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  • 2016 avalanche floods and landslide: AKAH Volunteers helping critical patients in parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, using AKDN helicopter.
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  • Healthcare after the the devasting floods that hit Pakistan in 2010.
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  • Over 700 trained volunteers from AKAH Pakistan’s Search and Rescue, Disaster Assessment Response and Community Emergency Response Teams have been mobilised to respond to the the devastating flooding in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan in August 2015.
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  • Volunteers offloading medicines and relief goods received for Gojal.
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  • The AKDN response to the devasting floods that hit Pakistan in 2010 and 2011 illustrates the Network's unique capacity to mobilize and coordonate services at local, national and international levels.
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Humanitarian assistance

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) – formerly Focus Humanitarian Assistance - has been working in Pakistan since 1998, with a vision to save lives, reduce suffering and create resilience in communities prone to man-made and natural disasters. Its humanitarian activities include the training of Emergency Management teams.  These teams aim to build resilience against disaster events and build the capacity of community members in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM). 

The project also conducts hazard and risk assessments and works to improve risk anticipation through the establishment of an Early Warning System (EWS). AKAH has trained tens of thousands of volunteers for disaster response and management across Central and South Asia, and many more in the other countries in which it works.  For its work in Pakistan, it is the recipient of the Sitara-i-Eisaar award, which was conferred by the Government of Pakistan in recognition of its humanitarian assistance during the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake.