies for Multan city, Pakistan to help out victims of devastating floods.The plane which is leaving for Pakistan tomorrow Monday will be carrying foodstuff, tents, medicine, children's food and clothes directly to survivors of the floods in the North Western regions.The Pakistan operation by the country's major organization is being closely followed by H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of RCA.RCA is also making arrangements with UNICEF to send a medical team to vaccinate children in the affected areas against contagious diseases.WAM/MMYS

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4.UAE's RCA launches massive immunisation campaign in flood-hit Pakistan,WAM
RV=155.8 2010/08/23 00:00
キーワード:Red,Crescent,UNICEF

WAM Abu Dhabi,Aug 23rd, 2010 (WAM) -- UAE's Red Crescent Authority (UAERCA), in association with UNICEF, has launched a massive campaign for vaccination of women and children affected by floods in Pakistan.Addressing a press conference held at the RCA headquarters to announce the launch, Secretary General of the RCA Mohamed Khalifa Al Qamzi said that the vaccination campaign is a continuation of UAE's humanitarian operations under the guidance of President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and H.H General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces.The operations on ground are closely followed up by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative to the Western Region and the Chairman of the RCA, in an effort to alleviate the hardships brought about by the floods, which left over 20million people homeless.The Qamzi said that a deal has been made with the UNICEF to begin implementation of a health campaign during which all women in the childbearing age will be immunised with two doses of tetanus vaccine and children between 6 months to 5 years with anti-measles vaccines.The RCA is working on equipping a team of medics and para medics to reinforce the medical mission on ground in Jacobabad as part of the efforts to alleviate the sufferings caused by one of the worst natural disasters the world has seen in recent history.WAM/AB

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5.PAKISTAN: Sindh flood displaced strain Balochistan,IRIN
RV=90.6 2010/08/23 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,percent

QUETTA, 23 August 2010 (IRIN) - The southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan is struggling to cope with an influx of flood displaced people from neighbouring Sindh Province, despite a growing number of camps."Figures with new assessments are coming in but at the moment in Balochistan half a million people are affected," Arianne Rummery, a spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), told IRIN. "The numbers have grown following the influx of people from Sindh and added to the strain on resources."Many of the newly displaced in Balochistan are from the Jacobabad and Shahdadkot districts of Sindh Province. Shahdadkot city, with a population of 500,000, was evacuated on 21 June, and most people simply crossed into Balochistan."We walked on and on for miles, occasionally getting a lift in some passing truck. We have literally been without food for two days. We have even tried to eat leaves and we may have died had some villagers not given us a little goat milk," Shamoon Bibi, 50, from a village near Jacobabad, told IRIN.UNHCR says Balochistan has established and is managing five camps - in Quetta, Sibi, Dera Hurad Jamali, Dhader and Noutal.Twelve of Balochistan's 30 districts have been declared "flood hit" by the provincial government, and warnings have been issued about disease, following the first heavy monsoon rains in late July.UNHCR and aid agencies working in Balochistan say it is a struggle to find resources to offer people the help they need."At the moment everything is a priority - shelter, food, water. We don't have enough resources to get these to people," said the UNHCR's Rummery.Naseerabad DistrictIn the town of Dera Allahyar, in Naseerabad District, "there are tens of thousands of people, including many who left Sindh with nothing at all. We are trying to offer what help we can," said Jamal Mazari, 22, a student from Quetta working as a volunteer with the authorities to help flood victims in Balochistan.Commissioner for Naseerabad Sher Khan Bazai told the media: "We have an acute scarcity of tents and people are living out in the open." Many are camped along highways leading from Sindh to Balochistan."It is incredibly hot and we have no water; there is hardly any food and nothing is distributed for days," said Ghulam Qadir, 40, who had fled from Ghotki in Sindh. He told IRIN on a borrowed mobile phone: "My youngest child, who is seven, is sick with fever and diarrhoea. I don't know what to do."According to a 21 August health cluster bulletin issued by the World Health Organization, [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/MUMA-88K266/$File/full_report.pdf] from 29 July to 18 August, Balochistan health facilities have reported conducting 26,006 patient visits, with diarrhoea accounting for 23 percent of cases, suspected malaria 21 percent and scabies 16 percent.Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani told the media: "There is large-scale destruction from the floods in Balochistan and infrastructure has been damaged."According to a 20 August report [http://www.pakresponse.info/sitreps/OCHA_SITREP15_20_August.pdf] by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), floodwaters from the Indus are reaching Balochistan Province, where the number of people in need of assistance continues to grow.kh/at/cb[END]A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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1.Pakistan: Government of Canada Matching Fund will enable additional support for flood victims,Can. RC
RV=296.2 2010/08/24 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Crescent

(August 23, 2010 - Ottawa) The Canadian Red Cross applauds the Government of Canada's announcement of a matching fund for Pakistan flood relief. This fund will match all Canadian donations dollar for dollar and will allow the Canadian Red Cross to reach thousands of more flood survivors in affected communities."The destruction in Pakistan is devastating," says Conrad Sauv・ secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "I'm concerned about the impact on the health of millions of people being affected by lack of food, water, and shelter and by the risk of illness caused by fouled water sources and unhygienic sanitary conditions."The Government of Canada will match Canadian donations from August 2 until September 12 and will be in addition to the $33 million already announced. The Pakistan Floods Relief Fund is separate from the funds raised by the Canadian Red Cross and will be administered by the Government of Canada. Funds from the matching program will support ongoing humanitarian assistance through the Red Cross and other Canadian registered charities."In the past, the Canadian Government's matching funds have been very successful," adds Sauv・ "Canadians are always generous in times of disaster. We hope the matching program encourages additional donations."On Saturday, the Canadian Red Cross completed another successful distribution to 250 families. The supplies included mosquito nets, blankets and hygiene kits. Today the Canadian Red Cross is deploying a basic health Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to Shikarpour, located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The unit is comprised of a self-contained team of specialist professionals and pre-packed sets of standardised equipment. This will provide immediate curative, preventive and community health care to thousands of vulnerable people.Canadians wishing to make a financial donation may give online, call 1-800-418-1111 or contact their local Canadian Red Cross office. The 24-hour toll free line accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked "Pakistan Floods 2010" and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2. Donate $5 by texting REDCROSS to 30333. A one-time donation of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider.The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and over 185 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.-30-For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:Canadian Red CrossMedia Line 613-740-1994

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2.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods (MDRPK006) -Operations Update no 4,IFRC
RV=296.2 2010/08/24 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Crescent

GLIDE nー FL-2010-000141-PAKPeriod covered by this Ops Update: This operation update covers the period from 19 August to 22 August 2010.Appeal target (current): CHF 75,852,261 (USD 72.5 mil or EUR 56.3 mil);Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date (23 August 2010), the appeal is 13 per cent covered in cash and in-kind; with those in the pipeline, the appeal is currently approximately 25.7 per cent covered. Funds are urgently needed to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society operation in assisting the flood-affected people.Appeal history:• This Revised Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 19 August 2010 for CHF 75,852,261 (USD 72.5 mil or EUR 56.3 mil) for 18 months to assist 130,000 flood-affected families (over 900,000 beneficiaries).• An Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 2 August 2010 for CHF 17,008,050 (USD 16,333,000 or EUR 12,514,600) for 9 months to assist 175,000 beneficiaries.• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 (USD 239,406 or EUR 183,589) was allocated from the Federation's DREF on 30 July, 2010 to support the National Society's response to the emergency.Summary:The worst floods to hit Pakistan in decades have so far affected an estimated 17 million people according to the latest National and Provincial Disaster Management Authority reports (21 August), which accounts for almost one in every 10 Pakistanis. The death toll now stands at more than 1,539 people and 2,055 people injured. More than 820,000 people have been rescued and the latest assessments estimate that more than 1,226,678 homes have been damaged or destroyed.In late July and early August, the monsoon swept through Baluchistan, Punjab, Khyberpakhtunkhwa (KPK), FATA, Pakistan administered Kashir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan and Sindh, causing unprecedented flash floods that submerged homes, roads and bridges, cropland and public infrastructure. Pakistan is now in its fifth week of heavy monsoon flooding, and the Sindh province in the southernmost part of Pakistan is now the most affected province, with hundreds of thousands having fled in the past few days as mass evacuation efforts by the government continue to take place in the threatened city of Shahdadkot.Early relief distributions by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) have now reached 50,533 families (247,625 individuals) with food items and 13,895 families (77,252 individuals) with non-food items as of 21 August, while emergency health services have treated some 47,801 individuals as of 20 August. Water and sanitation interventions have benefitted 42,634 individuals as of 22 August. The National Society continues to deliver relief items and conduct assessments of affected areas.The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) field assessment and coordination team (FACT) supported by an initial regional disaster response team (RDRT) member are integrating with PRCS counterparts to conduct detailed assessments that will contribute to the design of a multi-sectoral plan of action, addressing the affected population's urgent needs of relief, emergency health services and shelter. PRCS, IFRC and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) have been working together in Pakistan for many years. Coordination among these partners, including Red Cross Red Crescent Societies from other countries is now strengthened to assure the most effective and timely response to humanitarian needs of those affected by the floods. Geographical areas of operations have been agreed according to the complementary roles and competencies of the partners, keeping in mind the need for flexibility and adjustments.To date, American Red Cross, Australian Red Cross/Australian government, Austrian Red Cross, Bangladesh Red Crescent, Belgium Red Cross (Flanders), British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government, Danish Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, French Red Cross, German Red Cross, Hong Kong branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Icelandic Red Cross, Irish Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Republic of Korea Red Cross, Luxembourg Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, New Zealand Red Cross/New Zealand government, Norwegian Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross/Swedish government, Swiss Red Cross, Taiwan Red Cross, UAE Red Crescent, OPEC Fund for International Development, the Italian government and private donors have made contributions to this appeal.IFRC, on behalf of PRCS, would like to thank all partners for their generous response to this appeal. Considering the longer-term needs of the communities and the time needed for service delivery, this revised appeal will last for a duration of 18 months, and will, therefore, be completed by 2 February 2012.A Final Report will be made available by 2 May 2012 (three months after the end of the operation).

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3.ERUs reinforce Pakistan Red Crescent as flood-surge nears Arabian Sea,IFRC
RV=296.2 2010/08/24 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Crescent

By Alex Wynter in Hyderabad, Sindh provinceThere are now more than 50,000 flood-displaced people in Hyderabad city, in the south of Pakistan's Sindh province, and more arrive daily, according to the Red Crescent branch there.Some told the IFRC they had travelled almost the entire length of Sindh from the severely affected city of Jacobabad, which has been partly evacuated, walking much of the way with their animals in two weeks.The Indus river, massively swollen, flows through the western outskirts of Hyderabad, and all Pakistan was watching this weekend to see whether it would breach the embankments defending the city."We have not seen river water approaching this level for 35 years," said Farooq Memon, the chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Hyderabad district.The Red Crescent's provincial headquarters is shipping tents to Hyderabad, while the local branch has been providing food, including milk for young children, some basic medicines, and soap and disinfectant.Behind its embankments, the river is now several metres above the level of the city, and the centre of the huge expanse of water is still a boiling torrent.DestructionThe Indus in southern Sindh is now confidently forecast to start falling over the next few days; when that happens, Hyderabad – the last stop before the flood-surge spills into the Arabian Sea – will be out of danger.But only when the flood waters fully recede can the vast area of destruction left behind, from the Swat valley in the north of Pakistan to the south of Sindh province and the Indus delta, be properly assessed.The IFRC, meanwhile, has been stepping up its response. At least five Emergency Response Units (ERUs) for relief, logistics, water and sanitation, and health are being deployed, and the Federation appeal has been more than quadrupled to 74 million US dollars for an 18-month programme of relief and recovery.The latest ERU to arrive in Islamabad by air was equipment for a Norwegian–Canadian Red Cross field clinic, earmarked for deployment in Upper Sindh over the coming week. Medical staff will follow shortly.Two ERUs have already been deployed in northern KPK province: a Danish–Finnish logistics team and a Benelux–French relief unit.A specialist PRCS water and sanitation team is operating a former Spanish Red Cross M15 unit that provides water for 15,000 people, in Shikarpur, Sindh. Spanish Red Cross delegates are arriving in Pakistan to assist with reactivating other equipment.No break"Since the start of this disaster we have been channelling international aid through our colleagues in the Pakistan Red Crescent Society," says Ted Itani, who is leading the IFRC's Islamabad-based field assessment and coordination team (FACT)."But Red Crescent medical and relief teams have been on the go without a break since the last week of July – now they need reinforcement."For all its magnitude, this has actually been a slow-onset disaster, as the flood water has taken about three weeks to run the entire length of the country."The Red Crescent has distributed relief to at least 55,000 families countrywide since 21 July, with support from the International Federation, ICRC, and Red Cross Red Crescent National Society partners including the Canadians, Danish, Germans, Iranians, Qataris and Turks.Thirty-two PRCS field medical teams are now working up and down the flood zone and have treated more than 48,000 people, including – with epidemic fears growing – nearly 12,000 cases of diarrhoea.The Pakistani government has not confirmed any cases of cholera, but tens of thousands of people are said to be suffering from the acute diarrhoea that invariably follows major floods, which instantly contaminate natural water sources.Sindh "worst hit"Sindh itself – where a vast area is underwater – is emerging as the worst-hit province, according to Pakistani officials. Nationwide, the damaged territory is now estimated to be about the size of the UK.The most recent (21 August) available data from the Pakistan National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) is:- 1,539 deaths, the majority in KPK province- 2,055 injured- 1.23 million houses damaged (at least 30 per cent, probably many more, beyond repair)Hundreds of thousands of people in Sindh – most recently around the town of Shahdadkot, near the border with Baluchistan – are on the move or have set up camp beside roads and railway lines, on the dykes where they first made landfall as they fled the rising water, and in school buildings.The most recently completed FACT assessment, in Punjab province, upstream from Sindh, reported a similar picture – huge areas underwater and countless thousands of people displaced by the flood.In one location, on a main road leading out of Muzaffargarh, the IFRC team – comprising health, shelter and recovery professionals – found some 2,000 people camped out on the central reservation between the two carriageways.The flood surge may soon dissipate into the ocean – but inland, this disaster has only just begun.

