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02 Jun 2017 description
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General Situation during May 2017

Forecast until mid-July 2017

02 Jun 2017 description

Introduction

This month, the CASWA 4Mi paper zooms in on the shockingly high numbers of protection risks among Afghans on the move; it focuses on movement within Afghanistan and is based on interviews with 339 people who have started their journey within the country with the wish to migrate abroad.

02 Jun 2017 description

During the reporting week, repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 13% compared to last week’s figure of 5,828. The return of undocumented Afghans increased by 11% compared to 4,564 individuals that returned between 14 and 20 May 2017. Chaman border re-opened on 27 May after a closure of 22 days.

Some 98% (4,976 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance. Also, 98% (4,956 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

02 Jun 2017 description

During the week of 19 to 25 May, 840 families returned to Khyber, North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agencies.

02 Jun 2017 description
  • Total number of grievance recorded in 2016: 15,653

  • Number of grievances resolved: 14,036 (90%)

  • Number of grievances non- resolved / in process: 1,617 (10%)

02 Jun 2017 description

In the last stage of polio eradication, Pakistan con-tinues to implement an intense vaccination cam-paign schedule focused on operational improve-ments to achieve high population immunity in the core reservoirs of Karachi, Khyber-Peshawar and the Quetta block, and to keep the rest of the coun-try polio-free.

02 Jun 2017 description

Objectives

  1. This position paper clarifies the position and modalities for provision of humanitarian assistance to Pakistani returnees – who fled to Afghanistan (Khost, Paktika) following the military operation in North Waziristan which occurred between June 2014 and February 2016 - and focuses on conditions in areas of return as the Government of Pakistan (GoP) is leading the return process.

HCT Position on Returns from Afghanistan

02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Across South Asia, less than five percent of the 8 million severely wasted children are receiving appropriate care and treatment.

01 Jun 2017 description
  • Delegates to the World Health Assembly discussed how to finish the job and address the challenges of the post-polio world last week in Geneva.

  • After a polio outbreak, how do experts make sure that the virus is gone for good? Find out more about finding that needle in the haystack.

01 Jun 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is constructing a Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) in the Gilgit Baltistan (GB) –the northern area of Pakistan, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. This will be the seventh HRF built in Pakistan as part of a strategic network of storage facilities to help the Government and humanitarian community better prepare for and respond to disasters.

31 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

EN DEUDA CON LA NIÑEZ

Al menos 700 millones de niños y niñas en el mundo —y probablemente cientos de millones más— han dejado de disfrutar de su niñez demasiado temprano. Esto se debe a una variedad de causas, como enfermedades, conflictos, la violencia extrema, el matrimonio infantil, el embarazo precoz, la malnutrición, la exclusión de la educación y el trabajo infantil.

31 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

DES ENFANCES VOLÉES

Au moins 700 millions d’enfants à travers le monde (et sans doute des centaines de millions d’autres) sortent de l’enfance trop tôt. Les principales raisons incluent les problèmes de santé, les conflits, la violence extrême, le mariage des enfants, les grossesses précoces, la malnutrition, la privation d’éducation et le travail des enfants.

31 May 2017 description
report Plan

1.1 Introduction

In 2016, in an effort to further the global understanding of adolescent girls’ rights, Plan International commissioned and undertook a three-country study (in Nicaragua, Zimbabwe and Pakistan) on a set of themes related to the SDGs.

31 May 2017 description
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STOLEN CHILDHOODS

For at least 700 million children worldwide – and perhaps hundreds of millions more – childhood has ended too soon. The major reasons included poor health, confl ict, extreme violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, malnutrition, exclusion from education and child labor.

31 May 2017 description

Dear colleagues,

On 30 May, national disaster management officials reported that water levels are beginning to recede along the major river basins. With less rainfall over the past 24 hours, local authorities with the support from the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and civil society are making progress in clearing roads, facilitating additional relief distributions. Access to remote villages remains a significant challenge.

31 May 2017 description

New furniture helps keep Afghan refugee and Pakistani children in schools

QUETTA, 31 May, 2017: Nine year-old Nadia Abdul Waris attends school with enthusiasm since her school has received new sets furniture for students. “Sitting on the floor was very uncomfortable and I always wished to go to a well-furnished school as shown on TV,” says the fourth grade student of government girls high school, Killi Alam Khan in Pakistan’s north-western city of Quetta.

31 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Due to recent fighting in Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, thousands of families are displaced. As per an inter-agency assessment, 344 families are identified for humanitarian assistance. WFP will provide food assistance to these displaced families. WFP has 177 mt of food in the Mazar-e-Sharif warehouse to be dispatched for distributions. In addition, in WFP Faizabad sub-office 1,400 mt food is available in case of additional displacement. In Kunduz province food distribution is ongoing to malnourished children and nursing mothers.

31 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP collaboration with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan.

  • Launch of the National Food Fortification Strategy for Pakistan.

  • National Consultation on 'Fill the Nutrient Gap Analysis – Pakistan.'

  • Launch of a report on “Economic Consequences of Undernutrition.”

  • Initiation of WFP Pakistan Country Strategic Plan process.

  • Planning for 40 new Strategic Grain Reserves.

Operational Updates

31 May 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

By Helen Griffiths

Endorse Safe Schools Declaration Ahead of UN Rights Review

“I was just 10 when more than 400 schools [in Pakistan] were destroyed,” said Malala Yousafzai when she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. “And our beautiful dreams turned into nightmares. Education went from being a right to being a crime. Girls were stopped from going to school.”