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12 Jun 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

This year, more than 126,000 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is 28 per cent less compared to the same period in the previous year, in which 173,000 people were displaced. Displacements this year have reached the majority of the country, with displacements being registered in 29 out of 34 provinces.

Central: Since January, 7,744 people have been displaced in the central region, 6 per cent of the total displacement country-wide.

12 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Countries and partners pledge US$ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from polio every year

ATLANTA (12 June 2017) – Today, global health leaders gathered at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledge US$ 1.2 billion to finance efforts to end the disease.

12 Jun 2017 description

By Megan Rowling and Andrew Mambondiyani

BARCELONA/HARARE, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a big earthquake, flash flood or other sudden disaster hits, aid agencies spring into action with emergency responses and public appeals for donations. With droughts, it's different.

If the rains don't come, it can take months for the effects to be felt by poor rural families. Hunger kicks in only after crops fail, food stocks are exhausted and livestock start dying - but by then, help often comes too late to head off the worst.

12 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

1,091 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

4,426 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

68,052 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017

150,166 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017

81% of returnees from Pakistan (888 individuals) assisted

3% of returnees from Iran (119 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

12 Jun 2017 description
report Frontier Post

LAHORE/BAHAWALNAGAR (Online): At least six people died in separate incidents after light and heavy rain lashed several cities in Punjab on Saturday, according to rescue sources.

Several cities in Punjab, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Kasur, Bahawalnagar, Multan and Lodhran, received light and heavy rain on Saturday. Four people died in Bahawalnagar alone, after thunderstorm hit the city in southern Punjab.

12 Jun 2017 description

Bhurban, 10 June 2017 - The National Polio Management Team (NPMT) met in Bhurban on 8 and 9 June to review the progress of Pakistan’s National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP) on polio eradication and to chalk out the programme’s critical steps for the remainder of 2017.

10 Jun 2017 description

Chapter 1

Provincial Disaster Management Authority

To cater to the challenges and manage the disaster in more professional manner, the Provincial Disaster Management Commission (PDMC) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) were established. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa established PDMC and PDMA on 27 October, 2008 to promote swift and better disaster preparedness and management within the province.

10 Jun 2017 description
infographic Government of Pakistan

Sectors: FSL, Gender Inclsuive Wash, CMAM and IYCF, Protection, Nutrition, Child protection and women Empowerment, DRR, Health,Shelter, WASH

Districts: Pesh, D I Khan, Bannu , Hangu, Nowshera, Kohat, Charsada, Dir lower, Swat, Kohistan, Shangla, Tank,Chitral

Total UCs Covered: 134

09 Jun 2017 description

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (9 June 2017) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Pakistan today signed a loan agreement of $86.41 million for the extension of the Pehur High Level Canal in the Swabi and Nowshehra districts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

Xiaohong Yang, ADB’s Country Director for Pakistan, and Tariq Mahmood Pasha, Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD) for the Government of Pakistan, signed the loan agreement, and Tariq Rashid, KP’s Irrigation Department Secretary, signed the project agreement.

09 Jun 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne des pertes importantes dues à la perturbation des activités agricoles, à la hausse des prix et au déplacement des moyens d’existence

09 Jun 2017 description

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

FAO report notes heavy toll of disrupted farming, higher prices and displaced livelihoods

8 June 2017, Rome-- Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

09 Jun 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

The refugee crisis is a human crisis: Behind the statistics are people filled with unique life experiences and dreams for the future. They are mothers longing to return home, fathers yearning to work again, children searching for a childhood.

We are witnessing a massive shift of humanity unlike any seen before. More than 65 million people around the world—roughly the population of France—are displaced from their homes. More than 11 million of them are from just five places: Syria, Afghanistan, the Lake Chad basin, South Sudan, and Somalia.

09 Jun 2017 description

As expected, the start of the month of Ramadan saw a massive decline in cross-border movement.
Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 83% compared to last week’s figure of 5,066. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 63% compared to 5,088 individuals that returned between 21 and 27 May 2017.

Some 84% (1,595 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance. Also, 97% (827 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

09 Jun 2017 description

During the week of 26 May to 01 June, 583 families returned to North Waziristan Agency. Returns will be halted for the month of Ramazan, and will continue after the Eid holiday.

09 Jun 2017 description

MITHI: Eleven more children died in Thar’s hospitals, including the Civil Hospital of Mithi and Islamkot Rural Health Centre, during the past four days due to an outbreak of waterborne diseases and malnutrition.

According to credible sources in the health department, over 172 infants have lost their lives since Jan 1 this year in Tharparkar district.

09 Jun 2017 description

Minister for Foreign Affairs

The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Media release

9 June 2017

Today I announce that the Australian Government will contribute new funding to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to help the global fight to end polio.

08 Jun 2017 description
  • In Syria, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed. The virus strain was isolated from two cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and one healthy contact, from Deir-Ez-Zor governorate. See the ‘Syrian Arab Republic’ section below for more information.

07 Jun 2017 description
report Finn Church Aid

Digital and tech workshops in Greece by Finn Church Aid support integration and expand the horizons of young people by offering skills that are vital in today’s digital world. After a successful two-month pilot in Athens, the plan is to expand to other locations in Greece if suitable partners jump onboard.