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03 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

  • Above-average production for 2016 summer cereal crops estimated

  • Rice exports expected to increase in 2016

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened in recent months

  • Localized food insecurity persists

Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

08 Nov 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

2,000 dengue fever cases surfaced in Sindh this year 03

Beijing to build ventilation corridors as smog returns 04

Pakistan Climate Change Council to be formed soon 05

Smog to stay for two months, says DG Met 05

Safer, resilient communities: ‘Youth in need of disaster management training’ 06

China stands by Pakistan meeting its defense requirements, says Chang Wanquan 08

Mastermind of Quetta police academy carnage arrested 08

COAS confirms death sentences of nine hardcore terrorists 10

31 Oct 2016 description

The Natural Disasters Consortium (NDC) comprising IOM, FAO, UNICEF, ACTED and HANDS completed year one of its operations. During this year, the NDC responded to the 2015 floods and earthquake, launched related recovery activities, and implemented residual recovery interventions for communities affected by disasters in earlier years. Year 1 key achievements for preparedness, response and recovery are captured below:

PREPAREDNESS

In preparation for future disasters, the Consortium is:

28 Oct 2016 description

Effort to cut child deaths includes new construction standards for schools, evacuation drills and putting climate risks into the curriculum

By Saleem Shaikh

SAJAWAL, Pakistan, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When seven hours of non-stop rain led to a flash flood that swept through his village school, leaving it heavily damaged, science teacher Ali Zamin Samejo had to be hospitalised for shock.

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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.

18 Jul 2016 description

Telepsychiatry sessions between doctors in Karachi and villagers in the north mean distance is no issue.

Hadi Usmani

In March 2015, floods ravaged the small village of Charun Oveer, tucked way beside Chitral. All the turbines — the only source of electricity for the village – were destroyed. Seven months later in October, a 7.5 earthquake hit the same region, and the village saw its houses turn to rubble.

07 Jun 2016 description

Sindh Drought Needs Assessment - SDNA 2015

9 Districts

100 UC's

272 Villages

68% of the farmers have no seeds for the next cropping season

67% of large ruminants were lost due to the impact of drought

58% of small ruminants were lost in the drought hit areas

MUAC significantly lower for children particularly in South Eastern parts of Sindh

11 May 2016 description

28 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED BY CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN 2015 AND MILLIONS MORE STILL INVISIBLE: IDMC NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CRISIS OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.

04 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most remaining IDPs are expected to return to FATA in 2016.

  • With over 1.5 million remain- ing registered Afghan refu- gees, Pakistan constitutes the world’s largest protracted refugee situation.

  • Female-headed households have more dif culty access- ing assistance due to a lack of documentation and cultural restrictions.

  • Displacement and natural disasters compound already high rates of food insecurity in Pakistan.

29 Mar 2016 description

Pakistan Food Security Cluster / Working Group continue to play its role in better humanitarian response and providing latest facts and figures using in-depth analysis and latest assessments/surveys for multiple types of emergencies (IDPs/TDPs/Returnees, Floods, Earthquake) for food security and agriculture/ livelihood. The FSC products are seen as substantially helping the FSC members to build the affected people back to normal situation after disaster through strategized approaches for better and improved humanitarian response.

10 Mar 2016 description

UN report calls for urgent actions to tackle rising urban disasters in Asia-Pacific

15 Feb 2016 description

By Robert Glasser

Disasters don’t recognise borders or calendar years. Nonetheless one would expect to learn something of value to disaster risk reduction from newly available data on disasters in 2015 which was the hottest year on record since pre-industrial times.

For instance, the year 2015 was a remarkable year for droughts. There were 32 major droughts recorded in the EM-DAT database maintained by the Belgium-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters.

25 Jan 2016 description

When looking online for pictures which would visualize the concept of humanitarian aid, it was not surprising that I was confronted with an array of images of boxes and pallets of physical goods, either being moved or …