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08 Dec 2016 description

Polio this week as of 7 December 2016

07 Dec 2016 description

ISLAMABAD: The government is formulating a pilot project of the National Zero Hunger and Family Farming Programme, which will be implemented in the most food-insecure areas.

A specially established National Zero Hunger Cell in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research has been tasked with preparing the pilot project before launching the National Zero Hunger Programme.

07 Dec 2016 description

Australia’s support to the World Bank Multi Donor Trust Fund for the Border Areas (MDTFBA) has helped to provide nearly 250 schools with infrastructure and new facilities in Balochistan Province, Pakistan.

The Promoting Girls Education in Balochistan (PGEB) program supported access to education and the retention of children in schools, with a special focus on girls. The program brought almost 39,000 children into school, including almost 33,500 girls from across Balochistan.

06 Dec 2016 description

SANGHAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan, in collaboration with Provincial and District Disaster Management Authorities (PDMA and DDMAs), have launched two new projects aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Pakistan: a Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) project and a School Safety project.

06 Dec 2016 description

Situation Overview

During 2016, the volume of Afghan refugees and undocumented migrants returning to Afghanistan steadily increased with an estimated 232,566 undocumented individuals having returned by November 2016. As per current estimates, approximately 0.7 million undocumented Afghans continue to reside in Pakistan. In coordination with IOM Afghanistan, IOM Pakistan is supporting information collection, dissemination and in-kind assistance to returnees.

06 Dec 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

Increased tensions on the Pakistani-Indian border have caused 11,000 families to flee.

Over the last two days Islamic Relief has delivered 300 food packs to feed 1,500 people who have fled their homes in the Upper Neelum Valley.

It’s believed thousands of families living along the border line have left their homes behind and moved towards nearby towns.

Some are staying with family members, while others are seeking shelter in government-allocated buildings.

05 Dec 2016 description

By Dr. Waheed Miraj, KP

Even in the most far-flung districts of Pakistan, Surveillance is being enhanced to ensure no case of polio is missed.

05 Dec 2016 description

The information presented in the document is based on the most recent and best available data at the time of publication. The EOC may update and, where necessary, modify the analysis and data in order to ensure the most current and accurate perspective is available to all.

Executive Summary

03 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

  • Above-average production for 2016 summer cereal crops estimated

  • Rice exports expected to increase in 2016

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened in recent months

  • Localized food insecurity persists

Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

02 Dec 2016 description

Told rains won't come, some wheat farmers have switched crops - and are on track to avoid losses

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

RAWAT, Pakistan, Dec 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like his farming neighbours, Bilal Khan plants wheat in late October or early November each year, and harvests and sells his winter crop a few months later.

But this year, there are no wheat stalks are to be seen on his 3 hectares (5 acres) of land in Rawat, a town some 12 miles (20 km) from Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.

02 Dec 2016 description

UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centre in KP continued to process scheduled families only. Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 66% during the week of 20 - 26 Nov. compared to the previous week. The Voluntary Repatriation Centre is expected to stop processing from 1 December. According to IOM, the return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 18% from the previous week’s total of 5,056.

02 Dec 2016 description

ASHFAQ YUSUFZAI

PESHAWAR: The district administration has claimed to have reduced refusal cases by parents against polio vaccination amid complaints by health workers that they are forced by people to show their children as ‘vaccinated’ in the record without administering them the vaccine.

02 Dec 2016 description

SYED ALI SHAH

There are more than 600 people in Balochistan who are registered as HIV/Aids patients with the number of non-registered patients deemed to be more alarming.

The number of non-registered patients is more alarming," said Dr. Noor Qazi, Chief of Balochistan Aids Control Program.

Qazi was speaking at an event held in Quetta to mark the World Aids Day 2016.

The program has registered 638 HIV/Aids patients belonging to various parts of the province so far, of which only 407 are getting medicines regularly, Qazi added.

02 Dec 2016 description

SYED ALI SHAH

Around 16,000 children were not provided polio vaccine during the recent campaign in October in Balochistan, Chief of Emergency Operation Cell (EOC) Syed Faisal Ahmed told DawnNews.

According to Emergency Operation Cell's data, around 16,000 kids below the age of five year remained deprived of polio vaccine

About 11,000 children could not be provided polio vaccine because they were not at home during the campaign during the campaign conducted in October this year in Balochistan.

02 Dec 2016 description

PESHAWAR: While putting the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country at around 97,400, health minister Shahram Khan Tarakai on Wednesday said his government would continue supporting such patients in their treatment and rehabilitation.

He told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that his department was ensuring provision of free antiretroviral medicines and testing facilities to patients at two HIV centres in Peshawar and Kohat districts.