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31 Jul 2008 description

by Elizabeth Roche

COLOMBO, July 31, 2008 (AFP) - The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan met Thursday in Sri Lanka amid new strains in their peace process caused by border clashes and a slew of deadly bomb attacks on Indian targets.

The closed-door talks between India's Pranab Mukherjee and Pakistan's Shah Mehmood Qureshi took place on the sidelines of an eight-nation South Asian gathering in Colombo.

Mukherjee shook hands with Qureshi before photographers ahead of the talks that lasted about an hour, a source told AFP.

The escalating tensions between …

31 Jul 2008 description
Statistical Overview of Returned Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, Iran and None Neighboring Countries, IDPs Caseload and Movements and Reintegration Activities
31 Jul 2008 description

Executive Summary

Food security in Pakistan has significantly worsened as result of the recent food price hikes. Rural households, particularly in the western provinces who share a border with Afghanistan, and food deficit districts are most affected.

31 Jul 2008 description

About this Module

This publication is the first module of the ‘Resource Manual on Flash Flood Risk Management’ prepared under the project ‘Capacity Building for Flash Flood Risk Management and Sustainable Development in the Himalayas’, supported by the United States Agency for International Development, Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).

31 Jul 2008 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations



Analysis of the 2008 Programme of Work

As of July 2008, WFP requires 5 million metric tonnes for the current year to meet the needs of over 83 million beneficiaries among the world's neediest people in more than 80 countries.

30 Jul 2008 description

Close cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan is essential if lasting stability is to be brought to Afghanistan and the region. For this reason, Germany supports closer cooperation between the two countries.

Stability in Afghanistan has always required regional stability. If reconstruction is to succeed, security must be guaranteed in the country.

30 Jul 2008 description

Srinagar, India_(dpa) _ Pakistani troops fired across the line of control that divides India- and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Indian defence sources said Wednesday.

The incident took place in the Kupwara sector of the line of control, the de-facto border, sources in the Jammu and Kashmir state capital Srinagar said.

29 Jul 2008 description

The Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report (WMMR) is published by the Ministry of Health of Pakistan (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The WMMR is built on surveillance data that health service providers and NGOs transmit on a weekly basis from health facilities and hospitals in those areas affected by the earthquake that struck Pakistan on 8 October 2005.

The WMMR objectives are to monitor the trend of health conditions over a period of time and provide vital information to all health partners.

29 Jul 2008 description

Mr. Secretary-General, thank you for your hospitality and the warm welcome I have received today at OAS.

29 Jul 2008 description

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 29 (UNHCR) - Wahidullah Naseri was very happy to be in Pakistan again, this time not as a refugee but as a professional.

Born in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, he had spent his first 16 years as an Afghan refugee in Peshawar before repatriating to Afghanistan in 2002. He returned to Islamabad last week to attend his graduation ceremony for accountancy under a programme run by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants with a base in Pakistan.

28 Jul 2008 description
report IRIN

KARACHI, 28 July 2008 (IRIN) - Every year monsoon rains bring multiple woes to Karachi's 16 million people: Power outages, telecom failures, roads subsiding, sewage spillages, abandoned cars, electrocution caused by fallen wires, sign-boards falling on pedestrians, inaccessible hospitals and more.

Media reports said 200 people died in heavy rain in June, mainly due to electrocution, falling trees, house collapses and road accidents.

For the 60 percent of the city's population living in slum-like conditions life becomes particularly hard, especially because of the …

25 Jul 2008 description

The Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report (WMMR) is published by the Ministry of Health of Pakistan (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The WMMR is built on surveillance data that health service providers and NGOs transmit on a weekly basis from health facilities and hospitals in those areas affected by the earthquake that struck Pakistan on 8 October 2005.

The WMMR objectives are to monitor the trend of health conditions over a period of time and provide vital information to all health partners.

23 Jul 2008 description

The Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report (WMMR) is published by the Ministry of Health of Pakistan (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The WMMR is built on surveillance data that health service providers and NGOs transmit on a weekly basis from health facilities and hospitals in those areas affected by the earthquake that struck Pakistan on 8 October 2005.

The WMMR objectives are to monitor the trend of health conditions over a period of time and provide vital information to all health partners.

21 Jul 2008 description
report Muslim Aid

Muslim Aid with the help of IOM and UN-Habitat distributed 1000 shelters among homeless in Qubo Saeed Khan, Dist Kambar-Shehdadkot Sind. This was not possible without the support of International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN-Habitat. Muslim Aid Pakistanhas been working in Qubo Saeed Khan since the flood last year to support the victims of the flash cyclone. The flood affected population is the main targeted community in this regard. Muslim Aid team found so many health issues like hepatitis B/C and many types of skin diseases.

20 Jul 2008 description

New Delhi_(dpa) _ India and Pakistan are scheduled to hold a crucial round of peace talks beginning Monday in the Indian capital.

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, who arrived in India on Sunday, will lead the talks with his Indian counterpart Shivshankar Menon, diplomatic officials said.

The two sides are expected to discuss confidence building measures, border disputes and the Kashmir issue.

The meeting takes place in the shadow of a trust vote that comes up against India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government on Tuesday.

It also comes in the …

18 Jul 2008 description

The Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report (WMMR) is published by the Ministry of Health of Pakistan (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The WMMR is built on surveillance data that health service providers and NGOs transmit on a weekly basis from health facilities and hospitals in those areas affected by the earthquake that struck Pakistan on 8 October 2005.

The WMMR objectives are to monitor the trend of health conditions over a period of time and provide vital information to all health partners.

15 Jul 2008 description
report Première Urgence

Au lendemain du tremblement de terre du 8 octobre 2005, d'une magnitude de 7,6 (sur l'échelle de Richter), Première Urgence ouvre une mission d'urgence dans les zones reculées et montagneuses du Cachemire pakistanais.

14 Jul 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 March to 30 May 2008.

Appeal target (current): CHF 10.2 million (USD 10 million or EUR 6.335.400 million);

Appeal coverage: 78%;

Appeal history:

- A preliminary Emergency Appeal for Cyclone Yemyin/floods was launched on 4 July 2007 for CHF 10.38 million (USD 10 million or EUR 6.6 million) for six months to assist 98,000 beneficiaries (14,000 families).

- CHF 250,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 2 July 2007.

- A Revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 17 …