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27 Oct 2017 description

By Behram Baloch

GWADAR: Militants be­­lon­ging to different banned separatist groups threw a hand grenade at an office of a newspaper agency in Turbat on Thursday, leaving eight people, including an on-duty traffic police constable and a child, injured.

In another attack, the militants opened fire on a vehicle carrying newspapers in Awaran area, burst all its tyres with gunshots and torched the newspapers.

Separatist militant groups have launched a campaign against media houses for not publishing their statements in newspapers.

26 Oct 2017 description

By Nadir Guramani

The Senate's Standing Committee on Human Rights on Thursday expressed severe concerns over the issue of missing persons and said that those responsible were yet to be identified.

Senator Nasreen Jalil, who was chairing a meeting of the committee, asked who was behind the disappearances of people.

"People were gone missing but still those responsible have not been identified, " she noted, adding that it was a matter of grave concern.

26 Oct 2017 description

Joint news release CDC/GAVI/UNICEF/WHO

26 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA/NEW YORK/ATLANTA - In 2016, an estimated 90 000 people died from measles - an 84% drop from more than 550 000 deaths in 2000 - according to a new report published today by leading health organizations. This marks the first time global measles deaths have fallen below 100 000 per year.

26 Oct 2017 description


589 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

34% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

2 Applications for asylum

0 Persons granted refugee status

1 Persons granted subsidiary protection

26 Oct 2017 description

26 October 2017 – The provincial health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan has reported an additional 12 430 suspected cases of dengue fever and 4 deaths since last week. So far, a cumulative total of 87 250 cases have been reported since 19 July 2017, including 18 892 laboratory-confirmed cases and 58 deaths.

The district Peshawar has reported the highest number of cases, with a current total of 78 844 suspected cases, including 16 991 confirmed cases and 53 deaths.

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

26 Oct 2017 description

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is a semi-autonomous tribal region in northwestern Pakistan, consisting of seven tribal agencies (districts) and six frontier regions, and are directly governed by Pakistan's federal government through a special set of laws called the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR). It borders Pakistan's provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to the east and south, and Afghanistan's provinces of Kunar, Nangarhar, Paktia, Khost and Paktika to the west and north.

26 Oct 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 24% less compared to 1,189 refugees that repatriated between 8 and 14 October 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 4% compared to last week’s figure of 1,106 individuals.
Some 85% (901 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (887 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

26 Oct 2017 description

Islamabad, 16-19 October 2017: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) have jointly launched a 16-month project aimed at strengthening institutions for developing resilience in Pakistan. Senior government officials from NDMA, Federal Flood Commission, Ministry of Climate Change, Geological Survey of Pakistan, Meteorological Department, and Planning Commission attended the first of an advanced disaster resilience training course in Islamabad today which also marked the official beginning of the project.

26 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • Total people in need: 7.4 million(1)

  • Total children (<18) in need: 4 million

  • Total people to be reached in 2017: 990,000

  • Total children to be reached in 2017: 836,000

2017 revised programme targets


  • 236,000 children under 5 with SAM admitted for treatment

  • 30,000 returnee children 6-59 Months receiving Vitamin A supplementation

25 Oct 2017 description


1,059 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

15,808 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

91,003 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

317,004 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

85% of returnees from Pakistan (1,009 individuals) assisted

6% of returnees from Iran (799 individuals) assisted

25 Oct 2017 description

As the number of displaced people and civilian casualties continues to grow, the European Commission has announced an additional €5 million in life-saving humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. Today's new allocation brings the total EU humanitarian aid for Afghanistan in 2017 to €30.5 million.

25 Oct 2017 description

PESHAWAR: The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), which had raised global concerns over frequent cases of polio a couple of years ago, has been freed from the virus of the crippling disease during the past one year.

“Fata completed one year without any polio case on July 27, 2017 as the last polio case from the region was reported on July 27, 2016. Not a single case is reported from any part of the area so far whereas only two polio cases were reported in 2016,” said an official statement issued in connection with World Polio Day.

24 Oct 2017 description
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A new model for delivering cash relief
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Cash research and development pilots — emergency response

Cash relief is one of the most effective and well-evidenced tools to help vulnerable people survive and recover in emergencies. Research has demonstrated that it is effective in enabling affected populations to meet basic needs, improve food security and economic well-being, and is increasingly used to support a number of outcomes in emergency settings.

23 Oct 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 16 October, a total of 295,317 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 8,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (34,872), Kunduz (29,883), Badghis (24,625) and Baghlan (18,788).