Contibution to UNHCR Revised Appeal Pakistan (Flood) 2010

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Pakistan Funding amount: € 400.000,00 Project start: 01.08.2010 End: 31.12.2010

Short Description:

Overall goal

In the summer of 2010, Pakistan experienced the worst flash flooding in decades. According to Government figures, torrential rains have claimed the lives of some 1,600 people and affected more than 20 million people.

In response to this humanitarian crisis, UNHCR has launched a Revised Appeal for Emergency Assistance to Flood-Affected Populations in Pakistan in August 2010, to which this grant contributes.

UNHCR's interventions target the most vulnerable flood-affected populations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Balochistan provinces and cover both Pakistani nationals and Afghan refugees. Overall, UNHCR aims to reach a total of 2,1 million people (or 358.000 affected families), with emergency interventions focusing on, but not limited to, the following areas.

- Improvement of shelter and infrastructure;

- Provision of essential domestic and hygienic items;

- Services for groups with specific needs

- Protection, advocating for the rights of all affected persons.

project number 2659-00/2010
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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