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15 Aug 2018 description
report Rotary

“The fact that no new cases of wild poliovirus have been detected in Nigeria points to the improved surveillance and rapid response protocols Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners have established, particularly in insecure and inaccessible areas,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “While this progress is promising, it’s time to redouble our efforts so we can continue to maintain the political and financial support necessary to end polio for good.”

15 Aug 2018 description

SLAMABAD: Recent rains have improved river flows, which have subsequently enhanced storage in major reservoirs of the country, and are likely to cause high to very high flood in the River Chenab at some major headworks, including Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad.

“According to latest hydrological conditions River Chenab at Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad is likely to attain high flood level in next 36 hours,” says a forecast issued by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) of the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

14 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • In Ghazni City, an estimated 270,000 residents are caught in a city that has turned into a battlefield.
  • The drought has led to further displacement in Badghis, Farah and Ghor provinces.
  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 17,000 people in need in the past week.

3,660 New IDPs reported in the past week
175,850 Total verified IDPs in 2018
17,000 People assisted in the past week

Countrywide conflict displacement

14 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

486,796 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

465,352 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

21,444 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

23,008 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

631 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

2% of returnees from Iran (565 individuals) assisted

93% of returnees from Pakistan (585 individuals) assisted

14 Aug 2018 description

PAKISTAN

As of 6 August, 67 people had been killed, 128 injured and 222 houses damaged due to flooding as a result of heavy rains between 20 June and 5 August. Heavy rains, the overflow of water channels and high winds caused most of the damage to property and loss of life. The greatest number of fatalities have been reported in the Punjab province where 31 people have died, and 71 people have been injured.

CAMBODIA

14 Aug 2018 description
report Frontier Post

KARACHI: Nineteen more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi in a week, taking the reported cases toll to 669 in the city since 1st January 2018. According to the weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, at least 20 new dengue fever cases emerged throughout Sindh province out of which 19 were in Karachi and one in other district of the province in a week.

13 Aug 2018 description

Weekly repatriation of registered Afghan refugees and return of undocumented Afghans remained low as per the trend throughout 2018.

Some 99% (612 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance, while 89% (853 individuals) of the undocumented Afghan returnees were provided post-arrival assistance.

13 Aug 2018 description

Murtaza Talpur

Malnutrition is one of the foremost socio-economic problems faced by developing countries like Pakistan. It takes place owing to insufficient or imbalanced nourishment and poor sanitary conditions and hygiene practices. It results in poor health and education outcomes and impedes economic growth and human development.

13 Aug 2018 description
report Frontier Post

MIRPUR: Five persons, including two women were killed and 13 others injured, one of them seriously after a passenger wagon swept away in sharp currents of a seasonal highly flooded nullah in Bhimbher district of Mirpur division of Azad Jammu Kashmir at the wee hours on Sunday.

12 Aug 2018 description

During last week (05 – 11 August 2018), 409 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (334 from Pakistan, 74 from Iran and 1 from other countries)

11,040 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 9,968 from Pakistan, 964 from Iran and 108 from other countries (as of 04 August 2018)

This is 75% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 44,992 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan

11 Aug 2018 description

NOWSHERA: In two incidents on Thursday, polio workers were held hostage and manhandled by locals who disrupted the ongoing polio eradication campaign in Nowshera district.

In Rashakai, the police arrested three people for allegedly disrupting the vaccination process by harassing female staffers of the polio teams and abusing the police staff assisting them.

According to reports, the polio eradication teams in Nowshera have boycotted the ongoing vaccination campaign in protest against harassment of female staffers in the area.

10 Aug 2018 description

In Papua New Guinea, a third case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed, from a newly-infected province (Enga province). Emergency outbreak response is being enhanced and reviewed, including to potentially expand vaccination geographically. More information is available here. and in the ‘Papua New Guinea’ section below.

10 Aug 2018 description

General

UNHCR Serbia and partners under its programme continued to observe new arrivals in 2018: both irregular movements through green borders as well as by air to Belgrade airport. Below charts show the arrival trend from the beginning of 2017 through April 2018 by country of transit and by nationality.