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4.Red Cross workers give their all in Pakistan,FRC
RV=245.4 2010/08/24 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent

Workers of the Finnish Red Cross are working hard in demanding conditions in Pakistan, where there are currently five FRC workers stationed. A Finnish-Danish disaster logistics unit is there to receive aid supplies and forward them onwards for distribution in flood-stricken areas. All Red Cross aid supplies from all over the world pass through the aid distribution team, whether they are tents or food supplies.The team has set up a central warehouse in the city of Mardan in northern Pakistan.- We are responsible for all aid supplies that come into the country. We fill the warehouse with everything we can. We get food, tents and tarpaulins. For the moment, this is the largest warehouse here, because the Pakistani Red Crescent's own warehouse is under water in Nowshera,' explains logistics coordinator Ari M舅tyvaara.Getting the aid supplies from Mardan to other parts of Pakistan is an enormous challenge. Most supplies are distributed by truck, but in many areas the flood waters have destroyed roads and bridges.Diseases spread in flooded areasAid worker and healthcare expert Maritta Vuori is part of an international FACT assessment team in Pakistan. The team helps Pakistan's Red Crescent in their aid work, assisting them to assess the extent of the disaster and to coordinate the relief efforts.She says women and children have mostly been placed with relatives. The men have returned to their homes to try and dig the houses out of the mud, participating in relief efforts as much as they can.Vuori, who has attended a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting in Pakistan, knows that there are more and more cases of diarrhoea and skin infections. Malaria is also expected to spread in the next few weeks as mosquitoes start breeding in any still-standing flood waters. The need for clean drinking water is great.People take water where they canA great cause for concern are infectious diseases, epidemics and, in particular, diarrhoea. People can't take care of their personal hygiene and are forced to live together in cramped quarters.'People take water wherever they can, and the water is not necessarily boiled. Another problem is that there are not enough latrines in the area for the number of people living in the tent camps.'The worst floods in the history of Pakistan have spread into every province in the country, now covering an area the size of Great Britain. One in ten Pakistanis has already faced the flood in their own everyday life.EUR 900,000 worth of aid going to PakistanThe Finnish Red Cross has received a grant of EUR 900,000 from the Finnish Foreign Ministry for aid to Pakistan. In addition, the FRC's Pakistan collection has generated some EUR 106,000 from donors.The Red Cross plans to use the funds to send more relief supplies to the flooded areas and to send more aid workers to Pakistan.Your help is needed!Make a donation to the Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, account number 221918-68000IBAN: FI06 2219 1800 0680 00, SWIFT/BIC: NDEAFIHHMark your donation "Pakistan"Make a donation onlineMake a donation by phone0600 12220 (20 € /call + local area network charge)0600 12210 (10 € /call + local area network charge)

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5.Iran: blankets for Pakistan flood victims,ICRC
RV=245.4 2010/08/24 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent

Tehran (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has purchased 200,000 blankets from Helal Iran Textile Industries, which belongs to the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to be distributed jointly with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to flood victims in Pakistan."The ICRC was seeking 350,000 blankets for the flood victims," said Pierre Ryter, head of the ICRC mission in Iran. "Thanks to our cooperation with the Iranian Red Crescent, we managed to purchase more than half of what we needed in Iran. Because Iran shares a border with Pakistan, delivering the blankets will be relatively easy and quick."The loading of the 200,000 blankets onto 55 trucks will be completed within a week. Meanwhile, a first convoy of 11 trucks will cross the border at Mirjaveh, in Iran's south-eastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, in the next few days.A total of 35,000 jerrycans have also been purchased in Iran, of which 20,000 are already in Pakistan and will be distributed soon. The remaining 15,000 will be delivered by mid-September. The ICRC mission in Iran is in the process of assessing what other relief items needed for Pakistan can be obtained in Iran.The ICRC and the Pakistan Red Crescent are focusing their joint relief efforts mainly on areas in Pakistan's north-west where they had already been carrying out humanitarian activities before the floods struck for people affected by the fighting. They have already helped more than 250,000 people in many disaster-stricken areas and are determined to quickly meet the needs of several hundred thousand more.For further information, please contact:John Strick van Linschoten, ICRC Tehran, tel: +98 21 88 78 67 23 or +98 912 327 30 99

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1.AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL HELP ARRIVES IN PAKISTAN,Govt.Australia
RV=286.8 2010/08/25 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,UNHCR,Medical

An Australian Medical Task Force has arrived in Pakistan to set up a medical facility near Multan in Punjab Province.The Task Force is a joint operation by AusAID and the Australian Defence Force.The first contingent which arrived in Pakistan yesterday Tuesday 24 August includes 51 personnel and 33 tonnes of equipment.A second contingent departed from RAAF Amberley this morning Wednesday 25 August.Up to 180 Australians will be deployed as part of the Task Force. They will include Australian Defence Force personnel AusAID staff and civilian health staff from State and Territory Departments of Health.As the flood crisis enters its fourth week there are increasing reports of the outbreak of water borne diseases and malnutrition affecting people who lack sufficient shelter safe drinking water and food.The Medical Task Force will provide medical midwifery and other health services to flood affected communities in the town of Kot Addu in Muzaffargarh District.There are currently over 30000 people displaced in the immediate area.Members of the Medical Task Force were met by Australia's High Commissioner Tim George in Multan on Tuesday and are travelling to Kot Addu to set up the medical facility on Wednesday Pakistan time.Current situation and outlookThe floods in Pakistan are a major humanitarian crisis. The people and government of Pakistan need our full support as they deal with this unprecedented emergency.The number of people affected by this emergency is estimated at around 20 million. Six million people are dependent on emergency food aid and four million people have been displaced.The floods have also set back Pakistan's efforts to deal with major security development and economic challenges.When the floodwaters recede the economic social and environmental impacts will be felt for years to come. Australia will continue to support Pakistan's immediate humanitarian needs and its efforts to address its longer term recovery and reconstruction challenges.Australian AssistanceAustralia has responded quickly and generously to the flood crisis.According to the United Nations Australia is currently the fourth largest individual national donor to the crisis after the United States Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.The deployment of the Medical Task Force is in addition to Australia's financial contribution of $35 million to the emergency in Pakistan all of which has now been disbursed to relevant relief agencies.Funding provided to date includes:• $25 million through the United Nations organisations including the World Food Program the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) UN office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the UN-managed Pakistan Emergency Response Fund.• $4.5 million through the Red Cross movement.• $4.5 million through Australian non government organisations (Oxfam World Vision Save the Children Care ActionAid Caritas Plan International and Act for Peace).• $1 million in AusAID relief supplies.The Australian Government has also deployed 16 humanitarian experts including logisticians water and sanitation experts and health workers. These experts are working with UN agencies the Red Cross and Australian Non-Government Organisations to support the ongoing scale-up of relief efforts.Over the past three years Australia has doubled development assistance to Pakistan.Australia is now looking at how our existing development assistance programs can assist the longer term task of reconstruction and rehabilitation.Australia is committed to helping Pakistan respond to and recover from this disaster for humanitarian as well as security reasons.Pakistan is strategically a very important country which is facing a range of serious challenges. The current humanitarian crisis is compounding these.While our immediate focus is on helping with the emergency relief effort we recognise that over the longer term a strong and well coordinated international response in Pakistan will help to reinforce regional security and stability.The Minister for Defence Senator Faulkner has sought and received the agreement of his Opposition counterpart Senator Johnston on the commitment of Australian Defence Force assets to the relief efforts in Pakistan. Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Bishop has also been consulted as appropriate on this matter.Video and images from the arrival in Multan is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/op/pakistan/gallery/20100825/index.htm.Media inquiries: AusAID Media on 0417 680 590

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2.Pakistan Monsoon Floods: UK response factsheet - 23 August 2010,DFID
RV=235.3 2010/08/25 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,DEC

The UK Government is contributing 」64 million (more than 8.5 billion PKR) to help people affected by the monsoon floods in Pakistan. In addition a 」10million bridge project has been brought forward.UK aid contribution to date – overview- Doubling the UK Government's emergency aid to Pakistan to provide further medicine food clean water and shelter as well as help people to rebuild their lives e.g. providing seeds to farmers so they can restart crop planting (announced at the UN in New York on 19 August by UK Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell): 」33 million (nearly 3.5 billion PKR)- Health care shelter and food for people primarily in Punjab and Sindh (announced in Pakistan on 18 Aug by UK Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell and Baroness Warsi): 」14.5 million (approx 3 billion PKR)- Five plane loads of UK aid from United Arab Emirates have arrived in Pakistan: one RAF C17 three 747s and one 777 carrying a total of 400 metric tonnes of aid: approx 」1.5 million (more than 200 million PKR).- Two further DFID funded RAF plane arrived in Pakistan carrying UN cargo.- 3500 tents and 9032 shelter kits providing shelter for more than 62000 people.- 24000 water containers and 48375 blankets.- Help for half-a-million malnourished children and pregnant/breastfeeding women and children by providing high energy food supplements treatment for severely malnourished children and training health workers: 」4 million (approx 535 million PKR)- Safe drinking water sanitation and hygiene for 800000 people via UNICEF: 」5 million (approx 664 million PKR)- 1.7 million water purification tablets – equivalent to 28 million litres of water.- Water and sanitation shelter food and healthcare via Pakistan Emergency Response Fund: 」5 million (approx 664 million PKR)- Bridges project brought forward: 」10 million (approx 1.3 billion PKR)- Emergency 'seed money' for NGOs released via Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies: 」750000 (approx 102 million PKR)- Radio broadcasts with humanitarian information: 」45000 (more than six million PKR)- Extension of DFID loan guarantee scheme to small enterprises affected by the floods- UK public contributions to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal: 」29 million (nearly four billion PKR)- Scottish Government contribution to Scottish aid agencies in country: 」500000 (approx 67 million PKR)- Previous contributions to the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) the Central Emergency Response Fund and International Committee of the Red Cross

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3.Land Rover supports multi-country initiative,IFRC
RV=234.9 2010/08/25 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Crescent

By British Red CrossLand Rover and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have launched a new multi-country initiative under the theme 'Reaching Vulnerable People Around the World' to help vulnerable people over the next three years.The vehicle company will be giving support to help run community-based programmes in fifteen countries – with a particular focus on two humanitarian programmes in Sierra Leone and China.In total Land Rover's support will provide vital help to more than 120000 vulnerable people in Sierra Leone and China."We appreciate Land Rover's long-term support" noted IFRC under secretary general for Programme Services Matthias Schmale."Their ongoing commitment will allow us to plan and implement sustainable humanitarian programmes to deliver lasting change for those affected by crisis. We have placed a high priority on risk reduction and disaster preparedness and in that context this initiative is extremely welcome."Land Rover's support will enable the Sierra Leone Red Cross to reach remote communities improve access to health care and safe water and support young people recovering from the effects of civil war. This global initiative will also support the Red Cross Society of China's HIV awareness programmes in the country's worst-affected provinces.Since 2007 Land Rover has donated 60 vehicles raised more than 4 million Swiss francs (」2.5 million) and helped the Red Cross reach nearly 100000 people.In response to the worsening situation in Pakistan Land Rover is donating six off-road vehicles to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to help the disaster relief operation. Many roads and bridges have been badly damaged leaving many areas cut off from normal transport links.The vehicles will be used to deliver aid in the form of food clean water shelter and medical supplies to thousands of people in need. Jaguar Land Rover employees have also been raising money to support the relief operation through the British Red Cross.Phil Popham Land Rover managing director said: "We are proud to again be working in partnership with the Red Cross on important humanitarian initiatives such as these."

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4.Pakistan: Another Sindh town goes under water,Dawn
RV=68.4 2010/08/25 00:00
キーワード:cusec,Bank

By M.B. KalhoroWednesday 25 Aug 2010LARKANA: Unchecked flow of floodwaters from Tori and Begari breaches inundated Qubo Saeed Khan a thriving town of Qambar-Shahdadkot district on Tuesday cutting all road links and making it impossible for the affected people to move to safety.District Coordination Officer Ghulam Yaseen Shar said evacuation of about 150 villages along a 51km dyke had been ordered and people had started moving out.However villagers have complained that warning had been issued at the eleventh hour. "How can we shift to safe places without transport."The Qubo Saeed Khan town with a population of about 20000 is facing water surge from three directions — Shahdadkot Chukhi and the FP embankment.Waters gushing from six cuts in Saifullah Magsi branch at Chukhi joined the flow from Shahdadkot to submerge the entire town.MNA Ramesh Lal and local landowner Mir Mithal Khan Mugheri said the entire taluka with a population of 150000 had been inundated and floodwaters were flowing towards the Zero Point near Saroh lake and Hamal lake.The water level at a temporary dyke around Shahdadkot has dropped by nine inches from 8.5 feet.Mir Mugheri said about 6000 people were marooned in Qubo Saeed Khan. The DCO said 100 people had been rescued by helicopters.Floodwaters from breaches in Saifullah Magsi branch at Ghulam Mustafa Jarwar and Ishaque Mugheri villages are mounting further pressure on the town. The DCO said Shahdadkot town remained under threat.In Qambar Chandio tribe's chief Sardar Khan accused the government of having failed to work out a plan to systematically fight the flood and evacuate people.He told reporters that the Main Nara Valley Drain Panhwaro shakh Naseer shakh and Supro bund would not be able to withstand the mounting pressure and Warah Qambar Nasirabad Khairpur Nathan Shah and Gozo areas were under threat.He said heavy machinery was needed to fortify dykes on a war footing as had been done in Shahdadkot.He said the floodwaters were likely to flow between Hamal lake and the Naseer and Panhwaro shakhs.There are about 15000 people in a relief camp set up in Larkana for families displaced from Qambar-Shahdadkot.AQIL-AGANI DYKEWater is receding after a 200-foot erosion in the dyke about 6km from Larkana.However local people said the Indus was more dangerous while receding than it was while in flood. Irrigation officials are dumping stones to strengthen the weakened portion of the dyke.Sindh Assemby Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said the situation was under control. He said the National Highway Authority was helping in efforts to save the dyke.Larkana DCO Hassan Naqvi said a 35-foot portion of the dyke eroded by flood torrents was yet to be repaired. A large number of trucks loaded with stones are dumping stones under the supervision of Mr Khuhro.An irrigation official said the crisis would be over because the work would continue during the night.The DCO said there were more than 100000 displaced people in relief camps and at other places in the district.Pano Aaqil's General Officer Commanding Maj-Gen Nasrullah visited the dyke on Tuesday. Sukkur Barrage Right Bank Chief Engineer Agha Aijaz Pathan told him that two new spurs would be built after the flood season to minimise chances of erosion in future.Our staff correspondent in Hyderabad adds: According to the Sukkur barrage control room a flow of 938438 cusecs upstream and 916033 cusecs downstream was recorded at 8pm on Tuesday.Off-taking canals of the barrage are getting 22405 cusecs. Flood-fighting efforts are under way on the left bank of the Indus.The barrage's Chief Engineer Manzoor Sheikh said the water level at the Dadu-Moro location had dropped by three decimal points.PANIC IN KOTRIPanic gripped Kotri town as seepages were reported from a protective wall along the river. Immediate steps were taken by the administration to stop the seepages with the help of a large number of local people.The kutcha area of Khanpur near Kotri has been inundated. Hyderabad DCO Aftab Ahmed Khatri said the situation was under control and there was no reason for panic.MANJHANDEfforts are being made to save Manjhand taluka and manage the water in Manchhar lake.Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Tuesday that floodwaters from Shahdadkot would fall into the lake in six or seven days.He expressed the hope that the level of the river would drop by then to allow disposal of water from the lake into it. Otherwise it would pose a threat to the lake's banks he said.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is scheduled to visit Hyderabad on Wednesday. According to officials he will be briefed at the Kotri barrage on the situation.ゥ The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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5.Logistics Cluster Pakistan Flood Operation Situation Report - Date: 24 August 2010,Logistics Cluster
RV=44.0 2010/08/25 00:00
キーワード:Logistics

CONTENTS1. HIGHLIGHTS2. SITUATION UPDATE3. AIR OPERATIONS4. STORAGE & WAREHOUSING1. Highlights- Four UNHAS helicopters have arrived and will be operational from Multan beginning shortly. An additional helicopter is due to arrive this week to augment the current capacity. UNHAS is continuing to advocate for additional helicopters. - Staffing: A LRT trained Logistics Cluster Officer arrived in Islamabad today. Additional Cluster Officers will be arriving in the coming days to augment staffing in each of the Logistics Cluster hubs.2. Situation Update- Road Conditions: According to SDM Behrain (KPK province) Madyan road is now accessible by 4x4 vehicles. According to SDM Matta (KPK province) the bridge of Baghdheri is under repair and will reopened in the coming days. - Flood Bulletin: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has advised that there is a possibility of new flooding along the Sutlej River near G.S. Wala in Punjab Province and suggested evacuation of threatened communities.3. Air Operations- On 23 August the Logistics Cluster coordinated the delivery of relief items to three new air corridors expanding the heli-lift operations in KPK Punjab and Sindh Provinces. Relief items were delivered to the following new destinations :KPK: From Ghazi to Pattan Kohistan DistrictPunjab: From Multan to Tonsa Sharif DG Khan DistrictSindh: From Sukkur to Qamber and Shahdad Kot District - A map of current and proposed air operations is regularly updated and available on the Logistics Cluster website - http://www.logcluster.org/ops/pak09a/wfp-aviation-operation.4- Storage & Warehousing- KPK Province Besham: A Mobile Storage Unit (MSU) is being erected for storage of relief items from Logistics Cluster participants. Khwazakhela: The Logistics Cluster is assessing requirements for the establishment of additional MSUs.- Punjab Province Multan: The Logistics Cluster is storing NFIs from IOM and has made arrangements for additional storage capacity with the use of an FAO warehouse for cluster participants.- Sindh Province Sukkur: Two WHO-provided reefer containers have arrived in Sukkur and will be available for use by cluster participants for cold storage.

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1.Pakistan relief effort faces massive challenges,BRC
RV=246.6 2010/08/26 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Logistics

A team of British Red Cross logistics specialists has arrived in Pakistan to help co-ordinate the arrival of aid so it can be delivered to those most in need.As floodwaters further inundate the low-lying southern provinces of the Punjab and Sindh, and an increasing number of people require assistance, the team of four will be working to speed up the delivery of aid into the worst-hit areas.Flying out last night, the team is heading to the devastated province of Sindh in southern Pakistan. Logistics specialists from other Red Cross National Societies have been in the country since soon after the disaster began.Getting aid to people who need it"There are massive logistical challenges in Pakistan which are holding us back from reaching all the people in need. At the moment there are relief items ready to go but the challenge is getting them to places where roads, rail and all normal transport have been wiped out," said Richard North, logistics manager at the British Red Cross."The British Red Cross team will be helping establish routes to get aid to flood victims as quickly as possible, in any way we can. We know from previous disasters that this often means using trucks, boats and even helicopters. But this is only half the battle. Once those routes in are up and running, it is vital aid continues to arrive in country in sufficient quantities to meet the vast needs."Team member Kenny Hamilton said: "Having seen the devastation of Pakistan on the news, and knowing that there are still people who haven't been reached, there is a huge role for logistics teams on the ground. As soon as we arrive we will be doing everything we can to get aid to those in need as quickly as possible."Find out about the Pakistan Earthquake AppealRead more about our emergency response unitsMore about how we work in international disasters

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2.The Netherlands donates additional €2 million for flood victims in Pakistan,Govt. Netherlands
RV=202.5 2010/08/26 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

The Dutch government is donating €2 million to the joint Dutch aid agencies (SHO) for emergency aid to flood victims in Pakistan.'More aid will be needed in the months to come for people who have lost everything,' foreign minister Maxime Verhagen said. 'They are in desperate need of food, medical care, clean drinking water and emergency shelter.'While the north is seeing water levels fall, the flood surge is moving downstream and causing new flooding in the south, where tens of thousands of people are being evacuated.This brings Dutch government aid to the flood victims in Pakistan to €8.6 million. The Netherlands had previously pledged €4 million to the World Food Programme, €1.6 million to UNICEF and €1 million to the International Red Cross.The funds released by the Netherlands will go towards the building of emergency shelters and the distribution of food packages to some 6 million people in the months to come, as well as food for infants, young children and mothers, clean drinking water and sanitation. Sanitation is vital in preventing the spread of diseases caused by contaminated floodwater.

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3.MIDDLE EAST: Gulf aid to Pakistan - update,IRIN
RV=153.6 2010/08/26 00:00
キーワード:Red,Crescent

DUBAI, 26 August 2010 (IRIN) - Here is an update to IRIN's Arab aid to Pakistan in numbers [http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=90233] report of 20 August:Saudi ArabiaOne hundred and thirty Saudi rescue workers have been sent to Pakistan with relief equipment including motorboats, vehicles and generators.King Abdullah ordered dispatch of two 200-bed field hospitals. Each hospital has an operation room, laboratory, pharmacy, intensive care unit and X-ray room, according to the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan, Abdulaziz Bin Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer.Twenty-three Saudi relief flights have arrived in a number of cities in Pakistan since the start of the crisis.United Arab EmiratesUAE has pledged to donate US$5 million to the Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan.UAE Red Crescent Authority launched a three-day telethon to receive donations for flood victims. On the first day (25 August), the telethon raised the equivalent of $6.8 million, a quarter of the $27.2 million target.UAE Red Crescent is sending medics to Pakistan and launching a $100,000 vaccination programme to protect young women and children from disease.QatarQatar Charity, in collaboration with the UN World Food Programme, has distributed US$1.92 million worth of food parcels to affected families since mid-August. The charity has set up an "air bridge" to fly in relief to Pakistan in cooperation with Qatar Airways. It also said it would airlift 80 tons of emergency relief items worth US$604,229.Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) distributed aid to 3,200 families in the first stage of its relief operations.KuwaitAmbassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, permanent representative of Kuwait to the UN, said the country had decided to double aid to Pakistan to $10 million.BahrainBahrain is to send urgent humanitarian aid worth $2.6 million, according to Bahrain News Agency.(Sources: local media, unless otherwise indicated)dh/cb[END]A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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4.Pakistan: Kuwait distributes relief goods among flood-hit families,KUNA
RV=153.6 2010/08/26 00:00
キーワード:Red,Crescent

ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti team on Thursday distributed relief goods among nine thousand flood-disaster-stricken people of Pakistan and assured the victims of continuous help and assistance.A total of nine trucks carrying relief goods, including food packages, tents and other necessary items, were taken to eastern Multan city, where the stranded people have been given refuge in several relief camps.A team comprising members of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), Kuwait Ambassador to Islamabad Nawaf Al-Enzei and other officials of the embassy distributed relief goods among the victims."We have distributed relief goods and tents among at least nine thousand affected families," said Khalid Al-Qais, the head of KRCS delegation and Assistant Director of Disaster Management, while talking to KUNA.He said that more planes carrying relief goods are coming within next couple of days to be distributed among the victims. Describing the situation, Khalid said that the "situation is too bad, the infrastructure has been badly damaged and there is great difficulty in transporting relief goods to the victims." However, he added, "the people are brave. They are fasting and, in tandem, fighting this natural calamity with great courage." Mr. Khalid assured the affected people of continuous support of the people and the government of Kuwait in this critical hour of need. He said that more relief aid is arriving soon and medicines would also be distributed among the affectees. (end) amn.gta KUNA 261724 Aug 10NNNNKuwait News Agency (KUNA)ゥ All rights reserved

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5.RCA implements preventive health programme in Pakistan,WAM
RV=153.6 2010/08/26 00:00
キーワード:Red,Crescent

WAM Islamabad, 26th Aug. 2010 (WAM) -- A UAE Red Crescent Authority medical team arrived here today to implement a health preventive programme in coordination with the UNICEF.As soon as it arrived, the RCA team met with Dr Azhar Abid Raza, Health Specialist, UNICEF Pakistan Country Office, to discuss mechanisms of coordinating efforts for establishing a field hospital to work hand in hand with Ibrahimi hospital in Peshawar, capital of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, in the north west of Pakistan.The UN official lauded the UAE efforts for assisting the Pakistani people at these delicate circumstances.Later, the UAE Ambassador in Islamabad, Ali Al Awani, welcomed the chairman and members of the UAE RCA medical team and promised to extend all possible assistance to facilitate their humanitarian mission.Leader of the RCA medical team Dr. Mohammed Shumais said the volunteer doctors will conduct a curative and preventive programme in floods-affected regions.According to him, over 625,000 people including women and children will be vaccinated against diseases that are expected to spread due to lack of healthcare and clean drinking water like measles, cholera and tetanus.WAM/TF

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1.Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nツー MDRPK006 Operations Update no 5,IFRC
RV=267.0 2010/08/27 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian

