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The meeting was attended by the Leader of Opposition in National Assembly, Leader of Opposition in Senate, Minister for Climate Change, Minister for Defence, Foreign Minister, Minister for National Food Security and Research, Minister for Water Resources, Advisor to PM for Finance, MoS for Information, Broadcasting, NH&LH, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Prime Minister AJK, Minister for Disaster Management Punjab, Minister for Rehabilitation Sindh, Chairman NDMA and senior officials.
This Regional Briefing on Asia- Pacific National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the Asia and Pacific region (excluding Central Asia), and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.
Many countries in Asia-Pacific have institutional arrangements in place for climate change adaptation, providing highlevel support and institutional coordination.
by Muhammad Aamir
ABU DHABI, 29th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Afghanistan-Pakistan Coordination Meeting on the Common WPV Reservoirs began in Abu Dhabi today. The two-day meeting will review both countries efforts in their fight against the polio virus, with the help of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and support of the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE PAP).
Between 1 January and 28 February 2018, 747 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals in this period. In the same period last year, 1,875 UASC were registered at landing points. Consistently with the overall decrease in sea arrivals, UASC arrivals have dropped by 60%.
Between 1 January and 28 February 2018, 5,247 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 61% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (13,439). Monthly sea arrivals in February 2018 stood at 1,058. This was the lowest number of monthly arrivals on Italian shores since late 2013.
Nationality of arrivals
5,247 Sea Arrivals
747 UASC Sea Arrivals
12,816 Asylum applications
178,778 Persons in reception
Overview and developments
Islamabad (28 March, 2018)— The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has approved the allocation of US$ 2.5 million for the continuation of the children’s education in the areas of return in South Waziristan (Serwakai, Sararogha and Tiarza tehsils) and Kurram (Lower, Central and Upper tehsils) agencies of FATA, Pakistan.
Low snow accumulation and dry soil conditions likely to impact 2018 staple production
From Pakistan to the Philippines, violent confrontations over land and resources have risen sharply in recent years
By Rina Chandran
BANGKOK, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments in Asia are not doing enough to stop conflicts over land and resources getting increasingly bloody, according to activists who are calling for a regional pact to protect people from violence in land disputes.
Many of the failed applicants who can't be repatriated are from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia
BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) - The number of failed asylum seekers who could not be repatriated from Germany because they lack valid documents jumped 71 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, the interior ministry said on Monday.
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During the period of 15 September to 28 February, 891 families returned to North Waziristan Agency. Although IDP returns are not officially open, a small number of families have chosen to return during the winter season. The government has not yet announced the opening of 2018 returns.
After 2015, authorities proposed and implemented strategies to manage the effects of heatwaves. But are they enough?
By Zofeen T. Ebrahim
Summer has only just begun but most parts of Karachi have already started to bake.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned citizens to brace themselves for temperatures that are likely to be more than one degree Celsius above average.
This, however, will hardly be the first heatwave to hit the city.
In 2015, 'an unending queue of corpses'
Human Rights Council
26 February – 23 March 2018
Agenda items 2 and 3
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
Background and Acknowledgements
Total No. of Afghan Refugees (PoR cardholders) in Pakistan: 1,394,987
50% Children of overall refugee population
72% Women and children of overall refugee population