Focus Humanitarian Assistance

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 is humanitarian aid and Facilitates Their transition to sustainable self-reliant, long-term development.

Focus Humanitarian Assistance is affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network , 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 ventures in the South and Central Asia , and Africa .

Disaster relief

Where FOCUS can harness organization and volunteer capacity, it provides relief and support services to communities affected by natural and man-made disasters. FOCUS provides relief items, which, in the past, have been made available in the past. FOCUS seeks to enable relief by assessing and responding to the disaster; creating disaster resilience by identifying natural hazards and training professionals and volunteers to address them; and they are more likely to become self-reliant. FOCUS India, in collaboration with RAPID UK, an international search and rescue organization, Research & Rescue Team, to carry out surface rescue operations. It also has a national level Disaster Assessment and Response Team to carry out post-disaster needs assessment and to identify short and long term relief and rehabilitation needs of disaster victims.

Disaster resilience

FOCUS’s Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction programs aim to enhance a community’s ability to live safely within the local environment. FOCUS ‘s risk reduction approach incorporates participatory Hazard Vulnerability. This scientific method of quantitative risk analysis has various approaches to their risk. Basic disaster risk management skills are demonstrated to community and village centers, schools, hostels and hospitals.

FOCUS Challenge events – Hike4Life / Bike4Life

FOCUS organizes an annual challenge event called Hike4Life / Bike4Life. The list of previous events is follows:

  • 2002 Bike4Life – Egypt
  • 2003 Hike4Life – Kenya
  • 2005 Hike4Life – India
  • 2006 Hike4Life – Madagascar
  • 2007 Hike4Life – Tanzania
  • 2008 Bike4Life – India
  • 2009 Hike4Life – Uganda
  • 2010 Bike4Life – Morocco
  • 2011 Hike4Life – Tanzania
  • 2013 – Walk for Life Mumbai
  • 2014- Walk for Life Ahemdabad

Key interventions

  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict [1]
  • 2005 Kashmir earthquake [2] [3] [4]
  • 2010 Pakistan floods
  • 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami [5] [6]
  • War in Afghanistan (2001-present) [7] [8]


  1. Jump up^ Press Release: “FOCUS and AKDN Contribute to Helping Lebanese Families in Syria, 21 August 2006” . “See related photos” .
  2. Jump up^ Press Release: “Focus on Humanitarian Assistance Support for Thousands Affected by Asia Earthquake, 14 October 2005” .
  3. Jump up^ “Focus Humanitarian Assistance Provides Support to Thousands in Pakistan, October 2005” .
  4. Jump up^ Press Release: “Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan Receives Earthquake Relief Award, 30 June 2006” .
  5. Jump up^ Press Release: “FOCUS Mobilizes for Tsunami Disaster Relief, 10 January 2005” . Archived from the original on 6 December 2006.
  6. Jump up^ “Update on FOCUS work in India” .
  7. Jump up^ Press Release: “Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan by FOCUS, 5 October 2001” . Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. “See related photos” .
  8. Jump up^ “Update on FOCUS work in Afghanistan” .

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