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Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin - Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan, Volume 5, Issue 34, Wednesday 27 August 2014

Highlights

• CCHF: During this week, 6 suspected CCHF cases with 1 deaths have been reported 3 suspected cases were from Balochistan prov‐ ince; while 1 each from Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

• In this week, 85 out of 87 districts and 3,014 out of 3,590 health facilities have reported to Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), compared to 86 districts with 3,139 health facilities shared weekly data in week 33, 2014.

• A total of 1,381,195 patients consultations reported in this week 34, 2014.

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PRCS IDPs NWA Operation Situation Report no.14 02-09-14

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Immediately after airstrikes on the hideouts of militants in the targeted areas of North Waziristan Agency by Pak Army on 21st May 2014, mass exodus of the population started from the area on 22nd May 2014 to the settled districts of KPK.

  2. As per FDMA’s figures of 10th Aug, 2014, total 95,356 Families (1,002,002 Individual) have been registered in district Bannu, Peshawar and Kurram Agency, with more than 74 per cent of them women and children. Registration is closed to register more IDPs.

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Poverty causing people to kill themselves in drought-hit Thar

By Saher Baloch

CHHACHHRO: Thirty-year-old Marubhat, a resident of Samo Bheel village — a two-hour drive from Chhachhro — decided to end her life on Aug 23 after she had failed to provide food for her children. Soon after her death, her home was visited by reporters and social workers where during interviews her family attributed the cause of her death to persistent financial problems. Now, the family has refused to speak to the media.

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Sindh govt designates inspectors to curb dengue

By Hasan Mansoor

KARACHI: The Sindh health department has designated hundreds of officials as health inspectors across the province to control dengue that had claimed 32 lives besides infecting around 6,000 people last year, it emerged on Sunday. In a notification issued by the secretary of the provincial health department, the district health officers along with the executive district officer for health in Karachi have been classified as health inspectors.

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UNICEF Mobilizes Disadvantaged Communities and Generates Demand for Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Practices

By: Fatima Shahryar

Dera Ismail Khan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Village Chandna is a small rural settlement about 100 kilometres from the city of Dera Ismail Khan (D.I. Khan) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. It has a population of nearly 900 people living a disadvantaged life as they neither have a school for their children, nor a health facility for even the basic healthcare services.

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Pakistan Operations Overview as of 31 August 2014

The Logistics Cluster, when activated in a sudden onset emergency, is responsible for providing logistics coordination, information management; and, where there is a gap in logistics infrastructure, it acts as a ‘Provider of Last Resort’ by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Introduction

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Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 31st August 2014

Update includes the following:

North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement

USAID contributes additional $2.5 million to Northern Waziristan’s Displaced People in Khost and Paktika

Sindh Updates

Drought Updates

Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 31-8-2014

Humanitarian Organization’s Activities in Sindh

HAPE Development and Welfare Association Activities in District Badin

Mandhar Development Society (MDS) Activities in District Badin

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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Pakistan minister condemns protests, as lawmakers back PM

09/02/2014 19:41 GMT

by Issam AHMED

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - Pakistan's interior minister on Tuesday slammed violent anti-government protests as a "revolt against the state" as lawmakers backed beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Parliament met for an emergency session after three days of clashes between police and club-wielding demonstrators demanding Sharif's resignation, which have left three dead and nearly 500 injured.

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Sindh puts off polio drive as Islamabad crisis hits vaccine delivery

By Hasan Mansoor

KARACHI: A three-day polio vaccination campaign scheduled to begin on September 1 has been put off by the provincial authorities after the federal health ministry refused to send oral polio vaccine (OPV) to the province due to political unrest in Islamabad, officials confirmed to Dawn on Saturday.

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Arms seized

KHUZDAR: Security personnel seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition during an operation in the Dashat Goran area of Khuzdar district on Sunday.

Official sources said that FC troops after receiving intelligence about the presence of criminals in Dashat Goran area launched an operation there.

Around 200 Frontier Corps personnel took part in the operation with the help of helicopters.

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Pakistan army calls on government, protesters to end crisis

08/31/2014 20:38 GMT

by Issam AHMED

ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2014 (AFP) - Pakistan's powerful army called on the government and protesters to resolve their differences peacefully Sunday night but ominously warned it was "committed to playing its part in ensuring security of the state", after clashes left three dead.

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World Bank Helps Combat Malnutrition among Mothers and Children

Report
World Bank

WASHINGTON- August 29, 2014- The World Bank approved US$47.95 million to help the Government of Pakistan improve nutrition status of children under two years of age, and of pregnant and lactating women in targeted areas.

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Pakistan: North Waziristan Agency - Internal Displacement (as of 27 August 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Statement to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The government must ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Asian Human Rights Commission:

About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation monitoring and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984

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Impunity Marks Global Day for Disappeared

Government Fails to Provide Facts, Justice, and Reparations to Victims

(London) – On the eve of the annual International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch urge Pakistan’s government to stop the deplorable practice of state agencies abducting hundreds of people throughout the country without providing information about their fate or whereabouts.

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