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23 Jun 2017 description

SG/SM/18588
23 JUNE 2017

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the twin bombings at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan. He hopes those responsible for these crimes will be swiftly brought to justice.

23 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

ISLAMABAD — Two back-to-back bombs went off Friday in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100 others.

The blasts occurred in a crowded market of Parachinar, the main town of the semi-autonomous Kurram tribal district near the Afghan border.

Sajid Turi, a member of parliament from the area, told local the media that a low-intensity blast occurred during afternoon rush hours, before a second powerful bomb exploded.

23 Jun 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The most vulnerable people in Pakistan will continue to receive assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to a contribution of US$25 million from the United States government. The donation was announced by the “Food for Peace” Office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and will allow WFP to carry on with programmes providing food, cash and education for families in the poorest parts of Pakistan, as well as working to improve the nutrition of women and children throughout the country.

23 Jun 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2017 description

Pakistan – The Government of Australia and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) have launched a two-year, AUD 4 million (USD 3 million) project to assist undocumented Afghans in their host communities in Pakistan, as well as those who wish to return to Afghanistan.

23 Jun 2017 description

Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan increased by 19% compared to last week’s figure of 574. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 38% compared to 1,091 individuals that returned between 4 and 10 June 2017.

Some 90% (610 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 95% (647 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

23 Jun 2017 description

Overview of migrant situation in Turkey

According to the latest available gures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,3 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

23 Jun 2017 description

Cross-border movement remains low during Ramadan. Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 32% compared to last week’s figure of 850. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 42% compared to 1,888 individuals that returned between 28 May and 3 June 2017.

Some 81% (888 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 93% (536 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

23 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam

1 THE PROJECT

Globally, policies and international standards on gender in emergencies do exist. However, the implementation of humanitarian assistance with a strong gender perspective remains ad hoc, with limited accountability of implementing agencies.

This project: Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice was designed to explore how to better institutionalize gender-related standards in humanitarian assistance.

23 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This final evaluation report reviews the project ‘Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice in the Humanitarian System’, which was funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations – Enhanced Response Capacity fund (ECHO-ERC) and implemented by Oxfam in Pakistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic between September 2015 and March 2017.

23 Jun 2017 description

MANSEHRA: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government with the financial assistance of Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron) would relocate three Afghan refugee camps, coming in the way of Hazara motorway, in Mansehra.

The motorway is being built under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Officials said that provincial government had taken the issue of the camps with Safron on which the latter decided that Kahaki, Sheikhabad and Ichrian Afghan refugee camps would be relocated to somewhere else in the district.

22 Jun 2017 description
  • In Syria, 15 new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week, bringing the total number of cVDPV2 cases in the country to 17. Sixteen of the 17 cases are from Mayadeen district, Deir-Al-Zour governorate, and one case is from Raqua district, Raqua governorate. All cases had onset of paralysis between 3 March and 23 May.

  • The 14th report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) has been published, following the group’s meeting in May.

22 Jun 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 31 May 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 6,243 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 331 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

22 Jun 2017 description

LAHORE: Storms and widespread rains, heavy at places, in most parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Azad Kashmir on Wednesday claimed at least eight lives.

Moist currents from the Arabian Sea, which are penetrating upper and central parts of the country, and a westerly wave are giving the first pre-monsoon rains and windstorms since Monday.

According to reports, three labourers died after the roof of a dilapidated house caved in along Lahore’s Raiwind Road.

21 Jun 2017 description

Important lessons on stopping the poliovirus in the most challenging locations are moving the polio eradication programme closer to the finishing line.

In recent years, the global drive to eradicate polio has seen the virus cornered in fewer places than ever before. Yet polio’s final strongholds are some of the most complicated places in the world to deliver vaccination campaigns. Insecurity and conflict are some of the challenges to delivering vaccines, as well as populations on the move, testing terrain and weather, and weak health systems.

21 Jun 2017 description

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year.

21 Jun 2017 description

Two million Australian dollars to support crucial reproductive health care and address violence against women among internally displaced people and returning migrants

Kabul 20 June 2017 - The Government of Australia has stepped up its long-running support for the crucial work the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, does in Afghanistan with a pledge of two million Australian dollars for emergency reproductive health care and supplies along with services to tackle violence against women among internally displaced people and returning migrants.