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Author: Elizabeth Wait
During last week (26 August – 01 September 2018), 238 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (74 from Iran and 164 from Pakistan)
11,628 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 10,323 from Pakistan, 1,194 from Iran and 111 from other countries (as of 01 September 2018)
This is 76% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 47,976 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan
General situation during August 2018 Forecast until mid-October 2018
The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during August
THARPARKAR: Two children on Sunday died of viral infections and malnutrition at a government hospital in Tharparkar.
Civil Hospital Mithi administration sources said one-month-old Nizamuddin and two-year-old Allah Rakhio were admitted to the hospital for several days for medical treatment.
It is pertinent to mention that 60 children have died of viral diseases and malnutrition in the last month in the district.
The hospital administration said 48 children were still being treated at the hospital. The under-treatment kids are suffering from malnutrition.
Drought, Conflict, and Displacement drive food insecurity across the country
The number of households facing acute food insecurity typically decreases with the July to September harvest. However, due to drought the total number of people in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) is atypically high and continues to increase through the start of the lean season in January. These households require humanitarian assistance to minimize food consumption gaps, treat cases of acute malnutrition, and protect livelihoods.
Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case. Democratic Republic of the Congo ‒ Based on positive contacts, two negative AFP index cases classified as circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Nigeria – three new cases of cVDPV2. Papua New Guinea – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). See country sections for more details.
Tansey CM, Pringle J, Davé A, Boulanger R, Hunt M. Earthquakes to Floods: A Scoping Review of Health-related Disaster Research in Low- and Middle-income Countries. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2018 Aug 30 . Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.57d98a902a326361d88d54521e68b016.
Catherine M. Tansey, John Pringle, Anushree Davé, Renaud Boulanger, Matthew Hunt
On Pakistan Independence Day, vaccinators break records for the number of children protected against polio.
Children clutch parents as the crowds gather. Overhead, clouds fill the sky, whilst below, noise rolls around the square where people stand. Shouts, music, and laughs all contribute to a growing sense of occasion.
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah keeping in view drought like situation in 148 dehs of seven districts of the province has decided to distribute wheat among the affected families and provide them fodder and vaccination for their cattle.
10,225 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (9,255 from Pakistan).
166,834 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.
78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.
Key Updates as at 31 July 2018
Rains shift south over West Africa and Eastern Africa records average rainfall
Africa Weather Hazards
Weeks of abovenormal rainfall have caused river levels to rise.
This includes the Volta River, where water has been released from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso causing downstream flooding.
Above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through early September.
Cross-border movement of Afghan refugees and undocumented Afghans remained suspended for most of the week due to Eid holidays.
One Afghan refugee returnee was provided with cash assistance, while 56% (31 individuals) of the undocumented Afghan returnees were provided post-arrival assistance.
Thirteen Manus Island refugees flew out of the Papua New Guinea capital of Port Moresby yesterday to be resettled in the United States.
Two members of the group are Pakistanis, two are Tamils, five are Afghans and four come from Myanmar.
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