Disaster preparedness and response - AKDN
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COP26: Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and World Habitat showcase how mountain communities are adapting to the climate emergency

AKAH technical experts and Community Emergency Response Team personnel tracking glacial melt at Shishper Glaci...


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Aga Khan Agency for Habitat's work in Pakistan

Landscape of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer

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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



We support nearly 40,000 local emergency first response volunteers, almost half of whom are women.

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AKAH spearheads relief efforts after Cyclone Tauktae strikes India



Our community-managed weather monitoring posts provide early warning of disasters in over 600 avalanche-prone settlements.

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Risk reduction programme in Pakistan



We have helped communities in remote areas build 50,000 homes which are resilient to natural hazards.

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Designing houses in Gujarat fit to live in

… 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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