people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters
7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries
in Somalia and Sudan
H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region
Aid agencies in Pakistan’s restive northwestern region are struggling to provide services to help curb militancy and deliver aid because they lack government permission to operate, according to humanitarian organizations.
The aid groups say the government is creating obstacles for them to obtain a "No Objection Certificate" (NOC) in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which has been hard-hit by militancy and terrorism. The certificate is a requirement for an organization to work in the area.
Avalanche kills seven near Lowari Tunnel
NDMA prepares framework for vulnerable, low-income communities
Wind, rain, heat: Health risks grow with extreme weather
Babies starving as food runs low in Pakistan's drought-hit Tharparkar district
CM approves shifting of eight ATCs from Clifton to Central jail
Sindh govt fails to provide adequate security in Sehwan, says MQM, PMLF
Punjab sends summary to federal government for Rangers’ deployment
Two incidents of avalanche and landslides happened during the night between 17 and 18 February in district Chitral, killing eight people and injuring others.
In Rech valley, an avalanche killed one person and injured three others. In a landslide in Lowari tunnel, 14 people of a SAMBU company got trapped. The army, Chitral Scouts and others rescued seven, while seven others lost their lives.
Situation in Afghanistan
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen to 652,690 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. In 2017 so far, 15,445 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 18 out of 34 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.
SYED ALI SHAH
The Balochistan Solidarity Jirga on Saturday demanded of the government to ensure inclusion of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the upcoming census.
The jirga, held at Sarawan House and attended by prominent political, religious and tribal personalities, also urged the government to keep foreigners in the province out of the census.
Families returned this week: 1,161
Families returned in 2017: 5,992
Families returned total: 236,160
Families remaining in displacement: 38,011
The resource outlook for WFP Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200447 is critical. As 2017 begins, WFP has confirmed USD 7.2 million for 2017 under the PRRO, a small portion of the total USD 62.7 million required for the first six months of 2017 to continue its planned activities, including food and nutrition assistance in the country.
PHPF Reserve Allocation to Support
Return Intention Survey & Information campaigns
Climate change, environmental health risks becoming greater causes of death
6.3 earthquake jolts parts of Balochistan
NDMA holds national workshop on disaster risk insurance framework for Pakistan
14 killed, over 100 wounded in Lahore blast
3 FC personnel martyred in explosion in South Waziristan
NACTA warned about blast in Lahore
FIA to issue red warrant for Altaf through Interpol
37-nation naval exercises begin in Pakistan
• A new NRC/ATR report to be released soon highlights that the humanitarian community in Afghanistan must do more to improve access and meet needs in hard to access areas if it is to uphold humanitarian principles.
• UNAMA’s 2016 Protection of Civilians report reveals that civilian casualties last year hit a record high; with more children than ever before recorded as affected.
• We speak to Basia Haidari, a female aid worker for IMC in Kunduz, who tells us about the importance of having female staff to reach vulnerable Afghan women.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Mixed prospects for 2017 winter grains following dry weather conditions in autumn
Slightly below-average cereal crop harvested in 2016
Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 forecast at levels similar to 2015/16
Wheat prices stable, inflation easing
Food insecurity on the rise
Mixed prospects for 2017 winter grains
Families returned this week 1,460
Families returned in 2017 4,831
Families returned total* 234,999
Families remaining in displacement 69,172
At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.
As of 31 January, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.5 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 93.5 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due the finalisation of five additional Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Seventeen HRPs have been published so far. Together the appeals are funded at $77.2 million, leaving a shortfall of $22.4 billion.
ISLAMABAD – The Government of Pakistan remains the largest host government donor for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) worldwide with its recent contributions of wheat totaling 50,000 metric tons, valued at approximately USD 19.9 million, to WFP operations in Pakistan.
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen to 646,698, as joint teams continue to finalise assessments of those displaced last year. In 2017 so far, 9,759 individuals have been verified as displaced. Around 68 per cent are located in hard to access areas.