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Situation Assessment/ReportsEdit

see Floods 2010 Sitrep

GovernmentalEdit

Relief Sindh map

Guide Map for NGOs and Aid Agencies to Reach Flood Affectees in Sindh - Contains locations of camps and contact information of govt officials. Click here for full size

http://www.pdma.gos.pk/
Currently, this is being flagged by Google as a harmful site

TechnicalEdit

Original Monsoon Outlook (June 21):
http://www.pakmet.com.pk/MON&TC/Monsoon/monsoon(2010).html

Dedicated Information ResourcesEdit

Tools SummaryEdit

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sahana-Pakistan-Flood-Response-2010/145586795481844?v=info

Meta Information (Lists of Resources, Tools, etc.)Edit

Organizational ResourcesEdit

Live UpdatesEdit

Twitter tags

Dedicated Twitter Accounts

  • The CSPPP maintains the Twitter Account "PakistanDR", dedicated to "Pakistan Relief", which channels information about the crisis.

Live Social Streams

ReportsEdit

See section on Relief Reports below

Flood MapsEdit

CrisisMapping (Incident Reporting, Needs, Updates)Edit

Resource Finders (Non-Map)Edit

People FindersEdit

Memorials/DocumentationEdit

Relief ReportsEdit

WebsitesEdit

Sites Dedicated to specific areasEdit

Tribal AreasEdit

Voice for Peace, based in Bajaur Agency, maintains the following Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=408153525623

Individual Reports from specific AreasEdit

SukkurEdit

SwatEdit

First-Person ReportsEdit

  • Collection by Chris Anderson of TED:
Powerful first-person reports from Pakistan, from TED’s Chris Anderson: http://blog.ted.com/2010/09/06/powerful-first-person-reports-from-pakistan-from-teds-chris-anderson/?utm_medium=on.ted.com-copypaste&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=awesm-site

NewsEdit

Google
Yahoo
  • 20 AUGUST 2010, Newsline Magazine's "Blog Row": Flood Relief is Happening in Pakistan, Talib Qizilbash
http://www.newslinemagazine.com/2010/08/flood-relief-is-happening-in-pakistan/
  • Aug. 20, 2010 1:15 PM PDT, Mother Jones: Pakistan: Corporations and Flood Relief, Jen Phillips, Mother Jones
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/08/pakistan-flood-corporations-donate
  • August 12, 2010, Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign
http://www.ptudc.org/content/view/317/43/
  • August 12, 2010, from Charsadda, in The Express Tribune
http://tribune.com.pk/story/38473/charsadda-lies-in-ruins/
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2010: Expat Indians and Pakistanis join hands for flood relief
http://www.amankiasha.com/detail_news.asp?id=246
  • August 8th, 2010, The Express Tribune: Hope floats as Karachi’s young blood dips in to help
http://tribune.com.pk/story/37061/hope-floats-as-karachi’s-young-blood-dips-in-to-help/
  • Date unclear, The Express Tribune: Edhi begs for flood victims
http://tribune.com.pk/story/31969/edhi-begs-for-flood-victims/

Political Parties, OrganizationsEdit

Labour Party of Pakistan

http://labourreliefcampaign.blogspot.com/

MQM (Via the Khidmat-e-Khalq Committee):

Religious OrganizationsEdit

News

http://tribune.com.pk/story/37112/religious-outfits-mount-massive-relief-operations/

NGO UpdatesEdit

Topical News and ReportsEdit

Left/Progressive InvolvementEdit

Youth EngagementEdit

  • August 8th, 2010, The Express Tribune: Hope floats as Karachi’s young blood dips in to help
http://tribune.com.pk/story/37061/hope-floats-as-karachi’s-young-blood-dips-in-to-help/

New EngagementEdit

Use of TechnologyEdit

Please also see coverage from previous crises here <>.

Hopeful/Positive SideEdit

  • Pakistan floods: How new networks of Pakistanis are mobilizing to help, Issam Ahmad in the Christian Science Monitor (reproduced on Yahoo at http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100819/wl_csm/320413)
  • 20 AUGUST 2010, Newsline Magazine's "Blog Row": Flood Relief is Happening in Pakistan, Talib Qizilbash
http://www.newslinemagazine.com/2010/08/flood-relief-is-happening-in-pakistan/
  • August 8th, 2010, The Express Tribune: Hope floats as Karachi’s young blood dips in to help
http://tribune.com.pk/story/37061/hope-floats-as-karachi’s-young-blood-dips-in-to-help/
  • Stories you're not hearing from Chris, curator of TED:
http://web.archive.org/20100908020643/tedchris.posterous.com/tag/pakistanfloods

Crisis in National PsycheEdit

See Angst 2010

Corporate InvolvementEdit

  • Aug. 20, 2010 1:15 PM PDT, Mother Jones: Pakistan: Corporations and Flood Relief, Jen Phillips, Mother Jones
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/08/pakistan-flood-corporations-donate

Damage AssessmentEdit

Chronological order:

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said the unprecedented floods have caused losses worth $43 billion to the country.
Addressing the federal cabinet, the prime minister said around 1,000 bridges and 4,000 km of roads were damaged by the water.
He added that Wapda and Pepco alone have suffered losses of Rs13 billion due to the natural catastrophe which has also left 20 million people dependant on the government for help.

Social CrisisEdit

Issues in ReliefEdit

Analyses and Op-EdsEdit

http://tribune.com.pk/story/40546/who-cares/

MultimediaEdit

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (appeal)Edit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-e3WfJMld8

SARelief (online campaign vignette)Edit

Media Photo EssaysEdit

Intellectual and Cultural ResponsesEdit

PoetryEdit

General InformationEdit

On PakistanEdit

As always, the first places to look for live information about events and updates in Pakistan include:

Bloggers.pk, the main blog aggregator for Pakistan:

http://www.bloggers.pk

The Metroblogs:

For media, CrisisCommons.org has a wonderful list of links (including International/NGO news & info and NGO Blogs):

http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Pakistan/2010_Floods/media

Pakistan Crisis Commons Resources (Beyond Immediate Crisis)Edit

#Pakistan
#HELPPAKISTAN
  • SA Relief is a dedicated organization focusing on crisis management in South Asia. It is also one of the organizations supporting this wiki. They are maintaining:
  • The CSPPP maintains the Twitter Account "PakistanDR", dedicated to "Pakistan Relief", which channels information about the crisis.

Development ResourcesEdit

  • One blog that discussed the issues of low-cost housing and water & sanitation in previous times of crisis was Muskin (http://muskin.blogspot.com/) is a blog that discusses "Low Cost Housing Technologies for the Developing Nations", by "An Architect, Urban Designer with a keen interest in the humanitarian aspects of design and planning." He says that "Urban development in developing nations and Sustainable planning are issues of particular interest to me."

Global Technological ActivismEdit

See Crisis Commons#Global Technological Activism

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