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31 Dec 2016 description


TRC operations in Pakistan started in the wake of the 2005 earthquake, with the TRC and Pakistan Red Crescent signing a MoU for activities such as: capacity building & development. On the 8th of March 2009, TRC established its Head of Delegations. Since then, TRC activities within the region has been coordinated through this office.


31 Dec 2016 description

The Drought Monitoring System produces Integrated Drought Severity Index (IDSI) on a weekly basis by combining satellite derived information on the conditions of vegetation, temperature and rainfall datasets using long-term (15 years) record.

IDSI product was developed in a joint collaboration with World Meteorological Organizations (WMO), Global Water Partnership (GWP) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) led by CIAT and Water, Land and Ecosystems.

31 Dec 2016 description


  • 4,344 Persons of concern in immigration detention facilities

  • 637 Unaccompanied and separated children

  • 3,628 Individual RSD decisions finalized in 2016

  • 1,217 Refugees submitted for resettlement consideration in 2016

  • 1,271 Refugees resettled to third countries in 2016

Population of Concern

31 Dec 2016 description

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.

31 Dec 2016 description


By the end of 2016, progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives.
The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history.

31 Dec 2016 description

Diminution des infestations acridiennes en Mauritanie et des résurgences en Érythrée

Grâce aux des opérations de lutte en cours, les infestations du Criquet pèlerin ont diminué en décembre dans les zones affectées par les récentes résurgences en Mauritanie, s’étendant au sud du Maroc, et en Érythrée. Néanmoins, une stricte vigilance devrait être maintenue car les conditions écologiques continuent à être favorables et une autre reproduction va probablement avoir lieu en janvier et en février.

30 Dec 2016 description


​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 25-31 December 2016 and includes updates on polio, influenza A(H7N9) in China and Zika virus.

30 Dec 2016 description


  • In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year is expected to be well above average.
    Staple food prices declined and remained near average as supplies increased in November with the arrival of recent harvests and continued international rice and wheat imports. Persistent depreciation of the Naira (NGN) has led to price increases across Nigeria, especially for rice, and reduced purchasing power for Sahelian livestock and cash crops.

30 Dec 2016 description
  • Families returned this week: 1,996

  • Families returned in 2016: 111,345

  • Families returned total*: 224,118

    *since 16 March 2015

  • Families remaining in displacement: 79,673

  • Total returned female-headed households*: 16%

30 Dec 2016 description

At least nine more infants died due to malnutrition and outbreak of the various diseases in Thar during that last two days, raising the toll to 476 this year.

With the death of nine more children the toll rose to 476 during past 12 months of the outgoing year, said health officials. However, according to the unofficial details gathered from various independent sources, the toll rose to 606 this year.

The health officials, however, are not sure about more than 690 children who were refered to hospitals in Hyderabad and Karachi that whether they died or survived.

29 Dec 2016 description

SINDH - The European Union has contributed critical funds to enable livelihoods and nutrition programmes, run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to continue in the hardest-hit drought areas of Sindh province in Pakistan.

29 Dec 2016 description

QUETTA (28 December 2016): The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has completed the refurbishment and upgrading of a maternal and child health facilities in Quetta to provide uninterrupted, quality health services to women and children.

Provincial Minister for Health, Rahmat Saleh Baloch presided over the ceremony of the only basic maternal and child health care unit in Union Council Qambrani, located in the southern part of Quetta city, catering the needs of over 42,000 people.

28 Dec 2016 description
  • In 2016 to date, 35 children have been paralyzed due to wild poliovirus, fewer than in any preceding year. However, eradication requires reaching zero. Poliovirus survives in a limited number of places, with decreasing genetic diversity; the eradication programme continues to intensify its efforts to reach every child.

28 Dec 2016 description

By Majda Shabbir, IFRC

At the crack of dawn, Ghulam Haider and several of his neighbours from Gulhatra village in Mansehra District, climb a steep hill to repair a broken pipeline after a landslide damaged their water source. Ghulam and the other community members have been trained by Pakistan Red Crescent as part of an Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) programme, supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Norwegian Red Cross.

28 Dec 2016 description


  • WFP continues its relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support in the region alongside other targeted districts across Pakistan.

  • The first round of provincial and national consultation meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategic Review have been completed. The final consultations are being planned.