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25 Jun 2016 description

PESHAWAR: Students from various tribal regions said on Friday that at least 1,500 educational institutions were destroyed or damaged during militancy, but the federal government had so far not initiated work to restore them.

The details about the state of school buildings in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) were issued to the media by Fata Students Organisation (FSO) president Shaukat Aziz at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.

25 Jun 2016 description

QUETTA: Five people were killed and 28 more injured, including women and children, in a explosion at Almo Chowk here on Friday afternoon, police said.

The dead and injured, all passersby and shopkeepers in the area, were taken to Civil Hospital Quetta. At least three of the injured were in critical condition. Two of the injured passed away while under treatment.

According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Quetta Chaudhary Manzoor, around 5 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.

24 Jun 2016 description
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  • A number of events were organized in all sites to mark the World Refugee Day, on 20 June, UNHCR also opened a photo exhibition “UNHCR in Serbia: 40 Years of Assistance and Cooperation” in Belgrade marking the 40 years anniversary of UNHCR presence in the country.

24 Jun 2016 description

QUETTA: The role of religious scholars in building a welfare state is huge, and it’s utterly important for them to create awareness to protect children from fatal diseases, worst among them, polio.

These observations were made during a meeting of the Polio Emergency Centre, Quetta.

Exhorting religious scholars to support vaccination programmes for children against fatal diseases, participants said that they needed to guide the public about the urgency of vaccination.

23 Jun 2016 description

Older people are among those worst affected by disasters and more must be done to protect them, according to HelpAge International.

"Older people are often more vulnerable to disasters" said Clare Harris, Senior Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Adviser at HelpAge International.

"As the world's population grows older, an age-sensitive response to disasters and climate change is becoming increasingly vital."

23 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

By Aamir Saeed

Sardar Gul has been forced to cut his earnings by more than half.

Daily scrutiny by police cracking down on Afghan refugees in Pakistan turned his three-kilometre commute to a construction site into a two-hour ordeal. It became untenable. So, instead of braving checkpoints and spot checks at work, Gul traded in his shovel for an awl.

23 Jun 2016 description

Pakistan wants to repatriate some of the almost 1.6 million refugees living in the country. UNHCR has set aside funds for 60,000 returnees.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, June 23 (UNHCR) - Families sat quietly. Small children explored among the chairs. These people were going back, some after decades. And they were going back for good.

They were Afghan refugees and this was the Voluntary Repatriation Centre of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Peshawar.

23 Jun 2016 description

Over the long term, pressures on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific are likely to intensify due to changing demographic and consumption patterns.

The Asia and the Pacific is one of the world’s most dynamic regions, where rapid transformations make it necessary to rethink strategies for food and nutrition security.

23 Jun 2016 description

214.691 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.861 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 21/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

23 Jun 2016 description

KARACHI: With a cloudburst predicted to be around the corner, the provincial government has ordered relevant officials to reactivate flood relief control rooms and relief centres across Sindh as a precautionary measure to face the potential threat of flooding in Sindh’s urban and rural districts, it emerged on Wednesday.

23 Jun 2016 description

In the period from the 10 to 16 June 1,130 families have returned to North Waziristan Agency (NWA). Returns are slow due to Ramadan and will likely remain slow for the coming month.

23 Jun 2016 description

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP | Thursday 6/23/2016 - 05:15 GMT

Pakistan, home for decades to millions of Afghan refugees, called for the support of the international community as it warned that without help, the flow of those fleeing Afghanistan's decades-long war to Europe could increase.

After the Soviet invasion in 1979, "five million Afghan refugees came to Pakistan," then with the support of the international community, said minister for border areas Abdul Qadir Baloch at a meeting devoted to Afghan refugees in the capital Islamabad Wednesday.

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures


215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

22 Jun 2016 description


One new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was reported in the past week in Shigal Wa Sheltan district of Kunar with onset of paralysis on 29 May. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2016 is now six compared to three at this time last year.

No WPV1 environmental positive samples have been reported in 2016. The most recent environmental positive samples were collected on 27 December 2015 - one in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province and the second in the city of Kabul.

22 Jun 2016 description

Working Paper 31

Richard Mallett, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Rachel Slater and Georgina Sturge

This paper shows findings from a cross-country panel survey which took place in five conflict-affected countries: DRC, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda. The aim of the survey was to explore people’s experiences, perceptions and expectations of the state and local governance actors with regards to basic service delivery, social protection and livelihoods in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

22 Jun 2016 description


Lisa Denney, Richard Mallett, Dyan Mazurana

The briefing paper explores the relationship between service delivery, peace-building, and state legitimacy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda. It finds that the level of access people have to basic services does not tend to be related to how legitimate they perceive their government to be. However, the more problems people encounter with services, the worse they think of their governments.

22 Jun 2016 description

György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, has told public television channel M1 that on Monday migrants began a protest at the Closed Asylum Reception Centre in Kiskunhalas. He said that some one hundred migrants – most of them from Pakistan – took part in a march within the camp demanding to be let out and to be placed in open camps. They were still protesting in the evening, Mr. Bakondi added.

Police arrived at the reception centre in appropriate numbers, but they did not need to take action until the evening.