HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
Estimated number of refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers present in the country grew to around 3,600.
The number of asylum seekers gathering to re-enter the EU at the Northern border to Hungary slightly decreased to just over 1,200. Less than twenty pushbacks from Hungary into Serbian territory were encountered. Demanding unhindered entry into Hungary, around 100 protesters remained in peaceful hunger strike close to Horgos I border crossing at the Serbia-Hungary border.
ISLAMABAD - 25 July 2016: The Ministry of Climate Change in collaboration with UNICEF hosted a national consultation workshop to unpack the implementation of SDG 6 that seeks to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
The consultation convened stakeholders from the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector to deliberate over policy implications as well as plans and actions needed to implement and monitor progress towards achieving the water and sanitation SDG and its related targets.
Description of the disaster
More than 100 people have been killed in monsoon floods in South Asia, as torrential rain caused chaos in several countries.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, with many rescued from rising waters and housed in shelters.
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Belgrade, Serbia | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 15:51 GMT
Around 90 migrants on Friday ended a days-long hunger strike they had staged at Serbia's border with Hungary in a bid to be allowed to continue their journey across the closed frontier, the UN refuge agency said.
The migrants, mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan, arrived at the Horgos crossing at the weekend to protest against the closure of Hungary's border and tough new measures introduced this month to tighten security.
251,557 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 29 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
- Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division.
- Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD.
Heavy rains may lead to flooding in East and West Africa, dryness persists in Central America
Consistent and above average rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is likely to raise the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially result in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.
Weather Updates (Next 24hrs)
Mainly partly cloudy weather is expected in most parts of the province, however rainthunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Rainfalls Recorded in Last 24hrs (mm):
Lower Dir=32, Saidu Shari=13, Malam Jabba and Peshawar=10 (each), Pattan=08, Dir and D.I Khan=07 (each), Cherat=04 , Kakul, Kohat and Balakot = 01 (each), Risalpur=Trace (Source: Met Department).
Heavy rain has continued to affect several parts of the country over the past few weeks, especially the northern and north-eastern provinces, causing more floods. Approx. 116 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Sialkot town (Punjab province) and 79 mm in Kakul city (Khyber Paktunkhwa province) over 26 - 27 July.
According to local media, as of 28 July early morning (UTC), 22 people have been killed, 60 have been injured and several houses have been damaged in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Paktunkhwa.
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division.
Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD.
As a result of the Syrian crisis, the total number of refugees in Syria has decreased due to the volatile security situation in the country. However, UNHCR continues to receive a significant number of new requests from asylum seekers asking for UNHCR’s protection and assistance. The majority of these asylum seekers are not recent arrivals in Syria but have rather been present here for a number of years and are now seeking protection and/or assistance due to the continuing deterioration of the security situation in Syria.
27 July 2017, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today warned of a possible rise in heatwave deaths as climate change drives record warmth around the world, epitomised by the 54ºC recorded in Kuwait last week.
Intikhab Hanif | Zulfiqar Ali
PESHAWAR/LAHORE: At least 22 people were killed and over 60 others injured as widespread downpour and flash floods wreaked havoc in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on Wednesday.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department issued an alert for glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in Chitral district and asked the authorities concerned to adopt precautionary measures.
On July 2, flash floods claimed 29 lives in Chitral.
Weather in next 24 hours
Widespread thunderstorm rain with isolated heavy fall accompanied with gusty winds is expected in Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Kohistan, Battagram, Torghar, Buner, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Shangla, Swat and at scattered places in Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi and Chitral districts while at isolated places in Kohat, Hangu, Bannu, Lakki Marwat , D.I Khan and Tank districts.
Weather Updates (Next 24hrs)
Widespread thunderstorm rain with isolated heavy fall accompanied with gusty winds is expected in Abbottabad, Haripur , Mansehra , Kohistan , Battagram , Torghar , Buner , Upper Dir , Lower Dir , Shangla , Swat and at scattered places in Peshawar , Charsadda , Nowshera ,Mardan , Swabi and Chitral districts while at isolated places in Kohat , Hangu , Bannu , Lakki Marwat , D.I.Khan and Tank districts.
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD.
Wheat and wheat flour prices continued to decline in May 2016, registering a decrease of 3% and 2% respectively compared to the previous month.
In May 2016, the headline inflation, based on consumer price index, rose by 3.2% on a year‐on‐year (YoY) basis following 4.2% growth in the previous month.
The purchasing capacity of the poor income group reflected in the Terms‐ of‐Trade (ToT) saw some improvement in May 2016 due to decrease in wheat flour price.