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Focus Humanitarian Assistance Receives UN Disaster Reduction Award

Geneva, 16 June 2009 - Focus Humanitarian Assistance (Pakistan) was selected by the Jury of the 2009 UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction to receive a Certificate of Merit for enhancing disaster risk reduction. Chairman Amyn Dossa, together with the Executive Officer Ghulam Panjwani, received the award at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2nd forum, on behalf of Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) from Sir John Holmes, the Under Secretary for humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

The United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster reduction is one of the three prestigious awards established in 1986 by founding Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Mr Ryoichi Sasakawa. The Award is managed by the UNISDR secretariat and presented to individuals/institutions that have been selected by independent jury for their outstanding contributions to disaster prevention and vulnerability reduction worldwide.

For photos and more information, please see the UNISDR website.

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