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01 Aug 2015 description

LAHORE: The Indus is likely to be in high or very high flood at Guddu from Saturday onwards and the situation will continue for about a week, according to the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD).

It said on Friday that the Indus would have a flow ranging between 650,000 and 750,000 cusecs (denoting high to very high flood) at Sukkur from Sunday to Tuesday and the situation would persist for about seven days.

This was likely to be the highest flow (peak) to be recorded at the two points during the current monsoon season, the FFD said.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description
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Increasing conflicts and n atural disaster s have resulted in acute ly food insecure groups

KEY MESSAGES

  • Increasing insecurity in various parts of the country has led to the displacement of more than 40,000 people this year through June. Many displaced households have lost normal sources of food and income and are in need of humanitarian assistance. Further displacement is likely throughout 2015, and the number of displaced th is year is likely to exceed figures for 2014.

01 Aug 2015 description

As of July 31, the death toll from the recent floods has risen to 86 with 60 persons injured. Over 2 200 houses have been damaged, more than 800 villages and more than 800 000 people (according to NDMA & PDMAs calculations) are affected so far, mainly in KP & Punjab provinces where disease outbreaks are also reported.

01 Aug 2015 description

Islamabad :

Another high flood discharge peak is currently being experienced at Taunsa Barrage on River Indus. The same is now heading towards Guddu and Sukkur Barrages, already experiencing high flood levels.

01 Aug 2015 description

Islamabad :

NDMA in collaboration with Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) has launched initiative to facilitate Early Warning System that would utilize GSM Cellular technology for dissemination of early warnings by ensuring institutionalization of a message alert system for the community awareness, public service messaging and early warnings in the disaster hit/prone areas for swift communication and timely preemptive measures in case of any any disaster like situation.

01 Aug 2015 description

1. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Chitral)

a. NDMA transported 15 Tons of Ration, one ton of mineral water bottles, hundred thousand aqua tab (Water Purification Tablets) through two C130 aircrafts of PAF.

b. 80 stranded persons / tourists were also evacuated by NDMA with the help of PAF.

c. Bridge on Dir Chitral Road N45, kept open with the assistance of NHA from the first day.

d. MD, Utility Stores Corporation was assisted in his move to Chitral on specific direction of Prime Minister and also for further coordination with Army authorities.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid has made an initial £50,000 available to help victims of the monsoon floods that have swept through Pakistan, destroying homes and in some cases inundating entire villages.

In the fourth consecutive year of heavy flooding to hit the country, thousands of acres of crops ready for harvest have been destroyed, and fruit orchards damaged.

Communications are disrupted, and roads and bridges, along with electricity and fresh water supply schemes, have been washed away.

31 Jul 2015 description

BAHAWALPUR: Six hundred army personnel were dispatched to various places across the division to carry out the rescue activities in case of flood.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), over 600 army personnel were dispatched to various places facing flood threat in the coming days.

These places included in Rahim Yar Khan district’s Ahmedpur Lamma, Bhong, Tarinda Muhammad Panah, Chachran Sharif Bangla Dilkusha and Samoka. The army men have got over 30 boats, life jackets and rescue equipment.

31 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • Nigeria: One Year Without Wild Poliovirus

  • Pakistan: Getting Back on Track

  • Afghanistan: Intensifying Eradication Activities

31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia

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Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

31 Jul 2015 description
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Analysis with SENTINEL-1 Data Acquired 28 July 2015 and Landsat-8 data acquired on 26 July 2015

30 Jul 2015 description
  1. Overview of Rajanpur Humanitarian Development network (RHDN)

Rajanpur Humanitarian Development network (RHDN) is a network of 10 Local Ngos of Rajanpur working on different sectors. RHDN member organizations outreach is about 44 union councils of whole District’s 03 Tehsils. RHDN is working with the close coordination of District Government Rajanpur. Details of partners NGOs (See ANNEX 01)

30 Jul 2015 description
  • 24 July marked one year since a child was last paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Nigeria. Final laboratory results on all specimens for the full 12 month period are expected by September 2015, which, if clear for poliovirus, may lead to Nigeria being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative commends the hard work of the Nigerian government, partners, religious and community leaders, and health workers for such strong progress towards stopping polio.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Malteser

Widespread destruction and large numbers of injured

Malteser International is preparing initial flood relief measures for the population of the district of Chitral, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, who have been strongly affected by heavy rain and flooding. Malteser International will support the health authorities of the district, which neighbours Afghanistan, by providing medication, hygiene and baby kits, mosquito nets, water purification tablets, information material and personnel.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· The growing season of May-October 2015 in east Asia is unfolding under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015.

· Below average rainfall has been the dominant feature of the 2015 season across East Asia, particularly from Myanmar across to southern Vietnam, where noticeable delays in the onset of the agricultural growing season have already been detected.