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20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description

The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.

September updates include:

20 Oct 2017 description
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Key facts

2,950 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 15 October 2017)

1,114 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 October, including 20 vacant places)

1,822 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 October 2017) including:

20 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • In September 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 0.5% and 1.3%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 negligibly increased by 0.4% whilst the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.5% from the previous month (August 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.75% from August 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 3.98% from the same month last year (September 2016);

20 Oct 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees increased 23% compared to the 964 refugees that repatriated between 1 to 7 October 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 2% compared to last week’s figure of 1,138 individuals.

Some 91% (1,009 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 97% (1,156 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

20 Oct 2017 description

Thirty-five people were injured in two grenade attacks in Mastung and Gwadar in Balochistan on Thursday evening.

Men on a motorcycle hurled a grenade near a mobile market at Safar Khan Chowk in Mastung, injuring 15 people, police inspector Abdul Quddus told DawnNews. The injured have been shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Mastung.

Police have cordoned off the area and are conducting a search operation, DawnNews reported.

Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri has condemned the incident and asked the authorities to submit a report on the blast.

19 Oct 2017 description

19 October 2017 – The provincial health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan has reported a cumulative total of 74 820 cases of suspected dengue fever since the outbreak was first reported on 19 July 2017, including 15 828 laboratory-confirmed cases and 54 deaths.

The district of Peshawar has reported the highest number of cases, with a current total of 68 142 suspected cases, including 14 035 confirmed cases and 50 deaths reported from local health facilities.

19 Oct 2017 description

Arrivals to Europe in First half of 2017

In the first half of 2017, 16,524 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of whom 11,918 (72%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC).

Greece

In the first half of 2017, 3,020 children arrived to Greece by sea, including 411 (14%) UASC, a 95% decrease compared to the first half of 2016 (60,089).

19 Oct 2017 description

Au rythme actuel, entre 2017 et 2030, 30 millions de nouveau-nés mourront dans les 28 premiers jours de leur vie.
 
NEW YORK/GENÈVE/WASHINGTON DC, le 19 octobre 2017 – Chaque jour en 2016, 15 000 enfants sont morts avant d’avoir atteint leur cinquième anniversaire, dont 46 % au cours des 28 premiers jours de leur vie, soit 7 000 nouveau-nés, selon un nouveau rapport des Nations Unies.
 

19 Oct 2017 description
report The Asia Foundation

The State of Conflict and Violence in Asia: Five Surprising Takeaways

19 Oct 2017 description

7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

At current trends, 30 million newborns will die within first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2017 – Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.

18 Oct 2017 description

Islamabad, 18 October 2017: The Government of Japan has announced today to provide a grant of 520 million Yen to support supply of the essential polio vaccine for the case response and mop up vaccination campaigns during the 2017-2018 low transmission season of the poliovirus. 

The grant notes were signed and exchanged today between the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). 

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 19 September, Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, addressed the UN General Assembly in New York and called for UN reform towards unified partnerships with host governments and for increased accountability to governments and populations.

  • WFP launched preparation for a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP will define WFP’s strategy to support the country’s efforts to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

  • Analysis of clashes in September point towards a deterioration in security over the coming months.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Leading Rights Groups Call for Action to Match Human Rights Role to Reality

(Geneva, October 17, 2017) – The International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch are urging Pakistan to take immediate steps towards meeting “the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights,” following the country’s election to the Human Rights Council on Monday.