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28 Jul 2016 description
  • Nigeria celebrated two years without a case of wild poliovirus on 24 July. This is an important milestone for polio eradication efforts in the African region, but much still remains to be done to keep the country and region polio-free. More.

28 Jul 2016 description
  • Heavy rain has continued to affect several parts of the country over the past few weeks, especially the northern and north-eastern provinces, causing more floods. Approx. 116 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Sialkot town (Punjab province) and 79 mm in Kakul city (Khyber Paktunkhwa province) over 26 - 27 July.

  • According to local media, as of 28 July early morning (UTC), 22 people have been killed, 60 have been injured and several houses have been damaged in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Paktunkhwa.

28 Jul 2016 description

27 July 2017, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today warned of a possible rise in heatwave deaths as climate change drives record warmth around the world, epitomised by the 54ºC recorded in Kuwait last week.

28 Jul 2016 description

Intikhab Hanif | Zulfiqar Ali

PESHAWAR/LAHORE: At least 22 people were killed and over 60 others injured as widespread downpour and flash floods wreaked havoc in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on Wednesday.

The Pakistan Meteorolo­gical Department issued an alert for glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in Chitral district and asked the authorities concerned to adopt precautionary measures.

On July 2, flash floods claimed 29 lives in Chitral.

26 Jul 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

New facilities for Chitral community enhance safety and gender justice

Islamic Relief has been tackling gender injustice with a bathroom building scheme in a remote area of Pakistan.

In the Himalayan Bamburat Valley, in the northern district of Chitral, the Kalash indigenous group is Pakistan’s smallest religious minority, with a community of less than 5,000.

26 Jul 2016 description

QUETTA: A three-day polio eradication campaign was launched in 137 union councils of Balochistan on Monday amid tight security to inoculate over half a million children under the age of five.

Around 1,678 mobile teams, 122 teams at fixed points and 38 at transit points were engaged in administering vaccine drops to the children.

“A strict surveillance system has been adopted at all transit points,” said the coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre Balochistan, Dr Syed Saifur Rehman, adding that health teams were also deployed in refugee camps.

26 Jul 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • All rivers in KP in low floods: PDMA report
  • First monsoon spell floods roads, causes accidents in Capital
  • Need for more dams: Water storage capacity drops 35%
  • Flood contingency plan prepared for Islamabad
  • Directions issued for making anti-dengue campaign a success
  • Pakistan will assist Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, says PM
  • Pakistan gives shut-up call to India on Kashmir
  • Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park blast: CTD still clueless about mastermind, facilitators
25 Jul 2016 description

Kabul 17 July 2016 - The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on polio eradication convened in Kabul to review Afghanistan’s progress in polio eradication, provide recommendations for intensifying efforts to stop the circulation of wild poliovirus by the end of this year and review the National Emergency Action Plan for Polio for 2016–2017. The TAG appreciated the significant progress achieved so far and highlighted major improvements in Afghanistan’s polio eradication efforts.

25 Jul 2016 description

In Pakistan, two vaccines and thousands of skilled workers are making a real difference by boosting the immunity of the most at-risk children to protect them against polio.

In Pakistan, and many other countries around the world, two vaccines – and the committed people delivering them - are working hand in hand to boost immunity in the most vulnerable children and to finish the poliovirus for good.

The vaccines

25 Jul 2016 description

United Arab Emirates paves the way for continued progress against polio in Pakistan

25 Jul 2016 description

By MOHAMMAD ASGHAR

RAWALPINDI: A day after local leaders of the ruling party and government officials held walks and seminars to observe the anti-dengue day, the police booked the chairman and vice-chairman of UC-7 and four other people on the charge of attacking an anti-dengue team on Sunday.

21 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

By Aamir Saeed
PIPLE GARHI/PAKISTAN, 21 July 2016

The Bara Market was once a bustling hive of about 10,000 shops. Now it’s a listless wreckage of rubble, and a reminder of the destruction that the war between Pakistan’s government and militant groups has inflicted on the economy in this region on the Afghanistan border.

19 Jul 2016 description

ISLAMABAD (19 July, 2016): The Representatives of the Islamic Republics of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday underlined their commitment to empower Afghan refugees in Pakistan and to pro-actively work towards their voluntary repatriation and sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan. They called on the international community to support these efforts aimed at achieving the common cause of bringing Afghanistan’s protracted refugee chapter to a close and putting an end to future displacement within and beyond the country.

19 Jul 2016 description

3 July 2016 – The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on polio eradication has met in Islamabad for the second time this year to discuss progress, remaining obstacles and opportunities as Pakistan edges closer to achieving the goal of stopping transmission of the virus.

19 Jul 2016 description

◾Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days causing floods. Approx. 70 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Sargodha (Punjab province) over 17 - 18 July.

◾According to local media reports, as of 17 July, five people have been killed and eight have been injured as well as several people have been left without power in the capital city Lahore (Punjab province).

◾Over the next 24 h locally moderate to heavy rain may affect several areas of the country, including the ones already affected.

19 Jul 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

  • NDMA Plan (2013-2022): Ten priority areas identified to improve response capacity
  • Tackling challenges: Use harvested rainwater, says experts
  • Work on dengue surveillance should be expedited: CM SHARIF
  • Floods claimed 261 lives in KP from March to July: official
  • Levels of disaster preparedness reviewed ahead of monsoon
  • US lauds Pakistan’s stance on terrorism
  • Chinese premier urges joint action against terrorism
  • Secret crackdown on Lal Masjid elements
  • Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism …
18 Jul 2016 description

Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | Monday 7/18/2016 - 16:34 GMT

Six people were killed including two public officials on Monday after a bomb hit a car in Pakistan's restive northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, police said, adding the intended target of the attack was not in the vehicle.

An improvised explosive device planted along a roadside detonated after the vehicle carrying seven people passed by in the northwestern town of Upper Dir.

18 Jul 2016 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Monday 7/18/2016 - 12:26 GMT |

Eight people were hospitalised after a mass brawl involving some 200 migrants broke out at a migrant camp in Hungary Sunday, a senior government official said.

A group of around 20 asylum-seekers -- including Algerians, Syrians, Pakistanis, and Mongolians -- triggered the violence when they exchanged blows before attacking each other using furniture, said Gyorgy Bakondi, chief advisor to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

18 Jul 2016 description
report European Union

The Council adopted conclusions on Pakistan. The EU relations with Pakistan are framed by a 5-year engagement plan adopted in 2016. The Council endorses the 2016 report on the implementation on the engagement plan, and to welcome the fact that relations with Pakistan have expanded in scope and intensity during implementation.