The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Sindh with the support of Canadian Red Cross (CRC) is installing 10 solar power water pumps under the project “Provision of Solar Powered Water Pumps with Hygiene Promotion in District Tharparkar, Sindh”. The proposed project aims to provide safe drinking water by using alternative energy to improve health, hygiene and the overall well-being of villagers.
WFP continues 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.
Provincial consultation meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategic Review continue.
Cash-based livelihood support activities are in progress in FATA. Preparatory work for the implementation of livelihood support activities in KP, Sindh and Balochistan is underway.
- In September 2016, the price of wheat was unchanged while the price of wheat flour recorded a negligible increase of 0.2%;
- Headline inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), negligibly increased by 0.2% from the previous month (August 2016), whereas it has slightly increased by 3.9% from the same month last year (September 2015);
- Compared to the previous month, prices of most non‐cereal food commodities remained stable except the prices of live chicken, pulse Dal Mash and Dal Moong which significantly decreased;
Polio health workers have been instructed by the Health Department of Punjab to take photographs of the children they administer vaccinations to, a spokesperson from the health department confirmed on Wednesday.
Health workers' teams will use Android phones to take photographs of children they administer the vaccine to. The photographs will be sent onto the Punjab Information Technology Board, the officials.
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At least two people were killed and nine were wounded in a land mine explosion in Balochistan's Sibi district on Thursday.
A security official told DawnNews a vehicle carrying local tribesmen hit a land mine in Babar Kach area of Sibi district.
"Two tribesmen were killed on the spot whereas nine suffered wounds. The injured were rushed to district headquarter hospital Sibi for medical treatment," he said.
The official informed that unknown miscreants had planted the landmine on the roadside, which caused the human loss.
Polio this week as of 19 October 2016
PESHAWAR: The fourth phase of the return and rehabilitation process of the people displaced from South Waziristan will commence on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the military’s public relations wing, 81 villages of Ladha, Makeen, Sararogha, Sarwakai and Tiarza tehsils will be rehabilitated during the phase that will continue till Dec 6.
In August 2016, wheat and wheat flour prices negligibly increased by 1% and 0.2%, respectively from July 2016;
Headline inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), negligibly decreased by 0.3% from the previous month (July 2016), and slightly increased by 3.6% from the same month last year (August 2015);
Compared to last month, prices of most non‐cereal food commodities remained stable except for chicken and sugar;
Over 26,000 registered refugees repatriated to Afghanistan during the week of 9 - 15 Oct. a 34% decrease from last week due to public holidays on 11 and 12 October. According to IOM, the number of undocumented returns also decreased by 39% from the previous week’s total of 15,122. Returns of registered Afghan refugees through Balochistan decreased significantly with 2,975 registered Afghans returning between 9 - 15 Oct, a decrease of 56% from last week.
509 children die after outbreak of disease in drought-hit Thar since January. More than ailing children, meanwhile, have been admitted to different hospitals in the drought-hit Thar district Hospitals are facing a shortage of doctors. Only 298 doctors are available, which includes child specialists and female doctors. Meanwhile, over 215 dispensaries remain non-functional in Thar's remote villages
Nine more kids died in Thar during past three days due to malnutrition and outbreak of diseases in the region, making the death toll to reach 509 since January.
A boy was killed and 15 other people, including women and children, were reportedly injured when an explosion occurred outside Dar-i-Abbas Imambargah on Monday evening in Karachi's Liaquatabad area, DawnNews reported.
SSP Central Muqaddas Haider, while talking to Dawn, confirmed the death of teenage boy. The deceased has been identified as 13-year-old Faraz s/o Bashir, he said.
Meanwhile, Sharifabad police officials said that unknown suspects riding a motorcycle threw an improvised explosive device (IED) at the Imambargah, causing several injuries to persons.
KARACHI: The Planning and Development Department of the Government of Sindh and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a Secretariat for the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative in Karachi.
Bhurban, 15 October 2016 - The National Polio Management Team, together with the Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners met in Bhurban this week to review the progress of Pakistan’s National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP) on polio eradication in Pakistan and to chalk out the programme’s critical steps for the remainder of 2016.
The meeting, just one week before the October Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs), was seen as a critical opportunity for the programme to re-focus efforts to deliver the highest quality campaign, reaching every child under five.
The return of over 39,000 registered refugees during the week of 2 - 8 Oct. shows a 12% increase from previous week’s return of 35,344. According to IOM, the number of undocumented returns increased significantly by 53% from the previous week’s total of 9,884. Returns of registered Afghan refugees through Balochistan continued to increase with 6,721 registered Afghans returning between 2 - 8 Oct, an increase of 37% from last week.