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Syria Crisis

Fighting continues to intensify across Syria, further increasing internal displacement and humanitarian needs. As of 31 July, almost 1.2 million people have been internally displaced this year alone, Many have been repeatedly displaced, while hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring countries, and beyond. Humanitarian access remains very limited to the estimated 422,000 people most in need who are living in besieged areas.

02 Sep 2015 description

QUETTA: A fresh case of crippling polio disease was confirmed in a five-year-old girl in Quetta on Wednesday bringing the total number of cases to five in Balochistan and 30 in Pakistan during the current year.

According to Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan, the polio virus has been detected in the Gul Afshan, a 60-month-old girl belonging to Shadizai Union Council of Quetta.

02 Sep 2015 description

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has initiated a major reform process in democratic governance at the local level. This reform process not only demands devolution plan and framework but also requires that the elected local government members, officials of the local government, rural development department and other line departments at the district level are equipped to carry out the tasks under the Local Government Act of KP 2013.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.


Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.

01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description
report ActionAid

At the end of July, South Asia witnessed some of the worst flooding seen in decades. Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India have seen hundreds killed and millions affected. The worst affected area is Myanmar, where even before the flooding, over half the population did not have enough to eat. Myanmar Country Director, Shihab Uddin Ahamad, updates us on what the situation is like on the ground and how he and his staff are helping the people worst affected by this crisis.

01 Sep 2015 description

TANK: About 400 displaced families returned to their native town in South Waziristan from Khargi transit camp in the second phase of repatriation after security forces cleared these areas of militants.

Under the repatriation plan, the displaced families will get free transpiration, Rs25000 cash amount and ration for six months.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems


Up to the task? Provinces found wanting on climate change policy

Rescue 1122 working for safer communities

Karachi ill-prepared to face quakes, say experts

Save our wetlands to stave off future flooding

As waters recede, some flood-hit people start returning to their homes in Punjab, Sindh

The mighty Indus feeds all the greedy Officials clueless about enraged weather system

Big disaster ahead if new dams not built: Ex-Chief Meteorologist

01 Sep 2015 description

Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | Tuesday 9/1/2015 - 05:17 GMT

ADDS Pakistani Taliban claim

A suicide bomber killed at least six people and wounded 31 others when he blew himself up outside a local government office in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area on Tuesday, officials said.

The bombing took place in the town of Jamrud, in lawless Khyber tribal district bordering Afghanistan, where the military has been battling Taliban and Islamist groups.

01 Sep 2015 description


KARACHI: A gigantic exercise for the registration of all Afghan refugees in the country planned for next month under the National Action Plan will help identify over one million Afghans who the Sindh home department believed were illegally staying in the province, it emerged here on Sunday.

Of the estimated one million Afghan refugees in Sindh, only 67,000 are registered with the relevant authorities.

01 Sep 2015 description

Tehran, 31 August – The Chair of UNHCR's Executive Committee (ExCom), Ambassador Pedro Comissário of Mozambique visited the Islamic Republic of Iran from 28-31 August 2015 accompanied by the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations in Geneva Mr. Juvenal Dengo and from UNHCR headquarters, Mr. Johan Cels, Head of the Division of External Relations, Governance and Partnership Service and Mr. Ayaki Ito, Deputy Director of UNHCR's Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific.

01 Sep 2015 description
Dhaka Declaration

More than 2000 participants (from the governments, civil society, NGOs and International organizations) of six countries from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bhutan) were gathered from May 30th till June 1st 2015 for the first South Asia Right to Food Conference, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

31 Aug 2015 description

The Expert Review Committee met in Nigeria last week to review the progress made in Nigeria, identify ways to strengthen the gains of the last few years and identify the major risks to stopping polio across the country. More

31 Aug 2015 description

Returns to Khyber Agency are ongoing. Returns to North Waziristan Agency (NWA) are currently on hold while returns to South Waziristan Agency (SWA) are expected to commence on 31 August. In Bara, Khyber Agency, over 12,747 families of the Malik din Khel tribe have returned since 10 August.