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26 Apr 2015 description

RAWALPINDI: Four Pakistan Air Force aircraft carrying rescue and relief assistance, including a 30-bed mobile hospital, for Nepal left for the earthquake-devastated country on Sunday.

According to ISPR, the 30-bed hospital will be run by Pakistan Army doctors including surgical, medical, orthopedic, gynecologist, anesthesiologist, child specialist, radiologist and paramedics.

24 Apr 2015 description

LANDI KOTAL: The repatriation of the internally displaced persons of Bara, currently residing at Jalozai camp in Nowshera district, was finally started on Thursday.

On the first day of repatriation, 66 Akkakhel families returned to their area after spending nearly six years at the camp.

“The returning families are simply overjoyed as they were issued Voluntary Return Forms (VRF) along with ATM cards which guarantee them cash amount of Rs10,000 for the journey and an immediate cash grant of Rs25,000,” a jubilant Najib Jan told Dawn by his mobile phone from Jalozai camp.

23 Apr 2015 description

As people began crossing into Afghanistan in mid-June, a number of families settled in an open area in Gurboz district, known as Gulan. When agencies started delivering assistance to the new refugee camp, it became apparent that unfortunately the area was mined. UNMAS and partner agencies including Halo Trust began clearing the land to make it safe for the refugees and conducting extensive education among the population to increase awareness and understanding of the risks.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Confronting Climate Change

  • Monsoon pattern to become clear by May & June: Chairman NDMA

  • WFP hands over Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) in Sindh

  • Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Catalyzing Cooperation: Disaster Diplomacy and its potential to shortcircuit the Climate-Conflict link

  • Muslim Aid completes two more water wells in Tharparkar

  • Steps in Karachi: ‘Restoring peace is PM’s main goal’

21 Apr 2015 description

1. Introduction and background

This report presents the results of a post-distribution monitoring survey that was conducted between 2 and 9 March 2015 to assess the effectiveness of winter assistance provided by six organisations (ADRA, DRC, Islamic Relief, VUSAF, Welthungerhilfe, WFP) to 51 Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS) during the winter 2014/2015. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the Kabul Informal Settlements Task Force.

1.1. Kabul Informal Settlements

19 Apr 2015 description

The following assistance was provided to the returnees:-

Transport Cash Assistance @ Rs.10000/- per family through Mobile SIM

One Time Return Cash Grant @ Rs.25000/- per family through ATM

Family Tent (targeted)

Standardized NFI kit (targeted).

Hygiene Kit (targeted).

Monthly Food Package (six months) in the area of return

18 Apr 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:03 GMT
Author: Waqar Mustafa

LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food and water security in Pakistan, already fragile in many parts of the South Asian nation, face an additional threat from climate change impacts, an independent human rights watchdog said on Friday.

Read the full article on AlertNet

16 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 48,000 Afghans have returned from Pakistan to date in 2015, reflecting a substantial rise in the daily return rate from 2014.

  • Severe weather events affect more than 8,800 Afghan households in February and March.

  • USAID/FFP provides 40,300 metric tons (MT) in emergency food assistance to Afghanistan.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Apr 2015 description

In June 2014, military operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan led to the displacement of some 300,000 people to surrounding districts of Khost and Paktika in Afghanistan. The border and population remains fluid with refugees cross into and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. UNHCR is currently undertaking a re-verification process. As for 8 April, the total re-verified active caseload is 34,9181 families (241,641 individuals) with 25,301 families (174,322 individuals) in Khost and 9,617 (67,319 individuals) in Paktika.

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Provincial authorities launch the FATA Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy to facilitate the safe return of IDPs to FATA’s Khyber Agency, North Waziristan Agency (NWA), and South Waziristan Agency (SWA).

  • Under Government of Pakistan (GoP) leadership, humanitarian actors continue to assist drought-affected populations in Sindh Province’s Tharparkar District.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) contributes more than $36 million in FY 2015 to date to support humanitarian activities in Pakistan.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

14 Apr 2015 description

The following assistance was provided to the returnees:

-Transport Cash Assistance @ Rs.10000/- per family through Mobile SIM

  • One Time Return Cash Grant @ Rs.25000/- per family through ATM

  • Family Tent (targeted)

  • Standardized NFI kit (targeted).

  • Hygiene Kit (targeted).

  • Monthly Food Package (six months) in the area of return

13 Apr 2015 description
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As people began crossing into Afghanistan in midJune, many settled with host communities, however this stretched already limited water resources and posed a challenge for the hygiene and sanitation infrastructure. DACAAR conducted a WASH assessment in Gurbuz, Lakan, Mandozayi and Tani districts and found that in areas where there are not many refugees, there are less problems in regards to WASH, however in areas where there is no host community or high percentage of refugees as compared to the host population, there are significant limitations of the WASH infrastructure.

13 Apr 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

1.4 Food Security

Food security can be broadly divided into four components:

  • Availability of food in terms of sufficient quantity available through domestic production or imports

  • Access to adequate resources given the socio-political and economic arrangements of the community

  • Utilization Refers to the body’s ability to make use of the nutrients provided. This requires clean water sanitation and health care

11 Apr 2015 description

The following assistance was provided to the returnees:-

  • Transport Cash Assistance @ Rs.10000/- per family through Mobile SIM
  • One Time Return Cash Grant @ Rs.25000/- per family through ATM
  • Family Tent (targeted)
  • Standardized NFI kit (targeted).
  • Hygiene Kit (targeted).
  • Monthly Food Package (six months) in the area of return