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21 Aug 2017 description

QUETTA: A five-day polio eradication campaign will begin in Quetta, Pishin, Qila Abdullah and Mastung districts on Monday.

Syed Faisal Ahmed, Coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre, told reporters on Sunday that 127 union councils in the four districts would be covered by the campaign.

He said that 800,000 children would be administered vaccination drops during the campaign.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR (Monitoring Desk): A child was killed while six others were severely injured after an explosive device they were playing with went off in Pishtakhara area on the outskirts of Peshawar on Sunday.

Zubair, 10, was killed in the accident while the injured include Aqil, 17, Azeem, 14, Samiullah, 12, Junaid 12, Ismail and Rahil who were both eight.

Pishtakhara ASP Shoaib told the media that the children found the device in the fields and began playing with it.

Subsequently, they gathered stones and pounded the explosive causing it to go off.

21 Aug 2017 description

LAHORE: Punjab healthcare experts have left for Peshawar to help their counterparts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to control the spread of dengue fever and update the knowledge of physicians there regarding management of patients suffering from the disease.

This is the first time that Punjab healthcare professionals will be working in another federating unit for eradication of any epidemic. Two years ago, Sindh government had refused a similar offer by the Punjab government to combat dengue.

20 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed groups force clinics to close and deny civilians access to health care to pressure NGOs to provide more trauma care for their combat-wounded.

  • Doctors and medical professionals are under threat across the country by armed groups and criminal gangs.

  • Cash assistance exceeded US$9.5 million in the first four months of the year.

  • Displaced families in Taloqan face a difficult life as solidarity in the host community wears thin.

20 Aug 2017 description

Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: The year’s first dengue case in the federal capital was reported on Saturday, after a Garden Town resident was admitted to Polyclinic Hospital.

A dengue outbreak has already been observed in Peshawar, and health experts believe the dengue virus had shifted to Islamabad due to the frequent movement of people between Peshawar and Islamabad. They suggested taking immediate measures to eradicate the mosquito, warning that otherwise they would be infected with the virus.

20 Aug 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.

  2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall is reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts scattered thunderstorm / rain over Rawalpindi & Gujranwala Divisions alongwith Kashmir. Isolated thunderstorm / rain over Gilgit Baltistan, Malakand, Hazara & Lahore Divisions alongwith Southeast Sindh. Details at Annex B

19 Aug 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Guddu & Kotri is at Low Flood Level. Details at Annex A.

  2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts mainly dry weather over most parts of the Country. However, isolated thunderstorm / rain over Lahore & Gujranwala Division alongwith Kashmir. Details at Annex B.

19 Aug 2017 description

As part of the ongoing political reconciliation in Balochistan, 22 more suspected militants including a commander of the banned organisation Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) surrendered before the security forces on Friday in a ceremony held at Frontier Corps (FC) Madadgar Headquarters in Quetta, the military's media wing reported.

18 Aug 2017 description

Mossoul, Alep, Sanaa… Incarnation de la barbarie des hommes, en 2016 et 2017, ces villes ont été le symbole du mépris le plus total de la vie des civils. Le 23 septembre prochain, à l’occasion de sa 23e Pyramide de chaussures, Handicap International dénoncera à nouveau ces pratiques, rappelant que ces atteintes à la vie des civils ne sont pas une fatalité. Dans 29 villes en France, des voix s’élèveront partout pour rappeler aux États leur responsabilité en matière de protection des civils.

18 Aug 2017 description

PESHAWAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Directorate of Health Services in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, has formally launched a programme to prevent stunting in the Kurram Agency of FATA. Stunting occurs when a child’s growth and development is impaired from poor nutrition. The effort aims to prevent chronic malnutrition in children under five years of age as well as in pregnant women and nursing mothers.

18 Aug 2017 description

Contents

453 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication: Afghanistan,
January 2016–June 2017

460 Human cases of influenza at the human-animal interface,
January 2015–April 2017

476 Health conditions for travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2017

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453 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite:
Afghanistan, janvier 2016-juin 2017

460 Cas humains de grippe à l’interface homme-animal, janvier 2015-avril 2017

18 Aug 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Guddu is at Low Flood Level. Details at Annex A.

  2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts mainly dry weather over most parts of the Country. Details at Annex B.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

18 Aug 2017 description

By Xari Jalil

LAHORE: The Afghan refugees in Punjab are hopeful of being registered after the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) opened its centres on Wednesday.

In all there are 32 Afghan registration centres working for the same objective, including one in Islamabad, 11 in KP (52pc of the refugees stay there), one in Karachi and 16 in Balochistan.

17 Aug 2017 description

Heavy rainfall in the western Gulf of Guinea triggers flooding and damages to infrastructure

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-normal rainfall since July has elevated the risk for flooding in southeastern Sudan and parts of western Ethiopia. Heavy rainfall is forecast for mid to late August.

  2. Despite increased moisture in early August, poorly distributed rainfall across parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia,
    Djibouti, and western Somalia since early July have led to high seasonal moisture deficits.

17 Aug 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Guddu is at Low Flood Level. Details at Annex A.

  2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts mainly dry weather in most parts of the Country. Details at Annex B.

17 Aug 2017 description

Directorate of refugee and repatriation with cooperation of ACF has assisted to 734 displaced families, this co-operation did in first week of August 2017, and the mentioned stakeholder has assisted 6000Af as a month feeding.

These families has displaced from insecure districts to the central of Helmand province, in mentioned period 193 other families by partnership team of DoRR and national and international stakeholders have surveyed for humanitarian assistance.

17 Aug 2017 description

54 Afghan families’ refugees included 247 have received in Torkham package assistance on Tuesday 15-08-2017 which spontaneously returned from Pakistan to the country. Among of them 82 documented and 165 undocumented have assisted by UNHCR and IOM.

UNHCR has distributed to every documented refugee USD 200$ and IOM has distributed to every undocumented refugee USD 28$.

16 Aug 2017 description

Assault on journalism and freedom of expression

Pushing norms and standards in politics, conflict and media to new extremes, leaders in every region of the world in 2016 consolidated and expanded their powers at the expense of freedom and democracy.
From armed conflict and forced migration to the spread of misinformation and the rise of right-wing populism, the chaotic and disheartening developments of the year in many ways marked the new frontiers of global repression and inequality.