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21 Jul 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Duniya Aslam Khan – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the pilot launched this week of the Pakistan government’s programme to register undocumented Afghans living in the country, currently estimated between 600,000 to one million.

This significant step will help regularize the stay for many Afghans at a time when return to their home country may not be possible.

21 Jul 2017 description

In this edition:

  • IOM’s FAP Continues to Help Families Reunite in Germany
  • Kitting out the Turkish National Police and Coast Guard
  • IOM Integration Programmes Build the Basis for Independent Lives
  • Psychosocial Support Certificate Programme in Turkey Aids War-affected Communities
  • Boosting Refugee Access to Health Centres along TurkishSyrian Border

€ 20 Million EU Project Supports Turkish Coast Guard to Save More Migrant Lives

21 Jul 2017 description

A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey

21 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes ooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.

21 Jul 2017 description

Map Showing Villages/Areas identified at the Discharge of 2 Lac Cs From Marala HW to Khanki HW (Description: Light Blue is Chenab Flood Plain, Pink Color is Inundation at 2 Lac Cs)

21 Jul 2017 description

Map Showing Villages/Areas identified at the Discharge of 2 Lac Cs From Qadirabad HW to Chiniot Bridge (Description: Light Blue is showing Chenab Flood Plain, Pink Color is showing Inundation at 2 Lac Cs)

21 Jul 2017 description

Map Showing Villages/Areas identified at the Discharge of 2 Lac Cs From Khanki HW to Qadirabad HW (Description: Light Blue is showing Chenab Flood Plain, Pink Color is showing Inundation at 2 Lac Cs)

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

20 Jul 2017 description

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10. NDMA Recommendations.

j. PDMA Punjab Only. Please ensure following:-(1) Considering possibility of moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls over Upper Catchments of Rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi & Sutlej as predicted by FFD, vulnerable communities along Nullahs of both rivers be sensitised for requisite measures. In case of any flooding situation in such Nullahs, immediate information be shared with all stakeholders especially NEOC.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, facilities and ambulances between January and June 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

20 Jul 2017 description

Introduction

  1. The Operational Manual for the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) is issued by OCHA on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and endorsed by the Advisory Board to set the general direction and programmatic focus of the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (hereafter “PHPF” or “the Fund”), which was previously known as Emergency Response Fund (ERF).

19 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Economic and Social Impact of Disasters and Climate Risks in South Asia

19 Jul 2017 description

1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus (Tarbela, Kalabagh, Chashma), River Kabul (Nowshera) & River Chenab (Marala) at Low Level, River Chenab at Khanki & Qadirabad at Med to Low level.
Low to Medium flooding is expected in Nullahs of Rivers Chenab & Ravi. Details at Annex A.

19 Jul 2017 description

With five national campaigns since October 2016, Pakistan is well positioned to face the challenges ahead.

At the end of May 2017, more than 38 million children under the age of 5 were vaccinated against polio in Pakistan. During the campaign, over 250,000 trained polio workers went from house to house across the length and breadth of the country to vaccinate children against the crippling disease.

19 Jul 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan increased by 36% compared to last week’s figure of 1,981. The return of undocumented Afghans also increased by 5% compared to 2,075 individuals that returned between 2 and 8 July 2017.

Some 97% (2,122 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (2,630 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.