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27 Sep 2016 description

KARACHI: At least 8.3 million children aged five or less would be targeted in the six-day polio campaign being launched on Monday (today) in Sindh, officials said on Sunday.

Of the children, they added, some 2.2 million would be targeted in Karachi.

“We have a perfect opportunity to eradicate polio in Sindh,” said the coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre for polio in Sindh. He said for more than four months all environment samples of Sindh were negative, which was a ‘huge success’.

26 Sep 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 25 Sep 2016): 166,347
Total arrivals in Greece during Sep 2016:2,603
Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 104
Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 111
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 45
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Sep 2016: 1,394

Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
142 dead - 51 missing (31 July 2016)

26 Sep 2016 description

The deadline issued by the Government of Pakistan remains 31 Dec. for the return of registered Afghan refugees. Although there has been no mention of an official deadline for the return of undocumented Afghans, the pace of returns is also significant. The amount of all returns has increased substantially in the past three months, interrupted only by a slow period during Eid. It is expected this pace will continue until the winter season begins.

25 Sep 2016 description

Islamabad, September 21, 2016: Pakistan and Afghanistan polio teams gathered in Islamabad today to deliberate on common challenges and issues faced by both countries during the course of polio eradication. The meeting agreed on improving the cross border coordination mechanism to fast track progress finish line. The meeting was organized in the backdrop of the recent outbreak in the South KP / FATA and South Eastern Afghanistan Block. Basic objective of the meeting was to review status in the Common polio Reservoirs and joint planning to address the outbreaks.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

23 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

Islamabad, 23 September 2016: The Government of Pakistan has signed a Financing Agreement today with the European Union for the implementation of a 22 Million EUR project titled "Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan. Additional 12 Million EUR will be provided by the Government of Germany.

23 Sep 2016 description


  • Of the 4,900 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners, 86% (or 4,234) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,606 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,628 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

23 Sep 2016 description

300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,501 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

23 Sep 2016 description


421 Cessation of use of trivalent oral polio vaccine and introduction of inactivated poliovirus vaccine worldwide, 2016

427 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2016


421 Abandon du vaccin antipoliomyélitique oral trivalent et introduction du vaccin antipoliomyélitique inactivé à l’échelle mondiale, 2016

427 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2016

22 Sep 2016 description


  • In June 2016, wheat and wheat flour price remained unchanged from May 2016;

  • The headline inflation based on the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.6% from May 2016, and by 3.2% from the same month last year (June 2015);

  • Prices of most non‐cereal food commodities either declined or remained unchanged from May 2016;

  • The Casual labour wage/Wheat flour Terms‐of‐Trade (ToT) average has been slightly improving since the last quarter of 2015 due to stable wheat flour price; and

22 Sep 2016 description

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has begun implementing the relief aid project in two areas of Kabul Province, in Afghanistan.

The move follows directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Khalifa Foundation.

22 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly


Focusing on international peace and security, world leaders stressed the need to curb terrorist attacks, end ongoing conflict, resolve the refugee crisis and reform the Security Council, as the General Assembly continued its annual debate today.

21 Sep 2016 description
report InterAction

Submitted by Umer Dil on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 9:15am

21 Sep 2016 description

KOT CHANDNA, MIANWALI, 21 SEPTEMBER 2016 – The first girls’ high school in Kot Chandna refugee village in Mianwali district, Punjab opened on Wednesday. The school called “Community Girls Model School No 2” will teach 11 girls aged between 14-16 years old. The girls will be taught by Ms. Aqeela Asifi – the 2015 Nansen Refugee Award winner. Using the Nansen prize fund of US$100,000, Ms. Aqeela Asifi expanded her middle-secondary school to include higher-secondary classes for 9th and 10th grade pupils.

20 Sep 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight
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In Africa and Asia, more events were atributed to Non-State Actors (NSA's) than to State Actors (SA's) (77 and 16 respectvely). In Africa, 97% of events affectng aid infrastructure were atributed to NSA’s (77/79). Of these 77 events, the highest number of incidents were reported in South Sudan (24), followed by Mali (19) and CAR (14). In Asia, 80% of events affecting aid infrastructure were atributed to NSA’s in Afghanistan (11/20).