Pakistan is vulnerable to disaster risks from a range of hazards including avalanches, cyclones, storms, droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, floods, glacial lake outbursts, landslides, pest attacks, river erosion and tsunami. Human induced hazards that threaten the country include transport, industrial, nuclear and radiological accidents, oil spills, urban and forest fires, civil conflicts and internal displacements of communities due to multiple factors that have caused widespread damages and losses in the past.
MALC as a civil service organization has been working for both Natural and Manmade Catastrophes, which includes drought, floods, earthquake and refugees’ relief and rehabilitation. The major challenge of testing the nerves and experience came with the major earthquake of October 2005. We participated in the relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation of affected families. The timely intervention was only possible due to the quick response of our friends and well wishers who supported us.
MALC has now established a Cell for disaster management which consists of a well trained team capable of addressing the needs of any Disaster. The response plan is prepared based on actual need assessment. We do expect that our supporters and well wishers will continue their support to encounter the emergencies when occurred in the country to save poor and vulnerable population from hazards.