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Pakistan Floods 2010

Total number of news: 69

date: 10 September 2014
Source(s): World Wide Fund For Nature - Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan)

Speaking on the issue, Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF-Pakistan called for a collective action to mitigate environmental hazards with thorough planning which includes strict policymaking to avoid any sort of development which may threaten the balance of nature...


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date: 15 November 2013
Source(s): Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF)

Case-by-case humanitarian assistance is not going to work to solve increasingly large-scale or long-term crises, he said at U.N. climate talks in Warsaw. And efforts to help vulnerable places build resilience to disasters and adapt to coming changes are in some cases being overwhelmed by the severity of climate impacts...


date: 5 October 2012
Source(s): Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF)

'After Pakistan’s record-breaking 2010 floods destroyed roads, schools and other infrastructure, Officials came under pressure to rebuild facilities fast. As a result, many were reconstructed to existing standards – not to a level that would make them more resilient in the face of worsening floods, droughts and other climate impacts'...


date: 27 September 2012
Source(s): European Commission (EC)

These funds will provide assistance to those affected by the on-going conflict in the north of the country as well as to the victims of three successive years of major flooding in the south. Disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness components will be integrated in order to try to alleviate the impact of future natural disasters...


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date: 20 July 2012
Source(s): News International, the; Jang Group, the

'While we commemorate the second anniversary of the devastating floods, we pledge and renew our commitment to step up our efforts for the rehabilitation of flood affectees with special reference to women and children.' said Jamal Ahmad, Country Director of Action Aid...


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date: 18 July 2012
Source(s): Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

'After November 2011, we assigned the provinces to make preparedness plans for floods. A `bottom up’ approach was adopted this time - from districts to provinces to federal government,' Ahmed Kamal, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority District, told IRIN. Contingency plans include `hazard and vulnerability reports’, which highlight the gaps in terms of the provision of food and non-food items. The plans were then discussed at provincial level...


date: 21 May 2012
Source(s): Dawn Media Group

Dawn.com reports that the National Disaster Management Authority has called for investments in disaster preparedness, as the monsoon season is approaching in the area. Preparations for early warnings and evacuation plans are also called for. Following the 2010 floods that had devastating effects on the country, waterways and dykes have been partially repaired...


date: 18 May 2012
Source(s): Business Recorder

'Does it have to take a hat-trick of floods for the citizens and government to realise that lightning can and does strike at the same place more than twice in Pakistan?' asks the Business Recorder, recalling the recurrence of last year's floods. 'While the realisation may be hitting in, theres still a lot that needs to be done...'


date: 30 April 2012
Source(s): News International, the; Jang Group, the

A report on SEEDS Asia's ‘Reaching the Unreachable: Disaster Risk Reduction Education Project', that teaches life saving techniques to people living in cyclone, earthquake and flood affected areas - and transfers local knowledge. Local participants of the workshop learned about safe building structures and climate change...


date: 27 March 2012
Source(s): Christian Aid (CA)

‘One of the best ways to reduce the suffering and devastation caused by disasters in poor countries is to strengthen local people’s ability to prevent them in the first place – and respond quickly if the worst does happen,’ said Katherine Nightingale...


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date: 23 February 2012
Source(s): Dawn Media Group

'We need to develop early warning systems and emergency evacuation plans, repair infrastructure and start planning; the trajectory of the past year’s failures needs to be altered'...


date: 8 February 2012
Source(s): Daily Times

'We are asking federal government for this allocation to save hefty spending on disaster management - as one dollar spent for preparedness saves 10 dollars on disaster management,' said National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Zafar Qadir...


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date: 7 February 2012
Source(s): Dawn Media Group

'Our efforts are focused on providing tents during the rehabilitation process and helping the affected communities to reconstruct their destroyed houses, but what is our mitigation strategy?'...


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date: 23 January 2012
Source(s): Business Recorder

At a seminar 'Role of Media in Disaster Management,' speakers highlighted the role of Pakistani media in disaster management and mitigation, reducing the sufferings of the affected people...


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date: 16 January 2012
Source(s): Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF)

'We will also increase investment to improve the preparedness of vulnerable communities, to minimise losses in case of any disaster.' 'To achieve this, fundraising efforts are being taken for disaster management and extending the services of disaster risk insurance to vulnerable communities'...


date: 1 January 2012
Source(s): News International, the; Jang Group, the

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) convinced the donor agencies on the concept of 'Building Back Better' so that the new houses would have the resistance to face any disaster in future...


