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30 Sep 2019 description

By Aamir Yasin

RAWALPINDI: Four dengue patients died on Saturday-Sunday night while 828 suspected patients landed in the three government hospitals in the city.

Though the Punjab government is monitoring the anti-dengue campaign, the virus is spreading in the city. There are currently 631 confirmed dengue patients in the three hospitals.

The Holy Family Hospital (HFH) received 384 patients on Sunday while 287 patients arrived in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and 157 in District headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.

29 Sep 2019 description

NEW YORK (September 25, 2019) – Pakistan and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the Ehsaas initiative to alleviate poverty in Pakistan.

29 Sep 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). SUPARCO Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

29 Sep 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). SUPARCO Instrumental Intensity Map is attached at Annex A. Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

29 Sep 2019 description
report Frontier Post

RAWALPINDI : The number of dengue patients has reached 5,739 after more 439 people have been diagnosed with the disease in Rawalpindi.

According to details, 198 patients are under treatment in different Rawalpindi hospitals while 241 people are admitted to Islamabad hospitals.

As many as 2,850 patients have been discharged from the hospitals so far while 23 people have fallen prey to the disease.

Dengue fever is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and is a global public health concern.

28 Sep 2019 description
infographic World Food Programme

In August 2019, WFP reached a total of 416,814 people with 3,763 metric tons of food and US$611,781 in cash-based transfers to cover food needs in 31 out of 34 provinces. This included 37,534 people affected by drought, who could not be reached by the end of the full drought-response in June. In addition, 27,904 highly vulnerable people received seasonal support in areas of high food insecurity in provinces that were not part of last year’s drought response.

28 Sep 2019 description
report Doctors Worldwide

In the remote region of Chitral, Pakistan, a mountainous and hard to navigate valley is at the mercy of nine glacial lakes, two of which have a history of afflicting the region with damage and loss of life throughout its history.

This September 2019, the valleys were struck again when the Golain glacial lake burst its banks and proceeded to unleash a devastating flood and mudflow on the valley. The area is home to a population of 3,315, a largely agricultural community who survive on an average household income of £107 (20,000PKR) a month.

27 Sep 2019 description

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan's Jhelum city in the province of Punjab Tuesday, Sept. 24, killing at least 38 people and injuring 646. Humanity & Inclusion plans to offer its expertise in post-earthquake response, and is currently evaluating of the needs of the more than 7,000 families affected.

Pakistan Authorities are addressing immediate emergency needs, distributing 570 tents, 1,000 blankets and 21 tons of food items. However many needs are still not covered, particularly for 500 severely injured people in need of trauma care and physical rehabilitation.

27 Sep 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

Yesterday, as Pakistan-administered Kashmir’s Mirpur district mourned the devastation inflicted by Tuesday’s powerful earthquake, it was hit by another big tremor.

Forty people were injured in the 4.4 magnitude aftershock, which came as survivors picked through homes and buildings levelled by an earthquake two days before.

27 Sep 2019 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 August 2019, 5,135 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 74 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (20,077). In August 2019, 1,268 individuals reached Italian shores, compared to 1,531 in August 2018. Notably, the highest number of monthly sea arrivals in 2019 so far was recorded in August.

27 Sep 2019 description

Geneva – IOM reports that 68,113 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 25 September, roughly a 16 per cent decrease from the 81,167 arriving during the same period last year.

Arrivals this year to Greece and Spain are at 36,209 and 17,209, respectively (53,418 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 36 per cent ahead of 2018’s totals from this time. Arrivals to Spain are more than 50 per cent lower.

27 Sep 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). Furthermore, aftershocks have been felt. Details are below:-

26 Sep 2019 description

Dawn.com | Tariq Naqash | AFPUpdated September 26, 2019

At least 67 individuals suffered minor injuries in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Mirpur city after a shallow tremor hit Mirpur on Thursday. Additionally, Radio Pakistan reported that tremors were also felt in Jhelum and adjoining areas.

According to the medical superintendent of Divisional Headquarters Hospital in Mirpur, Dr Farooq Noor, the injuries occurred in Thothal, Kalyal and a katchi abadi in F1 sector of Mirpur. At least five of the injured were hospitalised.

26 Sep 2019 description

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

26 Sep 2019 description

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

26 Sep 2019 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with National Judicial Academy (NJA) of Nepal organised the 2nd South Asian Expert Exchange on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) with the Judicial Sector in Kathmandu on 17 September 2019. Twenty representatives of the national judicial training institutions from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka took part in the exchange.

26 Sep 2019 description

Following the 5.6 magnitude earthquake in southern Azad Jammu and Kashmir Territory (north-eastern Pakistan) on 24 September, the number of fatalities has increased to 38, with another 593 people injured. More than 450 houses and 2 bridges were damaged across Mirpur and Jhelum, the two most affected areas. On 25 September two tremors measuring 3.6 and 3.7 on the Richter scale, and another measuring 4.7 were felt. Relief operations are ongoing, with the army are providing logistical and medical support to assist those affected. DG ECHO's office in Islamabad has deployed two humanitarian …

26 Sep 2019 description

Highlights

348,870 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019

332,641 total returns from Iran

16,229 total returns from Pakistan

12,112 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran with 6% of returnees from Iran (754 individuals) assisted

265 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan with 71% of returnees from Pakistan (439 individuals) assisted.

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26 Sep 2019 description

Kalbe Ali

MIRPUR: Even though the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) affected particularly badly by Tuesday’s earthquake are facing a host of problems, the authorities have decided not to set up a tent village because the number of such people is not too large.

On Wednesday morning it was feared that the destruction caused by the quake was widespread, but by noon it had become clear that the situation was not as bad as initially thought as the problem was confined to certain areas only.