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- NWPF Government has officially organized the clusters at provincial level
- Approximately 260,011 people have been displaced.
The objective of this briefing note is to provide early warning information on recent price developments and their potential contribution to the cost of the food basket, using staple food commodities that are essential in terms of calorie contribution to households' food basket at individual country-level. The note is not meant for crosscountry comparison as the main staple food items and their calorie contributions to the food basket are different.
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.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, August 28 (UNHCR) - UN refugee agency chief António Guterres today completed a three-day visit to Pakistan during which the government agreed to revise its Afghan repatriation strategy beyond 2009. Both parties also reached a strong consensus on projects to develop refugee-hosting areas in Pakistan.
After arriving in Islamabad on Tuesday, High Commissioner Guterres met with Pakistan's leaders, including Prime Minister Syed Yousef Raza Gilani and Minister of States and Frontier Regions Najmuddin Khan.
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By Teresita P Usapdin, IFRC communications coordinator
Red Cross Red Crescent workshop helps colleagues share their knowledge on how best to protect and support those in disaster-prone areas.
Abdul Jalil Basiri left his job as chief editor of one of Afghanistan's major newspapers and joined the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement "to touch base with the people".
Now, more than a year after …
This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 30/06/08.
Programme purpose: As outlined in the 2008-09 Plan, the aim of the International Federation South Asia regional delegation (SARD) is to increase the capacity of South Asian national societies to provide services that improve the lives of vulnerable people.
Programme(s) summary: The key areas of support in the first half of 2008 were conducting a midterm …
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is concerned about the recent violent protests in Indian-administered Kashmir that have reportedly led to civilian casualties as well as restrictions to the right to freedom of assembly and expression.
OHCHR calls on the Indian authorities and in particular security forces to respect the right to freedom of assembly and expression, and comply with international human rights principles in controlling the demonstrators.
Pakistan, Aug 27, 2008 - Across Pakistan's wild tribal belt, security forces battled with militants on Wednesday (August 27), killing at least 49 insurgents, the army said. While the Associated Press said 49 insurgents had been killed, the BBC reported the deaths of 47 insurgents. Military spokesman Maj. Murad Khan reported the most serious incident occurring in the Bajaur region, where troops fired guns and artillery on militants in a health center, killing at least 30 and wounding many more.
Fighting between Pakistan's government forces and the armed opposition on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan has intensified recently with many thousands of people forced to flee their homes. The ICRC's head of delegation in Islamabad, Pascal Cuttat, clarifies the humanitarian situation and explains what the ICRC is doing to help.
How serious is the humanitarian situation on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Bajaur Agency?
We are very concerned for the victims of this latest sudden upsurge of the armed conflict.
- La flambée au Nigéria entraîne une augmentation du budget pour l éradication mondiale : L Initiative mondiale pour l éradication de la poliomyélite a publié des chiffres révisés pour le budget 2008-2009.
Kabul (ICRC) - Emergency aid is starting to get through to over 2,000 Pakistani and Afghan families (about 14,000 people) in the Shegal district of Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan, who have been displaced by the armed conflict in Bajaur Agency, in Pakistan.
The emergency relief supplies are being distributed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and include basic food items, blankets, plastic sheets, kitchenware and soap. The food parcels are expected to meet needs for up to three weeks, …
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Bombing and hostilities in and around the disputed region of South Ossetia, in the Republic of Georgia, has led to a humanitarian emergency. Tens of thousands of people are without homes, food, and other basics, and in need of immediate help.
At least eight people were killed today in a rocket attack against the home of a government official in the Kabal district of the Swat Valley, in the North West Frontier Province, where clashes have been underway for days between the army and Taliban militants. The victims included five bodyguards, the brother and two nephews of the lawmaker Waqar Ahmed Khan of the ruling Awami national party.
Rome August 25, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 200.000 euros to UNICEF in response to urgent humanitarian assistance for the population of Pakistan facing the seasonal flooding,following the UNICEF Pakistan - IMMEDIATE NEEDS 13 August 2008;.
The donation will cover needs identified by UNICEF."
POC: Alessandro Pirrone- MoFA Rome - …
ISLAMABAD- The Pakistani Taliban's offer of a unilateral ceasefire has been rejected by the government, which has said the militants should first surrender their arms if they are serious about peace talks.
Taliban spokesman Maulvi Omar announced the truce yesterday after consultations between the militants and a tribal jirga or council to pave the way for talks with the government.
Taliban has accepted the jirga's request that militants should suspend all actions …
By Mian Saeed-ur-Rehman
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Authorities in northwest Pakistan are urgently seeking millions of dollars to help up to 300,000 people who have fled from fighting between government forces and militants.
The displaced people are one more problem for a coalition government riven by disputes and grappling with mounting militant attacks and a sagging economy.
Pakistani troops launched an …