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Floods in Pakistan mean misery for children

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World Vision

Author: Asif Raza

Zainab, 3, had never seen flood waters before. She didn’t understand how destructive they could be until she had witnessed the devastation herself. In addition to the visible marks left on the landscape, the floods have left their marks on Zainab as well. Due to the contaminated water, she is suffering from skin infections and high fever. She is also traumatized and trying to process the loss of her maternal grandfather, who drowned in the flood.

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Polio drive starts today

LAHORE: A three-day polio campaign starts from Monday (today) across the province like the rest of the country.

A spokesman for the Punjab Health Department said the total number of target children in the province was over 17.5m while the number of union councils (UCs) where campaign was being held was 3,511. He said 39,900 teams would carry out door-to-door vaccination and they would be supervised by over 7,000 area in charges. Special emphasis would be laid on vaccinating the population on the move at permanent transit points of the province, he said in a handout.

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A new start for Gula Jan

Niamat Khan – Distribution Assistant NRC

“NRC provided me with essential items in time of despair, I am very grateful to NRC for starting this project that has helped me in carrying on my daily life activities”, says Gula Jan from Pakistan, after receiving a relief package from NRC.

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NRC provides education to children in Khost

Ongoing military operations in North Waziristan (Pakistan) has led to thousands of refugees being forced to live in makeshift camps in Afghanistan. Currently over 2,900 displaced families are living in tents in Gulan camp in Khost province. There are at least 4,000 children living in the camp, in addition to an estimated 15,000 refugee children living in nearby host communities.

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The Salvation Army Responds To Devastating Floods In Northern Pakistan

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Salvation Army

SALVATION Army personnel in northern Pakistan are providing relief supplies to people who have been affected by the worst flooding in a generation. Torrential rain has led to flash floods and river surges which have devastated great swathes of northern Pakistan – particularly the Punjab, which is the country's main agricultural area. Salvation Army relief teams have been to many of the affected areas and – using funds from International Headquarters (IHQ) – 500 families in the Jhang District will receive food and cooking utensils.

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Call Centre in Peshawar reaches out to the displaced persons in FATA

Due to insecurity and the recent on-going military operation, most of the internally displaced people (IDPs) from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) have taken refuge in host communities in the bordering districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province including Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu and Karak. Under these circumstances, the IDPs face immense difficulties with limited or no access to basic amenities while being exposed to extreme weather conditions. The worst affected and most vulnerable groups are the women and children who represent more than 70 percent of IDPs.

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Polio cases surge in Pakistan

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IRIN

According to figures from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, 166 cases of polio have been verified this year, compared with 28 at the same time last year.

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Polio drive kicks off in Peshawar

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Frontier Post

Posted by: Ali Raza in Health, KPK, National

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar district administration started an anti-polio drive in the provincial metropolis on Saturday.

The polio cell in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said the drive would continue from 8am to 5pm where some 4,200 teams of health workers and volunteers would administer anti-polio drops to children.

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Provision of safe drinking water

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Frontier Post

Posted by: Imran baba in E-Capital

ISLAMABAD (Online): Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources has taken a number of steps for provision of safe drinking water in the country. According to official sources, the Council has established twenty-four Water Quality Testing Laboratories in major cities of the country to facilitate general public and implementing agencies to provide analytical and advisory services.

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Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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Myanmar + 4 others
Business Leaders and Health Experts Gather in Yangon for First Regional Meeting on Corporate Sector Engagement in Malaria Control in the Asia-Pacific

(29 September, Yangon, Myanmar) More than 100 leaders from the health, development and corporate sectors have gathered in Yangon to participate in the seminal regional forum on Opportunities for Corporate Sector Engagement in Malaria Control in the Asia-Pacific. In advance of the 2015 enactment of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and broader ASEAN economic integration, this one-day meeting seeks to identify tangible opportunities for strengthened public-private partnerships to support regional malaria control strategies and drive progress toward country-specific development targets.

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0.7 million children vaccinated against polio in 96 union councils

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Frontier Post

Posted by: Imran baba in Peshawar

Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: One-day anti-polio vaccination campaign completed in 96 Union Council of Peshawar on Sunday with tight security as the authorities claimed that they vaccinated 0.7 million children in district Peshawar against the polio disease.

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World + 23 others
Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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4 more dengue patients admitted to Hospital

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Frontier Post

F.P. Report

SWAT: Four more persons, including three children, suffering from dengue fever have been admitted to Saidu Sharif Hospital, during last 24 hours, said a health department spokesman on Saturday.

The spokesman told APP that total 200 dengue patients were admitted to Swat hospitals, of which 185 had been discharged after recovery.

He said the health authrities were facing difficulty to cope with the disease due to shortage of funds.

He said the provincial government had not yet released funds to contain the disease in Swat district.

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Seven dead in blast at Hangu IDP camp

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Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: At least seven people died and 11 others were injured in a blast at displaced persons’ camp in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Tog Sarai area of Hangu.

The injured were immediately taken to District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.

Police sources said Sunday the bomb explosion occurred inside Mohammad Khawaja IDPs camp bazaar where the tribesmen from Orakzai Agency were residing.

Deputy Superintended of Police (DSP) Hangu Falak Nawaz told Dawn that the explosion was caused by a remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED).

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Wood-hungry Kashmiris spot opportunity in floodwaters

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AlertNet

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With a handmade triangular net, Jameel Ahmed combs the River Jhelum which runs through Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, hoping to catch wood washed downstream by floodwaters.

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23 militants, seven civilians killed in NW Pakistan unrest

09/28/2014 13:04 GMT

PESHAWAR, September 28, 2014 (AFP) - At least 23 militants and seven civilians have been killed in northwest Pakistan in attacks on rebel hideouts, a checkpoint clash and a motorcycle bombing, officials said Sunday.

The deaths occurred during attacks on Taliban hideouts by Pakistani jets, a US drone strike, a gunfight at a security forces checkpoint and the bombing at a camp for displaced people.

The air force staged attacks on five hideouts in the Shawal area of the North Waziristan tribal district overnight, a military statement said.

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Unparalleled Global Pressures Tempered in General Assembly Debate by Appeals to Forge Bonds with Neighbours, Mitigate Man-Made, Natural Disasters

GA/11564

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.

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World + 16 others
Polio this week as of 24 September 2014

  • A synchronised regional mass polio vaccination campaign in central and western Africa is currently underway to vaccinate nearly 94 million children in 18 countries with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

  • On 18 September, Nepal became the first GAVI eligible country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. Plans are underway to introduce IPV into the immunization programmes of the 126 countries currently using only oral polio vaccine, ahead of a planned switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV.

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Governments, international community must better protect health-care workers, facilities during armed conflict, Deputy Secretary-General tells high-level event

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United Nations

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level debate “Health Care and Violence: the Need for Effective Prevention”, in New York today:

I thank the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), my good friend and colleague Peter Maurer, for organizing this important high-level debate. And I thank all of you for being here during this busy week at the United Nations.