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23 Apr 2018 description

Waseem Ashraf Butt | Muhammad Akbar Notezai

On the road from Quetta to Naukundi in Balochistan, the news fixer is clearly worried. The reason: the main source of income in his hometown (population: 20,000) is human smuggling. In fact, he asks, “Are you trying to snatch people’s livelihood from them?” The question is not in jest: his own relatives are also part of the racket.

21 Apr 2018 description

Purpose

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

Rationale

20 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

A World Bank Spring Meetings panel discussed concrete climate actions and adaptation strategies to build a more climate-resilient South Asia.

Last summer’s monsoon hit South Asia particularly hard and left nearly 1,400 people dead and displaced millions of others.

In the last sixty years, such weather extremes have become more common in the subcontinent and, without urgent action to limit carbon emissions, their impact on communities will likely get worse.

20 Apr 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 18,575 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 108 days of 2018, with about 40 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (38 per cent) and Spain, at roughly 20 per cent. This compares with 43,645 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 205,613 at this time in 2016.

In comparative terms, then, current arrivals are running at 42 per cent of last year’s pace, and at just over 9 per cent of 2016’s.

17 Apr 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 16th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Management of the UAE-funded Project to Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP, unveiled today the results of the UAE's polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan that started in 2014 until the end of February 2018.

As many as 281,374,70 million anti-polio vaccines were provided to more than 57 million children less than five-year-old.

16 Apr 2018 description

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, disburses final US$12 million of US$120 million commitment made in 2013

GENEVA (16 April 2018) – The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced today that the UAE has completed the US$ 120 million commitment made by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the 2013 Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi.

16 Apr 2018 description

By Hanif Samoon

At least ten more children lost their lives in Sindh's Tharparkar district over the past 24 hours due to malnutrition and the outbreak of viral infections and in the region, sources in Mithi Civil Hospital said.

The children who lost their lives were hospitalised in Civil Hospital Mithi. They include Nashad, 1 year old; Khalida, 2; Intizar Ali, three months old; Marvi four months old; Abida five months old; Marvi, 8; Khatoon, 6 months old, Aisha, 8 months old; Dhana, 3 months old; and Shanti, 7 months old.

13 Apr 2018 description

By Syed Ali Shah

The first polio virus case of 2018 was reported in Balochistan's Dukki district on Thursday.

Sources in the Balochistan health department told DawnNewsTV that a three-year-old child fell prey to the crippling virus.

Samples of the child's blood were sent to a laboratory and the results confirmed the presence of polio virus in his body, the sources said.

It is yet to be ascertained if the child was ever administered polio drops.

12 Apr 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Central African Republic

05 March 2018: In Paoua town, Ouham-Pendé prefecture, and across the wider Central African Republic, fighting among armed groups continues to stall humanitarian response efforts. Source: Devex

07 March 2018: In Bangassou city, Mbomou prefecture, rumours of an armed attack in the city forced several unspecified NGOs to withdraw. Source: RJDH

12 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

Malgré la diminution globale du nombre de réfugiés et de migrants arrivés en Europe l’année dernière, les dangers auxquels nombreux d’entre eux sont confrontés dans certaines situations ont augmenté comme l’indique un nouveau rapport du HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, qui décrit l’évolution des tendances dans leurs déplacements.

12 Apr 2018 description

PESHAWAR: The Fata Disaster Management Authority has set April 30 as the last deadline for the repatriation of around 1,500 families from Afghanistan to North Waziristan Agency.

FDMA assistant director operation and relief Mian Adil Zahoor said on Wednesday that the government would facilitate return of the tribal people from Afghanistan by the end of April. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting, he added.

He said after expiry of the deadline the tribal people could return to their homes, but would not be entitled to any assistance from the government.

11 Apr 2018 description

The Empress Shôken Fund is named after Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who proposed – at the 9th International Conference of the Red Cross – the creation of an international fund to promote relief work in peacetime. It is administered by the Joint Commission of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which maintains close contact with the Japanese Permanent Mission in Geneva, the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Meiji Jingu Research Institute in Japan.

10 Apr 2018 description

Pakistan has launched a nationwide polio-vaccination drive to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries on Earth where it is found.

Nearly 260,000 volunteers and workers fanned out across Pakistan in an effort to vaccinate every child below the age of 5 in a weeklong campaign, Pakistan's national coordinator on polio, Mohammad Safdar, said on April 9.

He said the authorities hoped a similar campaign will soon be launched in Pakistan's tribal regions.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio campaign will begin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Monday. The officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Sunday said that more than 6.7 million children below age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops and special security measures have been taken for polio teams in this regard.

06 Apr 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 15,289 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 95 days of 2018, with about 44 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (33%) Spain (23%) and Cyprus (less than 1%).

This compares with 31,060 at this point in 2017, and with 172,089 at this point in March in 2016.

IOM Rome’s Flavio Di Giacomo on Thursday shared data released this week in Italy concerning the top 11 countries of origin where arriving migrants are coming from (see chart below).

06 Apr 2018 description

Islamabad,April 04th, 2018:

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 04th, 2018, in line with its agenda to implement a Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction approach in preparing and responding to disasters, as well as early recovery.

Chairman NDMA, Lt. Gen. Omar Mahmood Hayat and Country Representative of IUCN, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema signed the agreement.