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  • 27 Jun 2013
    EU event to extract lessons learned from Pakistan floods

    On 26 June, EU’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments organized the event The EU and Flood Recovery: Lessons Learnt for the Next Disaster in Pakistan in Brussels. Following the worst floods in Pakistan’s history in 2010, the complex needs of the affected population were addressed through various EU assistance measures.

  • 17 May 2013
    Saudi Fund for Development support community infrastructure rehabilitation in crisis affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extended additional financial support to UNDP in Pakistan for US$ 1.3 million bringing its total contribution to US$ 6.7 million for community infrastructure restoration and rehabilitation in the crisis affected areas of district Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • 19 Mar 2013
    Inauguration of Tehsil Dar Office in Pabbi, Nowshera by the European Union and UNDP

    The Tehsil Dar Office in Pabbi, district Nowshera was inaugurated today by His Excellency Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Ambassador of the European Union. For recovery and restoration of communities in flood-affected districts across the country, UNDP and the Government of Pakistan launched a US$90 million Early Recovery Programme (ERP). The European Union contributed US$20 million to this programme. The programme worked in 4,000 villages across the country benefiting more than 5.5 million people in 29 most-affected districts, adopting an area-based development approach to early recovery with a special focus on women. This programme is among the largest early recovery and restoration programme carried out by UNDP.

  • 12 Feb 2013
    Photo Exhibition on Post Floods Road to Recovery

    A photo exhibition displaying UNDP’s recovery work for the communities affected by the floods in 2010 was held at the National Press Club in Washington DC. These photographs, taken by Satomi Kato, draw attention to the plight of the people who suffered from the devastating floods.

  • 29 Nov 2012
    Saudi Fund for Development inaugurates a link road in Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in partnership with UNDP

    A three member delegation from the Saudi Fund for Development, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, inaugurated a link road in Village Kot, Tehsil Charbagh, Swat. The sites visited included a link road in village Kot and some community infrastructure schemes in village Jamalabad, Tehsil Chrarbagh, District Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • 21 Feb 2012
    Government of Pakistan and the United Nations Launch Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework

    The Government of Pakistan and the United Nationsare working together to support the millions ofpeople affected by the 2011 floods in Sindh and Balochistan, to recover their livelihoods after the devastating 2011 floods.

  • 30 Jan 2012
    EU and UNDP supported Command, Control and Communication Centre in PDMA inaugurated.Centre to provide critical communications in the event of a disaster

    In the presence of the Chief Minister Punjab, H.E. Shahbaz Sharif, Ambassador, Head of Delegation,European Union H.E Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Command, Control and Communication Centre at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab was inaugurated today.

  • 06 Oct 2011
    UNISDR head calls for 'quantum leap' in approach to recurring floods in Pakistan

    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, arrived on a three-day visit to Pakistan today during which she will meet with President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, the National Disaster Management Authority, Meteorological Department officials and aid donors, to discuss future risk reduction measures as the country tries to cope with floods which have displaced an estimated 5.4 million people.

  • 29 Jul 2011
    Recovering with resilience: Pakistan floods one year on

    One year ago Pakistan was hit by unprecedented monsoon rains and floods. Across the country the scope and scale of the crisis was exceptional, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee from their homes. The crisis took the lives of a confirmed 1,980 people and left an estimated 14 million in need of humanitarian assistance.