Presentation on theme: "Focus Humanitarian Assistance"— Presentation transcript:
1 Focus Humanitarian Assistance Partnerships in Disaster Management
2 Our Vision…FOCUS is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development network whose mandate is to enable the economic, social and cultural development of communities in the developing world.Our vision is to build;“An organization that enables disaster- resilient communitiesand that responds to disasters rapidly and effectively”
4 FOCUS is organized around three primary Goals; Our Goals…FOCUS is organized around three primary Goals;To protect lives and prevent the lossof property of communities throughPrevention, Mitigation and Preparedness(PMP) initiativesDisasterPrevention,Mitigation& Preparedness(PMP)To respond rapidly and effectively to selected disastersaffecting communities, reducing human sufferingand enabling sustainable recoveryDisaster ResponseTo respond to complex emergencies, delivering emergencyAssistance, protection and durable solutions toRefugees, IDP’s and forced migrantsRefugee & IDPAssistance
5 Focus International Coordinating Committee StructureFocus International Coordinating CommitteeCanadaEuropeUSAPakistanIndiaAfghanistanTajikistanUSA Field Office
6 FOCUS Afghanistan Major Initiatives: Afghanistan Programme Humanitarian Assistance Programme ( Present)Provision of emergency assistance, food for work, milk for schools and crisis response initiativesRefugee support programme ( Present)Support to the relocation of Afghan communities toWestern countries and Pakistan along with repatriation programmes back to Afghanistan.Shelter Provision Programme ( Present)Working with communities to build seismicresistant homes to replace those destroyedduring the wars.Nehryn Earthquake Support (2002)Provided emergency assistance and relocationsupport to victims of the Nehryn Earthquake
7 FOCUS India Major Initiatives: Indian Programme Bhuj Earthquake Support (2001)Provision of emergency supplies such as tents, food, blankets and water to affected communities along with building materials and reconstruction support.Tsunami Relief Programme ( Present)FOCUS has been actively involved with the AKDN and civil society organizations in the reconstruction of tsunami impacted areas of India.Community Emergency Preparedness ( Present)Working with the AKDN to trainschools and hospitals in management for emergencysituations.
8 FOCUS Pakistan Major Initiatives: Pakistan Programme Kashmir Earthquake Relief Programme ( Present)FOCUS response and assessment teams were amongst the first on the scene in Kashmir and provided critical assistance to the most vulnerable communities through the use of the AKDN fleet of helicopters. Initiatives continue to enable the disaster resilient reconstruction of Kashmir.Pakistan PMP ProgrammeIn the Northern Areas of Pakistan, FOCUS has worked extensively to prepare for natural disasters through the development of search and rescue teams, stockpiles of materials and community based disaster management training.Natural Hazard Vulnerability Database ( Present)Catalogued Natural Hazards such as landslides, avalanches, and floods across the Northern Areas and Chitral for use in scenario planning and risk assessment activities.
9 FOCUS USA Major Initiatives: Tajikistan Programme Fostering Disaster Resilience ( Present)In Tajikistan, FOCUS has worked with the AKDN, the Government and the International community to support newly created civil society organizations in self protection initiatives using private sector tools and methodologies.Reducing the risk from Lake Sarez ( Present)Lake Sarez remains one of the most significant risks to Central Asia, FOCUS has been working with the Governments of Japan, Switzerland and the World Bank to develop early warning solutions and to provide access to isolated communities.Earthquake Safety Initiative ( Present)Working with the National Government, the InternationalCommunity and civil society organizations, FOCUS hasintroduced an earthquake safety curriculum for Tajikistan.
10 FOCUS USA Major Initiatives: USA Programme Crisis Response - USA & Tajikistan ( Present)Since 2002 FOCUS USA has been involved in the following Crisis Responses;Hurricane Rita and KatrinaDasht DisasterApprox 32 small to medium scale disaster responses in TajikistanCrisis Response Teams ( Present)FOCUS has worked to develop a national framework for community based response, orchestrated by trained responders across the country.
11 FOCUS around the World Major Initiatives: Syria Refugee Programme FOCUS has worked with the Syrian Governemnt and UNHCR to create emergency care shelters and stockpiles for the recent refugees from Lebanon, targeting mothers and children in need of support.Iraqi Refugee Camps in JordanShortly after the beginning of Iraqi operations, FOCUS worked with the government of Jordan to develop refugee camps for the departing Iraqi migrants.Mozambique Flooding SupportUtilizing volunteer support from across East Africa, FOCUS worked with the local governments to provide emergency assistance to communities affected by severe flooding in 2002.Cyclone Gafilo, MadagascarFOCUS mobilized local volunteers in the provision of tents, blankets, food and medical assistance to the victims of Cyclone Gafilo.
13 Building deep before wide Engagement ApproachEmphasis on building models - taking an area, developing a long term plan and approachBuilding deep before wideUtilizing development partners as the vehicle for disaster risk reduction
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