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21 Nov 2014 description

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517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014

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517 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde en 2013
522 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria, janvier 2013-septembre 2014

21 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

According to the report of NDMA dated 15th Oct, 2014, Monsoon rains had affected 2.53 million caused 367 deaths and 673 people got injured in AJK, Punjab,KP and GB.

Initially PRCS has catered the emergency needs of the people through provision of 4500 x Food packs of 22 kg in different districts of Punjab alongwith provision of Non Food Items (NFIs) (comprising of emergency shelter & essential household items) to 3370 x families .

21 Nov 2014 description

Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: After being closed to vaccinators for nearly two years, a door-to-door polio immunisation campaign will be launched in the restive South Waziristan agency from Nov 24, sources told Dawn on Thursday, just as the agency reported yet another polio case

Local jirgas, tribal elders, the local political administration and other government departments have been taken on board to ensure that the teams are provided complete security, while the army will also helping the workers.

21 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Pakistan was set up to support the rehabilitation effort in the aftermath of the insurgency and security crisis that displaced an estimated 2 million people.

  • The Economic Revitalization of KP and FATA (ERKF) Project has disbursed grants to 887 crisis affected small and medium enterprises (SMEs) above the project target of 850;

  • The ERKF follows a well-defined selection criteria including number of employees, sound business plan, and successful operational history.

20 Nov 2014 description

KABUL, Afghanistan, November 20 (UNHCR) – The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 25 years ago today to protect children like Hasanat, Aisha and Safia.

The three, aged between seven and 13, have all returned to a homeland, Afghanistan, that they had heard much about but never visited. Half of Afghanistan's 5 million returnees since 2002 were born in exile, mostly in Iran or Pakistan, which together still shelter 2.5 million Afghans.

20 Nov 2014 description
report Islamic Relief

November 20, 2014

Our response to the recent floods in India and Pakistan has enabled affected families in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to meet their basic needs – and to overcome the impact of the disaster.

20 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

By: A. Sami Malik

Kasur, Punjab – November 2014: “My biggest pleasure is to see that the mother and child are both healthy after the delivery,” says Shagufta Shahzadi (30) a Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) who lives and works in Nandanpura village located in Kasur district, Punjab province of Pakistan.

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  • On 13 November, the Director-General of WHO accepted the recommendation of an International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee of Experts on polio that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the IHR, and extended the existing Temporary Recommendations to prevent the international spread of polio for countries affected by the disease for another 3 months.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.

19 Nov 2014 description

Marking Universal Children's Day, 20 November, the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Victim Assistance Team releases a fact sheet on ‘The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children’.

The factsheet, The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children, produced annually since 2009, provides an update on casualty data and assistance to child survivors in 2013.

Child casualties

19 Nov 2014 description

Karachi, Pakistan | AFP | Wednesday 11/19/2014 - 13:31 GMT |

Nearly 300 children have died this year in desert communities in southern Pakistan, officials said Wednesday, as poor monsoon rains and livestock diseases have combined to worsen malnutrition.

The Thar desert, straddling the Indian border and one of Pakistan's poorest areas, has seen an alarming number of children suffering pneumonia or diarrhoea due to a dangerous mix of drought, poverty and poor health infrastructure.

19 Nov 2014 description

By David Tereshchuk*

November 18, 2014—In September of this year, South Asia’s worst monsoon season in 50 years caused torrential flooding and landslides that killed hundreds of people in India and Pakistan, and displaced many thousands from their homes.

In India-administered Kashmir—a region that for decades has been disputed territory between the two countries, and where the rains were especially severe—at least 120 people died and 200,000 were left homeless.

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report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.

Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.

18 Nov 2014 description

Salma Malik Assistant professor, Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University

The newly-elected President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, while addressing a joint press conference at the end of his two-day visit to Pakistan, said “We must overcome the past…we will not permit the past to destroy the future.” It was indeed a very optimistic and pragmatic message for interested and watchful audiences not only in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but for all those keenly monitoring the transition Kabul is undergoing.

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Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.