Food and Nutrition

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30 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Afghanistan is closely following the internally displaced persons (IDPs) situation in the country.
    WFP is ready to provide immediate food assistance to any emergencies in coordination with the Government and other humanitarian agencies. In addition, WFP is working on an Emergency Operation in response to returnees (documented and undocumented returnees) from Pakistan and increased number of IDPs.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues its relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support in the region alongside other targeted districts across Pakistan.

  • Consultation meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategic Review have been initiated.

  • Cash-based livelihood support activities are in progress in Bajaur, Muhmand and Khyber of FATA.

28 Sep 2016 description

The Pakistan Food Security Bulletin is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the World Food Programme as a contribution to periodic food security monitoring in the country.

Highlights

  • Total wheat production in Pakistan in 2015‐16 has been estimated at 25.5 million metric tons (MT), slightly higher than the 2014‐15 level of 25.1 million MT, showing a positive growth by 1.58 percent.

28 Sep 2016 description

From 18-24 September, a total of 11,873 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Nangarhar and Kandahar Province’s Turkham and Spin Boldak border crossing points according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Direc-torate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Out of the total, 11,455 were spontaneous returnees in family groups and 418 were deported individuals.

28 Sep 2016 description

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched the fifth edition of the Pakistan Education Atlas.

“The updated, credible and detailed information [in the Atlas] can assist the Government and development actors operating in the education sector of Pakistan in making informed policy and programme decisions,” said Haseeb Athar, Secretary for Federal Education and Professional Training, speaking at the launch of the report last Tuesday.

27 Sep 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS

Lahore: Congo virus claims another life

Criticality of climate change explained

Comprehensive arrangements for treatment of dengue patients

4.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Nawabshah

Accounts of over 8,400 terror financing suspects being frozen

State sponsor of terrorism: US bill unlikely to gain Congressional support

Safe travel: Plea moved for effective measures against accidents

TDPs return, rehab continue at full pace

25 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners in Serbia, continued growing, now to 5,000. 86% (or 4,309) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,560 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,749 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre, while the others were counted at night in Belgrade City or the border with Hungary. UNHCR, authorities and partners maintained reinforced presence and support at all sites throughout the country.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Of the 4,900 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners, 86% (or 4,234) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,606 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,628 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

22 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June 2016, wheat and wheat flour price remained unchanged from May 2016;

  • The headline inflation based on the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.6% from May 2016, and by 3.2% from the same month last year (June 2015);

  • Prices of most non‐cereal food commodities either declined or remained unchanged from May 2016;

  • The Casual labour wage/Wheat flour Terms‐of‐Trade (ToT) average has been slightly improving since the last quarter of 2015 due to stable wheat flour price; and

22 Sep 2016 description

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has begun implementing the relief aid project in two areas of Kabul Province, in Afghanistan.

The move follows directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Khalifa Foundation.

20 Sep 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

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Pakistan among top ten countries affected by intense climate events

Erratic weather events more likely

UN report points out curricula without climate change lessons

Pakistan among top 10countries affected by intense climate events

Monsoon season ends, heavy rainfall still expected

Growing drug economy fuelling terrorism in Pakistan

Civil-Military differences hold up CPEC security plan

Pakistan rejects India's allegations of involvement in terrorist attack held in Kashmir

18 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Some 4,900 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners, remain in Serbia. Around 86% (4,214) of them were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,690 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,524 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

16 Sep 2016 description
report Guardian

A new programme of fortification of everyday foods such as bread and oil is being rolled out in Pakistan in an attempt to tackle chronic and widespread malnutrition.

The food fortification programme, which is backed with $48m (£36m) of funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), will see nutrients added directly to wheat flour, edible oils and ghee at source in mills and factories.

16 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia, encountered by UNHCR and partners, continued to rise, now to around. 4,900. 87% (4,273) of them were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,666 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,607 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

16 Sep 2016 description

Abnormal dryness within East Africa and elevated river levels along the Niger River in Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A prolonged period of heavy rainfall has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Nigeria and Niger. As the river slowly drains, stream flow should remain high through early September.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal have led to strengthening moisture deficits.

15 Sep 2016 description

Significant Events. Nothing to Report.

Road Situation (NHA and Respective Provinces). All roads across the Country are clear for all types of traffic.

Railway Situation. Nothing to Report.

Preliminary Losses / Damages Reported. Overall details of losses / damages during Monsoon Season 2016 are at Annex C.

Relief Provided. Overall details of relief provided during Monsoon Season 2016 are at Annex D.