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Pakistan + 2 others
Pakistan: Health Bulletin July, 2014 - Volume: 2, Issue: 7

IN THIS BULLETIN

English News

Polio Cases Recorded

Health Profile: District Multan

Maps

Articles

Urdu News

Health Directory

HIGHLIGHTS:

Polio spread feared over mass displacement

Dengue: Mosquito larva still exists in Pindi

Lack of coordination hampering vaccination of NWA children

Delayed security nods affect polio drives in city

Combating dengue: Fumigation carried out in rural areas

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Mohammed bin Rashid launches urgent food relief project for one million victims worldwide

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched an international humanitarian project to provide urgent food relief to those affected around the world.

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UAE Pledges $15 million for Palestine Refugees in Syria

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) on Monday 21 July provided a donation of $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to distribute desperately needed food-aid to Palestine refugees who continue to suffer the worst effects of Syria’s civil war, now in its fourth year.

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In an Agreement with the UNRWA - The UAE gives AED 55 million worth of urgent relief to Palestinians in Syria

The aid is part of the UAE pledge at Kuwait 2nd donors conference on Syria The relief targets 361,300 victims, representing 92,200 displaced Palestinian families inside Syria

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Dubai begins humanitarian airlift for UNRWA in Gaza

East Jerusalem

As the number of casualties and injured civilians rises in the Gaza Strip, aid agencies have geared up for the emergency response and mobilized relief supplies from the International Humanitarian City (IHC), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. These supplies have been donated to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for thousands of vulnerable displaced families in Gaza.

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U.A.E. grants dh 44 million for victims of Syrian Crisis

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), Head of the National Committee for the Coordination of Foreign Aid, has said that the under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. has attained a reputable status as one of the world's largest donors of developmental assistance, especially in terms of its growing contributions and support for refugee crisis around the world, best demonstrated in the U.A.E.'s commitments towards brotherly Syrian refugees.

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World + 1 other
Dubai drive raises enough to bring water to 7 mn people

07/16/2014 10:34 GMT

DUBAI, July 16, 2014 (AFP) - A Dubai initiative to provide potable water to five million people facing shortages in Asia and Africa has raised nearly $50 million (36.89 million euros), local media reported Wednesday.

The UAE Water Aid campaign, named Suqia, has exceeded its goal as the funds collected will in fact benefit seven million people, Emarat Alyoum daily reported.

Contributions from Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum alone would benefit one million people, it said.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 1 other
ENOC donates AED 3 million to ‘UAE Water Aid' initiative

Dubai, 13th July, 2014 (WAM) -- Emirates National Oil Company, ENOC, today pledged AED 3 million towards the U.A.E. Water Aid initiative (U.A.E. Suqia), launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum aimed at providing fresh drinking water to 5 million people around the world.

Saeed Khoory, Chief Executive Officer of ENOC, handed over the cheque for the amount to Yahia Abdullah AlMuaimi, Head of Local Aid section Emirates Red Crescent, at a ceremony held at ENOC’s headquarters.

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Emirates Red Crescent drilling 20 wells in Tanzania

The Emirates Red Crescent has started work on drilling 20 wells in Tanzania to help more than 40,000 people in 27 villages gain access to potable water.

The project in the region of Loliondo is being carried out in coordination with the U.A.E. Embassy in Dar es Salaam and the Tanzanian authorities.

"We have received an immense response to the U.A.E. Water Aid appeal from all sectors of society, locally, regionally and internationally,” said Dr Mohammed Al Falahi, the secretary general of the U.A.E. Red Crescent.

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U.A.E. Water Aid Campaign donations exceed DH121 million in 15 days

On its 15th day running, the sum of donations collected by the U.A.E. Water Aid campaign has reached DH121.097 million through generous contributions from government entities, community institutions, businessmen and individuals alike.

The amount collected can provide fresh drinking water to more than 4.8 million distressed people in poor countries; 97% of the campaign's target of 5 million people.

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Pakistan + 1 other
In implementation of UAE President's directives, distribution of 30,000 food baskets completes in North Waziristan, Pakistan

NORTH WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan, 12th July, 2014 (WAM) -- In implementation of U.A.E. President's directives to provide urgent humanitarian and food assistance to the displaced families in Pakistan, the U.A.E. Project to Aid Pakistan (U.A.E. PAP) has announced the completion of the distribution of 30,000 food baskets in North Waziristan.

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Hamdan bin Zayed orders 200% rise in Red Crescent's local assistance budget

09/07/2014 10:14:00 PM

Abu Dhabi, 9th July, 2014 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, and Chairman of the U.A.E. Red Crescent Authority (RCA), has given instructions for increasing the RCA's budget for local assistance by 200% to meet the growing humanitarian needs within the country.

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World + 1 other
U.A.E. Water Aid Campaign collects AED111 million on its 13th day

DUBAI, 10th July 2014 (WAM) --- The donations raised by the U.A.E. Water Aid campaign, recently launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, have reached more than AED111.3 million through generous contributions from individual and corporate donors including government departments and private companies. The raised amount will helps provide clean drinking water to 4,454,000 people in developing countries, or 89% of the campaign's target.

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President announces US $ 25 million urgent aid for Palestinians in Gaza Strip

ABU DHABI, 10th July, 2014 (WAM) -- Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, and follow-up of H.H.

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World + 26 others
2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
HRH Princess Haya contributes to reducing malnutrition rates of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

ABU DHABI, 9th July, 2014 (WAM) -- UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City, IHC, H.R.H. Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E., and Ruler of Dubai, has made a generous contribution of USD500,000 to support the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' efforts in emergency nutrition and food security for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (30 June 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.216 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 593 million, followed by Afghanistan with US$ 241 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 30.6% funded with a 69.4% shortfall.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.5 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.9 billion (30%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.6 billion (70%).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Over half a million IDPs registered

By Khawar Ghumman

ISLAMABAD: Over half a million people displaced by the military operation in North Waziristan have been registered so far.

A freshly consolidated report, submitted to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday, puts the number of registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) at 572,529.

At least 44,633 families have fled their homes in the restive tribal agency after the military launched Operation Zarb-i-Azb, targeting terrorist sanctuaries in the area, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

© The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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Senegal + 1 other
Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation begins distribution of food baskets in Senegal

DAKAR, 3rd July, 2014 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation has begun distribution of food baskets to the underprivileged in Senegal as part of its programme for the Holy Month of Ramadan to provide aid to more than 55 countries around the world.

An official source at the Khalifa Foundation stated that the U.A.E. Embassy in Dakar oversaw the distribution of more than 1,700 food baskets to needy families in several cities in Senegal.

The distribution was attended by the Charge d'Affairs at the U.A.E. Embassy, Mohammed Saeed Al-Taee, and a number of senior officials.

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Afghanistan + 2 others
RCA: Water Aid digs 73 wells in Afghanistan and four in Iraq

The U.A.E. Red Crescent Authority (RCA) yesterday announced that 73 wells were being dug in Afghanistan and other four were being dug in Iraq as part of the U.A.E. Water Aid campaign launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to provide access to fresh drinking water for five million persons around the world who suffer from shortage of potable water.