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FOCUS USA is working to reduce suffering and save lives

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) is an International crisis response and disaster risk management agency. We provide emergency relief to communities suffering from natural disasters or man-made crises.

School Health Improvement Program in Badin Sindh

FOCUS USA unites AKAH and Turmia Foundation for School Safety Programs in Pakistan

Pakistan continues its journey of healing and rebuilding following the unparalleled and heart-wrenching floods of
NTBA and Dallas Foundation

NTBA and Dallas Foundation donate to FOCUS USA Project CARE

NTBA and Dallas Foundation donate to FOCUS USA Project CAREIn May 2023, FOCUS USA was

GAMA Raises Funds to Support FOCUS USA’s Humanitarian Mandate

GAMA Raises Funds to Support FOCUS USA’s Humanitarian MandateIn April 2023, the Greater Austin Merchants
FOCUS USA Provisions Tents

FOCUS USA Provisions Tents as a Response to Earthquake Victims’ Needs in Türkiye

March 9, 2023In February 2023, the major earthquake hitting Türkiye and Syria caused significant damage,
AKAH Search & Rescue Teams

Focus Humanitarian Assistance and its partners mobilize in response to Türkiye and Syria earthquakes

In the early hours of Monday February 6, severe earthquakes struck parts of Türkiye and

FOCUS USA and AKAH Partnering to Respond to Devastating Flooding in Pakistan

In response to the flooding emergency in Pakistan, FOCUS’s partner AKAH,P has provided evacuation and

FOCUS’s Newly Arrived Migrants Program

FOCUS professionals in Europe offering assistance in navigating asylum process to newly arrived refugees who

International Women’s Day – Breaking Taboos: Women in Search & Rescue

On this International Women’s Day, we highlight three inspirational women of various generations who overcame

FOCUS USA and the Ismaili community support national & local COVID-19 vaccination efforts

The ChallengeUpon taking office, United States President Joe Biden committed to an initial goal of

National Preparedness Month

USA, August 2013 – FOCUS USA was invited to attend the National Preparedness Month Proclamation

Tajikistan flood relief

Tajikistan, July 2015 – In July 2015 villages across Tajikistan experienced severe flooding and mud

ShakeOut: Earthquake Preparedness

USA, October 2015 – During the month of October 2015, FOCUS-trained volunteers across the United

Earthquake relief in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan

Afghanistan/Tajikistan/Pakistan, October 2015 – Following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Central Asia in October 2015,

FOCUS: Pakistan flood response

Pakistan, April 2016 – In April 2016, heavy rain and snow fall in Gilgit-Baltistan and

Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into development planning

The Challenge Afghanistan, April 2016 – “Afghanistan is prone to multiple disasters. This conference has helped us
Emergency Food Boat

FOCUS delivers emergency food assistance

The Challenge The high mountain communities residing in Big and Small Pamirs are predominantly Kyrgyz

Agreement for a new phase of “creating opportunities in a safe environment”

Tajikistan, July 2016 – Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development

Focus delivers relief items to Takhar province

Afghanistan, October 2016 – Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) donated 125 tents and 100 Non Food

Focus and USAID said sign agreement to create resilient communities

Pakistan, January 2017 – The Department of Emergency Management (formerly FOCUS) of the Aga Khan Agency for

Fire safety and community preparedness

USA, February 2017 – On average, fire departments in the United States respond to a fire

First Aid, CPR and AED skills

USA, Ongoing – Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA supports volunteers in the community to receive training in

Community-based disaster risk reduction programs

India, 2018 – Throughout 2018, villages in the coastal region in southern Gujarat have been

AKAH invests in capacity development for SART

Pakistan, October 2018 – The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Pakistan collaborated with

Avalanche safety and rescue teams deployed in Gbao

The ChallengeTajikistan, February 2019 – Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), a region highly vulnerable to natural

How AKAH Tajikistan is increasing emergency response readiness

TAJIKISTAN (April 2020) – The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) recently conducted refresher trainings

AKAH organizes training for female rescuers in Dushanbe

Tajikistan, March 2019 – The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) helped support the efforts

AKAH helps vulnerable communities meet their food needs during covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan

PAKISTAN (March 2020) – The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Pakistan was enlisted

Focus USA supports covid-19 prepardness & prevention activities in Tajikistan

The ChallengeAs the global coronavirus crisis continues to evolve, FOCUS USA is committed to providing

Pakistani women are key in successful rescue missions

The ChallengeMiddle-school teacher Shamim Bano is one of the 50,000 volunteers trained in this joint

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