QUETTA: A three-day polio eradication campaign was launched in 137 union councils of Balochistan on Monday amid tight security to inoculate over half a million children under the age of five.
Around 1,678 mobile teams, 122 teams at fixed points and 38 at transit points were engaged in administering vaccine drops to the children.
“A strict surveillance system has been adopted at all transit points,” said the coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre Balochistan, Dr Syed Saifur Rehman, adding that health teams were also deployed in refugee camps.
Tuesday 26 July 2016
'The smell of blood and gunpowder fills the air': Aid workers in Aleppo and Idlib say tens of thousands of children are at risk as crisis escalates
Lack of funding will force WFP to significantly reduce food assistance by 50-70 percent, affecting 89,000 people, three-quarters of whom are women and children.
In June, WFP assisted more than 481,500 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers and direct food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those reached.
WFP continues upgrading its emergency preparedness response in coordination with other UN partners.
Kyrgyz Minister of Labour and Social Development participated in WFP’s Annual Session of the Executive Board.
WFP participated in the National Forum on Nutrition and Food Security to discuss nutrition-related issues in the Kyrgyz Republic.
WFP, in partnership with FAO, UNDP and UN Women, supported Rural Women’s Day, which addressed challenges and opportunities for the contemporary Kyrgyz women in the rural areas.
WFP, UNHCR and the Bureau for Alien and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) are coordinating an inter-sectoral assessment mission which is planned to take place in early August.
As of July all commodities will be available in all WFP targeted settlements until the end of the year.
In June, WFP assisted 12,476 people with full entitlements and 16,220 with partial entitlements.
In June 2016, WFP had a high level meeting with the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia to inform about the new WFP corporate architecture. The country director presented the country office roadmap towards the National Strategic Review and Country Strategic Plan to be formulated by February 2018.
The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. These funds will support UNRWA’s emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a ceremony in Washington D.C., on 12 July, as part of the country’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.
During the holy month of Ramadan, WFP provided full rations, as well as a contribution of dates received from Saudi Arabia and dried skimmed milk from Switzerland.
WFP Algeria urgently requires 5.3m to continue its activities in the next six months. WFP will not be able to provide food assistance in November and December and only partial entitlements starting in September, unless immediate funding is received.
The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.
Tuesday 26 July 2016
Save the Children calls for critical support for the South African Development Community regional humanitarian appeal
As a result of one the strongest and most destructive El Niño phenomena ever recorded, the lives of 26.5 million children are now at risk of high levels of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease across 10 countries in eastern and southern Africa.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has confirmed the cholera outbreak.
As of 25 July, a total of 294 suspected cholera cases including 17 deaths have been reported nationwide, with the majority reported in Juba County.
Latrines in the UN House Protection of Civilian (POC) sites are filling up fast as a result of the regular rains; keeping up with desludging of the latrines is a key to maintain adequate sanitation.
UNICEF is addressing it with intensified desludging work.
At around 5pm on 08 July, fighting erupted in Juba between members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA-In Opposition (IO). Over a period of four days, hundreds of people were killed, tens of thousands of people were displaced, and millions of dollars’ worth of humanitarian assistance was looted or destroyed. This Situation Update provides an overview of the first two weeks of the crisis and the protection impact on the civilian population.
Context and Chronology
- All rivers in KP in low floods: PDMA report
- First monsoon spell floods roads, causes accidents in Capital
- Need for more dams: Water storage capacity drops 35%
- Flood contingency plan prepared for Islamabad
- Directions issued for making anti-dengue campaign a success
- Pakistan will assist Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, says PM
- Pakistan gives shut-up call to India on Kashmir
- Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park blast: CTD still clueless about mastermind, facilitators
3,701 Number of new arrivals on Sunday 24th July (as per field reports)
2,105 Number of new arrivals on Saturday 23rd July (as per field reports)
3,156 Number of new arrivals on Friday 22nd July (as per field reports)
35,448 Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)
33,838* Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)
229,176* Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)
ARG, Kabul: The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan studied the latest UNAMA report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan, and deems worthy-of-mention the following points:
The Government of Afghanistan also monitors the situation on protection of civilians in the country, and is concerned about the increase in the number of casualties, especially, of children.
This policy brief emphasises the importance of shifting disaster risk reduction approaches from a reactive to a preventative one. Education on disasters has tended to focus on disaster response and recovery, as opposed to proactive actions to reduce disaster risk and increase preparedness.
The publication recommends that:
•Educational materials on disaster risk should be tailored to fit the region in which they are being taught.
•Traditional knowledge from indigenous communities should be included in educational materials on disaster.