• Measles: This week a total of 66 alerts investigated. 430 measles cases were reporting from 27 districts. Vitamin‐A drops provided to all the suspected cases and district health teams took action to improve vaccination in affected areas.
• 73 districts and 2105 health facilities have reported to DEWS this week 23, compared with 73 districts with 2099 health facilities shared weekly data in week 22, 2013 to the Disease Early Warning System(DEWS).
PESHAWAR, June 18, 2013 (AFP) - A suicide bombing at a funeral in Pakistan on Tuesday killed at least 27 people including a provincial lawmaker, police said, the deadliest attack to hit the country in more than three months.
The attack in Shergarh town in Mardan district, 145 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of Islamabad, came during prayers for the owner of a local fuel station.
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 67/16 and Security Council resolution 2096 (2013), in which the Council requested me to report on developments in Afghanistan every three months.
17 June 2013 – A 15-year-old Pakistani girl targeted by assassins – Malala Yousafzai – is the first signatory of a new worldwide petition calling for urgent action to ensure the right of every child to safely attend school, launched today with the backing of the United Nations Special Envoy for Education.
The launch came in the wake of an attack that killed 14 students at an all girls' college in Pakistan, emphasized Special Envoy Gordon Brown, in an op-ed published today in the Huffington Post.
Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2013. The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 143rd Session on June 13, has approved 17 loans and grants totaling over US$234 million to boost socio-economic development in over 44 partner countries. The majority of the public sector funding will co-finance transportation, energy and water supply and sanitation projects.
Nicaragua – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, SINAPRED, Local Media)
A strong 6.5M earthquake at a depth of 35km hit in the Pacific Ocean, ca. 40km off the coasts of Leon province, Nicaragua on 15 June at 17:34 UTC. USGS indicates 80,000 people exposed to "Strong" shaking, Local media report one person dead and light damage in the capital Managua and in the provinces of Chinandega and Leon.
Pakistan – Severe weather (Pakistan Government, Local Media)
PESHAWAR: Two polio workers were killed in an attack on the polio team in Swabi on Sunday, June 16.
According to sources, two polio workers were on duty in the area of Kandaro when they were attacked and killed. District police officer (DPO) Dr. Mian Muahmmad Saeed confirmed the deaths.
Sources said that school teacher Muhammad Shiraz and health department official Aziz Muhammad were in Pabaini village when they were attacked. According to the DPO, both workers were on duty without any security.
15 June 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned a series of deadly attacks targeting a bus, a hospital facility and a historic house in Pakistan, which killed at least 20 civilians, many of whom were female students.
QUETTA, June 15, 2013 (AFP) - At least 25 people were killed in troubled southwest Pakistan on Saturday when militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors, officials said.
A bomb attack on a bus in Quetta, capital of the restive Baluchistan province, killed 14 women students, and another 11 people died in a blast at a city hospital around 90 minutes later.
Pakistan’s new government must not surrender respect for human rights in any potential peace talks with the Taliban or other armed groups, Amnesty International said.
The organization also urged the new government, which takes office today (5 June), to make human rights a top priority during its term, starting with investigating election-related killings and other abuses that occurred over the last three months.
Mr. Khan is a 56 year old man who was a permanent resident in Khyber Agency, Pakistan. He used to be a farmer and owned two acres of land which he cultivated and used to make his living in order to provide for his three daughters, son and wife. With the increased violence in Tirah Valley where Mr. Khan’s village is, he and his family were forced to migrate to the Peshawar district.
Point 65 de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant
Conseil de sécurité
Le présent rapport couvre la période allant de janvier à décembre 2012; il est soumis en application de la résolution 2068 (2012) par laquelle le Conseil de sécurité m’a prié de continuer à lui présenter tous les ans des rapports sur l’application de ses résolutions et des déclarations de son président concernant les enfants et les conflits armés.