Natural Disasters
A Persistent threat to Human Security in
Pakistan
Taimur Shan
“Threats and Conflicts: Human Security in ...
What is a Disaster?
According to International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC)
Any event that could lead to a respond beyon...
When hazard meets
vulnerability
What is NOT a Disaster?
Any event occurring beyond our control but not affecting
humans directly or indirectly.
Type of Disasters
• Natural Disasters
• Man-made Disasters
Pakistan in the light of
Natural and Man-made
disasters
Geography
Loss Assessment
• Unavailability of latest data to assess human loss.
• No local mechanism for early loss assessment.
• Pe...
Disaster Response
• State’s response
• Local Press & Media response
Major Natural and Man-
made Disasters in Pakistan
(2005-2015)
Disaster Year Deaths Affected Population
[1] Earthquake
2005...
Lessons Learnt
• Develop mechanisms at state level for the assessment of
losses.
• Equip Pakistan Meteorological Departmen...
Conclusion
“Pakistan’s largest city Karachi, home to around 18 million
people, could be “wiped out” by a tsunami. The simu...
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  • 1. Natural Disasters A Persistent threat to Human Security in Pakistan Taimur Shan “Threats and Conflicts: Human Security in the 21st Century” A Public Conference April 23, 2015
  • 2. What is a Disaster? According to International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) Any event that could lead to a respond beyond the capacity of a local community is termed as a disaster (Ifrc.org, 2015).
  • 3. When hazard meets vulnerability
  • 4. What is NOT a Disaster? Any event occurring beyond our control but not affecting humans directly or indirectly.
  • 5. Type of Disasters • Natural Disasters • Man-made Disasters
  • 6. Pakistan in the light of Natural and Man-made disasters
  • 7. Geography
  • 8. Loss Assessment • Unavailability of latest data to assess human loss. • No local mechanism for early loss assessment. • Performed by International organizations at a later stage. • Time consuming.
  • 9. Disaster Response • State’s response • Local Press & Media response
  • 10. Major Natural and Man- made Disasters in Pakistan (2005-2015) Disaster Year Deaths Affected Population [1] Earthquake 2005 73, 338 2,869, 142 [2] Flood 2010 1, 985 20,202,327 Military Operations (SWAT, South & North Waziristan) 2007-2014 [3] 52, 000 [4] 3 million
  • 11. Lessons Learnt • Develop mechanisms at state level for the assessment of losses. • Equip Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) with state-of-the-art • Capacity building of the National Disaster Management Authority for early recovery and post disaster management. • Build a National Trauma Centre.
  • 12. Conclusion “Pakistan’s largest city Karachi, home to around 18 million people, could be “wiped out” by a tsunami. The simulated drills had shown that in the eventuality of a major earthquake it could create waves of 0.9 to seven metres high that could reach and devastate Karachi in a matter of hours.”

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