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International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in Pakistan

Executive summary

As one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, it is crucial that Pakistan be legally prepared to facilitate and regulate international disaster assistance. The vulnerability of Pakistan to large-scale disasters became all too evident during the devastating floods of 2010, which affected over 20 million people and approximately 70% of the country. During large scale disasters such as these, even the most well-resourced countries may require external assistance to meet the needs of the affected population.

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Pakistan army urges talks as protesters march on parliament

08/19/2014 20:24 GMT

by Sajjad TARAKZAI

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2014 (AFP) - Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Pakistan's parliament Wednesday in a bid to depose the prime minister, as the nation's powerful military called for talks to resolve the week-long political drama.

Imran Khan, the former cricket star who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party, and preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri say last year's general election was rigged and have led protests to demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

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Polio vaccination campaign postponed in KP, Fata

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Frontier Post

Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: The four day anti-polio drive which were kicked off from August 18 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) have postponed due to PTI Azadi and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) Inqelab (revolution) marches as the World Health Organization office located Islamabad is closed.

Due to the unavailability of vaccine around 0.7 million children were missed from polio vaccination in Fata while 1.8 million children were missed from polio vaccination in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Pakistan attacks kill 48 militants, six civilians die in bombing

08/19/2014 12:11 GMT

KHAR, August 19, 2014 (AFP) - Air strikes targeting suspected Tailban hideouts in a restive tribal district of northwest Pakistan killed 48 militants on Tuesday, the military said, as six civilians died in a roadside bomb attack.

The armed forces have since June been waging an assault to wipe out strongholds of the Pakistani Taliban and other militants in North Waziristan and other tribal areas, killing at least 600 insurgents according to the military.

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Pakistan: Humanitarian Snapshot - Internal Displacement NWA and the rest of KP and FATA (as of 15 Aug 2014)

NWA DISPLACEMENT

As of 8 August, the total registered displaced population from North Waziristan (NWA) is 1,002,002 individuals (95,356 families): 258,643 males; 286,389 females; and 456,970 children. Overall, 74 per cent of the total displaced population are women and children. As of 31 July, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has verified 53,186 families and rejected 40,053 families. A vulnerability assessment through the Vulnerability Working Group is being conducted to identify those needing support.

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PRCS IDPs NWA Operation Situation Report no.13 18-08-14

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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Monsoon Weather Situation Report 2014, 17 August 2014

LOSSES/DAMAGES AND RELIEF PROVIDED

Heavy Rains in Khyber Pakhtunkha resulted in 18 deaths, 52 injured. 11 houses were fully damaged, 29 houses were partially damaged, 1 madrassa and mosque were fully damaged and a market was partially damaged.

  • In Narowal as a result of over flowing of Deg Nullah three villages were inundated with a large piece of cultivated land.
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Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 15th Aug 2014

Update includes the following:

  • North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement
  • PDMA Khyber Pakhtukhwa Updates as of 15-8-2014
  • Esaar-e-Pakhtunkhwa Program
  • Sindh Updates
  • Drought Updates
  • Details of Death reported by DHO Tharparkar on 15-8-2014
  • Monsoon Updates-2014
  • Heavy rains leave 16 dead, 80 injured in District Peshawar, KP
  • Monsoon Weather Situation Report as of 15-8-2014
  • 4 day Weather Forecast 16th – 18th Aug, 2014
  • Weather Update Map of Pakistan as of 16-8-2014
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Monsoon Weather Situation Report 2014, 15 August 2014

FLOOD ALERT FOR 16th& 17th

  • Medium to High Flood Level is expected in the Nullahs of Rivers Ravi (Deg, Bhed, Bassanter, Jhajri, Bein, Ujh, Kather, Sakki) & Chenab (Aik, Palku, Bhimber, Bhunder) Catchments.

  • Medium to High Flood Level is also expected in the Nullahs & Hill Torrents of D.G. Khan & Rajanpur Districts.

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Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan

08/15/2014 17:25 GMT

PESHAWAR, August 15, 2014 (AFP) - Heavy storms and rains on Friday killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.

The torrential monsoon rains damaged properties in the provincial capital Peshawar and its surrounding areas causing roofs and walls of houses to cave in -- in some cases killing those inside.

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Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 12th Aug 2014

Update includes the following:

  • North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement

  • SRSP Response Updates as of 11-8-2014

  • Church World Service (CWS) P/A Updates as of 11-8-2014

  • CWS P/A Response

  • Sindh Updates

  • Drought Updates

  • Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 12-8-2014

  • Details of Deaths reported by DHO Tharparkar

  • Monsoon Updates-2014

  • Monsoon Rains Predicted during the Weekend

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Operations Overview as of 12 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.

Logistics Coordination, Information Management and GIS

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Pakistan: Violence against Aid Workers and Polio Campaigns - (January 2014 - July 2014)

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