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12 Feb 2016 description

This publication discusses earthquake risk reduction in Pakistan and its relationship to building codes, building regulation, and structural engineering. It reviews the status of building codes and bylaws, with a focus on the 2007 Building Code of Pakistan or BCP. It also discusses earthquake risk reduction more generally, considering the status and opportunities related to building inventory, repair, loss estimation, and retrofit, especially for the existing building stock and for the many small or vernacular structures typically exempt from building bylaws.

12 Feb 2016 description

1. Highlights

  • Flow Monitoring: As of 10 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 4,681 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 4 February – 10 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

12 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

11 février 2016 – L'année 2015, la plus chaude jamais enregistrée, confirme que les catastrophes liées aux conditions météorologiques et climatiques dominent désormais les tendances des catastrophes induites par les aléas naturels, selon une nouvelle analyse présentée jeudi par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe (UNISDR).

Les cinq pays les plus touchés par les catastrophes en 2015 ont été la Chine (26), les États-Unis (22), l'Inde (19), les Philippines (15) et l'Indonésie (11), précise cette analyse.

11 Feb 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures: Only 3% of the more than one million people arriving to Italy and Greece in 2015 were relocated across the EU as refugees, or returned to their countries of origin, according to figures released by the European Commission on 10 February.

Condition of People: On the Island of Samos, nine persons remain detained for reasons of irregular entry at the Vathy Police Station.

Deaths at Sea: None reported.

11 Feb 2016 description

MITHI: Seven more children have died in drought-hit Thar during the past 24 hours, with the number of children dying in the district because of malnutrition and other causes since October last year rising to at least 150.

An infant Zulekha died in Hameera Ba village while Karima from village Kheemi ji Dhani lost her life on way to Islamkot hospital. Sakina, a daughter of Badar Junejo died in Adi Jo Tarr.

Three-year-old Manesh died in Char Nore near Chhachhro taluka of Tharparkar district, infant Ram died in Kantio and a newborn lost his battle with life near Kaloi.

11 Feb 2016 description


  • 1,758 refugees and migrants arrived: 1,701 from fYRo Macedonia and 57 from Bulgaria.
  • 2,578 asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
11 Feb 2016 description

11 February 2016, GENEVA – The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis presented today.

The top five most disaster-hit countries in 2015 were China (26), USA (22), India (19), Philippines (15) and Indonesia (11).

11 Feb 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ashfaq Yusufzai

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 11 2016 (IPS) - A military operation by Pakistan’s army has been proving fatal for Taliban militants who held sway over vast swathes of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for over a decade. They crossed over the border from Afghanistan and took refuge in Fata after their government was toppled by US-led forces towards the end of 2001. After a few years, when they got a toe-hold in the region, they extended their wings to all seven districts of Fata. Not any more.

11 Feb 2016 description

The immediate resumption of livelihood activities is critical for sustainable returns. Agriculture was the most common source of income before displacement for all agencies of FATA. Meanwhile, approximately half of all working-aged males and less than five per cent of females are employed in the formal economy (not including subsistence agriculture).

10 Feb 2016 description

USAID partners to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity. Our work reflects American values and our commitment to a world where everyone has the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity.


As a core pillar of American leadership and power, global development works together with defense and diplomacy to advance our interests and values abroad, and to protect the American people at home.

10 Feb 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures: Fluctuations in the number of arrivals to different Greek Islands compared to previous trends were observed, particularly with an increase of arrivals to the island of Chios.

10 Feb 2016 description
report European Union

The European Union (EU) has deployed an Electoral Follow-up Mission to Pakistan to assess the current electoral reform process and the extent to which previous EU election-related recommendations have been addressed. The findings of the Mission will also be considered when deciding future EU support and activities in Pakistan, including potential support to the electoral reform process and deployment of an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the next general elections.

10 Feb 2016 description

In this issue

Highlights P.1
CoRe Cluster background and activities P.2
Update and CoRe contacts P.3

The first Cluster Bulletin was designed to provide an update on CoRe Cluster activi-ties. The next one will cover CoRe sector needs, progress and gaps in response to itthe 2014 military operation in North Wa-ziristan Agency. The Cluster has more han 50 member organizations in Pesha-war and is led by UNDP.


10 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Lesvos (01 Jan 2015 - 08 Feb 2016): 543,073

Total arrivals in Lesvos during Feb 2016: 6,880

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 860

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 1,167

% of arrivals in Lesvos compared to total: 60%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 2,035

Estimated departures to Mainland (Based on estimates provided by authorities): 777

10 Feb 2016 description

Bakhtawar Mian

ISLAMABAD: The government has completed the survey of damage caused to the houses of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) because of fighting there. The affected people will be compensated according to the extent of damage.

According to the government decision, those IDPs whose houses have been destroyed will be provided Rs400,000 and the owners of damaged houses will get Rs110,000.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Senate functional committee on less developed areas on Monday.

10 Feb 2016 description

Amir Wasim

ISLAMABAD: Members of a Senate committee will undertake a three-day visit to coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan to assess the damage being caused by sea intrusion and suggest measures to prevent a possible future disaster.

The three-member sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reforms headed by Dr Karim Ahmed Khawaja of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will have an aerial view of coastal areas by a helicopter to be provided by Pakistan Navy.