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Life-threatening weather hits parts of country

Extreme humid weather that can kill healthy people within hours has hit most parts of the country. “It is an extremely unusual weather and will escalate unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon,” Ghulam Rasool, the chief of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), told The Express Tribuneon Saturday. “In August, …

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PRC, Capital Admin join hands for emergency services, blood donation

The Islamabad Capital Administration and Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) join hands for collecting blood donations, setting up free medical camps, emergency ambulance service and launching cleanliness drives. This was agreed during Chief Commissioner Islamabad Zulfikar Haider Khan meeting with PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi at the PRC Headquarters here. The chief commissioner praised the role …

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NDMA launches MIRA guidelines for disaster management

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), on Monday, launched Multi-Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) guidelines, a globally accepted tool for scientific, quick and accurate disaster assessment. These Guidelines were prepared by the NDMA in collaboration with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). While briefing the participants …

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Madrassa roof collapse kills six students

At least six students died and 12 others sustained injuries when roof of a madrassa (religious seminary) collapsed in Ali Khel area in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to rescue officials, the roof of the seminary located near Ali Khel Chowk of Sabirabad caved in, leaving students and teachers trapped under the debris. After …

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Flash floods, rains kill six, injure 10 in KPK

At least six persons including four children were killed and 10 others injured in torrential rains and flash flood related incidents in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during last days. Officials in Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) told APP that two persons died in Haripur and one child each in …

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KAP matters in disaster risk management

Various studies have explained that ‘Global Assessment Reports’ suggest that Disaster risks in urban areas are increasing rapidly and half of the world population lives in the cities. The communities being sufferer and first responder in all disasters remained integral part of disaster management activities. Besides that community practices in …

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NDMA launches toolkit to make cities resilient and sustainable

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Saturday, launched the toolkit which would serve as guideline for the disaster managers to formulate effective response plans against heat wave related hazards. A regional toolkit targeted towards city governments to support heat wave management planning in Asian cities has been launched on Saturday. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Saturday, launched the toolkit during a …

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Rescue 1122 to utilize all resources to cope with any flood situation

Rescue 1122 has devised a comprehensive Action Plan to cope with any flood situation during Monsoon and all available resources will be utilized to mitigate flood damages. Talking to APP here Wednesday, District Emergency Officer (DEO), Rescue-1122 Dr. Abdul Rehman said, the relief camps are operational in designated areas since mid June. He said, …

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