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26 Aug 2016 description
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2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

10 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

10 Aug 2016 description


There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.


30 Jun 2016 description

Executive Summary

In the backdrop of military operations in 2009 and floods in 2010, Swat including the entire and Malakand Division faced huge devastation in terms of community infrastructure. UNDP, with its government counterparts, conducted a need assessment to assess the extent of destruction in Swat and district and launched the Community Resilience in Malakand Project (CR- Malakand) in the six tehsils of Swat with the financial assistance of Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

22 Jun 2016 description


Lisa Denney, Richard Mallett, Dyan Mazurana

The briefing paper explores the relationship between service delivery, peace-building, and state legitimacy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda. It finds that the level of access people have to basic services does not tend to be related to how legitimate they perceive their government to be. However, the more problems people encounter with services, the worse they think of their governments.

24 May 2016 description


By the end of 2015, strong 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. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.

06 Apr 2016 description

Executive Summary

Contributing donors

In 2015, PHPF received a total contribution of US$8.8 million from SIDA ($5.7 million) and DFID ($3 million). This represented a significant increase from $4.9 million in 2014. In addition, $1.4 million in funding was rolled over from 2014 to 2015.

04 Apr 2016 description

Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives

In 2015, the response of the humanitarian community in Pakistan focused on people displaced from and returning to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Nutrition programmes targeting malnourishment were also implemented across the country.
Key achievements include:

  • An average of 1.40 million IDPs (86 per cent of people in need) received food on a monthly basis.

  • 360,000 people were provided with access to water for drinking, cooking and maintaining personal hygiene.

18 Feb 2016 description

PHPF allocates US$ 5 million to support returns

With support from the Department for International Development (DFID) and Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA), Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) has allocated US$5 million to support families returning to South Waziristan and Orakzai Agency during the month of November 2015. Some 288,703 returnees will receive assistance in terms of shelter, health, education and livelihood support through15 projects.

17 Feb 2016 description

In this issue

  • ICRC - May 2015

  • An interview with Dr Abdul Bari Khan

  • It was not easy to treat APS victims.

  • South Asia Teaching Session on IHL held in Islamabad

  • My ICRC experience

  • Overjoyed father hears son's voice again

  • Operational highlights

  • Cooperation with Pakistan Red Crescent Society

12 Feb 2016 description

This publication discusses earthquake risk reduction in Pakistan and its relationship to building codes, building regulation, and structural engineering. It reviews the status of building codes and bylaws, with a focus on the 2007 Building Code of Pakistan or BCP. It also discusses earthquake risk reduction more generally, considering the status and opportunities related to building inventory, repair, loss estimation, and retrofit, especially for the existing building stock and for the many small or vernacular structures typically exempt from building bylaws.

08 Feb 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Between January and December 2015, open sources reported 29 times on administrative decisions by states (26) or non-state actors (3) that affected aid agencies’ abilities to deliver aid. Seven reports referred to newly introduced bills, laws or regulations and 22 described specific measures using existing laws or regulations that affected the work of humanitarian organisations or their local partners.

05 Feb 2016 description

H i g h l i g h t s

  • The upward trend in the prices of wheat and wheat flour continued in November 2015; an increase of 3% and 2% was recorded in the prices of wheat and wheat flour respectively compared to the previous month.

  • Most non-cereal food commodities also observed increase in prices.

  • The general as well as food inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased by 2.7% and 2.2% respectively on annual basis, while on month-on-month basis, the former increased by 0.6% and later by 1.2% in November 2015.