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Glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), Gilgit-Baltistan – 30 july 2011

PRIME MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY ISLAMABAD

On 30 July 2011, a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) occurred at Talis, Sub division Mashabrum, District Ghanche, Gilgit-Baltistan. As a result, 120 houses were damaged besides causing damage to cropped area. However, no casualty has been reported so far. The district administration is ascertaining the exact detail of damages / losses.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Optimism and Obstacles in India-Pakistan Peace Talks

Optimism and Obstacles in India-Pakistan Peace Talks

Peace Brief by Stephanie Flamenbaum and Megan Neville

Summary

Following March 2011’s “cricket diplomacy,” there is reason to be optimistic about progress on South Asian normalization as India and Pakistan have resumed bilateral dialogues.

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Five ‘ordinary guys’ from Yorkshire raise £1 million for Pakistan flood relief

Report
Islamic Relief

Five ‘ordinary guys’ from Yorkshire raise £1 million for Pakistan flood relief

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Health Sector Bulletin No 7 - Immunization and Devolution

Contents

Measles Campaign, Gilgit‐Baltistan 4‐9 July 2011

Devolution a Mixed Blessing? Its Implications

SHIFA Foundation

CAMP Performance

My Story begins

Summary Report of Suspected AWD Outbreak from ORNACH Tehsil WADH District Khuzdar

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Improved health services for mothers and newborns in flood-hit villages of Pakistan

Pakistan flood crisis, one year on Children and families continue to cope – and rebuild their lives – a year after devastating monsoon floods struck Pakistan. This is one in a series of stories on their situation, one year on.

By A. Sami Malik

HAJI GHAZI, Pakistan, 29 July 2011 – In Haji Ghazi, a small town and Union Council in southern Punjab Province, dozens of women – some pregnant, others holding their newborn children – fill a room in the town’s Basic Health Unit, or BHU. A doctor carefully examines and provides medical advice to each of them.

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UNICEF helps to rebuild a school in a flood-ravaged village in north-west Pakistan

Pakistan flood crisis, one year on Children and families continue to cope – and rebuild their lives – a year after devastating monsoon floods struck Pakistan. This is one in a series of stories on their situation, one year on.

By David Youngmeyer

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Emergency Flooding and Conflict - Situation as of July 20, 2011

A year after the flooding began, the situation in Pakistan remains extremely distressing for tens of thousands of people acutely affected by this unprecedented disaster. The Pakistani population continues to experience the extreme effects of the flooding, including acute shortages, poor access to medical care and an economy in need of repair.

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Flooding: One Year Later

UNFPA works to fill the gaps in reproductive health care

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — One year after Pakistan's worst flooding in decades, UNFPA continues to deliver comprehensive reproductive health care as part of one of its largest-ever humanitarian response efforts.

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11 killed in Karachi violence: officials

KARACHI — At least 11 people died on Monday in violence involving rival ethnic groups in the Pakistani city of Karachi, despite the government launching a campaign for peace, officials said. The latest killings brought the death toll to 30 since Saturday, blamed on political, ethnic and criminal rivalries which have reportedly left more than 200 dead since the beginning of July.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 9 others
CrisisWatch N°96, 1 August 2011

Scores were killed in Syria as security forces backed by tanks launched an assault on the restive central city of Hama and other towns and cities, at the end of a month which saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets as daily anti-regime protests continued to spread. Syrian rights groups reported that more than 1,600 people have been killed and at least 12,000 arrested since the unrest began in March.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Aid: remembering the 2010 floods in Pakistan, helping recovery

Reference: IP/11/941

Brussels, 01 August 2011 - One year after the worst monsoon floods in 80 years, vulnerable populations in Pakistan are still struggling to rebuild their lives and recover from the effects of the disaster. The European Union continues to support the worst-affected populations with generous humanitarian aid. More than 20 million people were affected by the floods, over 1,900 people died and an estimated 12.5 million required urgent humanitarian assistance.

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FATA Disaster Management Authority: Kurram Latest, 31 July, 2011

AT A GLANCE

 WFP through SSTD distributed food among 1900 families

 UNICEF IP (SSD) functionalized 360 latrines, and installed 190 water tanks.

 UNICEF IP (Pak Enterprises) supplying water with a total of 10 tankers and their daily sup-port reached to about 2 Lac 78 Thousand liters

 FDMA/UNHCR will dispatch 2,500 gas cylinders kits for camp IDPs within 3 days.

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World + 11 others
Aid Worker Security Report 2011 - Spotlight on security for national aid workers: Issues and perspectives

Key findings

  • The past two years show a downturn in violence against aid workers that spiked in a small number of conflict contexts beginning in 2006 and peaking in 2008.

  • The recent decline in attacks is mainly due to the shrinking presence of international aid agencies in the most violent settings, Somalia in particular, rather than improving security conditions.

  • The incidence of aid worker kidnappings continues to rise dramatically, and the use of major explosives has emerged as a tactic of violence in a small number of settings.

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Comprehensive and Effective Aid for the desperate situation among the Displaced

Pakistan Humanitarian Forum urges Comprehensive and Effective Aid for Desperate Situation among the Displaced, as UN and humanitarian community launches Flash Appeal. A consortium of 39 of the largest International NGOs in Pakistan is publicly appealing to the international community to immediately fund the United Nations Flash Appeal, for the nearly 2 million people displaced by conflict in northwest Pakistan. The Appeal will be formally launched on May 22.

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India + 1 other
Man's death in Indian Kashmir sparks fresh tension

By Izhar Wani (AFP)

SRINAGAR, India — The death of a 28-year-old man in police custody in Indian Kashmir sparked fresh tensions Sunday even as the region's chief minister promised "swift and exemplary action".

Nazim Rashid was detained by counter-insurgency police Saturday in the northern town of Sopore. He was declared dead early Sunday by police but they gave no reasons for his death. A police spokesman said a detailed statement would follow. Rashid's family alleged he had been tortured to death.

Agence France-Presse:

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South Sudan + 9 others
Second Underfunded Round Kicks Off

(1 August 2011) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has set aside some US$60 million for underfunded humanitarian operations in ten countries across the globe where people are suffering the effects of hunger, malnutrition, disease, or conflict.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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FEATURE-Anger still raw a year after Pakistani floods

By Zeeshan Haider and Rebecca Conway

NOWSHERA/MEHMOOD KOT, Pakistan, July 31 (Reuters) - A year after deadly floods swept through the Pakistani town of Nowshera resident Imtiaz Ali is seething with anger as he struggles to rebuild his life with almost no help from the government.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet

Reuters - AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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WHO issues guidelines to control diarrhoea

From the Newspaper

PESHAWAR, July 31: The World Health Organisation has issued guidelines to health department to prevent spread of diarrhoea among people in the seven affected districts of the province.

“The cases of diarrhoea are being reported from some districts but situation is under control. The people in the affected areas should be educated to use boiled water to stay safe from acute watery diarrhoea,” said officials of World Health Organisation. Treatment and awareness should go hand in hand to avoid any emergency situation, they added.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Afghanistan + 3 others
FOCUS Global Newsletter Issue 4, July 2011

IN THIS EDITION:

  • Preparing Children for Earthquakes in Pakistan
  • Building Partnership in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • North America: Disaster Preparedness through Community Engagement
  • India: Taking Readiness to the Next Level
  • Project PAMIR: Increasing Resilience of Vulnerable Communities
  • Tajikistan: Public and Private Sectors Collaborate on DDR Initiatives
  • In Memorial: Safo Rajabov
  • Bikers Unite to Save the World One Hill at a Time