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01 Mar 2015 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, regional harvests from the 2014/15 season arrived progressively onto markets in January. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following the substantial disruptions that occurred over the second half of 2014.

01 Mar 2015 description

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Saturday 2/28/2015 - 16:43 GMT

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Saturday pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort.

Avalanches killed at least 286 people across Afghanistan last week, the bulk of the them in the mountainous province of Panjshir, around 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Kabul.

28 Feb 2015 description

Households in Badghis Province enter lean season with lower reserves than normal

KEY MESSAGES

  • Precipitation since the wet season began in October has been well below-average in most of Afghanistan through February. Although irrigation water will likely be sufficient for crops located in upstream areas, there is a risk that shortages may affect crops in areas further downstream during the primary March to July growing season.

28 Feb 2015 description

Karachi, February 27, 2015 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AmanTech, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to work together to improve access to and quality of vocational training.

27 Feb 2015 description

Pakistan - Severe Weather (WMO, PMD, Local Media)

  • Heavy rainfall affected north-western Pakistan over 24-25 February. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 61 and 53 mm of rain were measured in 24h in Drosh and Dir respectively, while the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were affected as well.

  • As of 26 February, local media report six deaths in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's capital, Peshawar, and in the towns of Ghalanai and Landi Kotal in FATA. House damage, road flooding and electricity outages have been reported throughout the affected areas.

27 Feb 2015 description

Pakistan - Earthquake (ECHO, GDACS, USGS, PMD, Local Media)

  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.4M, at 29km depth, occurred in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northern Pakistan on 26 February, at 21.59 UTC. The epicentre was located near the border of Battagram and Manshehra districts, approximately 23km south-east of the town of Allai. Tremors were felt around Islamabad and parts of Khyber Paktunkhwa, according to media.

27 Feb 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

This dashboard reflects the cummulative achievements of the 2014 Preliminary Reponse Plan of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) diplacement.

27 Feb 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

This dashboard reflects the cummulative achievements of the 2014 strategic plan. In 2014, Pakistan continued to face several key humanitarian issues: displacement and returns in northwestern Pakistan, nationally high food insecurity and undernutrition figures, over 1.6 million refugees residing in Pakistan, natural disasters and vaccine-preventable and vector-borne illnesses.

27 Feb 2015 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,122,723 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to deliver immediate assistance and support to 10,000 flood-affected families (70,000 people), focusing on food and relief item distributions, health and hygiene promotion, emergency shelter assistance. The planned response covers only the relief phase. The national society will not be undertaking recovery initiatives as other organizations are contributing to these efforts.

27 Feb 2015 description

Ensuring access to every child in every district remains the priority in Pakistan.

At a Technical Consultation this February to review the situation on polio eradication in Pakistan, the strength of the low-transmission season plan and the heightened commitment of the Government of Pakistan were recognised by a technical review panel.

27 Feb 2015 description

Syed Ali Shah

QUETTA: Balochistan's second case of polio in 2015 was reported in Killa Abdullah district on Thursday morning.

Sources in Balochistan's health department told Dawn that the polio case was reported from Chaman, Pakistan's bordering town with Afghanistan.

A two-year-old girl named Bibi Hanifa fell prey to the crippling virus, they said.

They termed refusal on the part of parents to vaccinate their child as the underlying reason behind her infection.

26 Feb 2015 description
  • The fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus was convened last week. Outcomes and the Committee’s final report will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.
26 Feb 2015 description
report National Geographic

TIM MCGIRK

PESHAWAR, Pakistan—When Navy SEALs raided a high-walled compound in Pakistan in May 2011 and killed the world's most wanted terrorist, another long-standing source of terror also was facing elimination: polio.

Read the full article in the National Geographic

26 Feb 2015 description

PESHAWAR: Six people, including three women, were killed and five others injured as heavy rains and hailstorm lashed different parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Some hilly areas also received snow that brought down the mercury level to a freezing point. Tourist resort Malam Jabba in Swat district received 82mm rain followed by Parachinar, Kurram Agency, where 72mm rain was recorded, said Met officials. Both areas also received moderate snowfall.

26 Feb 2015 description

Ashfaq Yusufzai

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has claimed the polio vaccination refusal cases in the province have declined from 45,000 to 27,000 since the start of the Sehat Ka Ittehad (Alliance for Health) programme 10 days ago.

26 Feb 2015 description

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association on Wednesday demanded that the federal government act fast and ensure availability of Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) to protect millions of children from tuberculosis.

They expressed their deep concern over the vaccine shortage across the country though the Sindh health department said ‘sufficient’ quantity of anti-TB vaccine was available with its immunisation programme.

26 Feb 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.