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date: 14 December 2011
Source(s): Business Recorder

The Business Recorder describes the vulnerabilities faced by Pakistan, ranging from earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones, landslides and sea-based hazards, and calls for the establishment of a disaster management structure with a mitigation policy...


date: 4 November 2011
Source(s): Guardian News and Media Limited

The important effects that have affected Pakistan after the floods show that the country needs a disaster risk reduction strategy reports Chris Tidey, communications specialist for emergencies at UNICEF, for the Guardian...


date: 9 October 2011
Source(s): Express Tribune News Network, the

Japan has agreed to provide a modern 'warning system' to Pakistan which will enhance the country’s capacity for early flood forecast, said chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir on Saturday...


date: 8 October 2011
Source(s): Voice of America (VOA)

A senior official from the World Food Program warns floods in Pakistan will continue to wreak havoc on the population if disaster prevention strategies are not enacted, says Voice of America...


date: 8 October 2011
Source(s): Oxfam International Secretariat

Oxfam called on the Pakistan government and donors to respond to the dire humanitarian needs now and also invest in disaster prevention measures to ensure that this year’s crisis is not repeated...


date: 7 October 2011
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

'Pakistan wants to be safe, resilient and able to respond to any type of disaster. We want to take ownership of disaster risk reduction and to empower our people to be able to respond to the risks and threats posed by natural hazards'...


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date: 5 October 2011
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

'Flood risk in Pakistan can be modelled with great accuracy as UNISDR and others have demonstrated. Just as last year, this year’s flooding has been concentrated in rural areas with rapidly growing populations which lack early warning systems and preparedness measures'...


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date: 30 September 2011
Source(s): Friday Times, Inc.

'We have to look at a different way of allocating resources to withstand floods and other disasters. We have to initiate a process, which over the years can help us to better deal with climate related disasters'...


date: 30 September 2011
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

'People shouldn’t die because of floods. We have the technology to alert communities before floods arrive. People can be evacuated in time, lives saved and livelihoods protected. Once again, early warnings systems are the smart choice and the most efficient of all disaster prevention measures'...


date: 27 September 2011
Source(s): Environment News Service, the (ENS)

Weather related disasters hit the country regularly, however, little has been done by the government in adaptation and mitigation to the climate change, writes Zafar Iqbal for the Environment News Service in a call for disaster risk reduction...


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date: 22 September 2011
Source(s): Dawn Media Group

In his opinion for Dawn, Mohammad Hussain Khan urges the federal and provincial governments to seriously consider disaster mitigation methodologies with reference to changing weather patterns as 'adaptation is key to disaster risk reduction.'...


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date: 20 September 2011
Source(s): News International, the; Jang Group, the

'Need of the hour was to work towards community preparedness. The climate across the glob is changing and communities have to be prepared to reduce the risk in case of any disaster,' said Caritas Internationals Secretary General Michel Roy...


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date: 15 September 2011
Source(s): News International, the; Jang Group, the

'Better water management would be a critical part of this as would better flood forecasting and warning systems, better flood preparedness, improved response capability and an increased capacity among local authorities to implement these measures.'...


date: 9 September 2011
Source(s): Daily Times

Pakistan and Germany signed an agreement to carry out research in flood-hit areas to gain a social perspective on the vulnerability, resilience and coping strategies of the average local population in the socio-cultural, political and economic context...


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date: 5 September 2011
Source(s): Dawn Media Group

Nasir Ali Panhwar, writing for Dawn.com, calls for a disaster risk reduction strategy to be developed by designing appropriate structural measures and devising need based, non-structural measures to reduce the risk of disasters...


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date: 23 August 2011
Source(s): Nation, the

'Speaker National Assembly criticises the role of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Sindh’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and urges the international organisations to step ahead for providing help to those in need...'


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date: 22 August 2011
Source(s): Business Recorder

'Prevention is better than cure,' but 'the Pakistani government seems to be more concerned with the cure part of the statement than with prevention,' asserts the Business Recorder...


