What We Do: Disaster Preparedness and Response - AKDN
Avalanche preparedness training in Baghlan, Afghanistan.

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Avalanche preparedness training in Baghlan, Afghanistan.

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Stagnant waters left by the catastrophic flooding are causing an alarming spread of diseases. AKU healthcare camps are providing medical attention where most needed, and migrating each day accordingly.  This AKU staff member in Dadu District sets out each morning to assess where communities are most stranded, so that camps can be set up nearby in the coming days. Photo credit: AKDN / Insiya Syed

The Pakistan floods: Our response

Stagnant waters left by the catastrophic flooding are causing an alarming spread of diseases. AKU healthcare c...

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An AKAH weather monitoring volunteer in Arakht, Afghanistan kneels beside a weather monitoring post to look at a snow mast installed high on the mountain. Photo Credit: AKAH / Doug Chabot

The future of forecasting: Predicting avalanches to save lives

An AKAH weather monitoring volunteer in Arakht, Afghanistan kneels beside a weather monitoring post to look at...

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Aga Khan Agency for Habitat's work in Pakistan

Landscape of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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Mobilising communities on the frontlines of climate change adaptation: An interview with Onno Ruhl

Children walking home in Barsem, Tajikistan. A nearby lake caused a mudflow in 2015, triggered by high tempera...

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Reducing risk and preparing communities for disasters in South and Central Asia

Mitigation project in Khan Abad District, Kunduz Province, Afghanistan.

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AKDN | Disaster Preparedness and Response

… the effectiveness of AKU’s response to this highly complex human disaster [2005 earthquake in Pakistan] was materially increased because the University is part of the Aga Khan Development Network. The Aga Khan Health Service had for several decades been studying and working with mountain people and villages; the Aga Khan Building and Planning Service was able to share its methodology for constructing temporary shelter and seismic-resistant construction; and the Aga Khan Foundation helicopters provided the transportation of materials and evacuation of serious casualties.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Karachi, December 2005

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