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FOCUS’s Recent Activities

Afghanistan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
A Glimpse in to FOCUS’s Recent Activities: PAKISTAN: Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Response  On July 17, 2018, Badswat and Bilhanz villages in Immit Valley of Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan were hit by a glacial lake outburst flood, which led to the formation of an artificial lake. Over 40 houses were damaged and road... Read More »
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WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS

Canada
In light of the recent Wildfires in Western Canada, did you know…? Wildfires are a natural hazard in any forested and grassland region in... Read More »
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FOCUS delivers emergency food assistance

Afghanistan
In June 2016, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) delivered vital food supplies provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to 327 households, or 1,547 individuals in the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan, who have suffered severe food shortages during recent months. Villagers in the districts of Big and Small Pamirs, located in... Read More »
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK

Canada
Did you know? Approximately 5,000 earthquakes are recorded in Canada every year. Canada gets more tornadoes than any other country except the USA, averaging about 50 tornadoes per year. Approximately 85% of Canadians agree that having an emergency... Read More »

FOCUS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE: SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

Canada
Did you know…? Too much sun and heat exposure can lead to serious heat-related illnesses. It is possible to get sunburn on a cloudy day! Heat-related illnesses include heat stress, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Symptoms can range from painful muscle spasms to fainting, seizures, unconsciousness and even death. Anyone can experience... Read More »
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FOCUS Successfully Implements its 7th DIPECHO Project

Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Disaster Risk Management in Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan The geography and topography of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan make them high-risk countries for natural disasters. This is especially true of the isolated mountainous communities of Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Tajikistan and Alai and Chon Alai in Kyrgyzstan, which are subject to... Read More »

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