Period covered by this Ops Update: This operation update covers the period from 23 August to 26 August 2010.Appeal target (current): CHF 75,852,261 (USD 72.5 mil or EUR 56.3 mil);Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date (26 August 2010), the appeal is 20.5 per cent covered in cash and in-kind; with those in the pipeline, the appeal is currently approximately 50.7 per cent covered. Funds are urgently needed to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society operation in assisting the flood-affected people.Appeal history:-This Revised Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 19 August 2010 for CHF 75,852,261 (USD 72.5 mil or EUR 56.3 mil) for 18 months to assist 130,000 flood-affected families (over 900,000 beneficiaries).-An Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 2 August 2010 for CHF 17,008,050 (USD 16,333,000 or EUR 12,514,600) for 9 months to assist 175,000 beneficiaries.-Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 250,000 (USD 239,406 or EUR 183,589) was allocated from the Federation's DREF on 30 July 2010 to support the National Society's response to the emergency.Summary:This Operations Update provides the latest information available. For further details of the background and activities please refer to the revised Emergency Appeal of 19 August: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/10/MDRPK006RevPrel.pdfAccording to the National and Provincial Disaster Management Authority report dated 21 August, an estimated 17.2 million people have been affected by the worst floods in Pakistani history. This figure accounts for almost one in every 10 Pakistanis. The death toll now stands at more than 1,600 people and 2,366 people injured. More than 893,458 people have been rescued and the latest assessments estimate that more than 1.2 million homes have been damaged or destroyed.In addition to the devastation in the northern provinces, huge swathes of the southernmost province, Sindh, are now being inundated with flood waters. Thriving cities lying along the Indus riverbed now stand lifeless – in Shahdadkot, where cracks are appearing in flood embankments, 90 per cent of its 160,000 citizens have been evacuated; the few who remain stay only to guard their property.Early relief distributions by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) have now reached 57,066 families (399,462 individuals) with food items and 16,713 families (116,991 individuals) with non-food items as of 24 August, while emergency health services have treated some 47,801 individuals as of 24 August. Water and sanitation interventions have benefitted 56,982 individuals as of 24 August. The National Society continues to deliver relief items and conduct assessments of affected areas.To date, American Red Cross, Australian Red Cross/Australian government, Austrian Red Cross, Bangladesh Red Crescent, Belgium Red Cross (Flanders), British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government, Danish Red Cross, Fiji Red Cross, Finnish Red Cross, French Red Cross, German Red Cross, Hong Kong branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Macau branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Icelandic Red Cross, Iranian Red Crescent, Irish Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross, Republic of Korea Red Cross, Luxembourg Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, New Zealand Red Cross/New Zealand government, Norwegian Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross/Swedish government, Swiss Red Cross, Taiwan Red Cross, UAE Red Crescent, OPEC Fund for International Development, the Italian government and private donors have made contributions to this appeal.IFRC, on behalf of PRCS, would like to thank all partners for their generous response to this appeal.Considering the longer-term needs of the communities and the time needed for service delivery, this revised appeal will last for a duration of 18 months, and will, therefore, be completed by 2 February 2012. A Final Report will be made available by 2 May 2012 (three months after the end of the operation).

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2.(MAP) Pakistan: Floods (as of 02 Aug 2010),IFRC
RV=214.3 2010/08/27 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross

Date: 02 Aug 2010Type: Natural DisasterKeyword(s): Floods; Natural Disaster; OperationsFormat: PDF *, 895 Kb(*)Get Adobe Acrobat Viewer (free) Source(s): - International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)Related Document:- Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Floods Emergency appeal nー MDRPK006 Operations Update no 5

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3.Pakistan's fund-raising telethon collects Dh 43 million on second day,WAM
RV=124.7 2010/08/27 00:00
キーワード:Red

Aug 27, 2010 - 12:32 -WAM Abu Dhabi, 26th Aug. 2010 (WAM) -- A nationwide fund-raising campaign in support of flood-s-devastating Pakistan collected on its second running day Dh 43 million including Dh 500 through SMSes till 11: 00 pm .The three-day telethon charity drive called Awnkum, or "Your Help", was launched by the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) as per instructions of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.The live tv campaign, which engages national TV broadcasters Emarat, Noor Dubai, Sharjah 2, Ajman, Dunia Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Waha, aims to raise funds to support relief operations in Pakistan where about 23 million people were affected by the flood disaster. On the first day of a three-day telethon to collect urgently needed financial aid for the internally displaced persons (IDPs), Dh25 million in donations was raised.Donations can be made by text message, phone or in person at the RCA's branches and commercial and call centres. The flood victims need assistance in a number of sectors such as food, non-food items, shelter, health, water, sanitation, and protection.The National Disaster Management Authority in Pakistan has identified a list of immediate needs: boats, tents, blankets, power generators, water filtration plants, dewatering pumps, medicines, hygiene Kits, medical equipment and non-Perishable food items.WAM/TF

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4.RCA delivers more relief to Pakistan,WAM
RV=124.7 2010/08/27 00:00
キーワード:Red

Aug 27, 2010 - 12:33 -WAM Islamabad, 26th Aug. 2010 (WAM) -- About 227 tons of dates and another 40 tons of food and sheltering assistance were airlifted by the UAE air bridge to Rahim Yar Khan, a UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has announced.Khamis Mohammed Al Suweidi, head of the RCA delegation in Multan in Pakistan, said a third relief plane carrying 100 tons of dates will be arriving in Islamabad shortly.He added that UAE military aircrafts based in Multan military base were used to haul the relief items to areas that can not be accessed by land transport.He indicated that the RCA team had overseen the distribution of aid assistance to population who were evacuated from ten areas in the Punjab region to safe makeshift camps.WAM/TF

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5.Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster 26 Aug 2010,US DOS
RV=94.8 2010/08/27 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR,Logistics

Office of the SpokesmanWashington, DCAugust 26, 2010The United States has responded immediately and generously to Pakistan's call for assistance following the tragic and devastating floods that began July 29. This includes $150 million to support immediate relief efforts in Pakistan, through the Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority, the UN's emergency response plan, and many other local and international organizations. An additional $50 million has been allocated for initial recovery efforts to assist with rebuilding communities impacted by the floods. Therefore, the United States is now providing $200 million to assist with relief and recovery efforts, which does not include considerable in-kind and technical assistance specifically to address the impact of these floods.We are also expanding pre-existing programs in flood-affected areas, providing temporary bridges, and mobilizing significant U.S. military and civilian resources to rescue victims of the disaster and deliver needed supplies. U.S. military and civilian aircraft continue to support flood relief operations. Through August 25, these aircraft have evacuated 8,010 people and delivered more than 1,800,000 pounds of relief supplies.American business and private citizens are also making generous contributions to assist the people of Pakistan.Latest Developments:USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah visited Pakistan August 24-26 to consult with the government and relief organizations on ways to expand and improve flood relief efforts. He announced August 25 that the U.S. is providing $50 million to support early recovery programs, such as rehabilitation of community infrastructure and livelihood recovery activities. This $50 million will be provided from funds as authorized under the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009, known as the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Act. People in Pakistan are invited to share information and updates by SMS texting the word FLOODS to 7111. People using the country's active Humari Awaz ("Our Voice") cell phone network are able to update each other about the latest flood news, valuable NGO grant and business opportunities and to make new announcements of support by SMS texting the word FLOODS to 7111. The Humari Awaz social network was launched by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Government College Lahore during her visit to Pakistan in October 2009. Since the launch, the network's subscribers collectively have sent over 350 million messages. To learn how to use Humari Awaz mobile users need only SMS the words "HELP" or "MADAD" to 7111Significant U.S. Contributions To Date:An additional 1,000 rolls of plastic sheeting have been delivered to Pakistan, bringing the total of the shelter materials to 5,063 rolls. The plastic sheeting will provide temporary shelter for approximately 152,000 people. Three additional mobile water treatment units from arrived today, bringing the total to 9 now in Pakistan. U.S. water treatment units have produced more than 5.4 million liters of clean water since August 8. The US brought in an additional 40 Zodiac inflatable rescue boats, bringing the total to 58. On August 25, U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft, based from Afghanistan, delivered 53,430 pounds of food and relief supplies from Rawalpindi to Sukkur and Rajanpur. By August 24, the World Food Program (WFP) had provided almost 1.9 million flood-affected beneficiaries with more than 22,300 metric tons of life-saving food. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which is partially funded by USAID, is providing 4.2 million packets of oral rehydration salts and 2.1 million zinc doses to female health workers conducting community-based management of diarrhea in children under five years of age in flood-affected areas. By August 24, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which the United States is supporting through the State Department, had assisted over 335,000 flood-affected beneficiaries with the provision of 20,000 tents, 78,000 plastic tarpaulins, 105,000 blankets, 75,500 sleeping mats, 43,000 jerry cans, 36,000 plastic buckets, 23,000 kitchen sets, 26 metric tons of soap, and 42,000 mosquito nets. USAID has committed $3.9 million to an NGO to support logistics and relief commodities, economic recovery and market systems, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities for flood-affected people in KPk and Sindh provinces. A total of 440,928 halal meals were delivered to civilian and military officials in Pakistan via U.S. Air Force airlift. Emergency relief items were delivered to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). In addition to the 58 Zodiac rescue boats, the items include: 9 water filtration units, 10 water storage bladders, 30 concrete-cutting saws, 12 pre-fabricated steel bridges and a 25kw generator which was provided to the Frontier Scouts-KPk to support their flood relief efforts.Private Sector Response: Working with mGive, Americans are also contributing to Pakistan flood relief by texting the word "SWAT" to 50555. The text results in a donation of $10 to the UNHCR Pakistan Flood Relief Effort. Every $10 helps provide tents and emergency aid to displaced families. The Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan cellular phone industry are inviting Pakistanis to contribute to the Prime Minister's Fund for Flood Relief beginning August 5 by texting the amount of their donation to "1234." A number of NGOs and companies have announced the establishment of trust funds or donations to the Prime Minister's Fund. As Secretary Clinton announced August 18, the U.S. government, through the Department of State, has established the Pakistan Relief Fund for all to join in the tremendous relief, recovery and reconstruction effort. Individuals, corporations, and other organizations can send much needed help to the people of Pakistan by contributing to this fund at www.state.gov. In the U.S., individuals can send $10 through mobile phones by texting "FLOOD" to 27722. American Business Council members in the U.S. and Pakistan have announced contributions to flood relief efforts: Abbott Labs, Agility Logistics, AT&T, Becton Dickinson, Chevron Pakistan, Cisco Foundation, Coca-Cola Export Corporation & Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd., DuPont, EMC, Feros Sons Laboratories, Hadayat Sons, Johnson & Johnson, MDS Foods, Proctor and Gamble, Pfizer Pakistan, Silver Star Enterprises, 3M, Visa and Wackenhut Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. The Lahore-based American Business Forum has collected donations from: Coca-Cola, Environment Consultancies & Options, Levi Strauss Pakistan, Kabani & Company, General Electric, Monsanto AgriTech, Al-Bario Engineering, and Netsol Technologies.Public Donation Information:The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations. Cash donations allow aid professionals to procure the exact items needed (often in the affected region); reduce the burden on scarce resources (such as transportation routes, staff time, warehouse space, etc); can be transferred very quickly and without transportation costs; support the economy of the disaster-stricken region; and ensure culturally, dietary, and environmentally appropriate assistance. A list of humanitarian organizations that are accepting cash donations for flood response efforts in Pakistan can be found at www.interaction.org. Information about organizations responding to the humanitarian situation in Pakistan may be available at www.reliefweb.int.More information can be found at: http://www.state.gov/pakistanfloodingUSAID: www.usaid.gov/pakistanfloodingThe Center for International Disaster Information: www.cidi.org or (703) 276-1914PRN: 2010/1159

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1.Pakistan flooding only the start of a bigger catastrophe"",IFRC
RV=243.2 2010/08/30 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,American

