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19 Jun 2018 description

IFRC launches report on labour migration and trafficking

Bangkok / Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2018 – A major new report on labour migration and trafficking will be launched in Bangkok tomorrow. 

16 May 2018 description

1. Introduction

The IFRC-WFP-National Society capacity strengthening initiative was launched in 2017 and is being piloted in Burundi, Dominican Republic, Pakistan and Sudan. Additional pilots are under preparation in the Pacific and Zimbabwe. The objective of the initiative is to demonstrate how WFP and IFRC can work together to strengthen National Societies as robust and sustainable institutions, capable of delivering on their mandate and contributing to enhanced, local food security capacity.

07 May 2018 description

By Naseem Sahar, Norwegian Red Cross

In the 1980s, Juma Khan was one of five million Afghans who fled the war with the Soviet Union, seeking refuge in Iran, Pakistan and other countries.

Thirty years later, he and his family of ten are back from Pakistan. But they can’t return to their original home in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, where there’s now active conflict between government forces and the Taliban and Daesh (Islamic State). Instead they have returned to Herat province, in the West of Afghanistan.

22 Mar 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Dengue outbreak was declared in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province in July 2017 with more than 500 positive cases being reported. More than 15 districts in KPK Province were affected, with strong collaborative response by the government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) assisting with preventing the outbreak from spreading further.

16 Mar 2018 description
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Overview

In January, 41,387 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (19,154 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 95 locations.

18 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of Disaster

The rains during the recent Monsoon season have been quite heavy resulting in the emergence of dengue cases from Peshawar by the mid-August 2017. These cases continued to rise and by 24th August a sudden surge was noticed with a number of patients admitted in the major government hospitals of Peshawar.

09 Aug 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snowfalls broke the record of many years in Baluchistan province, and caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Baluchistan from 17 to 22 January 2017. Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and called for assistance for 60,000 families that were affected by onset of disaster situation in Baluchistan. Government also requested PRCS to support affected population.

14 Jul 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Two years after the beginning of the migration crisis (in 2015), more than 62,000 migrants remain stranded in the mainland and islands of Greece, according to figures of 6 June 2017 of the Greek government2 . Out of those 62,000 migrants, some 34,000 are on the mainland, some 13,000 on the islands and almost 14,000 are accommodated in the housing scheme of UNHCR’s relocation programme.

11 Jul 2017 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

Three weeks of non-stop heavy rain has triggered flash floods and landslides across parts of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan that have impacted over a million people and caused widespread damage and destruction to homes and infrastructure.

India

30 Mar 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snowfalls broken the record of many years in Balochistan province, and caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017. Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and call for assistance for 60,000 families that were affected by onset of disaster situation in Balochistan. Government has also requested PRCS to support affected population.

27 Mar 2017 description

Majda Shabbir, IFRC

The glow of lightbulbs in the pristine Neelum valley, North of Pakistan, marks an impressive wave of progress for communities living in the village of Naqdar. With help from the Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) programme, local villagers, led by Muhammed Shafiq, have recently discovered a way to systemise the power flow to 400 households, allowing them to channel electricity into their homes high up in the mountains.

12 Feb 2017 description

Description of Disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snow fall has broken the record of many years caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017, Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and demanded assistance for 60,000 people of affected in Balochistan. The Government also made and official request to PRCS for support of 6,000 families on 30 th January 2017.

09 Feb 2017 description

Thousands of families in Afghanistan and Pakistan are struggling to survive after heavy snow blanketed large parts of the country, causing avalanches and damaging or destroying many homes.

According to media reports, nearly 120 people have been killed in Afghanistan, where 22 provinces have been hit hard. In the north eastern province of Nooristan, bordering Pakistan, at least 45 people in one village perished under an avalanche. Many people were reported to have been trapped and froze to death in their homes or their cars.

28 Dec 2016 description

By Majda Shabbir, IFRC

At the crack of dawn, Ghulam Haider and several of his neighbours from Gulhatra village in Mansehra District, climb a steep hill to repair a broken pipeline after a landslide damaged their water source. Ghulam and the other community members have been trained by Pakistan Red Crescent as part of an Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) programme, supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Norwegian Red Cross.