- IOM: Quarterly Newsletter, March 2017
- ECHO, Oxfam: Consolidated Gender Analysis for Disaster Response in Pakistan, March 2017
- FAO: GIEWS Country Brief, 22 February 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - South Asia
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,650. 6,577 (86%) of them were sheltered in 17 government facilities. The rest were sleeping rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.
QUETTA: The UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) country Representative in Pakistan, Indrika Ratwatte together with the Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), Lt. General (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch is on a three-day mission in Quetta, where they inaugurated a Skill Development Programme (SDP) on Wednesday.
The European Union's current humanitarian actions in Pakistan focus on several separate but interrelated crises:
Support for people affected by the conflict in the northwest, where more than 420 000 people are presently displaced. The on-going complex emergency remains underfunded with little media attention and is classified by the European Commission as a Forgotten Crisis.
Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones
Food security emergencies are likely to increase
2 March 2017, Rome - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
1 THE PROJECT IN CONTEXT
Pakistan faces frequent natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, cyclones, drought and tsunami, and there is ongoing conflict and military operations in the northwest of the country (in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the territory of FATA). In general terms, Pakistan is characterized by very low human development and a very large number of people in need of humanitarian assistance.
This is combined with one of the highest levels of gender inequality in the world.
La faim persiste dans les zones de conflits chroniques malgré de bonnes récoltes mondiales
Les urgences liées à la sécurité alimentaire sont appelées à augmenter
16,775 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 28 February
363,401 arrivals in 2016
27 February 2017 – Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has reported cases of Chikungunya in the country for the first time.
A total of 803 cases have been reported since 19 December 2016 in the Sindh province, including 29 cases reported in various towns in Karachi during the week of 10-16 February 2017. Of the 92 samples sent to the National Instituted of Health for testing, 71 have been laboratory-confirmed postive for Chikungunya virus.
Start Network members have begun working with Pakistan’s disaster authority to develop a new way of funding preventative action, aimed at helping vulnerable families threatened by drought.
The initiative is the first of its kind involving aid agencies. The planned pilot facility will release funds based on scientific triggers of drought, using insurance tools and principles. Aid agencies would be able to draw on the new source of funding to intervene before the worst effects of a drought are felt, enabling farmers and their families to protect their livestock and other assets.
The Pakistan Food Security Bulletin is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the World Food Programme as a contribution to periodic food security monitoring in the country.
Total national wheat crop production for 2015‐16 was reported at 25.6 million MT, slightly higher than the 2014‐15 level of 25.1 million MT, showing a positive growth of 2.18 percent.
In January 2017, the price of wheat negligibly decreased by 0.03%, while a negligible increase of 0.1% was registered in price of wheat flour;
Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly increased by 0.2% from the previous month (December 2016), whereas it has increased by 3.7% for the same month last year (January 2016);
International Development Secretary warns that countries will only achieve security and prosperity if women can play a full and active role.
Countries will only be able to fully recover from conflict if they involve women in building security and stability, International Development Secretary Priti Patel said today following a visit to Afghanistan.
This document provides detailed information on sites in Greece to allow for better planning and to address gaps where highlighted. The data will be updated on a monthly basis. All sites are managed by the Greek authorities. Data has been collected from different sources, i.e. UNHCR, site managers, Hellenic Police etc., and indicators are measured and based on the Sphere standards as outlined at the end of the document. Data was collected using key informants at the site and direct observation. Population figures are based on official estimates at site level.
Access to Food: Most of the refugee households in Gurbuz, Matun, Nadir Shah Kot, Tani and Tere Zayi districts of Khost, and Sarobi district of Paktika province, are relying on purchase to buy food, while only some HHs are using coping strategies, such as relying on less expensive foods. The majority of refugee HHs in Mando Zayi district of Khost, and Urgun district of Paktika province, are relying on food assistance, with a limited number relying on purchase to access food.
The total number of undocumented returnees who have arrived in Afghanistan from Pakistan so far in 2017 has now risen to 9,607, exceeding the total figure which returned in the first quarter of 2016 (9,335). From 19 to 25 February, IOM reported 321 undocumented Afghans were deported from Pakistan. Numbers of undocumented returns and deportees have dramatically decreased in the last week following the closure of the Torkham and Spin Boldak borders on 16 February as a result of cross-border shelling.
ISLAMABAD – The consequences of malnutrition – including lost labourers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity – cost Pakistan US$7.6 billion, or 3 percent of GDP, every year, according to a new report launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat at the Ministry of Planning Development & Reform, in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
321 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
2,578 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
9,607 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017
44,425 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017
8% of returnees from Pakistan (26 individuals) assisted
11% of returnees from Iran (285 individuals) assisted
Returns from Pakistan
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
Over 7,700 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 85% (6,614) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest were staying rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.