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07 Oct 2019 description
  • Two months of lock down, security restrictions and communications blackouts have resulted in medicine shortages and patients going without urgent operations and treatment in Indian controlled Kashmir. Media report more than 4,000 arrests since 5 August, including 144 minors. Around 1,000 of them are still in custody.

07 Oct 2019 description

Aamir Yasin

RAWALPINDI: Though the mercury dropped to 27°C, there is no let-up in the arrival of dengue patients in the three government hospitals in the city.

However, doctors said the dengue cases would decrease when the mercury drops to 13°C.

On Sunday, 274 more suspected dengue patients reported to the hospitals taking the tally to over 5,200 in just one month.

07 Oct 2019 description

Hasan Mansoor | Saleem Shahid

KARACHI/QUETTA: Two more cases of polio have been reported in the country — one in Sindh and the other in Balochistan — taking the total number of such cases this year to 72.

The emergency operation centre for polio in Sindh on Saturday confirmed that a polio case had been reported from the Orangi neighbourhood of the teeming metropolis.

They said a 17-month-old girl had become the fourth polio victim in Karachi this year.

06 Oct 2019 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • Conflicts forced 12,714 people to flee from their homes in August, bringing the total number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to 251,188 in 2019.

  • From January to August 2019, 293,828 people (149 killed, 165 injured) were affected by natural disasters throughout Afghanistan. A total of 32 provinces out of 34 experienced natural disaster during the period damaging 24,810 houses and another 13,981 houses were destroyed. Afghanistan is prone to earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides, and avalanches.

06 Oct 2019 description

UNIQUE ID: 191004_3

Islamabad, 4 October 2019 – The European Union is allocating € 300,000 (PKR 51.4 Million) to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to families affected by the earthquake that struck Pakistan’s eastern region in late September. The funding will address the most pressing needs of around 3,000 vulnerable people in some of the hardest-hit areas.

06 Oct 2019 description

Situation générale en septembre 2019
Prévision jusqu'à mi-novembre 2019

RÉGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME SITUATION.

Une reproduction de la deuxième génération a eu lieu au Tchad, tandis qu’une reproduction à petite échelle était en cours en Algérie, au Niger et probablement dans le sud de la Mauritanie et le nord du Mali.

05 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:-

05 Oct 2019 description

Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination
Government of Pakistan
National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan
Field Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance Division (FE&DSD)
Tel: 051-9255237, 9255575
National Focal Point for International Health Regulations (IHR)

OBJECTIVES OF SAAL

  • To alert concerned health authorities and professionals at all levels regarding the epidemic-prone infectious diseases in the winter season.

04 Oct 2019 description

October 03, 2019 17:51 GMT

Pakistan is undergoing one of its worst-ever dengue fever epidemics recording about 20,000 cases and 34 confirmed deaths in recent months, a top Pakistani health official said.

The disease has hit urban areas of Pakistan, including the capital, Islamabad, placing hospitals countrywide under severe strain, Rana Mohammad Safdar, a top official at the National Institute of Health, said on October 3.

Authorities are conducting anti-mosquito spraying in urban areas to contain the spread of disease, the health official said.

04 Oct 2019 description
report Tufts University

Madeeha Ansari

Introduction

Over the past four decades, Pakistan has experienced several waves of refugees due to recurring conflict in neighboring Afghanistan, as well as repeated internal displacement caused by complex emergencies within the country. It has hosted one of the largest refugee populations in the world—4 million at its peak—and in spite of efforts to facilitate return, is still home to about 1.4 million registered refugees.

04 Oct 2019 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite based structure damage assessment in the southern part of New Mirpur City, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan that was affected by the 5.6 magnitude Mirpur earthquake of the 24th of September 2019 with an epicenter SE of New Mipur City. UNITAR-UNOSAT has identified within the extent of this map 31 potentially damaged structures South of New Mirpur City. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

04 Oct 2019 description

Situation remains threatening in eastern and central regions

The current Desert Locust situation has deteriorated in Ethiopia and remains serious in Yemen, Pakistan and India.

04 Oct 2019 description

Geneva – IOM reports that 72,263 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 2 October, roughly a 14 per cent decrease from the 84,345 arriving during the same period last year.

Arrivals this year to Greece and Spain are at 39,155 and 17,405, respectively (56,560 combined), accounting for about 78 per cent of the regional total, with the balance arriving in much smaller numbers to Italy, Malta and Cyprus. Arrivals to Greece are running approximately 60 per cent ahead of 2018’s totals from this time. Arrivals to Spain are more than 50 per cent lower.

04 Oct 2019 description

Overview

The majority of those returned to Turkey are Pakistani nationals (38 percent of total). Syrians constitute 18 percent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Afghans and Bangladeshis.

In total, 351 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 38 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.

04 Oct 2019 description
  • September’s Polio News is now available with the latest polio numbers and news updates.
  • Read through the August 2019 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) reports on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Summary of new viruses (AFP cases and ES positives) this week: Pakistan— three …
04 Oct 2019 description

Fresh PMD Press Release dated 01 October 2019 is enclosed at Annex A. All concerned are requested to ensure following precautionary measures to avoid any loss of life or property:-

a. Respective PDMAs to coordinate with concerned departments (NHA, FWO and C&W) for restoration of roads in case of any blockage / obstruction.

b. Tourists be apprised about weather forecast.

c. Relevant departments may issue necessary instructions to stakeholders in the light of fresh weather forecast.