Aga Khan Agency for Habitat
To address the increasing threat posed by climate change, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) brings together a number of activities focused on preparing for both sudden and slow-onset disasters. AKAH works to ensure that poor people live in physical settings that are as safe as possible from the effects of natural disasters; that residents who do live in high-risk areas are able to cope with disasters in terms of preparedness and response; and that these settings provide access to social and financial services that lead to greater opportunity and a better quality of life. Initially, priority areas of AKAH will include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and India. More
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07 October 2016
Focus Humanitarian Assistance delivers tents, blankets and relief items to the Governor of Takhar Province[View | View all]
The 6 bridges constructed by AKDN over the Pyanj River connect mountainous, isolated communities living along the Afghan-Tajik frontier, allowing thousands of Afghans to access cross-border health services.
In Chitral, Pakistan, AKDN has helped remote communities to construct mini-hydropower plants that provide electricity for 50% of the province's homes, schools and businesses.
Every year in Asia and Africa 1 million trees are planted through programmes that address deforestation, transform degraded environments into productive green spaces, and mitigate the effects of climate change.