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01 Sep 2011 description

One year after massive floods submerged much of Pakistan, millions of flood survivors are still without permanent shelter and struggling to access food. The disaster exposed Pakistan’s vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change. While some members of Congress are reluctant to extend additional aid to Pakistan, supporting programs that provide shelter and food security to the most vulnerable sectors of Pakistani society would demonstrate America’s commitment to Pakistan’s longer-term interests while helping people rebuild their lives. Therefore, it is critical that the U.S.

31 Aug 2011 description

By Rabia Ajaib in Pakistan

Roshan Bibi lives with her family in the district of Badin in Sindh province. They have fallen victim to the flash flooding that has hit many Pakistan communities during this monsoon season. Their home was inundated with dirty, muddy water. One of the walls collapsed, injuring Roshan. “I could not get my wounds treated if the Red Crescent health unit did not come to my village,” says Roshan while receiving medicine from staff with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

31 Aug 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Displaced Populationin Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)


31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief


The first half of 2011 saw major disaster events occurring in several countries including Australia,
Bangladesh, China, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu. Many societies across the zone continue to maintain a high level of programming in several new disaster response operations and continued comprehensive post-disaster recovery activities, while others have started reviewing their development activities in line with IFRC’s newly adopted Strategy 2020.

31 Aug 2011 description

As the world marks International Day of the Disappeared today, Reporters Without Borders notes that many countries are still violating international law on this matter, including the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which the UN General Assembly adopted in 2006.

Reporters Without Borders calls for the universal ratification of this convention, which has so far been signed by 91 countries and ratified by 29. Combating enforced disappearance is vital in the struggle against dictatorships and arbitrary rule.

30 Aug 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund


The Education ERWG continues to support the Government of Pakistan in improving access of children and teachers to quality education facilities. To date the ERWG has reached to 89 percent out of 1.3 million target beneficiaries including 445,724 girls and women and 732,868 boys and men across Pakistan.

• 279 severely damaged schools including 43 girls schools were provided with Transitional School Structures (TSS) services benefitting 36,492 children including 13,039 girls and 371 teachers in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and KP.

30 Aug 2011 description

Period covered by this operations update: 2 August 2010 to 31 July 2011.

Appeal target (current): CHF 130,673,677 (USD 133.8 mil or EUR 97.9 mil);

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 71 per cent covered in cash and kind; and 70.5 per cent covered including contributions currently in the pipeline. Funds are still needed to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in this operation to assist those affected by the floods.

Appeal history:

30 Aug 2011 description


Epidemiological week no. 34 (19 - 25 August, 2011)

• 82 districts and 3 agencies provided surveillance data to the DEWS this week from 2,736 health facilities.

• A total of 872,608 consultations were reported through DEWS of which 18% were acute respiratory infections (ARI), 12% skin disease, 11% acute diarrhoea, and 7% suspected Malaria.

30 Aug 2011 description

Authorities in Pakistan must urgently end the widespread practice of enforced disappearance and ensure anyone detained has full access to lawyers and the courts, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.

“The Pakistan government has made little progress in resolving hundreds of cases of alleged disappearance, while new incidents are being reported around the country,” said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific director.

28 Aug 2011 description
  • Anxiety spreads as Karachi bleeds

  • Call for army intervention

  • Threat to Pakistan's stability

  • Torture chambers emerge

By Michael Georgy

KARACHI, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Imran Ali's kidnappers jabbed pistols into his sides and led him down a quiet street as fresh ethnic carnage spread fear in Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi.

Two other people blindfolded and held with the construction worker had just been shot at point-blank range. It was his turn.

28 Aug 2011 description

28 Aug 2011 09:13

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Pakistan at 0845 GMT on Sunday.

QUETTA - Gunmen opened fire on a train near the town of Mach in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing at least three passengers and wounding 18.

Read the full article on AlertNet.

27 Aug 2011 description

Situation Overview

Weather Outlook

Monsoon rains had a country wide footprint over the last 24 hours and have contributed in accentuating floods instigated vulnerabilities. Forecast for the coming week indicates a similar pattern;

Besides the flood affected areas of Sindh emergency situations can occur in the following regions:

  • KP: Across Malakand and Hazara Divisions;

  • AJK: Neelum and Jhelum valleys;

27 Aug 2011 description


  • Return of IDPs from New Durrai Camp and Off-camp areas was carried out on August 25th and 26th, 2011. Total of 64 families have returned form Camp while another 153 have returned form Off-camp areas. All these fami-lies have returned to Gawaki Area of Central Kurram.

  • The return process will be continued immediately after Eid-ul-Fithr. It is expected that 1930 families will be facilitated in return to there respective areas.

26 Aug 2011 description
report Voice of America

Pakistani officials say massive floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 42 people in the country's northwest.

The officials say at least 20 other people are missing due to the flooding in the mountainous Kohistan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

In an interview with VOA's Radio Deewa, a member of parliament, Mehboobullah Jan, said as many as 90,000 people are trapped by high water in the flood-hit region.

26 Aug 2011 description

Islamabad, Aug. 26 ,IRNA-- The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will set up medical centres in Pakistan in collaboration with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

The centers will be established at the provincial level as part of its efforts to strengthen the bilateral cooperation and relations between the two countries and the two national societies.

26 Aug 2011 description

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Syria: Escalating repression displaces civilians including Palestinian refugees

26 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN

PESHAWAR, 25 August 2011 (IRIN) - In what appears to be a repeat - on a limited scale - of the 2010 flood disaster in Pakistan with northern areas affected mainly by flash floods sweeping down from the mountains after heavy rain, at least 16 people have died in the remote Kohistan District of Khyber Pakhtookhwa Province (KP).

25 Aug 2011 description

SITUATION: At least 16 people have died in an isolated area of Kohistan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, from flash floods -- something of a repeat of floods that occurred in the same region a year ago. The death toll is expected to rise.

Church World Service responded extensively in 2010 in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, formerly known as the North West Frontier Province. The particular area affected now, Gabrial Union Council and Karang Union Council of Kundian Valley, has been inaccessible by road since last year's devastating floods.

25 Aug 2011 description

This map presents the standing flood waters over the affected Provinces of Lower Sindh, Pakistan following recent heavy monsoon rains. This analysis is based on crisis satellite imagery collected by MODIS sensors on 19 August 2011. Please note that the exact limit of the flood waters is uncertain because of the relatively low spatial resolution of the satellite sensors used for this analysis. Detected water bodies likely reflect an underestimation of all flood-affected areas within the map extent. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field.