February 4, 2011

Small is Beautiful. Big is Necessary.

Below is an article published on the Nourishing the Planet blog by Matt Styslinger, who worked as Student Researcher at BRAC in 2008/ 2009, conducting field research on BRAC’s Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) Program.
October 15, 2010

Update on BRAC Pakistan Flood Relief & Rehabilitation

Over 20 million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan, 75% of whom are in the Sindh and Punjab provinces. The floods damaged or destroyed 1.9 million houses.BRAC has a relief and rehabilitation program in place in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The flood waters have started to recede and the displaced population is returning to their homes and villages.
August 10, 2010

Latest Update on Pakistan Flood Situation

We have the latest update from the flood situation: The flood situation is worsening, with Sindh and Punjab regions now severely affected due to flooding of the river Sindh. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been experiencing torrential rains for the last two days, and flood warnings are being issued again. The level of the Kabul river has risen to dangerous heights and rain has contributed to more flooding in the already affected areas. People who had been returning to their homes are experiencing difficulties as the water is coming in again.
August 7, 2010

Pakistan Flood Situation as of 7 August

We have the latest update from the flood situation: It has stopped raining in various parts of the province and the water level is receding. However, the Meteorological Department has issued warnings of further rains and chances for flood until 6th August, 2010. Our BRAC Health Team has reported from the field that some people are now returning to their homes, initiating cleaning and fumigation activities.Update on BRAC Response:
April 8, 2009

A 14 year old Leader in her Community

MyBRAC Feature - Akhi, a WASH(Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program) TeenagerWhen Akhi (right) was five years old, her village had no school and she wondered if she would ever receive an education. Since then, she has been able to take advantage of the opportunities BRAC has given her to become a well-rounded, educated young person. She attended a primary school that BRAC built in her village until she was ten. After finishing primary school, she joined BRAC's adolescent development program, where twice a week she joins other girls to study, share stories, and learn from one another in a safe place.