- Protection Cluster Quarterly Bulletin KP/ FATA, Jan–Mar 2016
- UNDP: Seismic design in Pakistan: the building code, bylaws, and recommendations for earthquake risk reduction
- Govt. Pakistan: Preparation for Monsoon 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Pakistan 2015 Humanitarian Preparedness Plan (23 Jul 2015)
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
Responding to the evolving situation, in line with the Return SOPs endorsed by the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in February 2012, and in accordance with the ‘Return Policy Framework for IDP from FATA’, endorsed by the FATA authorities in 2010, the Protection cluster agreed to conduct a series of consultations with families displaced from Orakzai Agency.
The project started in October 2011 and is successfully being implemented. Initially, the project was only approved for the province of KPK, but responding to the needs of Sindh floods of 2011, HOPE’87 requested a contract renewal from the donor ECHO. Fortunately, an additional 325,000 EUR of funds were allocated for the victims of Sindh floods. The part of the project in Sindh was completed on 30th June - the result included the completion of 100 hand pumps, 200 latrines and the distribution of 2,000 water storage and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable families.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 02 May 2016): 155,037
Total arrivals in Greece during May 2016: 123
Average daily arrivals during May 2016: 62
Average daily arrivals during Apr 2016: 115
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 25
Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
132 dead - 24 missing (9 April. 2016)
Ikram Junaidi — Published May 04, 2016 06:07am
ISLAMABAD: Though the polio programme and the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) have been continuously claiming that the polio virus will be eradicated this year, health experts believe that it will depend on how both departments deal with the virus during the current high transmission season (HTS).
184,546 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 10:00 CET 1 May
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
A severe heatwave is expected to strike Pakistan, in particular the southern province of Sindh and its capital Karachi, from the beginning of May up to the first week of June, coinciding with the first week of Ramadan. Karachi has already been affected by a moderate heatwave during the last 10 days of April, which caused two deaths.
A surge in returns to four Agencies has seen over 10,400 families leaving for North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Kurram and Orakzai in the past week. All IDPs have left New Durrani camp for Kurram and the camp is closing. Returns are likely to continue at the same pace for the coming weeks period. The return plan is slightly ahead of schedule at this point.
Greece - International Organization for Migration reports an estimated 184,546 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 1 May. Latest fatalities stand at 1,357, which includes reports of at least four deadly shipwrecks off Libya’s coast since last Friday (29 April). whose fatalities are estimated as 113 men, women and children according to witnesses who spoke to IOM staffers after arriving in Italy at Catania, Pozzallo, Lampedusa and Trapani
In Afghanistan, 2015 was a year marked politically by the presidential elections, and subsequent drawn out processes that led to the formation of the national unity Government. It was the year in which Afghan security forces took full responsibility for the security and protection of the population. It was marked by the fall and capture of the city of Kunduz by the Taliban on 28 September, the subsequent devastating air strike on the MSF hospital, and a month later by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Badakhshan.
From 14 to 16 April 2016, a mission including the Humanitarian Coordinator and OCHA Head of Office (o.i.c) conducted a two-day visit to Kurram Agency. The team visited New Durrani camp, recently denotified areas of Central Kurram and villages where returns took place two years ago to gain a better understanding of the immediate humanitarian needs of returned IDPs.
As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.
Expected heatstroke, arrangements made at Government services hospital
Temperature on the rise in different cities
Sindh without a disease warning system since past 15 months
Scattered Rain-Dust storm predicted during coming week
Sindh govt to set up climate change, environment, coastal development dept
Pakistan and Climate Change
PM claims restoration of peace in major cities including Karachi
Arrivals and Departures
During the first four months of 2016 27,893 people arrived by sea to Italy. During the same period in 2015, 26,228 people disembarked which constitutes an increase of 6%. In Italy, the number of refugees and migrants who arrived in April was noted to be 9,116. As compared to the same month in 2015 (16,063), the total number of arrivals has dropped by more than half (57%).
Pakistan is one of the two remaining countries in the world where poliomyelitis (polio) is still categorized as an endemic viral infection, the other being Afghanistan. As of October 2015, there have been 38 documented cases of wild poliovirus in Pakistan in the past year. Though the polio immunization campaign in the country started in 1974, the efforts for eradication officially started in 1994. The infection remains endemic despite over 100 rounds of vaccination being carried out in the past decade.
Recent rains which triggered the Landslide have damaged houses, infrastructure and link roads and uprooted hundreds of trees in several union councils of Kotli Sattian tehsil. The areas which are most affected by the landslide are Chaniot, Kamra, Wahgal, Malot Sattian, Burhad and Chajana.
Veteran journalist Shahzada Zulfiqar is almost mid-way through his third stint as president at the Quetta Press Club in a province where it is preferable to stay silent to remain alive.
In Balochistan, a good story is not one that is well-documented by local reporters. Instead, it is one that mitigates risk. Local journalists think twice about doing stories likely to infuriate state and non-state actors, making self-censorship the norm.
MITHI: At least 162 children lost their lives in past four months due to malnutrition and other complicated diseases in Tharparkar district of Sindh, officials claim.
District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Arjun Kumar while briefing DC Tharparkar Shahzad Thaheem said that at least 245 kids with serious complications were referred from hospitals within Mithi to different areas in past four months.
ISLAMABAD: Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights were shocked to learn on Monday that as many as 828 children had died in Thar over the past three years.
The meeting, held at the offices of the National Commission on Human Rights, was presided over by MNA Babar Nawaz Khan.