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21 Jan 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Several people have been killed and wounded in a bomb attack in the northwestern Kurram tribal region of Pakistan. The area has seen several sectarian clashes between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the past.

21 Jan 2017 description

By Josh Smith

Amid rising violence, economic stagnation and social upheaval, the UN estimates nearly a third of the population will need humanitarian assistance this year

21 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

THE CRISIS

The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has prompted a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million. Unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks continues to intensify humanitarian needs.

20 Jan 2017 description

The proliferation of IEDs by armed groups, resulting from explosive materials taken from poorly-monitored ammunition sites, is a growing and substantial issue facing the international community. Securing ammunition stockpiles is a pressing concern in itself. According to a UN Security Report of the Secretary General, over the past decades, unintended explosive events relating to poorly stored or managed ammunition stockpiles have affected more than 50 countries.

20 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 17 January 2017

20 Jan 2017 description

21 Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination: validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016

35 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–November 2016

20 Jan 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

19 Jan 2017 description

Peshawar, January 19, 2016 - After reviewing the successful campaign in rest of FATA agencies, Emergency Operation Centre (FATA) has welcomed the decision of Agency Polio Eradication Committee (APEC) to start Polio campaign in Khyber Agency from January 23, 2017.

17 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Around 7,300 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking were counted in Serbia, of which 5,942 (i.e. 82%) were accommodated in 16 government shelters, many exceeding capacities (see below chart). Some 49% are from Afghanistan, 19% from Iraq, 10% each from Syria and Pakistan, 5% from Iran and 7% from other countries. 46% are children, 39% adult men and 15% adult women.

17 Jan 2017 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights:

Heavy snowfall halts life in Balochistan, Chitral, hilly areas

Experts call for effective land management

Met department forecasts rain, snow to continue till Wednesday

Climate change: Pakistan at seventh among top 10 most vulnerable countries

Calamitous: Many disaster bodies exist on paper only

Senate unanimously condemns Modi’s anti-Pakistan statement

Govt moves for speedy trial of terrorists

Army chief rubbishes Afghanistan’s claim linking Pakistan with terror attacks

17 Jan 2017 description

FAIZA ILYAS

KARACHI: The city made history on Monday when it completed a year without reporting a single case of poliovirus, health department officials told Dawn.

“This is the first time in its history that Karachi hasn’t reported a single case the whole year. Fortunately, the reports of samples collected from various drains in the city have repeatedly come negative the whole year,” said coordinator for emergency operation centre, Sindh, Fayyaz Jatoi, adding that the city was close to eradicating the crippling disease.

17 Jan 2017 description

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan supports an Afghan-led and owned peace and reconciliation process.

General Bajwa made the remarks during a meeting with US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel on Monday at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

"Blame games are detrimental to enduring peace," said Bajwa while referring to rhetoric against Pakistan following recent terrorists attacks in Afghanistan.

16 Jan 2017 description

LAHORE/CHITRAL/QUETTA/KARACHI: Six people lost their lives and two others suffered injuries as a cold wave caused by moderate rain and snowfall gripped different parts of the country on Saturday.

The weather system responsible for rain in Karachi over the past two days centred on Balochistan on Saturday, leaving many areas of the province blanketed with snow.

16 Jan 2017 description

By IMTIAZ ALI and ASIM KHAN

The second consecutive day of rain in Karachi brought with it problems for city dwellers, as water flooded roads and power was disrupted in large parts of the city.

Four more people, including an eight-year-old child, died in rain-related incidents in the metropolis on Saturday, bringing death toll to eight, since Friday afternoon when moderate to heavy and intermittent rain lashed the provincial capital.

16 Jan 2017 description

By IFTIKHAR A. KHAN

ISLAMABAD: The sudden re-emergence of the phenomenon of enforced disappearances prompted a call in the Senate on Friday for legislation to bring state agencies under the ambit of law.

Speaking on a point of public importance, PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar said the Senate Committee of the Whole on speedy and inexpensive justice had recently forwarded its recommendations to the government, one of which was related to missing persons and included draft legislation to bring the state agencies under the ambit of the law.

15 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The humanitarian community is seeking US$550 million to provide assistance to 5.7 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised Afghans in 2017.

• EMERGENCY’s new maternity center in Panjshir province will help tackle Afghanistan’s infant and maternal mortality rates, which remain among the highest in the world.

15 Jan 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Afghanistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 30 December to 12 January 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 26 January 2017.

Highlights

  • In 2016, almost 620,000 undocumented returnees (249,832) and registered refugees (370,102) returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan. The overwhelming majority – 93% (577,454) – returned since July.

13 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2016 surpassed UN projections

• Approximately 618,300 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016

• UN reports that armed clashes increased by 23 percent compared to previous year

KEY DEVELOPMENTS