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UNFPA responds to needs of 36,000 pregnant women displaced in Pakistan

UNFPA, together with the Network for Human and Social Development, is supporting the Government to ensure that pregnant women are able to safely deliver and providing women with essential hygiene supplies.

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Rs400,000 to be paid for each house destroyed during Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Baloch

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Frontier Post

MONITORING DESK

BANNU: Minister for State and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch said on Monday that the government had decided to pay Rs400,000 for each house destroyed during Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan.

Addressing the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) here, Baloch added that Rs50,000 would also be paid to the affected people for their return and ration. He clarified that the funds will only be released to the head of each household.

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Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Pakistan

25 July 2014 - The disease early warning system (DEWS) of Pakistan has recently detected a seasonal spike of human infections of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. From 30 March to 20 July 2014, a total of 42 cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, including 10 deaths (case-fatality rate: 24%) have been reported across the country. Of these reported infections, 22 cases have been laboratory-confirmed.

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Collection of population data in a porous camp setting

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CCCM Cluster

The CCCM sector has learned from its experiences in both conflicts and natural disasters, and has been continuously reviewing its projects, programs and responses. This first edition of CCCM Case Studies presents 12 summaries of CCCM activities from 11 different countries. The purpose of this publication is to provide lessons as a knowledge base to support humanitarian operations (in both emergency and protracted contexts).

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International Medical Corps Responds to Crisis in Pakistan

July 23, 2014 – Los Angeles, Calif. - Since the Pakistan army began an offensive against the Taliban in North Waziristan, more than 830,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been forced to other parts of Pakistan (largely the Bannu District) and an estimated 112,000 people have fled to Afghanistan.

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Sindh has no facility to house street children being sent back from Punjab today

By Hasan Mansoor

KARACHI: A day before Punjab Child Protection Bureau officials are due to hand over 12 street children of Sindh to it, Sindh has no child protection authority to safeguard those children and provide skill development facilities to them before searching for their families to hand them over, it emerged on Tuesday.

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US announce additional $9.3 million aid for IDPs

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Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk): The Embassy of the United States Tuesday announced an additional contribution of $9.3 million to help Pakistan meet the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan Agency, a statement issued here stated.

“These funds will be provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),” a spokesperson for US embassy in Islamabad said in a statement.

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Community Participation Spurs Education in Balochistan

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World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Eight of the ten least developed districts of Pakistan are located in Balochistan, a province which faces challenges related to stability, security and a dispersed population.

  • Only 47% of children 5-9 years old in Balochistan are enrolled in primary schools. The Balochistan Education Support Program through the Balochistan Education Foundation, supported by the World Bank, has been helping address this education emergency since 2006.

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Barclays and UNICEF Help Adolescents Brighten Their Futures

By: Fatima Shahryar

LAHORE, PAKISTAN, June 2014 – “My mother and older sister used to make and sell beaded embroideries, says Saba Asghar (18), a resident of Madina Colony, Lahore. “Sister got married and embroideries fell out of fashion. My family faced a financial crunch. I was eager to contribute to our household income. For that, I got myself enrolled in the dress-making class at the vocational training centre. It not only enabled me to earn but also gave me hope for a better future.”

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Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

07/22/2014 03:37 GMT

by Shaukat Khattak

BANNU, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - When Pakistani air force jets rained down missiles on a village in the country's violence-wracked northwest last week, it was described as yet another victory over Taliban insurgents in an ongoing military offensive.

Now a new account has emerged of the killing of dozens of women and children in the air strikes, sparking anger over rising civilian casualties and fears that a new generation of radicals is being created.

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Refugees Living a Nightmare in Northern Pakistan

Medical officials here say that almost all the 870,000 internally displaced people in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are deeply traumatised following more than a decade of war.

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$35m loan for improving livestock in four Punjab districts

By Amin Ahmed

ISLAMABAD: The livelihood of over 1.25 million underprivileged households in four rural districts of Punjab will be improved by increasing the production and productivity of livestock under a project, to be funded by the In­­ternational Fund for Agri­cultural Development (IFAD).

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Over 49,000 displaced families verified by Nadra, says FDMA

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PESHAWAR: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has verified 49,857 of 85,065 displaced families of North Waziristan Agency, the record of which was sent to it by the Fata Disaster Management Authority.

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PM’s cell confirms five fresh polio cases

SLAMABAD: As many as five new cases of polio have been confirmed by Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the capital. This puts the tally of polio cases detected over the first six months of 2014 at 99.

An official from the Prime Minister’s Polio Cell told Dawn the cases had been reported from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.

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Zarb-i-Azb: Registration of nearly a million IDPs completed

ISLAMABAD: The registration process of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan has been completed and 90,750 families consisting of 9, 92,649 persons have been registered.

Briefing media persons in Islamabad on Friday, Focal Person of Ministry of SAFRON for Internally Displaced Persons Tariq Khan, however, said that the data collected at the registration points will be verified through National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to get the actual number of dislocated persons.

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Gunmen kill five in attacks on Pakistan police

07/18/2014 16:45 GMT

PESHAWAR, July 18, 2014 (AFP) - At least five people were killed and two others wounded Friday following two attacks in the restive northwestern city of Peshawar that targeted police personnel, officials said.

Three officers and a civilian were killed when gunmen opened fire on their van as they dined at a restaurant.

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KP govt, WHO get together for displaced women’s health

By Ashfaq Yusufzai

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in collaboration with the World Health Organisation is strengthening the Women and Children Hospital in Bannu to provide care to an estimated 40,000 pregnant women displaced from the adjoining Waziristan Agency due to the ongoing military operation against militants.

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KP plans Rs7bn wheat subsidy from July 22

ISLAMABAD: The Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government is planning to launch a scheme aimed at providing subsidised wheat flour and cooking oil to the most impoverished segments of society.

The scheme is expected to be unveiled by the provincial government on July 22 and Rs7 billion has been earmarked for the purpose in the provincial budget, Advocate General (AG) KP Abdul Latif Yousufzai told a two-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal.

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Supplementary feeding for women and children in Pakistan

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Islamic Relief

Vulnerable Pakistani women and children are benefitting from an Islamic Relief nutrition project. Around 58 per cent of the population of Pakistan are thought to be food insecure.

Since last summer, thousands of malnourished children, as well as expectant and breastfeeding women, have accessed our supplementary feeding programme. Delivered for the first time by Islamic Relief in AJK, the project operates within existing health facilities in the district of Bagh.

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Pakistani Rights Advocates Fight Losing Battle to End Child Marriages

LAHORE, Jul 16 2014 (IPS) - At first glance, there is nothing very unusual about Muhammad Asif Umrani. A resident of Rojhan city located in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, he is expectantly awaiting the birth of his first child, barely a year after his wedding day.

A few minutes of conversation, however, reveal a far more complex story: Umrani is just 14 years old, preparing for fatherhood while still a child himself. His ‘wife’, now visibly pregnant, is even younger than he, though she declined to disclose her name and real age.