Focus Humanitarian Assistance

[http://www.akdn.org/focus/index.html Focus Humanitarian Assistance] is an international group of agencies established in Europe, North America and South Asia to complement the provision of emergency relief, principally in the developing world. It helps people in need reduce their dependence on humanitarian aid and facilitates their transition to sustainable self-reliant, long-term development.

Focus Humanitarian Assistance is affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network [http://www.akdn.org/ (AKDN)] , a group of institutions working to improve opportunities and living conditions, for people of all faiths and origins, in specific regions of the developing world. Underlying the establishment of FOCUS by the Ismaili Muslim community is a history of successful initiatives to assist people struck by natural and man-made disasters in South and Central Asia, and Africa.

Hike4Life

[http://www.hike4life.net Hike4Life] is an annual fundraising event organised by Focus Humanitarian Assistance. In 2006, Hike4Life was held in Madagascar.

Key Interventions

Lebanon Conflict, Syria - 2006

*Press Release:cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/news/2006Aug21.html | title=FOCUS and AKDN Contribute to Helping Lebanese Families in Syria, 21 August 2006
**cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/news/2006Aug21_photos.html | title=See related photos

South Asia Earthquake, Pakistan - 2005

*Press Release:cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/news/20051014.html | title=Focus Humanitarian Assistance Mobilises Support for Thousands Affected by Asia Earthquake, 14 October 2005
*cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/focus/index.html#earthquake | title=Focus Humanitarian Assistance Provides Support to Thousands in Pakistan, October 2005
*Press Release:cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/news/focus/300606.htm | title=Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan Receives Earthquake Relief Award, 30 June 2006


=Tsunami Disaster Relief, India - 2004 / 2005=

*Press Release:cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/news/focus_100105.htm | title=FOCUS Mobilises for Tsunami Disaster Relief, 10 January 2005
*cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/focus/keyinterventions.html#india | title=Update on FOCUS work in India


=Humanitarian Disaster, Afghanistan - 2001=

*Press Release:cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/news/afghan051001.html | title=Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan by FOCUS, 5 October 2001
**cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/news/photos_051001.html | title=See related photos
*cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/focus/keyinterventions.html#afghanistan | title=Update on FOCUS work in Afghanistan

ee also

*Aga Khan Development Network

External links

*cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/focus/index.html | title=Focus Humanitarian Assistance (web) | accessdate=2006-11-15
*cite web | url=http://www.hike4life.net | title=Hike4Life (web)
*cite web | url=http://www.akdn.org/ | title=Aga Khan Development Network | accessdate=2006-11-14


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