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- IFRC: Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRPK017. 18 Oct 2019
- GPEI: Polio this week as of 16 October 2019. 18 Oct 2019
- Dawn: Dengue outbreak feared as over 1,100 test positive in Karachi in eight days. 9 Oct 2019
- Dawn: Dengue cases surpass all-time record in the country. 15 Oct 2019
- Govt. Pakistan: Pakistan Meteorological Department: Earthquake Press Release (24 Sep 2019). 25 Sep 2019
General situation during September 2019
Forecast until mid-November 2019
WESTERN REGION: CALM SITUATION.
A second generation of breeding occurred in Chad while small-scale breeding was underway in Algeria, Niger and probably southern Mauritania and northern Mali. FORECAST. Breeding will decline in Mali, Niger and Chad but increase in northwest Mauritania where small groups may form, and possibly extend to Western Sahara in Morocco. Local breeding may occur in Algeria.
CENTRAL REGION: THREAT SITUATION.
This weekly situation report covers the reporting period between 15 – 28 September 2019. During the reporting period, 741 individuals returned to Afghanistan, amongst which 94 individuals crossed through Torkham and 647 individuals used the Chaman/Spin Boldak border crossing. The total number of Undocumented Afghans that returned spontaneously to Afghanistan through Torkham and Chaman border crossings between 1st January – 28th September 2019 now stands at 14,274 (excluding deportations).
- Heavy rainfall has been affecting northwestern Pakistan since 30 September, triggering widespread flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and leading to casualties and damage.
- According to media, as of 3 October, eight people have died, five in Mardan district and three other in Dir Lower district.
- For the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast over western and south-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, while moderate rain is expected across northern Pakistan.
In 2019, displacement due to ongoing conflict and natural disasters is continuing to drive humanitarian needs in Afghanistan. More than 282,800 people have left their homes this year due to fighting. Many of these people remain displaced across the country, as conflict and poverty prevent them from returning to their areas of origin. Around 83,800 of the 245,000 people displaced in the country’s West in 2018 by drought and other factors are still living in displacement sites, yet to return home.
Presidential elections took place in Afghanistan on 28 September. Initial estimates suggest that only 25% of eligible voters participated, which would be the lowest voter turnout in the four elections that have taken place since 2001. The low turnout is likely an indication of the deteriorating security situation in the country.
Gender inequality has been highlighted as one of the most fundamental challenges to sustainable development. While efforts have been made to understand how gender inequality impacts on women, little is known about how gender impacts on the wellbeing and development of children and adolescents. This is despite childhood and adolescence being where gender inequalities first emerge, with these early years of life also critical to shaping gender norms.
Last week, in South and Southeast Asia, key trends include: election-related violence in Afghanistan; an increase in militant violence in Pakistan and India’s Jammu and Kashmir state; deadly demonstrations in Indonesia; attacks on opposition activists in Cambodia; and anti-government demonstrations in Nepal.
Northeast: Over 14,000 people displaced
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
INTRODUCTION - DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR EFFECTIVE RESPONSE MANUAL
After the 5.6 magnitude earthquake and strong aftershock of 4.7 M in southern Azad Jammu and Kashmir Territory (north-east Pakistan) on 24 September, the number of fatalities has increased.
According to the latest report by Muslim Aid from 30 September, 40 people died and more than 1,600 have been injured. 1,619 houses collapsed and 7,100 have been damaged.
In August, WFP assisted 416,814 people in need with 3,763 metric tons of food.
WFP distributed US$ 611,781 in cash transfers to cover families’ food needs.
US$ 15 million is the net funding shortfall for the next six months (September 2019 – February 2020).
• In August, WFP reached 416,814 girls, boys, women and men across 29 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, distributed 3,763 mt of food through its partners and transferred US$ 611,781 to food insecure families.
By Khaleeq Kiani
ISLAMABAD: Despite a 15 per cent shortage, the country’s water availability during the current Rabi season has been estimated to be significantly higher than last year.
This was concluded by the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) at a meeting of its advisory committee held here on Tuesday. The meeting, presided over by Irsa Chairman Sher Zaman Khan (member for Balochistan), noted that there would have been no shortage if the country had enough storage capacity and called upon the government to build reservoirs on a war footing.
Government of Pakistan
Prime Minister's Office
National Disaster Management Authority
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:-
Total people in need: 7.9 million
Total children (<18) in need: 4.1 million
Total people to be reached: 700,000
Total children to be reached: 594,998
2019 programme targets
In the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 September 2019, the district of Bhimber, Mirpur and Jhelum in Azad Jammu Kashmir and Punjab, Pakistan, was badly struck by an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 that killed 39 people injuring 746 others. Government reported 454 houses including 135 severely and 319 have been partially damaged.