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28 May 2015 description

Islamabad :

In continuation to Nepal earthquake relief efforts from the government of Pakistan, another one C-130 sortie was sent today carrying 2920 Tarpaulin.

A total 19xC-130 sorties carrying relief assistance have successfully been handed over to Nepalese government for the earthquake affectees.

28 May 2015 description

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar approved on Wednesday immediate release of 85,000 tons of wheat for the displaced people of Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to cater to their needs for the period from June to September.

According to the finance ministry, it was one of those rare occasions when the minister used his authority for granting anticipatory approval keeping in view the urgency of wheat requirement of thousands of displaced people for whom the available stock is nearing exhaustion.

28 May 2015 description

KARACHI: The health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the death of a teenage boy caused by Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, at a private hospital.

With the latest addition, this year’s death toll from the deadly infection has reached five in Sindh so far.

28 May 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

ISLAMABAD, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In late April, after 28 hours of heavy rain, Noor Hussain and his two brothers surveyed his three-hectare wheat plot to see what they could save.

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27 May 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Demand End of Abuses in Burma, Access for Refugee Protection

(Bangkok, May 28, 2015) – Governments gathering in Bangkok on May 29, 2015, to discuss the Southeast Asia boat people crisis should reach binding agreements to save people at sea, permit them to disembark without conditions, and ensure unimpeded access for United Nations agencies to protect the rights of asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch said today.

27 May 2015 description

Quetta, Pakistan | AFP | Wednesday 5/27/2015 - 14:35 GMT

Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday killed two shopkeepers from Pakistan's Shiite Muslim minority when they opened fire in a congested market in the southwest of the country, the second such attack in a week.

Police said two other Shiite shopkeepers and a passerby were wounded in the attack in central Quetta, the the capital of restive Baluchistan province.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description

Given Afghanistan’s dynamic security situation and continuing uncertainty around transition of power, coupled with a growing budget deficit that is hampering the delivery of basic public health services ; the humanitarian community is expecting that 2015 will offer a continued complex and unpredictable operating environment.

27 May 2015 description

SYED ALI SHAH

QUETTA: A day after its launch, the second phase of an anti-polio campaign was suspended in Quetta due to security reasons on Tuesday, according to sources in the Balochistan Health Department (BHD).

An anti-polio campaign was launched in Quetta on May 20 to administer polio vaccine to more than 400,000 children below the age of five years.

27 May 2015 description

HASAN MANSOOR

KARACHI: Provincial health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the year’s first death caused by dengue virus, and identified a boy of Orangi Town as the victim.

Officials in the provincial dengue control and prevention programme said the 10-year-old boy was admitted to a private hospital on May 22 in a precarious condition and a couple of days later he died.

Dr Shakeel Aamir Mullick, who heads the dengue control and prevention programme, said the management of the private hospital where the boy died confirmed to him the dengue death on Tuesday.

27 May 2015 description

NDMA is in the process of consultation with all provincial/regional and state DMAs for pre-monsoon preparations to evaluate monsoon hazards in respective provinces, strategic deployment of available resources, requirements as well as challenges posed to respective districts.

In this regard detailed consultative meetings have since been held for KP and FATA at Peshawar, Punjab at Lahore and for Sindh at Karachi respectively. As a sequel to these meetings the fifth high level consultative meeting was held today with State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) AJ&K at.

26 May 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project ADB to provide Rs.16 billion to Punjab Government

Rescue 1122 will be launched in Balochistan

NDMA commences 2015 pre-monsoon preparations fourth premonsoon preparedness and contingency planning meeting held at Karachi (Sindh)

Crackdowns: 1,358 proclaimed offenders arrested across in K-P

RAW at frontline to sabotage Economic Corridor, China warns Pakistan

Rights concerns: Military courts must not try children, says HRCP

26 May 2015 description

In continuation to Nepal earthquake relief efforts from the government of Pakistan, another one C-130 sortie was sent today carrying 3000 Tarpaulin.

A total 18xC-130 sorties carrying relief assistance have successfully been handed over to Nepalese government for the earthquake affectees.

The total relief dispatched so far includes 2531 Tents, 3 ton Food Packs (13 kg/ 29 kg each),1000 NDMA Blankets and additional 12.5 tons of Medicines, 15 Community Shelter, 17000 Tarpaulin Shelters, 20 ton Rice, 0.5 tons Lentil , 500 kgs ( 3024 litres) Water and 3000 MREs.

26 May 2015 description

1. KHOST & PAKTIKA UPDATE

When the refugee influx began from North Waziristan Agency into Khost and Paktika provinces, many humanitarian agencies thought the situation would be short-term. However as the operations expanded and there have been reports of destroyed property and infrastructure, refugee families are planning to stay longer. As a result, different interventions are needed, in particular livelihoods as families have exhausted their resources and need additional resources.

26 May 2015 description

In 2015, the authorities plan to facilitate the return of over 170,000 families to the de-notified areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). As of 21 May 2015, 26,946 families have returned including 1,551 unregistered families to South Waziristan Agency (SWA). An Inter-cluster assessment mission visited the de-notified areas North Waziristan Agency (NWA) to assess the humanitarian situation, identify the needs of the returning population, and to determine the feasibility of supporting returns.

26 May 2015 description

QUETTA: 51 union councils in Balochistan have been declared to be at a 'high risk' for polio virus by the Balochistan Polio Emergency Cell.

Provincial Coordinator Emergency Cell Dr Saifur Rehman said environmental samples of polio virus had already been found in the Quetta and Killa Abdullah districts of the province.

In Quetta, the environmental samples were found in Khazai, Western Bypass and other areas of the city, he said.