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date: 20 August 2011
Source(s): Ground Report LLC (GroundReport)

The project, funded by DIPECHO and implemented in 20 schools by HOPE'87 and Hashoo Foundation, intends to provide safety to school students, villagers and community in times of natural hazards such as earthquake, floods and landslides...


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date: 20 August 2011
Source(s): Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC)

While noting steps already taken to tackle mega-disasters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need to reshape response strategies and place a much higher premium on disaster risk reduction...


date: 19 August 2011
Source(s): Dawn Media Group

Oxfam has said that an effective DRR mechanism could have prevented the effects of fresh flooding in southern areas of Pakistan and urged the government to urgently spend at least two per cent of its district budget on disaster risk reduction measures...


date: 19 August 2011
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

'On this day we recognize the importance of humanitarians in providing essential relief and services. More importantly we also celebrate their role in helping communities reduce their risk to disasters' said Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction...


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date: 7 August 2011
Source(s): Newsline Publications (Pvt.) Ltd.

According to a report recently published by Oxfam, 'two to five million people are likely to be affected by floods during this year’s monsoon season, according to the UN and Pakistani authorities' reports Ayesha Sadaf Khan for Newsline, who calls for long-term investment in disaster risk reduction, strengthened governance, and hazard mapping, among other efforts...


date: 23 July 2011
Source(s): News International, the; Jang Group, the

DFID has built in disaster risk reduction to all its programmes, such as disease early warning systems to avoid mass outbreaks, highlights the International News' report on the UK's investment in Pakistan recovery just one year after the devastating floods...


date: 22 July 2011
Source(s): Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

'Two plans for floods have been worked out, including a plan for the worst scenario under which a maximum of six million people could be affected and a likely scenario under which 2.2 million people could be probable victims,' Ahmed Kamal, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), told IRIN...


date: 12 July 2011
Source(s): Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

'Major efforts are needed immediately to reduce the vulnerability of these families and implement urgent recovery and flood preparedness work on river banks, irrigation channels and other infrastructure,' UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos has warned....


date: 11 July 2011
Source(s): United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and partners have launched a project to upgrade the early warning system in Pakistan, which last year experienced the worst flooding in 80 years, according to a UN news release issued by the Paris-based agency...


date: 2 July 2011
Source(s): Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC)

The precautionary measures aim to protect the population of low-lying areas on the periphery of Mangla Dam lake from impending floods at the just-started monsoon season, official sources told APP. A risk assessment is also to be conducted...


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date: 22 June 2011
Source(s): Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF)

'The vulnerabilities are higher this year than last year,' said Manuel Bessler, head of the UN emergencies office in Pakistan (UNOCHA), in an interview with AlertNet today. 'This is because of poor timing and a lack of funding which has meant that perhaps things were not done to the level they could have been.'...


date: 11 March 2011
Source(s): China Dialogue

'Human error played a key role in last year’s devastating floods in Pakistan,' writes Daanish Mustafa and David Wrathall, describing the vulnerability of the Indus basin and calling for a new approach to its management....


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date: 9 March 2011
Source(s): Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

'Now is the time to build up Pakistan's resilience to disaster' said Neva Khan, director of NGO Oxfam in Pakistan. 'The cost of implementing safeguards pales in comparison to the damage to lives and property [that could be caused by the monsoon]'...


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date: 22 February 2011
Source(s): Oxfam International Secretariat; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, told journalists in Islamabad on Tuesday that Pakistan faces massive future losses in lives and livelihoods by not investing now in mechanisms that mitigate risk...


date: 22 February 2011
Source(s): Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC)

Pakistan commits its active participation in disaster risk reduction activities in line with the One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals initiative, focusing on community-based disaster risk management, and sharing its disaster management experience in handling mega disasters like the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods...


date: 26 January 2011
Source(s): Oxfam International Secretariat

The crisis in Pakistan is far from over and could get worse, international aid agency Oxfam warns, six months after the nation’s devastating floods. 'If the country invests in disaster risk reduction then the devastation wrought by this disaster could be consigned to history' say's Neva Khan, head of Oxfam in Pakistan...


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date: 22 November 2010
Source(s): Refugees International (RI)

'The massive flooding in Pakistan is a wake-up call that starkly highlights the real threats we face from climate-related disasters' said Michel Gabaudan, president of Refugees International. 'It is in our best interest to plan now for the massive human displacement they cause and protect those most at risk'...



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