By Alex Wynter in Larkana, Sindh, and Reeni Aminchua in IslamabadThe magnitude and impact of the Pakistan monsoon superflood "is almost impossible to comprehend," said IFRC Vice-President Mohamed Al Maadheed of Qatar at the end of his visit to Pakistan last week."The flooding is only the start of a bigger catastrophe that will continue to claim lives," he added.Al Maadheed was speaking after seeing the havoc and dislocation left behind by the now-receding flood water around the city of Charsadda, KPK province."The Pakistani people are extremely resilient," he added, "but they need support and resources as it will take a long time to rebuild."The issues here are in danger of fading – we need to advocate for immediate action."The visit coincided with a major stepping up of the IFRC response to the superflood, with more Emergency Response Units arriving in-country or becoming operational.ClinicsThe Canadian-Norwegian Red Cross basic health care Emergency Response Unit (ERU) this weekend treated its first patient in a small improvised settlement near Larkana, in Upper Sindh: 15-year-old Shomaila Bhutto, who was running a fever.The ERU consists of a fixed base and two mobile clinics staffed by a team of nearly 20 doctors, nurses, midwives, psychosocial support specialists and technicians.The first clinic to go into the field on Saturday treated 72 patients, for a wide variety of ailments."As a result of the flood, mostly we've seen skin diseases, upper airway infections, malnutrition, made worse with poor access to water, and abdominal pain, a bit of diarrhoea, but mostly respiratory-tract infection," said Dr Alain Parent, a specialist in emergency-medicine at the Htel Dieu teaching hospital in Quebec City.VolunteersThe ERU team also includes Dr Wei-Chung Ip from the Hong Red Cross and Yuko Kawai, a community health specialist from the Japanese Red Cross.The team were assisted by PRCS volunteers who translated and supervised the open-air waiting area.The ERU's goal is to boost the capacity of nearby PRCS-operated hospitals in Khairpur and Sukkur, to which any serious cases can be taken.A second basic health care ERU, provided jointly by the Australian, French and Japanese Red Cross is being deployed shortly in Punjab province.There are now a total of eight ERUs deploying to help the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) respond to the aftermath of the flood - the most destructive disaster in Pakistan's history.As well as the medical ERUs, the American, Austrian, Benelux, Danish, British, Finnish, French and German Red Cross will be involved in ERU response in logistics, relief and "watsan" (water and sanitation).'20,000 litres a day'The PRCS has also been stepping up its efforts to get safe drinking water to tens of thousands of flood-displaced people camped out beside roads, canals and rail tracks and in improvised settlements all over Sindh.Specialist PRCS teams have reactivated equipment from former Spanish Red Cross watsan ERUs, first shipped to Pakistan as part of the response to the 2007 floods; more equipment has been flown in from Spain.One unit, trucked from Karachi, has been set up at Shikarpur town, near a flyover where some 300 families – or about 2,000 people – are sleeping in Red Crescent tents."We're pumping up to 20,000 litres a day," said Nasir Khan, the PRCS team leader. "The people here were drinking dirty water from a lake before this."A small tented camp beside the main road between Khairpur and Sukkur has meanwhile become one of the most recent to be adopted by the Red Crescent, who manage it jointly with the NGO Aitemaad Pakistan.SafeSome 300 families moved there a few days ago after vacating the empty school they had first taken refuge in when they fled their villages in the Jacobabad area.In its way, and compared to what they would have left behind, it's a model.There are five wells that pump reasonably safe water, plenty of food, and neat lines of tents pitched by the PRCS and donated by the Kuwait Red Crescent.There is nothing to do except watch the traffic roar past, but at least these people are safe, neither hungry nor thirsty, and there is what they call a "nine to five" doctor who tends to the now-familiar flood-related sicknesses – especially the bacterial skin complaints many of the children have contracted.All insist they will go back to their land, where they grew mainly sugar can as well as wheat, vegetable and cotton, as soon as the water retreats.But it will be at least four months, according to Pakistani observers, before newly dried-out land can be sown; several more months before anything useful is harvested.The superflood was this weekend dissipating into the Arabian Sea but its aftermath is only just starting."

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2.AED79m raised for Pakistan flood victims,WAM
RV=122.0 2010/08/30 00:00
キーワード:Red

Abu Dhabi, 29 Aug 2010 (WAM) - A telethon campaign, dubbed Awnakum - Arabic for Your Help - has, to date, collected a total amount of AED 79 million in aid of the flood-affected people in Pakistan. The campaign is organised by the UAE television and radio stations.The telethon, was launched by the UAE Red Crescent Authority, in line with the directions of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It started on Wednesday and is aimed at raising funds to assist over 23 million people in the flood-hit Pakistan.The campaign, run simultaneously by a number of TV and radio stations, including Al Emarat, Noor Dubai, Sharjah 2, Ajman, Dunai Al Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Waha and Gear One, will continue tomorrow.WAM/MAB

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3.Pakistan: RCA delivers 1500 iftar meals daily in Nowshera opens clinic,WAM
RV=122.0 2010/08/30 00:00
キーワード:Red

WAM Islamabad, 29th Aug. 2010 (WAM) -- Starting from today and till the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nowshera will get hot iftar meals from the UAE Red Crescent Authority.The RCA will deliver 1500 iftar packaged meals daily in the city as part of its escalating relief efforts to improve health and living conditions of affected families.Meanwhile, the RCA opened today a field clinic in the city to offer the floods-affected population with free healthcare.The clinic will provide its diagnostic and curative services to about 300,000 people in the city, one of the worst hit areas by the floods.RCA officials said the prime aim of establishing this health facility is to assist floods victims in regions that the health convoys didn't reach yet.Since early morning of the first day of operation, the clinic screened and cured over 200 patients.WAM/TF

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4.RCA sends 70 tons of aid to Pakistan,WAM
RV=122.0 2010/08/30 00:00
キーワード:Red

WAM Abu Dhabi, 29th Aug. 2010 (WAM) -- The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) will send 35 tons of essential relief supplies to floods-victims in Pakistan.The plane carrying these humanitarian assistance will leave here to Peshawar on Monday and another haul of similar amount will fly on Tuesday as part of the RCA's air bridge to alleviate suffering of population affected by floods and boost relief efforts there in implementation of instructions by President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.An RCA field team will oversee distribution of these relief items in the north west of Pakistan. The team will also assess the situation on the ground and secure urgent needs from the UAE or the local markets in Pakistan. WAM/TF

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5.PAKISTAN: Floods accentuate child malnutrition,IRIN
RV=82.8 2010/08/30 00:00
キーワード:percent,UNICEF

QUETTA, 30 August 2010 (IRIN) - "The food they give us is insufficient to fill me or my three children and much of the rice goes to my husband, as he is a man and needs more, leaving only a small plate to be shared between the other four members of the family," said Shamoona Bibi, at a camp for flood displaced people in Quetta, Balochistan Province.Such attitudes aggravate the problem, said Zarin Aslam, who volunteers with a charity to help women and children flood victims. "It is really women, especially those who are expecting or lactating, and children, who are most in need of food.""At home, my children would never scavenge for food. We ate simply, living off spinach from our field, lentils and rice or 'roti' [flatbread] but we managed," Rakhi Bibi, 30, a mother of five, told IRIN. Rakhi and her family moved to the same camp in Quetta from Jacobabad District in neighbouring Sindh Province 10 days ago.Apart from the apparent lower priority of women and children in the aid pecking order in some camps, poor conditions at camps for the flood-displaced, widespread malnutrition among children pre-dating the floods, and the danger of disease mean children are especially vulnerable.Even before the current floods, child malnutrition was high, with 36 percent of children underweight for their age. Researchers say up to 44 percent of rural children are stunted. [www.pitt.edu/~super7/9011-10001/9091.ppt]For many families the situation has worsened sharply during the floods which have affected over 17 million people and killed at least 1,600.In a 28 August statement, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Pakistan, Martin Mogwanja, said: "We must act together to ensure that already malnourished children do not succumb to disease, and to prevent more from becoming malnourished and ill."Data collected before the floods showed, according to the statement, that global acute malnutrition was already high. For instance, 27 percent of children under five were malnourished in Balochistan, 13 percent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP), and 17 percent in Punjab. Recent food price increases [http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=78676] have aggravated the situation.Vicious circleThere are also warnings of a vicious circle, with contaminated water likely to lead to illness and further malnutrition, and malnutrition in turn increasing the risk of sickness.Deepak Bajrachariya, chief field officer for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), told IRIN: "There is malnutrition and it could worsen because right now there is not enough food. We are arranging to provide high protein biscuits and other items to try and combat this."Outside camps, there have been media reports of widespread hunger among flood victims. A minister in the Balochistan government [http://www.sott.net/articles/show/214243-Pakistan-flood-One-million-people-face-starvation-in-Balochistan-says-minister] has sought emergency help for people in Naseerbad District, who he said were "crying for food".There have also been media reports of an equally desperate situation in areas like the Swat and Shangla districts of KP, which are hard to access."Anything I receive I give to my children. Sometimes their mother, their grandparents and I eat nothing... They are growing weaker and my five-year-old daughter has high fever," Abdullah Khan told IRIN by phone from Swat. He said the floods have "even wiped out the berries or grasses we could otherwise have eaten."UNICEF has made an appeal for US$80 million dollars to combat child malnutrition by distributing supplements.kh/at/cbA selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org Une s駘ection d'articles d'IRIN sont publi駸 sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.orgThis article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.Cet article ne refl鑼e pas n馗essairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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1.Monsoon floods in Pakistan - Overview of Australia’s assistance 30 August 2010,Govt.Australia
RV=312.3 2010/08/31 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Bank,UNICEF,Medical

Australian response to floods To date, the Australian Government has pledged $35 million humanitarian assistance to Pakistan.The Australian Medical Taskforce, a joint operation by AusAID and the Australian Defence Force, arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday 24 August. The taskforce is establishing a medical facility at Kot Addu town, in the vicinity of Multan, to provide immediate primary health services to communities affected by the unprecedented floods. Up to 180 Australians have been deployed as part of the taskforce. The first contingent included 51 personnel (including 2 AusAID relief workers) and 33 tonnes of equipment. A second contingent departed from RAAF Amberley on Wednesday 25 August. A third contingent carrying personnel and equipment for the health facility departed RAAF Amberley on Saturday 28 August. A week earlier, two C-17 Globemaster flights delivered tents, tarpaulins, generators, water storage containers and water purification tablets. The supplies have provided shelter and 30 days of safe drinking water for 10,000 families in Pakistan. Australia has also provided 2,000 birthing kits to support expectant mothers along with medical supplies. Australian funding is helping to provide: - A temporary medical facility in the town of Kot Addu to provide primary medical assistance, midwifery and other heath services. - Food to eight million people by the end of September through the World Food Programme.- Clean water and sanitation to two million people through UNICEF to halt the spread of disease. - Emergency shelter and blankets for the estimated 300,000 families who have lost their homes through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. - Emergency shelter and supplies to more than 175, 000 people through the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. - Food, shelter, and other emergency relief to help at least 250,000 people through Australian non-government organisations (NGOs). - Support to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to coordinate and support the Pakistan Government's response to the crisis.- A damage and needs assessment mission through the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. In addition, 18 Australian humanitarian experts have been sent to Pakistan to join the relief effort. Through RedR Australia, the Australian Red Cross and NGOs, they will support UN agencies in relief efforts and coordination.

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2.Learning from Pakistan's tsunami from the sky,AlertNet
RV=159.3 2010/08/31 00:00
キーワード:climate,Canadian,percent

