Food and Nutrition

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24 May 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights:

  • Temperatures rising
  • Heatwave subsides as rain lashes parts of Punjab
  • Survey to set up flood warning system starts
  • Government hammers out strategy on climate change
  • Two children die of malnutrition in Thar every day
  • Saudi Arabia announces $60m relief projects in Pakistan
  • Policy sought to tackle climate change implications on labour market
  • Chaudhry Nisar has ‘reservations’ over border post handover to Afghanistan
  • Pakistan formally applies to join nuclear suppliers club
  • Pakistan to …
20 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • In Greece, during the week of 9 May, IOM led an escort mission for 20 unaccompanied children (seven from Pakistan, six from Afghanistan, five from Syria, one from Palestine, and one from Egypt) who were escorted from the First Reception Centre in Lesvos to a new accommodation facility in Mytilene.

12 May 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Umar Shah

SRINAGAR, India, May 10 2016 (IPS) - Trudging barefoot on his two-acre piece of land, 57-year-old Mukhtar Ahmad has little hope of growing any crops this year due to the sudden dry spell that has struck Kashmir’s winter.

Floods in 2014 had already wreaked havoc upon the region’s agricultural production, destroying Mukhtar’s small farm as well. He was hoping for a better harvest this year, but the changing climate is casting a shadow over this crop too.

11 May 2016 description
report Concern Worldwide

Executive Summary

Concern Worldwide is an international, non-governmental, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering of vulnerable people. Concern Worldwide is implementing a project titled “Integrated Multi-Sector Support to Nutrition at Risk Communities in Sindh, Pakistan”. The principal objective of the project is to improve resilience of the drought affected population in Sindh province, with a special emphasis on immediate humanitarian needs of drought affected communities.

10 May 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 294 irregular arrivals during the last four days: 189 from fYR Macedonia and 105 from Bulgaria.

  • Over 270 asylum seekers were waiting on a daily basis for admission at the border crossings with Hungary. 261 departed in the last four days by accessing Hungarian asylum procedures.

09 May 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 75 irregular arrivals during the last two days: 34 from fYR Macedonia and 41 from Bulgaria.

  • On a daily basis approximately 260 asylum seekers were waiting for admission into “transit zones”. 134 departed in the last two days by accessing Hungarian asylum procedures.

  • Eight persons expressed intent to seek asylum, bringing the total in May to 29 and for the whole of 2016 to 2,568 (statistics courtesy of the Ministry of Interior).

05 May 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.

04 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

6,289 Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis

2,570 Registered females.

2,350 Registered children and adolescents.

PRIORITIES

  • Ensure protection of refugees and asylum seekers and provide assistance.

  • Provide documents to refugees.

  • Work with the government to ensure access to territory and freedom of movement.

  • Continue to develop the infrastructure at Markazi camp.

03 May 2016 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In Afghanistan, 2015 was a year marked politically by the presidential elections, and subsequent drawn out processes that led to the formation of the national unity Government. It was the year in which Afghan security forces took full responsibility for the security and protection of the population. It was marked by the fall and capture of the city of Kunduz by the Taliban on 28 September, the subsequent devastating air strike on the MSF hospital, and a month later by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Badakhshan.

03 May 2016 description

I. Overview:

From 14 to 16 April 2016, a mission including the Humanitarian Coordinator and OCHA Head of Office (o.i.c) conducted a two-day visit to Kurram Agency. The team visited New Durrani camp, recently denotified areas of Central Kurram and villages where returns took place two years ago to gain a better understanding of the immediate humanitarian needs of returned IDPs.

II. Background:

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support.

  • Reduced donor prioritization for Pakistan due to ongoing emergencies in the region has had implication on WFP in terms of resource mobilization.

  • Since January 2016, Memoranda of Understanding have been signed between WFP and the Governments of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and FATA for the implementation of WFP’s new three-year programme of work.

02 May 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 127 irregular arrivals: 110 from fYR Macedonia and 17 from Bulgaria.

  • Over the reporting period between 230 and 280 asylum seekers were waiting their admission into Hungarian “transit zones”. 115 departed by accessing Hungarian asylum procedures.

  • The permission for HCIT to access asylum seekers at the Hungarian border in Kelebija and Horgos remains pending the approval from the authorities.

01 May 2016 description

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRELIEF) in cooperation with the World Food Program (WFP) distributed 774 tons of dates in Pakistan, Jordan and Mauritania.

King Salman Center has allocated 396 tons of dates for Pakistan, 306 tons for Syrian refugees in Zaatari and Azraq camps in Jordan, and 72 tons of dates to Mauritania.

29 Apr 2016 description

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Pakistan. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

28 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

The Education Cluster planned to support the education of 204,000 children of which 93,840 girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA during 2016.

By March 2016, the cluster managed to reach 51,952 children including 20,678 girls in camps, off-camps and in areas of return in KP and FATA.

The Education Cluster is developing a monsoon contingency plan 2016 for effective and efficient humanitarian preparedness and response.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.