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11 Oct 2019 description

• UNHCR and partners counselled over 2,500 asylum-seekers at over thirty sites throughout the country. 326 unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) benefitted from guardianship under the UNHCR project. Eighteen asylum-seekers, including two UASC, signed powers of attorney for UNHCR project lawyers to represent them in asylum procedures.

11 Oct 2019 description
report Theirworld

Abductions from schools in Nigeria, good news for teachers and students in Jordan and the plight of Afghan children feature in our roundup.

Two Nigerian schools attacked and girls abducted for ransom

Gunmen attacked a secondary school in Nigeria and abducted the principal - a week after six female students and two staff were kidnapped from another school in the region.

11 Oct 2019 description

Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: The dengue outbreak in the country appears to be crossing the previous record of 2011 when 27,000 people were affected by the mosquito-borne disease.

However, this time deaths caused by dengue are expected to be minimal as compared to 2011 when 370 people lost their lives to the painful disease.

During the current year, 42 deaths have been caused by dengue so far and health practitioners attribute the lower mortality rate to better availability of surveillance and curative measures.

11 Oct 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

10 Oct 2019 description
  • On 24 October 2019, World Polio Day, an event will be held at the WHO to mark the potential certification of eradication of wild poliovirus type 3. With no poliovirus type 3 detected anywhere in the world since 2012, the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) is anticipated to officially declare this strain as globally eradicated. The event will also be broadcast on the internet.

10 Oct 2019 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 30 September 2019, 7,634 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 64% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (21,024). In September 2019, 2,499 individuals reached Italian shores, compared to 947 in September 2018. This is the highest number of monthly sea arrivals in 2019 so far, followed by 1,268 in the previous month.

10 Oct 2019 description

PAYS NÉCESSITANT UNE AIDE ALIMENTAIRE EXTÉRIEURE

Selon les estimations de la FAO, 41 pays de par le monde, dont 31 en Afrique, continuent d’avoir besoin d’une aide alimentaire extérieure. La persistance des conflits reste le principal facteur à l’origine du niveau élevé d’insécurité alimentaire grave, tandis que les conditions météorologiques défavorables ont aussi compromis la production agricole, réduisant les disponibilités vivrières et l’accès à la nourriture.

FAITS SAILLANTS PAR RÉGION

10 Oct 2019 description

AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE (2 PAISES)

FALTA DE ACCESO GENERALIZADA

Venezuela

Grave crisis económica

• En medio de la grave y prolongada crisis económica, el número de refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela se estima en 4,3 millones de personas. Se encuentran asentados en países vecinos de América del Sur y el Caribe. Las necesidades humanitarias para ayudar a los refugiados y migrantes en los países de acogida son notables.

10 Oct 2019 description
report UNOPS

Keynote speech by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS at the 2019 C40 World Mayors Summit, Copenhagen, 10 October 2019

Good afternoon

It is a pleasure to be here with you all to address the importance of good governance to fight climate change.

The role that our cities – and their infrastructure – can play in our efforts to tackle climate change is critical.

09 Oct 2019 description

Last week, in South and Southeast Asia, key trends include: the first reported IS attack in Bangladesh since 2017; fighting between state forces and domestic armed groups in Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines; and demonstrations against controversial bills in India and Indonesia.

09 Oct 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

09 Oct 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

09 Oct 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

09 Oct 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

09 Oct 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

09 Oct 2019 description

Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
Islamabad

An earthquake of strong intensity was recorded by seismic network of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

09 Oct 2019 description

OTTAWA, October 9 2019 –When an earthquake and aftershocks struck the Mirpur district in Azad Kashmir Pakistan on September 24 and 25, Islamic Relief began to respond immediately to the needs of the affected populations.

The impact of the quake damaged houses, roads and sanitation systems across a broad area. Families have been forced to sleep outdoors, and many have been collecting contaminated canal water. Health facilities are inadequate to treat affected populations, and the situation is causing psychological distress.

09 Oct 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABSTRACT

In this retrospective, we look back at finalist research from six years of the Best of UNICEF Research exercise to gain perspective on its uptake and pathways to longer-term impact. The numerous examples highlighted here, including six case studies, are drawn from the many interviews conducted in 2018 and 2019 with UNICEF staff, on 37 finalist projects, supplemented by survey responses collected from 410 UNICEF staff, in 2017.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

09 Oct 2019 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Polio Eradication in Pakistan met in Islamabad on 29th and 30th August 2019. The two-day deliberations were led by the Chair, Dr Jean-Marc Olivé, attended by six of the seven members and supported by the Pakistan Polio Eradication Team, led by Dr Zafar Mirza, Minister of NHSRC and Mr. Babar Bin Atta, the Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication. The TAG welcomed the representatives from Federal and Provincial Governments, local and international partners and donors.

09 Oct 2019 description
infographic Government of Pakistan

In August:

The bi-annual Technical Advisory Group consultation was held. The report of the meeting is now available.

8.3 million children were vaccinated during the August Case Response Campaigns.

1.9 million children were vaccinated at 424 Permanent Transit Points.