31 Aug 2010 11:37:00 GMTWritten by: AlertNet correspondentBy Rina Saeed KhanISLAMABAD (AlertNet) - Up until the end of July, the rivers and reservoirs in Pakistan were running dry, the underground water table was receding fast and there was widespread talk of massive water shortages in the country.Then the rains arrived, providing relief - which soon turned to horror as massive amounts of rain fell from the sky. In the high mountain valley of Hunza, on the border with China, the local weather office recorded two years worth of rain in just five days."A cloud forest can absorb this amount of rainfall, but these mountains have shallow top soil and the steepest gradients. This triggered landslides and flash floods," notes environmentalist Mehjabeen Habib, who was in Hunza at the time.The torrential rainwater rushed into the ravines and river gorges, causing streams to flood into villages. The run off from these high mountains feeds into the Indus River and its tributaries. Over the years, the river has been tamed by the building of barrages and dams.But these unprecedented rains have caused the Indus to roar back to life.The flooding caught everyone by surprise - and today, from the mountains to the sea, the 15th longest river in the world has left a wake of destruction as it overflows its banks. Pakistan might be a fractured, divided society but today the country is united from north to south in its suffering.And the floods may be just the start of Pakistan's problems. Climate experts believe the coming years will bring more such extreme and intense weather events, and not just in Pakistan.Russia this year has seen devastating drought, wildfires and crop failure. China has seen billions of dollars of damage from flooding. Temperatures have hit record levels in a variety of countries around the globe, including the United States and Canada. FLOODS 'NOT A UNIQUE EVENT'"This was not a unique event. It can happen again, given the timing and availability of moisture," explains Qamrul Zaman Chaudhry, head of the government weather office in Islamabad."Extreme weather events are on the rise and their intensity is also increasing. In the last six months alone, Pakistan has been hit by a severe cyclone and now these massive floods," he notes.The weather office in Islamabad predicts the monsoon currently prevailing over the country will last until the first week of September. The floods have now reached the Indus Delta near the Arabian Sea, breaking embankments and submerging towns and villages alongside the river.Thousands of people are camped out in the open on high ground under the scorching sun - clutching all that remains of their belongings."These people are completely reliant on food being handed out by the local NGOs and government. There is a mad rush for the aid when it does arrive and some families don't get anything. The government is not releasing the figures but many old people and young children are dying as we speak," says Rafique Junejo, an activist from Jamshoro, in Sindh, who works for Participatory Efforts for Healthy Environment (PEHE), a local NGO.It is estimated that around 20 million people have been affected by the floods.There are growing fears that this year's flooding may not be a once-in-80-years event, potentially leaving the country with little time to recover from such a massive disaster, notes Ishfaq Ahmed, who was responsible for initiating Pakistan's first centre to study the impacts of climate change, the Global Change Impacts Study Centre, set up in Islamabad in 2003, and who has co-chaired a national task force on climate change to advise the government."This climate disaster is not only of high intensity but has been of long duration. The climate scientists are speculating that upper atmospheric jet streams can be hindered by warming waves and slowed down. This has regulated longer and intensive extreme events - our floods, wild fires in Russia and rain and mudslides in North West China. Such extreme events may not remain rare but become frequent," he warns.According to Canadian glaciologist Ken Hewitt, who was in Pakistan when the deluge began, "Right up to the time of the first heavy rains, official and popular reports were preoccupied with water shortages. You have to wonder how far this caught managers on the wrong foot? It's a similar mind-set to the one that misread what is happening to the glaciers in the upper Indus Basin."Hewitt has been studying the glaciers in the Karakoram mountain range for several years now and his investigations reveal that the big glaciers like Baltoro are actually growing and not receding as is the popular perception.PREPAREDNESS KEYHewitt agrees, however, that Pakistan may well be troubled by more extreme weather fluctuations in coming years. Whether those turn into disasters depends on preparedness, he says, noting that "most loss of life and much of the property damage can be prevented, and is prevented where safety and disaster preparedness are a priority."Government and development officials say they are working toward a better level of preparation for more extreme weather events."Disaster preparedness has to reach right down to the grass roots level and become mainstreamed in the development process," says Saleemullah, a UN Development Programme official who works closely with Pakistan's Ministry of Environment. "Land use planning is much needed and we have to control the encroachments on our rivers for the larger interest of our people."The Indus River, he explains, is one gigantic water shed and has to be managed as one from the mountains to the sea."There are many lessons to be learned from this disaster," he says, including that reforestation may not be enough to help stop such flooding in the future. Saleemullah, who is also a trained forester from the Pakistan Forest Institute in Peshawar, says heavy forest cover would not have prevented the current flooding."Perhaps it would have reduced it by 20 percent or so, but there was just too much rain. One or two heavy cloud bursts are enough to cause a local flash flood - but this time there were as many as a dozen cloud bursts in a row. It was like a tsunami had hit Khyber Pukhtunkwa province."REBUILDING - OR NOT?Pervaiz Amir, who also served on Pakistan's task force on climate change, says the country will soon need to make important decisions on what should - and should not - be rebuilt."If floods are coming with even higher intensity in the future, glaciers melting at unprecedented rates, coastlines shrinking due to sea rise - how much do we want to rebuild? Who will decide the priority of rebuilding and resettlement? We need to sit back, take a deep breath and be highly selective what we will build and how," he insists.He would like to see an action plan prepared with the input of residents of every province. To date, Pakistan has no national climate change strategy, although a report was prepared by the task force."Pakistan cannot continue to resettle people in the same places and bear the cost, knowing well that the probability of these areas being destroyed again is very real," he warns.The last time such massive flooding hit the country was back in 1929, when far fewer people lived in the region. Since then, wetlands have been drained to make room for farmland and the traditional floodplains of the Indus are now home to villages.The riverside forests that acted as natural flood barriers in the south have disappeared, and accumulated silt from the dams and barrages has made the river bed shallow.The changes are one reason Pakistan is so severely affected by the current "super flood," experts say. Learning from what has happened and finding ways to intelligently build back will be key to easing the damage from future severe weather, they say."I think this flood will prove to be a turning point in our history. It is a major nation building exercise," Saleemullah says. "It will be difficult but we are a resilient nation."Rina Saeed Khan is a Lahore-based freelance journalist who specializes in climate change issues.Reuters AlertNet is not responsible for the content of external websitesFor more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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3.Briefing on Flood Relief Efforts in Pakistan,US DOS
RV=128.2 2010/08/31 00:00
キーワード:percent,question,Bank

Dan FeldmanDeputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and PakistanCarol Chan, Deputy Director of the Office of Foreign Disaster AssistanceWashington, DCAugust 30, 2010MR. CROWLEY: Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State. To lead us off this afternoon, we thought we would once again bring in our intrepid briefing team to update you on the U.S. and international response to the flooding in Pakistan. Dan Feldman is the Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Carol Chan is the Deputy Director of OFDA. I think we'll start off with Dan and then we'll talk about other things.MR. FELDMAN: Thanks very much, P.J. Thanks very much for having me here. I just wanted to give a quick update about the current status of the floods and as well as the USG response to it, and then highlight three particular areas: One is the status of the international contributions; the second is the private sector contributions, particularly from the USG; and the third is the strategic communications initiatives that have been launched, and particularly those launched in the last week or so.Currently, the flood crest from the Indus River is finally entering the Indian Ocean. The good news at this point is that in most places, waters are no longer rising but are finally receding, including in Punjab. There are still enormous concerns, though, particularly on the health front about stagnant water, on shelter issues, and the situation is still deteriorating in some parts of the country, particularly in Sindh, where 6 million people have been displaced and 4.5 million need humanitarian assistance.In terms of the USG response, we've kept you updated on the heavy airlift capability that we've undertaken. U.S. military and civilian aircraft continue to support flood relief operations. They've been flying sorties over the last few days. And to date, these aircraft – USG aircraft, both civilian and military, have now evacuated close to 9,000 people – it's over 8,800 – and delivered more than 2.5 million pounds of relief supplies.We estimate that the civilian and military in-kind assistance – the operations transporting halal meals, the temporary bridges – is now at approximately $15 million. We haven't yet added that into our fact sheets. That's in addition to the $150 million in relief assistance that the Secretary announced at the UNGA special session and in addition to the $50 million in early recovery assistance from Kerry-Lugar-Berman funds that Dr. Shah announced in Pakistan last week.To assist in the continuing needs on heavy lift, there was also an announcement over the weekend that we would come close to doubling the amount of lift capacity of USG helicopters. Right now, we've got about 15 helicopters in theater. We are deploying another 18 additional helicopters. We'll be rotating some out that are currently there. But altogether, we aim to get close to 30 operating USG helicopters into the region in the next 10 days to two weeks or so. So the needs there are still very, very dramatic, and we are continuing to try to meet those as aggressively and robustly as possible.Let me move on to the three areas I outlined, the first on international assistance. Thus far, over 60 nations have committed more than $700 million, including the $200 million I just referenced, the 150 relief and the 50 early recovery. We now calculate that the UN response plan, the initial plan of $460 million, is about two-thirds funded. It's about 64 percent right now. But obviously, as the crisis response moves from this relief phase to the early recovery, and then recovery and reconstruction phases, we calculate that the needs are going to be absolutely vast. We are going to continue to look, do our own assessments. There's also going to be ongoing assessments by the World Bank, ADB, the damage and needs assessments, and as we get more and more of that data, we will continue to work very actively with the international community to ensure that we try to meet those needs as best as possible.We've highlighted some specific contributions in the past on the lift side which is so critical right now. As we've noted, Afghanistan has provided four helicopters. Japan now has three helicopters on the ground, three more en route. The UAE has dispatched three helicopters as well as a C-130. Turkey has contributed a C-130. And NATO, very significantly, has started flying missions to deliver food, relief supplies, using NATO-owned trainer cargo aircraft. They delivered – NATO delivered 8 million metric tons of relief supplies donated by Slovakia last week. They've augmented this and had several – I think two more flights in the last few days. NATO's now delivered – and this has been facilitated through German Government contributions and others. And we continue to work closely with them to make sure that these relief supplies get there as quickly as possible.Notable contributions just over the last week, not only from EU, Australia, Canada, Germany, but from other OIC members. Algeria, Jordan, Uzbekistan, all announced new contributions – China, Russia. So the international community continues to come together and will next meet on the margins of UNGA on September 19th as a follow-up to the session that was held about 10 days ago.Second of all, on the private sector update, the U.S. business sector, coordinated by the Business Civic Leadership Center and the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council, has provided over $8 million now in relief assistance to Pakistan. Some 50 major companies have contributed either with direct funding or in-kind contribution. We have a list available, but some of the larger contributions include a million dollars from Coca-Cola, a million dollars in direct food items from Sheraton, a million dollars from BP, $600,000 in cash and in-kind from Proctor & Gamble, including water purification tablets, $500,000 from PepsiCo. Many companies have established employee contribution drives, matching donations by their employees. And we continue to welcome and encourage contributions by the corporate sector. This will also be working with the Pakistan Relief Fund, as announced by the Secretary at the UNGA special session about 10 days ago, which that fund will serve as a platform to raise the profile of fundraising efforts, bring together as many disparate parties, making contributions as possible, and continue to amplify contributions. We're looking at a range of high-profile events, including some celebrity events, which we'll have more information on in the coming days and weeks.Lastly, on the strategic communications front, we've had a very, very aggressive effort to promote communications, not only here in the U.S. but in Pakistan, use media to better disseminate information. When Dr. Shah was there last week, he helped launch a new nationwide SMS initiative for flood updates. There are 99 million mobile users in Pakistan. Many of the flood victims have only access to mobile, and so he invited people to share the latest information and updates on Pakistan flood recovery by SMS texting the word "FLOODS" in Pakistan to a number, 7111. The Embassy is now using that to send information on relief and recovery efforts to these new subscribers, and it connects them to the latest news information alerts.This is building on the Secretary's initiative which she launched last October called Humari Awaz, which is another social media platform which, since she announced it, has – over 350 million messages have been sent in both Urdu and English. He also did – conducted the first ever live one-hour radio broadcast by a USG official with both public and private radio, so very actively using radio, which is such a great means of communications with many – in many parts of the country. We're continuing to work on strengthening the signal and reach, working actively with the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, which is now providing 24/7 coverage of the floods and looking at a variety of other initiatives to profile needs, documentary filmmakers, other news outlets, and trying to build and grow the information dissemination, which is, lastly, being done through more traditional media. Dr. Shah brought 13 reporters with him to Sukkur last week. We're continuing to try to get both Pakistani and international journalists out on as many flights as possible so they can observe firsthand what the needs are, report back. And this growing media engagement is certainly helping to provide greater information to the general public, which is, in turn, feeding interest and contributions to flood relief.So my colleague, Carol Chan, will speak more from USAID OFDA, and we're happy to take questions.MS. CHAN: Thank you. Well, as mentioned before, USAID – USG's pledge has been $200 million. And what we've been doing with that money has basically been providing assistance to the flood-affected populations, which include food, nutrition programs, potable water and sanitation facilities, blankets, plastic sheeting to construct temporary shelters, as well as other relief commodities, logistical support, and other information services.In terms of the weather, as previously mentioned, the water is receding. There doesn't appear to be storms in the near future. But while the waters are receding in the Punjab, the high crest on the Indus River is beginning to flow into the sea. The situation in Sindh Province continues to deteriorate, although the Pakistani Meteorological Department reported that water flowing to the Koshi Barrage has been reducing and authorities expect flooding to continue in the Sindh.And some recent developments – international relief organizations are beginning to expand, gradually moving to Sindh and Punjab from bases to – in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and that Sindh Province is now becoming one of the major areas of greatest need. USAID DART is actively targeting local NGOs to conduct the relief programs in Southern Pakistan through the Rapid Response Fund.In terms of shelter, emergency shelter remains a critical priority for the flood-affected population. To date, USAID OFDA has delivered 5,063 rolls of plastic sheeting, which is sufficient to provide temporary shelter for nearly 152,000 people. USAID has plans for additional shipments of plastic sheeting as the needs become known.In terms of health, the Pakistani National Disaster Management Authority, also known as NDMA, said a growing concern is the number of large pools of standing water throughout Pakistan. Particularly as peak mosquito season breedings occur over the next two to four weeks, USAID will be continuing to look at disease early warning systems, which actually were implemented after the 2005 earthquake.Thank you.MR. CROWLEY: Questions?MR. FELDMAN: Yes.QUESTION: Yeah. With the 38 helicopters, what percentage of the total lift capacity does that provide once they're on board, and what geographic area do they cover? Will they cover most of the flooded areas?MR. FELDMAN: The overall number is constantly changing as other nations also provide some lift and per the needs of the Pakistani Government. At this point, we're aware of the other helicopters from other nations as I noted, so four from Afghanistan, up to six from Japan, three from UAE. The UN also has about four helicopters on the ground right now, but going up perhaps to eight or even ten. And that's in addition, obviously, to everything the Pakistani military is doing.We are trying – we are doing this, obviously, in very close cooperation with the Pakistani military at their request and in the areas they've asked us to. We are expanding regionally in some areas. They're not all going to be based out of Ghazi. So we're trying to cover the areas that have the greatest need, but in conjunction with the Pakistani military.QUESTION: I mean, what impact does it have? Does it cover, like, half of Pakistan's needs or – I'm sure not. I'm sure it's probably much less than that.MR. FELDMAN: I think they're still trying to assess. Obviously, we're still getting people displaced in areas like Sindh. The needs in terms of where helicopters are best positioned, obviously, in the north, where the bridges have been damaged, in the less urban areas. And so you're reaching to some people that need it quite a bit there. You've got many, many more numbers in the – in Punjab and Sindh. But in terms of what those helicopters can provide, it's kind of evolving on a day-by-day basis, so I can't really answer that with that degree of specificity.QUESTION: Hi, I'm Kirit Radia with ABC News. I just wonder if I could ask you about some of the reporting last week about threats against aid workers in Pakistan, how that's affected any of your implementing partners, what steps are being taken to protect them, and if this is an ongoing threat, if you think that.And on a related note, there was also some reporting over the weekend about an apparent threat against Dr. Shah's visit that was reported in The Washington Times about him having to leave prematurely. What can you tell us about that?MR. FELDMAN: In terms of the planning altogether, we are continuing to do things that we always do. We're working with partners that we've worked with for a very, very long time, that are very reputable, very credible in country that have long experience, many local hires, and we're trying to mitigate any concerns. Obviously, the concerns are always going to be there given some of the statements by some of these extremist organizations. But we're going to continue to do what we've always done and try to deliver the humanitarian assistance that we can as efficiently as possible.In terms of Dr. Shah's particular visit, I'm not sure if Carol has more to add on that. I was at the FPC last week when he said that he had to leave quite suddenly. I think that was misinterpreted in some of the press as a particular threat. He did not say that in the state – in the conference that I was at. He just said that they got some information about some actors there and left quite quickly. So I don't know if that's the same as you've been briefed or not.MS. CHAN: Right, that's the same. I mean, essentially, he was visiting a food distribution and has – he was doing other visits in his trip to Pakistan. So I think that that was a misinterpretation of him leaving. I mean, he was on a very tight schedule, so that's not true.QUESTION: Well, I wasn't there, but I certainly watched it on – I watched the briefing at the Foreign Press Center and he did leave because there were some suspicious people, that he said DS told him that there were some suspicious people around and that maybe they better leave, and he didn't want to leave, that he wanted to continue to talk to the women who were waiting in line. So --MR. ANDERSON: Yeah, this is --QUESTION: -- I don't know if there's a specific threat or not, but I mean --MR. FELDMAN: Lars Anderson.MR. CROWLEY: Lars Anderson from USAID.MR. ANDERSON: I was actually there. There was no specific threat made, but there were some suspicious people in the area, and so the RSOs on the ground decided that we should leave.QUESTION: That isn't the genesis of the threat that – I mean, that – is that – was that at all related to the warnings that went out after?MR. ANDERSON: No. This --QUESTION: That was something else?MR. ANDERSON: Two separate things.MR. CROWLEY: Charley.QUESTION: Charley Keyes, CNN. Please, sir, can you give us – to go back to the 30 helicopters expected in the next 10 days, how much U.S. personnel are involved in the support of those choppers? How many U.S. personnel are on the ground? And is the Pakistan Government asking for additional U.S. aid?MR. FELDMAN: In terms of personnel, I'd have to send you over to the Pentagon for those numbers. I – we don't have those. And I think they – obviously, it will depend on the size of the helicopters and what the capacity is, so they could help provide that.In terms of the actual numbers requested, that is in very, very close conjunction with General Nadeem, who's been running this effort through NDMA, through General Kayani and others. And we are meeting the needs that they identify. And so getting the – up to the – up to 30 there is something that's been done at their request and in close cooperation with the Pakistanis.QUESTION: And is the Pakistan Government asking for additional U.S. aid?MR. FELDMAN: Additional U.S. aid or --QUESTION: Or additional U.S. assistance?MR. FELDMAN: Assistance in terms of?QUESTION: Of flooding – in response to the flood disaster.MR. FELDMAN: Civilian – the civilian assistance?QUESTION: Yes.MR. FELDMAN: Yes, absolutely. I mean, they are – they recognize that the needs are going to be absolutely vast, staggering. And so everyone agrees that this initial flood response plan that the UN has put out – it was only meant for 90 days, it's only for relief efforts – that's the 460 million number. But everyone – and Foreign Minister Qureshi is visiting countries around the world, trying to start raising money. And we're working closely with the foreign ministry and with others to help meet those needs. What we don't have yet are some estimated numbers as the damage is still ongoing.But given the requests by the World Bank – or for the World Bank and the ADB to conduct these damage and needs assessments, which hopefully we'll have by the beginning of October, we will start using that as a baseline for the international community to try to meet those needs for recovery and reconstruction purposes.QUESTION: (Inaudible) the question on providing any additional security for workers. Is that happening, or is there any plans to do that?MR. FELDMAN: I'm not aware of anything that's currently happening that's different from what we would normally provide. So that's always factored into the calculus, and obviously, that was done from the very outset here. But other than giving a public sense of that potential threat, I'm not aware of anything different.QUESTION: Thank you.QUESTION: Thank you.MR. FELDMAN: Thanks.

