In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province, northwest Pakistan, both natural and man-made disasters are a constant threat. The province is extremely vulnerable to earthquakes and flooding. In October 2015, KPK was among the areas affected by the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit the Hindu Kush.
Moreover, militant groups operating in the region oppose the education of girls and the employment of female teachers, meaning that schools are a target. On 16th December 2014, Pakistan experienced the deadliest terrorist attack in its history when gunmen launched an assault on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar, KPK, claiming 150 lives, including those of 132 children.
Since 2014, RedR UK has been working in partnership with schools and communities throughout KPK to ensure that children know how to react when disaster - whether natural or man-made - strikes. Find out how.