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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Afghanistan: Cross-Border Movement from Pakistan (as of 14 Oct 2014)

Military operations (ongoing since June 2014) in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan have led to the displacement of thousands of people to surrounding districts in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan. As of 14 October 2014, 33,481 displaced families had been assessed. Response is ongoing based on an estimated 27,000 families in need of humanitarian assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 16/10/2014 Version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 41 700 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Modification 2:

Despite the acknowledged high level of humanitarian needs, challenges regarding access, effectiveness of response and capacity to implement in line with humanitarian principles have resulted in a decision to decrease the amount of this HIP from EUR 45 000 0000 to EUR 41 700 000.

Modification 1:

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29 more dengue cases across Punjab

LAHORE: Some 29 more patients were tested positive for the dengue fever during the last 24 hours all over the province.

After emergence of new cases, the total number of dengue cases in Punjab has reached 455 so far, according to an official.

He said Rawalpindi is at the top among other districts where the number of dengue patients was alarmingly increasing followed by Sheikhupura and Lahore.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Afghanistan + 3 others
Regional Snapshot South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Chronic conflict, earthquakes, and recurrent seasonal storms, floods, and droughts, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the South Asia region. 2 In addition to staff in Washington, D.C., USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional office for South Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the USAID/OFDA regional team for South Asia is based. USAID/OFDA also has a humanitarian advisor in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression

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Amnesty

A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) today suspended transmissions of private network ARY TV for 15 days. It has been accused of ostensibly “maligning” the country’s judiciary after it aired an interview with a man currently the subject of a high-profile trial before the Lahore High Court.

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Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessment - PDMA/ NDMA / HCT, Punjab Floods, 17-20 Sept, 2014

Executive Summary

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Polio workers in Khyber refuse to vaccinate children

By Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: Polio workers in some parts of Khyber Agency refused to vaccinate children at the start of a three-day drive starting Monday (today) with at least 116,000 children likely to be vaccinated in the tribal region.

Polio workers in some parts of Khyber refused to carry on with the drive over non-payment of stipends from the previous three campaigns, sources said.

Workers in some areas of Landi Kotal and Jamrud have also refused to conduct the vaccination drive, citing non-payment of their previous dues.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Polio on the rise: Another case detected in Khyber

By Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: Another polio case has been reported in an 18-months-old female child from the Akakhel area of Bara in Khyber Agency.

The government’s failure to reach out to unvaccinated children has taken up the total number of polio cases in Khyber to 45.

Khyber Agency has the highest number of reported polio cases after the restive North Waziristan Agency.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Pakistan Daily Emergency & Response Situational Information Report, 19 October 2014

Update includes the following:

Nationwide Updates
Citizen Damage Compensation Programme (CDCP) Progress Updates as of 19-10-2014
PRCS Response to NWA TDPs as of 18-10-2014
PRCS Sectoral Interventions
Dengue Updates as of 19-10-2014
29 more dengue cases across Punjab
4 day Weather Forecast 19th – 21st Oct, 2014
NDVI Update Map of Pakistan as of 19-10-2014
Weather Update Map of Pakistan as of 19-10-2014

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Gunmen kill nine labourers in southwest Pakistan: officials

Sunday 10/19/2014 - 08:40 GMT

Suspected separatist insurgents in southwest Pakistan killed nine labourers Sunday in what appeared to be an ethnically motivated attack, officials said.

The gunmen stormed a poultry farm in the early hours of Sunday in the town of Hub, some 640 kilometres (400 miles) southwest of Baluchistan province's capital city Quetta.

They kidnapped 11 labourers, senior local administration official Fawad Soomro said, and questioned them over their ethnicities.

Agence France-Presse:

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Khost & Paktika Update No. 34 - 15 October 2014

1. KHOST & PAKTIKA UPDATE

Displacement of refugees from North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agency into Khost and Paktika provinces continues. When the influx began in mid-June agencies operating on the ground estimated that 13,000 families would be displaced. However, in the past month, when many organizations expected refugees to return, the number is increasing as military operations have expanded. The number of assessed families by ARCS, Directorate of Education, IOM, IRC, NRC and UNHCR/DoRR has now reached 33,000 families.

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Pakistan PRCS IDPs Response Operation Dated 18th Oct, 2014

  1. PRCS Initial Response

a. PRCS relief operation commenced on 22nd June with initial response as under:- 1) Cooked rice to approx. 23000 IDPs 2) Health care to 1,690 IDPs through deployment of 4 x Mobile Health Units 3) Deployment of 05 Ambulances 4) Provision of 22,000 liters of clean Drinking Water b. PRCS case load to assist the IDPs are as under:- 1) Non Food Items 8,000 families (One time distribution) 2) Food Items 10,000 Families (Through WFP for three months)

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Pakistan Daily Emergency & Response Situational Information Report, 18 October 2014

Nationwide Updates
NRSP Emergency Relief to Flood Affected District as of 14-10-2014
UNDP Updates on NWA Displacement as on 17-10-2014
AmeriCares Response to Floods 2014 Updates as of 3-10-2014
Polio Updates as on 18-10-2014
Polio on the rise: Another case detected in Khyber
4 day Weather Forecast 18th – 20th Oct, 2014
Temperature Situation Update Map as of 18-10-2014
Weather Update Map of Pakistan as of 18-10-2014

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Bangladesh + 8 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review - South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Chronic conflicts, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Pakistan Daily Emergency & Response Situational Information Report, 17 October 2014

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iMMAP

Update includes the following:

Sindh Updates
Drought Updates
Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 17-10-2014
Nationwide Updates
Polio Updates as on 17-10-2014
Congo Fever Updates as on 16-10-2014
4 day Weather Forecast 17th – 19th Oct, 2014
Temperature Situation Update Map as of 17-10-2014
Weather Update Map of Pakistan as of 17-10-2014