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4.Second RCA plane arrives in Pakistan,WAM
RV=119.9 2010/08/31 00:00
キーワード:Red

Peshawar - The second Red Crescent Authority (RCA) plane carrying 35 tonnes of relief aid, including medicines, food stuff and medical devices, arrived yesterday in Peshawar. At the arrival, the plane was unloaded. The RCA delegation set a plan to distribute the food items in coordination with the Pakistani Red Crescent Society. Sayed Ali Hassan, secretary general of the Pakistani Red Crescent Society thanked the UAE leadership and government for their support to the Pakistani people. ・#8364;" Emirates News Agency, WAM

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5.UAE's telethon raises over Dh85 million for Pakistan flood victims so far,WAM
RV=119.9 2010/08/31 00:00
キーワード:Red

The Red Crescent Authority's (RCA) telethon has raised over Dh85 million in donations so far to assist the estimated 23 million flood victims in Pakistan.Dubbed "Awnakum", Arabic for Your Help, the campaign which is under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan saw the participation of various TV channels and radio stations across the UAE such as National Geographic Channel Abu Dhabi, Al-Emarat, Ajman, Noor Dubai, Sharjah 2, Fujairah's Dunia, Ras Al-Khaimah TV and Al-Waha, Awtar, Music Plus, Al-Dhafra.Deputy Chairman of RCA for Local Affairs Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Hammadi said the telethon continues nationwide and at RCA's branches and offices and we look forward to big donations from nationals and expatriates to further help the Pakistani people in this holy month.He said the effort is being directly followed up on by H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of RCA. ・#8364;" Emirates News Agency, WAM

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1.Blasts kill 20 in Pakistan's Lahore 170 hurt,Reuters - AlertNet
RV=83.0 2010/09/01 00:00
キーワード:percent,American

01 Sep 2010 17:39:27 GMT* Blasts in Lahore* Taliban leader charged in U.S.* Heavy economic damage(Updates Hakimullah being charged, updates death toll)By Mubasher BukhariLAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Three bombs exploded at a Shi'ite procession in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding over 170, piling pressure on a government already overwhelmed by floods.Police said two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd, after a lull in violence during the floods, the type of attack that Pakistani Taliban militants have claimed in the past.Sajjad Bhutta, a senior Lahore official, told Reuters the death toll had climbed to 20, with at least 170 wounded. Rescue services said 25 were killed.Separately, the U.S. Justice Department said prosecutors had charged the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, for the plot that killed seven CIA employees at an American base in Afghanistan last December.Mehsud, believed to be in the tribal areas of Pakistan, was accused of conspiracy to kill Americans overseas and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, the Justice Department said. The charges confirm Pakistan's Taliban insurgents have extended their reach overseas.Soon after the Lahore blasts, a mob set fire to a police station. People also beat policemen, witnesses said.Pro-Taliban Sunni militants frequently attack Shi'ites as part of a campaign to destabilise the U.S.-backed government.The renewed violence came as millions of Pakistanis continued to struggle for food and water more than a month after the worst floods in the country's history, deepening concerns over the stability of the country.The floods have ravaged Pakistan's economy, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said, with massive job losses and soaring inflation expected to hurt a nation whose stability is vital to the U.S. war against militants in both Pakistan and Afghanistan."The floods have inflicted damage to the economy which may, by some estimates, reach $43 billion, while affecting 30 percent of all agricultural land," Gilani said briefing the cabinet.Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, with cotton the main cash crop. The sector is a major source of employment.Facing the prospect of long-term economic pain, Pakistan hopes the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will soften the terms of an $11 billion loan. Pakistani and IMF officials are meeting in Washington to work out the impact of the floods."This economic loss will translate into massive job losses affecting incomes of thousands of families, which may have serious social implications," said Gilani, whose government was heavily criticised for its slow response to the catastrophe.Pakistan's military has taken charge of relief efforts, but Islamist charities, some linked to militant groups, have also stepped in, raising concerns they may exploit public anger.BLACKLISTThe United States on Wednesday formally added Mehsud's Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or Taliban Movement of Pakistan, to its blacklist of foreign terrorist organisations subject to travel and economic sanctions.The TTP is the main Pakistani militant alliance which operates from Pakistan's northwest. It is suspected of being behind most bomb and suicide attacks across Pakistan.Before the floods struck a vast swath of the country, the army said it had scored major gains against the Taliban. In renewed air strikes in the northwest, Pakistani forces killed up to 62 militants, their family members and other civilians with no ties to the fighters, officials said on Wednesday.Washington has repeatedly urged Pakistan to go after militant sanctuaries in the northwest saying these have helped boost the Afghan insurgency, now at its deadliest. Pakistan says it is doing all it can to fight the militants.Testing ties further, Pakistan's army said on Wednesday it scrapped talks with U.S. military officials after a military delegation sent to Washington had to go through "unwarranted" airport security checks.British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said it could take Pakistan years to recover from the floods with threats from water-borne disease and opportunistic militants. "The danger always is that you get groups who have an ulterior motive who provide aid to try to curry favour," he said after visiting an aid camp. (Additional reporting by Zeeshan Haider and Augustine Anthony in Islamabad and Chris Allbritton and Rebecca Conway in Pabbi, Svetlana Kovalyova in Milan and Andrew Quinn and Jeremy Pelofsky,in Washington; Writing by Michael Georgy; editing by Noah Barkin) (For more Reuters coverage of Pakistan, see: http://www.reuters.com/places/pakistan)For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.alertnet.org

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2.Japan to Dispatch Emergency Medical Team to Pakistan as that Country Continues to Battle Widespread Floods,JICA
RV=72.4 2010/09/01 00:00
キーワード:Bank,Japan

As Pakistan continued to battle the worst flooding in the country's history, JICA announced Wednesday (September 1) it would dispatch an emergency medical team to help survivors.More than 1,600 people have died in the flooding, 20 million Pakistanis have been affected and around one million homes damaged or destroyed, according to official estimates, as weeks of flooding washed across one-fifth of the country.The Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) system, of which JICA is a member, initially sent emergency supplies in the early stages of the disaster. In late August it said it was sending further supplies of tents and water cleansing equipment from its regional warehouse in Singapore as the catastrophe showed little signs of abating.Japan's Self Defense Forces also announced the dispatch of six helicopters and 200 staff starting August 21 to assist in the relief effort.The medical team will leave Friday and is expected to operate in Pakistan's southern Punjab area and concentrate on helping victims and preventing the spread of possible diseases such as diarrhea and cholera.JICA has joined with the World Bank and Asia Development Bank (ADB) in a damage and needs assessment survey. As that continued, the government asked for further help, and it was decided to send the medical team as soon as possible.It was the worst flooding in Pakistan's history. Tens of thousands of square kilometers of agricultural lands were inundated and according to Food and Agriculture Minister Nazar Mohammed Gondal crop damage alone was at least $US3 billion.Other government officials said total damage would be between $25-40 billion after thousands of miles of highways, rail links and dozens of bridges were also swept away.The Japan Disaster Relief system is a grouping of government and non government agencies which provides emergency assistance, including rescue and medical teams and supplies, in the aftermath of natural disasters around the world.It has helped Pakistan in previous disasters. In 2008, following a 6.5 magnitude earthquake near the city of Quetta, emergency supplies were dispatched to help the survivors.When the 2005 Great Earthquake shook Pakistan, killing some 75,000 persons and making 3.3 million homeless, Japan sent doctors, nurses, rescue teams and emergency supplies to Pakistan and embarked on an ambitious reconstruction effort in the tremor's aftermath to construct earthquake-resistant schools, hospitals and other buildings.Pakistan, with a population of around 160 million people, is the world's sixth largest nation and because of its central geographical location neighboring Afghanistan, it is key to both regional and international stability.For more than 30 years Japan has recognized Pakistan's importance by providing some $7 billion in official development assistance loans, $2.1 billion in grant aid and a further $400 million in technical assistance. Several thousand Pakistan officials have received training in Japan and at any one time more than 1,000 Japanese experts work on in-country projects.JICA for several years has been helping the country to anticipate and handle future national disasters by strengthening the National Disaster Management Authority and improving the capacity of district and local communities to respond to catastrophes.Other JICA projects are designed to boost the country's overall economic growth with basic infrastructure projects such as roads, electrical output and industrialization as well as grass roots projects in areas such as education, water and health to improve the 'human security' of local communities.

