- OCHA: Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund Annual Report 2016
- Govt. Pakistan: Overview of Disasters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2016
- UT Austin: The Political Economy of Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Pakistan, 23 May 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - South Asia
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
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.
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.
During the week of 19 to 25 May, 840 families returned to Khyber, North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agencies.
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%)
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.
- 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
Across South Asia, less than five percent of the 8 million severely wasted children are receiving appropriate care and treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”