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29 Jul 2005 description

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29 Jul 2005 description

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is going to the aid of hundreds of animals at risk of starvation and disease following severe floods in remote areas of Pakistan.

Treatment Camps

WSPA will coordinate and deliver antibiotics, painkillers and food supplements to cattle, sheep and goats through treatment camps that will be set up and visited by experienced local veterinarians in the following districts of the Northern Areas:

- Gupis
- Ghakouch
- Nomal
- Doian

29 Jul 2005 description

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan, July 29 (UNHCR) - "I have never seen Kabul and have no idea how it will look. But my mother assured me that we are going from one home to another," said 19-year-old Aalia Bibi as she boarded the truck taking her back to Afghanistan and ending 25 years of exile for her family.

28 Jul 2005 description
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28 Jul 2005 description
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Two provinces of Pakistan - Punjab and North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) - have been severely affected by recent floods.

Due to high temperatures in recent weeks, the snow from the mountainous of Afghanistan and Pakistan has melted and flooding rivers and tributaries in NWFP, including the Kabul, Swat, Dir, Chitral and Indus rivers.

26 Jul 2005 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: The last fact sheet was dated July 6, 2004

Background

26 Jul 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0120

OCHA Situation Report No. 5
Pakistan - Floods

25 Jul 2005 description

By Our Correspondent

SUKKUR, July 25: Seven children were swept away by a strong current and 300 villages were submerged by water between Guddu and Sukkur barrages during the past 24 hours. The children were identified as Qabil, Deedar Ali and Mir Hassan, 7, of the Hazaro village, Rabia, 5, of the Hiruddin Tart village, Inam Khan, 8, of the Dodo Garhi village, Ditto, 7, of the Farid village and Bachi, 7, of the Kosh village. The bodies of Bachi and Mir Hassan have been recovered and search for other bodies is continuing.

25 Jul 2005 description

Since the start of this year's summer monsoon season in June, a combination of typhoons, tropical storms, and heavy rains has seriously affected a number of countries in Asia including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, and DPR Korea. Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands had to be evacuated. Very high economic losses and serious food shortages have been reported in the affected areas. As monsoon rains are due to continue in the next couple of months, the situation could worsen considerably.

22 Jul 2005 description

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22 Jul 2005 description
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ISLAMABAD, 22 July (IRIN) - A second massive surge of water into the River Indus over recent days has caused extensive damage to houses and fields while passing through the southern belt of Pakistan's Punjab province.

At least 29 people have died, while over 452,000 were reported affected in more than 1,050 villages and small settlements across 14 flood-hit districts of Punjab since rivers started swelling in early July, according to a statement by the central Emergency Relief Cell (ERC) in …

21 Jul 2005 description
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21 Jul 2005 description

KABUL, 21 July (UNHCR) - The number of Afghans repatriating from Pakistan has passed the 2.5 million mark as the UN Refugee Agency's largest voluntary repatriation programme in the world continues to assist refugees to return to Afghanistan.

The programme, which began in 2002 from both Pakistan and Iran, reached the historic figure as the total number of Afghans returning this year from Pakistan with UNHCR assistance surpassed 200,000.

Speaking in Geneva, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres said: "This unprecedented number of people …

21 Jul 2005 description

ISLAMABAD, July 21 (UNHCR) - More than 2.5 million Afghans have repatriated from Pakistan as the UN refugee agency's largest voluntary repatriation programme continues to assist refugees to return to Afghanistan.

The programme, initiated in 2002 in both Pakistan and Iran, passed the landmark number today with the departure of the 207,210th Afghan refugee from Pakistan so far this year.

20 Jul 2005 description
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19 Jul 2005 description
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ISLAMABAD, 18 July (IRIN) - More than 30 people have been killed, while over 460,000 people in low-lying areas of Pakistan have been affected by three weeks of flooding, according to the central Flood Relief Cell (FRC) in the capital, Islamabad.

"Public health is a major concern at the moment.

19 Jul 2005 description

NEW DELHI, July 19 (AFP) - The Indian army Tuesday said it would assess the level of separatist violence in disputed Kashmir until summer next year before deciding whether to reduce the number of troops deployed in the Himalayan region.

General J.J. Singh, head of India's 1.32-million-strong army, also alleged that militant training camps were still operating on Pakistani soil despite an ongoing peace process between the two South Asian neighbours.