Category Archives: Natural Disasters

Aga Khan University Conducts Earthquake Drill as Part of Disaster Preparedness

More than a third of all earthquakes between 1991 and 2005 around the world occurred in Central and South Asia. The quakes in Sarez, Tajikistan (1911); Gujarat, India (2001); Naryn, Kyrgyzstan (2002); and Azad Kashmir, Pakistan (2005) are the examples … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Reflections on the 2010 Pakistan Flood

Heavy Rains and Dry Lands Don’t Mix:Reflections on the 2010 Pakistan Flood By Michon Scott Design by Robert Simmon Each summer, monsoon rains sweep across southwestern Asia, soaking India and Bangladesh. In nearby Pakistan, the rains are usually less intense, … Continue reading

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NASA Earth Observatory: Flood Extent in Pakistan – Update

Monsoon rains are a regular occurrence in parts of Pakistan, but the monsoon rains that arrived in the summer of 2010 were anything but normal. La Niña conditions increased atmospheric moisture, and an unusual pattern in the jet stream trapped … Continue reading

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NASA Observatory: Flood Waters Linger in Pakistan – After 11 Months

Flood waters lingered in Pakistan in late February 2011, roughly seven months after devastating monsoon rains first struck the country. Although significantly lower than in October 2010, and even December 2010, water levels were noticeably higher in February 2011 than … Continue reading

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Of flood rains and resilience: The struggle to survive in the wake of the Pakistan flood disaster

It was an early August morning, and the sun gleamed over the beautiful village of Khurzgh, in Northern Pakistan. As a helicopter prepared to land, the villagers — including young children and women dressed in colourful clothes — ran towards … Continue reading

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Aga Khan University, Pakistan: Focus on IDP women and children

AKU has established camps in Khairpur, Karachi, Matiari, Naushero Feroze, Osta Mohammad and Sukkur. Karachi, Pakistan; September 17, 2010: Health services for women and children displaced by the floods should be first priority as they are most vulnerable to infections … Continue reading

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Public Awareness Video Presentation: Pakistan Flood Disaster 2010

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