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Most read reports
- 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
Key Issues of Interest
Overview of Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan to Afghanistan
*3,850 registered refugees who returned to Afghanistan between 1 March – 31 August 2019
13,794 Afghan refugee whose births were registered between 1 January – 31 August 2019
22,277 Afghan refugees who have received legal assistance since 1 January 2019
151 schools supported by UNHCR for 56,000 refugee students
5,288 patients treated in 38 health facilities supported by UNHCR
2,145 persons (Afghan refugees and Pakistani nationals) received livelihood assistance
Working with partners
WASHINGTON DC, September 20, 2019 - This week, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the World Bank announced a ground-breaking partnership to enrol two million out of school children from more than 40 countries by 2025. During a meeting with World Bank President David Malpass, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, stressed the importance of this framework agreement.
Summary of key trends observed
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 22 Sep 2019): 6,829
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 22 Sep 2018): 20,946
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 22 Sep 2019 1,694
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 22 Sep 2018 869
Average daily arrivals in September 2019 so far: 77
Average daily arrivals in August 2019: 41
In 2019 As of 31 July
6,023 Submissions Target
2,839 UNHCR Submissions
38% Survivors of Violence and/or Torture
12% Women and Girls at- risk
10% Legal and/or Physical Protection Needs
Resettlement Achievements from 2012 to 2019
In 2018, largest resettlement submissions ever achieved out of Uganda
Continuous achievement of annual submission targets
RAWALPINDI: A woman from an anti-dengue team was allegedly detained and the others were thrashed by inmates of a house in Officers’ Colony, Morgah.
Shahbaz Ali Malik, in-charge of the anti-dengue team, lodged a complaint with the police that he along with Nabeela Bibi, Kamran Khalid, Amira Bibi and others rang the doorbell of Chaudhry Afzal in Officers’ Colony to seek permission for an anti-dengue spray.
ISLAMABAD: Two new polio cases were confirmed from Lakki Marwat district which also happens to be the constituency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Hisham Inamullah Khan.
ISLAMABAD: While the number of dengue cases in the country has touched the five-digit figure, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza warned there will be further increase in these cases in the next 10 days.
“However, during next month the disease would be brought under control as the mercury would start going downwards. I have observed that politicians, during television shows, use the issue of dengue cases for point scoring. My suggestion to them is not to do politics over issues related to public health,” he said at a news conference on Sunday.
RAWALPINDI: Filter clinics will begin operating in rural and urban areas affected by the dengue outbreak today (Sunday), where people will be tested for dengue and confirmed patients will be sent to the city’s three government hospitals.
Commissioner retired Capt Saqib Zafar told Dawn that filter clinics have been planned at five health centres in the city and cantonment areas because of the surge of patients at Holy Family Hospital (HFH), Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.
Turn off the busy Maripur road and cross the railway line, water buffalos grazing to your right, tuk-tuks and brightly-painted trucks parked haphazardly on the verge to your left, and you’ll enter one of the main thoroughfares of Machar Colony in Karachi, Pakistan.
Sprawling over an area of almost 300km2, it is an unofficial settlement, home to around 150,000 people. Many who live here have no official papers, residents don’t have access to regular refuse collection, and there is no sewage system beyond drainage channels clogged with rubbish. Safe water is hard to come by.
Quarante-et-un pays, dont 31 en Afrique, requièrent toujours une aide extérieure afin de couvrir leurs besoins alimentaires, prévient l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) dans un rapport publié jeudi.
Caritas workers are at the forefront helping emergency relief efforts in Pakistan where monsoon flooding has caused 221 deaths and driven thousands of people from their homes.
The annual monsoon season, which began in July, brought torrential rain and urban flooding across the South Asian country.
In Karachi, a sprawling port-city of 20 million people, one of the worst hit areas, Francis Javed, a 52-year-old Caritas volunteer, helped rescue more than two dozen families from flooding.
ISLAMABAD: As many as 8,933 dengue cases have been reported from across the country, while 16 people lost their lives during the current year.
Briefing the media here on Thursday, Chief of Disease Surveillance Division at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Dr Rana Safdar said that 2,132 cases were reported from Sindh, 2,076 from Punjab, 1,772 from Balochistan, 1,612 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,206 from the federal capital and 92 from Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
In the Philippines, a case of vaccine-derived poliovirus has been detected and is being further investigated, as outbreak response will be implemented. See ‘Philippines’ section below for further details.
Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan — six wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)- positive environmental samples; Nigeria— one circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) case; Angola— seven cVDPV2 cases
In 2019, displacement due to ongoing conflict and natural disasters is continuing to drive humanitarian needs in Afghanistan. More than 280,000 people have left their homes this year due to fighting. Many of these people remain displaced across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin. Around 100,000 of the 245,000 displaced in 2018 by drought and other factors in the country’s West are yet to return home.