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Pakistan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 25 | 21 March – 18 April 2014

Partners are currently reaching only 25 per cent of the estimated 130,000 children who require life-saving nutrition support drought-affected Tharparkar and surrounding districts in Sindh.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 24 | 16 February – 20 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government authorities and humanitarian partners are providing assistance to communities affected by chronic malnutrition and compounded by low rainfall, and lack of access to effective health services in Tharparkar District, Sindh Province.

  • Families displaced from North Waziristan Agency are returning home following the de-escalation of the situation in the agency. A similar pattern of population movements occurred after the first wave of displacements in January.

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Pakistan: Afghan Refugees (as of 15 Feb 2014)

Pakistan currently hosts 1.61 million registered Afghan refugees. UNHCR has commenced the issuance of renewed Proof of Registration cards and 2,027 projects to benefit refugees.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 23 | 16 January – 15 February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reports indicate that nearly all the 22,000 people who fled their villages in North Waziristan in January fearing security operations have returned home.

  • Health authorities have confirmed 11 new polio cases in north- western Pakistan this year. Partners are concerned that displacements from North Waziristan could result in the spread of the poliovirus to neighbouring districts.

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Pakistan ERF Update Issue 08 | October – December 2013

ERF scales up support to vulnerable people

Donors’ contributions to the Fund in 2013 increased by 77 per cent

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in Pakistan has enhanced its support to people in need of humanitarian assistance across Pakistan, thanks to a 77 per cent increase in donor contributions in 2013.

In 2013, the Fund allocated $13.2 million to 78 projects targeting 4 million people in need after receiving $10 million from Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in 2013 with a carry-over of approximately $5.8 million from 2012.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 22 | 16 December 2013 - 15 January 2014

Vulnerable families in Balochistan, KP and FATA face a bitter winter and urgently need winterized non-food items and support to rebuild damaged or destroyed houses.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 21 | 16 November – 15 December 2013

Critical humanitarian needs remain with more than 1.5 million people affected by floods; 185,000 hit by earthquakes; and nearly 1 million remain displaced due to insecurity.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 20 | 16 October – 15 November 2013

Recent returnees to FATA and those affected by the earthquakes in Balochistan are among an estimated 1.2 million vulnerable people in need of urgent winter support.

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Pakistan ERF Update Issue 07 | July – September 2013

Donors contribute $8.4 million to the ERF

Funds allocated to projects in areas affected by floods and insecurity

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 19 | 16 September – 15 October 2013

Findings of a coordinated assessment by 11 NGOs indicate the earthquakes have affected over 27,000 households and damaged or destroyed nearly 20,000 houses.

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OCHA Pakistan Flash Update #5 on Balochistan Earthquake

Reports indicate at least seven people have been killed in Balochistan Province following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the province today.

The region is reeling from a massive earthquake experienced earlier in the week. The Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority reports the earthquake caused 359 deaths and affected 185,000 people.

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OCHA Pakistan Flash Update #4 on Balochistan Earthquake

Relief and rescue activities continue in areas affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Balochistan on 24 September. A map of the affected area is available here.

Authorities in Balochistan indicate the earthquake has caused 359 deaths, damaged 21,000 houses and affected over 300,000 people, though some local media reports indicate the death toll could be more than 1,000. The immediate needs of the affected people are food, water, non-food items, shelter and health care.

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OCHA Pakistan Flash Update #3 on Balochistan Earthquake

Humanitarian partners are supporting government authorities to provide assistance to those affected. Immediate needs are food, non-food items, shelter and health care.

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OCHA Pakistan Flash Update #1 on Balochistan Earthquake

Media reports indicate at least 45 people have been killed and 100 injured following a powerful earthquake that struck south-west Pakistan today. The epicentre of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake was 120 kilometres south-west of Khuzdar in Balochistan Province at a depth of 10 kilometres. The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake at 7.8.

Tremors that began at 16:29 (PST) were felt for two minutes in several cities of Sindh and Balochistan. Reports indicate light tremors were also felt in northern India, Iran, UAE and Oman.

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OCHA Pakistan Flash Update #2 on Balochistan Earthquake

Awaran District in Balochistan is the worst-hit, with over 80 per cent of mud houses reportedly damaged. Other affected districts include Kech, Gwadar, Panjgur, Chaghi and Khuzdar.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 18 | 16 August - 15 September 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

 Government authorities are responding to humanitarian needs arising from heavy monsoon rains in August.

 Families displaced from the Tirah Valley in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas earlier this year who want to return will be assisted by Government authorities

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Pakistan Monsoon Update Issue 8, 7 September - 13 September 2013

OVERVIEW

• Monsoon rain impact is sporadic and limited to the upper regions of the country.

• All major rivers are registering normal flows.

• There is no significant change in the flood losses and responses indicated by NDMA except persons in relief camps have reduced to 4,155.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Pakistan Monsoon Update Issue 7, 31 August - 6 September 2013

OVERVIEW

• Media reports indicate dwellers of floodplains in upper Sindh are returning to their villages, as floodwaters are receding.

• Government authorities in flood-affected districts seem to be focusing on early recovery activities such as compensations for damaged houses and crops lost, while there are residual relief needs.

• Stagnant water continues to pose a serious public health risk in the worst-affected areas.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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OCHA Pakistan Monsoon Flash Update #4 - 19 August 2013

Monsoon rains cause flooding in Punjab, evacuations under way in Sindh

A weeklong spell of monsoon rains has caused massive flooding in various cities in central and northern Punjab.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Punjab accounts for 80 per cent of the nearly 400,000 people so far affected by the monsoon rains experienced since early August.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Pakistan: Monsoon Update, Issue 4 | 9-17 August 2013

OVERVIEW

• Monsoon rains experienced in early August and the current spell have triggered riverine and flash floods in vulnerable regions. The current spell is weakening.

• Rising water levels in the rivers Indus and Chenab pose a serious downstream flood threat.

• Water reservoirs in Pakistan and adjoining catchment areas of India are fast approaching their optimum levels, therefore fresh river flows are likely to exacerbate the flood situation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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