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3.PAKISTAN: MAJOR CONSTRAINTS HAMPER RELIEF EFFORT FUNDING SLOWING DOWN,OCHA
RV=44.3 2010/09/01 00:00
キーワード:UNHCR

(New York / Geneva / Islamabad: 01 September 2010): The United Nations and its partners have delivered life-saving assistance to millions of people in need in flood-hit Pakistan, but major constraints hamper operations and make it impossible to deliver at the necessary speed.The staggering scale of the disaster itself is the major obstacle. The floods have affected over 18 million people and ravaged an area of at least 160,000 square kilometres — larger than the surface area of England. This poses enormous challenges as regards procurement, handling, and delivery of relief supplies. "These floods have at times been able to displace one million persons in one day, and we simply cannot be as fast as the waters", said Martin Mogwanja, Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan, "We continue to work around the clock at the fastest possible speed, and are reaching hundreds of thousands more people every day"."Given the number of those in need, this is a humanitarian operation of unprecedented scale", said Manuel Bessler, head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the country, "We need to reach at least eight million people, from the Karakoram Mountain Range in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south". OCHA has established five main inter-agency coordination hubs, to ensure that assessments and response plans are devised as effectively as possible in every part of the country.Destroyed roads and bridges remain a major obstacle in many areas. Efforts are underway to repair this infrastructure, and more helicopters are being brought into the country in the coming days by the World Food Programme (WFP) and other entities. "Helicopters will remain key for some time to come, as 800,000 people are accessible only by air, both in the north where roads and bridges have been washed away and in other parts of the flood zone where entire communities have been cut off by rising waters", said Frances Kennedy, a WFP spokesperson in Pakistan."With so many people on the move searching for a place to stay, thousands of spontaneous settlements have sprung up everywhere," said Mengesha Kebede, Representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Pakistan, "This is why camp coordination and camp management structures are necessary, especially in Sindh, so we can work to improve the conditions in those camps that will need to accommodate people for some time, and make the response more systematic".Funding for the activities envisaged in the Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan (PIFERP) has improved significantly during the week following the visit to Pakistan by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 15 August, but it has been almost stalled since the beginning of last week. Contributions totaled US$ 274 million (59.6% of requirements) on 24 August, and are now at $ 291 million (63.4% of requirements). "The crisis is far from over", said Tammy Hasselfeldt, chair of the NGO consortium Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF), "In fact, we are now entering the most difficult stages. Unless we can act fast enough, children and other vulnerable people may succumb". The PIFERP currently requires $ 459.7 million, but requirements are expected to increase very significantly when it is revised later this month.Despite the challenges, the United Nations and its partners have so far delivered one-month food rations to almost three million people, in addition to high-energy biscuits to 750,000 children. Medical attention has been provided to 3.9 million, and supplies to cover the potential health needs of 3.6 million have reached health facilities across the country. Tents and plastic tarpaulins have been delivered to over 1.1 million, with the same materials in the pipeline for an additional 2.5 million. Clean water is provided every day to over two million people, without counting the provision of purification material as temporary relief.For further information, please call: OCHA Islamabad: Maurizio Giuliano,+92 300 8502397, giuliano@un.org; Stacey Winston, +92 300 8502690, winston@un.org; OCHA New York: Stephanie Bunker, +1 917 3675126, mobile +1 347 2442106, bunker@un.org; Nicholas Reader, +1 212 963 4961, mobile +1 646 752 3117, reader@un.org; OCHA Geneva: Elisabeth Byrs, +41 22 917 2653, mobile +41 79 473 4570, byrs@un.orgOCHA press releases are available at http://ochaonline.un.org or www.reliefweb.int

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4.Pakistan - Floods and after,IIED
RV=42.0 2010/09/01 00:00
キーワード:question

Arif Hasan, IIED Visiting Fellow, 27 August 2010For a sustainable reconstruction of the physical and social infrastructure of flood ravaged Sindh, it is necessary to understand to what extent the damage caused by the flood is man-made. Some of the broad indicators are obvious.Due to the construction of barrages and hundreds of kilometres of flood protection embankments the flood plains of the Indus have been considerably reduced. They can no longer cater to exceptionally high floods. As such, these flood waters are carried away by canals to considerable distances away from the flood plains. The canals in turn flood the colonised areas. An important question is whether the water carrying capacity of the flood plains can be increased and whether engineering works can reduce pressure on the canals in case of high floods? Preliminary discussions with engineers suggest that this is feasible.Not only have the flood plains shrunk but shrub-lands and forests in them have been destroyed to make way for agriculture. This has increased the scale of flooding and the velocity of water. It has also made embankments more susceptible to erosion and collapse. In addition, settlements, some permanent and other semi-permanent, have developed in the flood plains, adding considerably to the vulnerable population.In the colonised areas, over the last century, hundreds of kilometres of road and protection embankments have been built ten to twenty feet above the land level. Except for the major drainage channels there are no culverts and/or gates to let flood waters pass or return through them. If these culverts and gates existed at regular and appropriate intervals, flooding could be controlled and the breeching of these embankments and roads by the force of the water or by design, would not be necessary. Even in urban centres, large areas, especially low income ones, are submerged because they are surrounded by high roads and water from them cannot be drained out. This is especially true of the areas around Larkana, Sukkur and Shikarpur.There are other issues as well. In search of land to cultivate, inundation and drainage channels and the natural depressions connected to them have been encroached upon for agricultural purposes and around towns for construction of homes and businesses. This is a major cause of flooding, especially in the urban areas, even during normal monsoons.And then, there are other issues. Much of the post-1970's infrastructure is substandard in quality. In addition, infrastructure, irrespective of its age has not been maintained. Canals, barrages and irrigation headworks have not been properly desilted for years. This is especially true of the minor drainage channels which are the backbone of any efficient drainage system. Most of them are covered with shrubbery preventing effective drainage of fields and agricultural areas.In the reconstruction and rehabilitation phase, there are other issues that will surface as well. The floods have wiped out landmarks and the definition of fields and survey numbers. Re-establishing them is a major exercise and is bound to lead to disputes and conflicts. During the initial phase of reconstruction of homes and properties, similar disputes will also arise. In this process the worst affected will be the tenant farmers and the poorer sections of the population. The principles on the basis of which these disputes are to be settled need to be clearly and simply articulated. The institutions that are to settle these disputes will also have to be established at taluka level. It is not possible for people to visit the taluka headquarters for the settlement of these disputes. Therefore, mobile teams will have to camp at different locations and invite applications for the resolution of property related conflicts. If justice cannot be delivered through a transparent, uncomplicated and swift process, then power and production related relations will be further strengthened in favour of the more powerful sections of society.The rehabilitation of major infrastructure (roads, bridges, electricity, water supply, sewage) and the desilting process required for it, will be taken care of by the state agencies through contractors and consultancy firms. The manner in which it will be done is clear and the local population can be mobilised for this work through a cash or food for work programme. Our bureaucracy is well aware of how such programmes are organised and managed. However, it will be necessary to develop appropriate specifications and concepts for the design, maintenance and operation of all major infrastructure items so that they can withstand the scale of flooding that we have experienced. Also, the institutions that develop and manage infrastructure will have to be strengthened, and on the basis of an evaluation of the problems they face, their constraints will have to be removed.At the local level, rehabilitation work can be managed by local communities provided they are supported by sound technical advice and managerial guidance by local government (where it exists) and NGOs and professional organisations. For home construction and restoration, it is necessary that building materials are easily available and that their prices are kept under strict control. The profiteering and exploitation around the supply of building materials that was experienced in the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake should not be allowed to take place. In addition, improved methods and technologies related to mud construction need to be introduced as mud will remain the cheapest and by far the most easily available material.The above is doable and there is a lot of experience available in the country for doing it. It needs to be accessed and organised. However, the most important issue is related to livelihoods. It is doubtful if there will be a khareef crop in Sindh this year. For making the next crop possible, cash is required for inputs and for surviving from sowing to harvesting. In addition, livestock has to be fed and looked after. This is perhaps our greatest challenge and this is the concern of many of the IDPs in Karachi. Discussions with them suggest that many of the tenant farmers and landless labour are seriously considering staying on in Karachi and looking for jobs. Small farmers would like to go back but think that by leaving a member in Karachi they will receive some financial support to rebuild their lives in their villages and small towns. A new relationship between the capital of Sindh and the people of its hinterland is in the process of being established. It should be welcomed and supported.Arif Hasan, a Visiting Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), is an architect/planner with a private practice in Karachi. He has decades of experience working on urban planning and development issues in general, and in Asia and Pakistan in particular. Hasan has been involved with the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) — an innovative Karachi-based organisation that supports community sanitation, education, microfinance and more— since 1982 and is a founding member and chair of the Urban Resource Centre (URC) in Karachi. He currently serves on the board of several international journals and research organisations, including the Bangkok-based Asian Coalition for Housing Rights. He is also a member of the India Committee of Honour for the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism. He has taught at Pakistani and European universities, served on juries of international architectural and development competitions, and is the author of a number of books on development and planning in Asian cities including Karachi. He has also received a number of awards for his work, which spans many countries.

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5.UK Deputy Prime Minister: Lifesaving UK aid for devastated areas in South Pakistan,DFID
RV=39.9 2010/09/01 00:00
キーワード:DEC

The UK's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today announced how lifesaving aid from the UK will be allocated while visiting Sukkur, south Pakistan, the region now worst affected by the monsoon floods.The aid will be targeted at Punjab and Sindh, and includes:2,330 water pumps/points to provide safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people;1,150 private bathing facilities, benefiting thousands of people particularly women;Emergency shelter kits for around 30,500 families – provide shelter for more than 152,000 people;Around 5,000 toilets installed/repaired, for use by some quarter of a million people;Hygiene kits for about 75,000 families, containing for example bath, dish and laundry soap, disinfectant, women's sanitary materials, tooth brush/paste, towel, comb;650 new born baby kits, containing baby vests, baby shampoo and soap, baby blankets etc; andSpades, picks, and wheelbarrows to help 16,000 families remove debris from their homes.The UK Government will allocate 」9 million to Save the Children, Concern and Oxfam to provide and distribute the aid items announced today. The money comes from the 」33 million announced by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell at the UN in New York on 19 August 2010.The Deputy Prime Minister is in Pakistan to see for himself the devastation caused by the floods, ahead of attending the Millennium Development Goals summit in New York in a few weeks. In Sukkur, he visited a World Food Programme store house and met with Oxfam, Save the Children, and other UN and aid agencies.Speaking from Sukkur, South Pakistan, UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, said:"It's now one month since the monsoon floods started, and the disaster in Pakistan is getting worse."The coming days and weeks are critical; millions of people in Punjab and Sindh in the south of Pakistan have lost their homes and are facing hunger and illness unless they get vital help right now."That's why today I can confirm that the UK will push out more emergency aid over the coming days in what is now the worst affected area of Pakistan, including safe drinking water, toilets, emergency shelter, water pumps, and other lifesaving items."Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, said:"The situation in south Pakistan is dire. That's why we're funding Save the Children, Oxfam, and Concern to get lifesaving aid to hundreds of thousands of people over the coming days to where it's needed most urgently in Punjab and Sindh."Over the last few days two UK Royal Air Force planes have delivered more emergency shelter for 3,500 families in the south of Pakistan. This is in addition to three previous DFID-funded RAF flights and four DFID-chartered commercial flights, making a total of nine DFID-funded flights delivered vital aid items including tents, food and medical supplies.The British Government has now committed 」64 million (more than 8.5 billion rupees) to help people in Pakistan affected by the floods. In addition, the UK public has donated 」42 million (more than 5.5 billion rupees) out of their own pockets to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). This will help millions of people in Pakistan access safe drinking water, toilets, emergency shelter, health care, and other essentials.A summary of the UK Government's contributions to date can be viewed here: www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/News-Stories/2010/Floods-in-Pakistan/People can track where and how UK aid is helping the survivors of floods in Pakistan here: www.dfid.gov.uk/pakistanfloodsmonitor2010Notes to editorsThe Department for International Development (DFID) is the UK's Government department responsible for promoting sustainable development and reducing poverty. The central focus of DFID is a commitment to the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015.The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella organisation for 13 UK-registered humanitarian aid agencies. Further details here: http://www.dec.org.uk/index.htmlMedia contactsIn the UK, please contact DFID press office on 020 7023 0600.In Pakistan, please contact DFID-Pakistan media team on 051 201 2536.Photography is available from: www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/sets/72157624519264843/

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1.A Deluge of Woe in Pakistan - Facts and figures as of 25 August 2010,Singapore RC
RV=298.0 2010/09/02 00:00
キーワード:Red,Cross,Canadian,Thatta

The Singapore Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and we are working with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to bring aid to the survivors of the Pakistan floods.The following update details how your donation is translated to emergency relief efforts, and how your continued giving will help the overall recovery and rehabilitation efforts in Pakistan.The disasterWhile flood waters are receding in many areas of the country, the south of Pakistan remains badly affected – particularly Sindh province where more than 500,000 people have been evacuated. A second flood crest is passing the Kotri Barrage on the Indus River which continues to flow at exceptionally high flood level. The Kotri Barrage is successfully withstanding a flow of 891,450 cusecs of water; surpassing its designed capacity of 875,000 cusecs. In Sindh, the current spate of flooding is affecting low-l