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AWARD Ace Worldwide Action for Revitalizing Sustainable Development

AWARD is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit, independent development organization. It started its operation in Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 2011. It is governed by a Board of Directors. The program development and oversight comes from an independent Program Advisor Committee, compromising of 5 renowned development practitioners. AWARD focuses on sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation, environment and energy, crisis prevention and recovery, governance and gender with information communication, and policy research and advocacy as cross cutting themes. It also provides services in program development, undertaking social surveys, baseline and evaluation studies...Read More >

Drought Condition Status Report
(30th, March, 2014)
Drought condition status report by Government of Sindh Rehabilitation center - Provincial Disaster Management Authority
Source: District Administrations concerned -
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NRDP Response for Drought Affected Areas of District Tharparkar- Volume 2
(25th, March,2014)
NRDP Disaster Preparedness and Management (DPM) teams are engaged in the relief activites in the famine-hit areas of district Tharparkkar.So far NRDP has provided MNCH services to 1294 drought affected families , 844 affected animal vaccinated, 135 families provided with dry food and rations , 150 people senstized..Read More >

SHC seeks fact-finding report on Thar drought
(25th, March,2014) - Onepakistannews
The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed Sindh government to place on record the report of fact-finding committee constituted to probe Tharparkar tragedy, mostly deaths of women and children due to famine like situation in Tharparkar.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar..Read More >

NRDP Response for Drought Affected Areas of District Tharparkar
(20th, March, 2014)
NRDP conducted the rapid assessment through focus group discussions (FGDs), field visits and meetings with affected communities & other stakeholders to examine the extent of the famine-like situation in Tharparkar after severe droughts. In light of severity of the situation NRDP launched a coordinated..Read More >

Mode of sustenance: For the people of Thar, livestock means life
(19th, March, 2014) - The Express Tribune
The movement of cattle and livestock along the roads leading t0 Tharpakar is a familiar sight on most days of the year. The sacred relationship between the people of Thar and their animals is almost as old as the desert itself. In this region, it is not agriculture but livestock that is the main source of sustenance for its residents..Read More >

Drought in Tharparkar: Death toll reaches 121 in three months
(7th, March, 2014) - The express Tribune
Nearly 121 have died during a drought in Tharparkar in three months, according to the Mithi taluka hospital. While the Sindh government has only confirmed roughly half that number of fatalities, 32 children died in the month of February alone in the area, due to malnutrition. The district has four other talukas, with over 2,000 villages spread across..Read More >

Development: 70 water tanks to be installed in Cholistan
(4th, March, 2014) - The Express Tribune
Presiding over a meeting to plan for any eventuality in Cholistan, the chief secretary Naveed Akram Cheema said on Wednesday that 70 water tanks – each having a capacity of 50,000 litres – would be installed in Cholistan.
He said all government departments should work together to facilitate the people of the region..Read More >