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Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 5, Issue 34, Wednesday 27 August 2014

Highlights

• CCHF: During this week, 6 suspected CCHF cases with 1 deaths have been reported 3 suspected cases were from Balochistan prov‐ ince; while 1 each from Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

• In this week, 85 out of 87 districts and 3,014 out of 3,590 health facilities have reported to Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), compared to 86 districts with 3,139 health facilities shared weekly data in week 33, 2014.

• A total of 1,381,195 patients consultations reported in this week 34, 2014.

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Ethiopia + 8 others
Desert Locust Bulletin 431 ( 2 September 2014)

General Situation during August 2014 Forecast until mid-October 2014

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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PRCS IDPs NWA Operation Situation Report no.14 02-09-14

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Immediately after airstrikes on the hideouts of militants in the targeted areas of North Waziristan Agency by Pak Army on 21st May 2014, mass exodus of the population started from the area on 22nd May 2014 to the settled districts of KPK.

  2. As per FDMA’s figures of 10th Aug, 2014, total 95,356 Families (1,002,002 Individual) have been registered in district Bannu, Peshawar and Kurram Agency, with more than 74 per cent of them women and children. Registration is closed to register more IDPs.

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Poverty causing people to kill themselves in drought-hit Thar

By Saher Baloch

CHHACHHRO: Thirty-year-old Marubhat, a resident of Samo Bheel village — a two-hour drive from Chhachhro — decided to end her life on Aug 23 after she had failed to provide food for her children. Soon after her death, her home was visited by reporters and social workers where during interviews her family attributed the cause of her death to persistent financial problems. Now, the family has refused to speak to the media.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Sindh govt designates inspectors to curb dengue

By Hasan Mansoor

KARACHI: The Sindh health department has designated hundreds of officials as health inspectors across the province to control dengue that had claimed 32 lives besides infecting around 6,000 people last year, it emerged on Sunday. In a notification issued by the secretary of the provincial health department, the district health officers along with the executive district officer for health in Karachi have been classified as health inspectors.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

© The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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Thailand + 7 others
Two Years with No Moon: Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand

A new report details how Thailand’s use of immigration detention violates children’s rights, risks their health and wellbeing, and imperils their development.

Human Rights Watch:



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UNICEF Mobilizes Disadvantaged Communities and Generates Demand for Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Practices

By: Fatima Shahryar

Dera Ismail Khan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Village Chandna is a small rural settlement about 100 kilometres from the city of Dera Ismail Khan (D.I. Khan) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. It has a population of nearly 900 people living a disadvantaged life as they neither have a school for their children, nor a health facility for even the basic healthcare services.

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Pakistan Operations Overview as of 31 August 2014

The Logistics Cluster, when activated in a sudden onset emergency, is responsible for providing logistics coordination, information management; and, where there is a gap in logistics infrastructure, it acts as a ‘Provider of Last Resort’ by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Introduction

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Afghanistan + 1 other
WHO Afghanistan Monthly Programme Update:August 2014

KEY UPDATES:

  • Around 16,177 families displaced from Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency have been assessed in Khost prov-ince and necessary assistance has been provided by humanitarian agencies. In Paktika province, 6,333 families who fled the conflict have been assessed and assisted

  • In addition to vaccination activities at border entry points, mop-up, subnational and national polio immun-ization campaigns were conducted in the southeastern region targeting all children under 5

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Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 31st August 2014

Update includes the following:

North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement

USAID contributes additional $2.5 million to Northern Waziristan’s Displaced People in Khost and Paktika

Sindh Updates

Drought Updates

Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 31-8-2014

Humanitarian Organization’s Activities in Sindh

HAPE Development and Welfare Association Activities in District Badin

Mandhar Development Society (MDS) Activities in District Badin

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World + 7 others
Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 28 August 2014) [EN/AR]

A new snapshot highlights armed conflict causing widespread displacement and increasing humanitarian needs in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Palestine, Yemen and Pakistan.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Afghanistan + 2 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) the Afghan crisis (including affected populations of Afghans in Iran and Pakistan) (ECHO/-AS/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 31 500 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Severe flooding and landslides in the first half of 2014 seriously affected over 150 000 people. An estimated 8 850 homes were totally destroyed and 8 345 badly damaged. Significant impact on harvests and rural livelihoods is expected.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 29 - September 4, 2014

Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Pakistan minister condemns protests, as lawmakers back PM

09/02/2014 15:28 GMT

by Issam AHMED

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - Pakistan's interior minister Tuesday slammed violent anti-government protests as a "revolt against the state" as lawmakers backed beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Parliament met for an emergency session after three days of clashes between police and club-wielding demonstrators demanding Sharif's resignation, which have left three dead and nearly 500 injured.

Agence France-Presse:

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