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18 Jun 2018 description
report European Union

On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month.

15 Jun 2018 description

Gulf of Guinea is abnormally dry, while areas of Kenya remain at risk for flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain during the March-May rainfall season has led to large moisture deficits in southeastern Tigray and eastern Amhara regions of Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall and consistent limited rain over the past several weeks has maintained moisture deficits and caused abnormal dryness over the Gulf of Guinea countries.

14 Jun 2018 description

Spokesman of Met-Office informed that pre monsoon rain is likely to start from Saturday in Pakistan. Moist currents will start to penetrate on Friday and rain-thundershower is expected in the country such as;

Rain-thundershower with gusty winds/duststorm is expected at scattered places in Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Sahiwal division during Eid days (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).

13 Jun 2018 description

Kuwait, June 13 (BNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas said that volunteer teams are spread in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Yemen, the Philippines, Lebanon, Pakistan and Bangladesh to help those affected by natural or man-made disasters.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Al-Barjas said that KRCS intensified its efforts and support during the holy month of Ramadan for those affected and needy to alleviate their suffering.

She stressed the importance of highlighting the pioneering role of Kuwait in the humanitarian field.

13 Jun 2018 description

Islamabad; 7 June 2018:

Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has said that an effective Disaster Management Mechanism is a touchstone of good governance of a country. He stated this in his closing remarks of National Monsoon Preparedness Conferences-2018 in Islamabad on Thursday.

11 Jun 2018 description

Emergency medical treatment to some of the world’s poorest people at risk from a deadly heatwave that has seen temperatures in Pakistan reach as high as 45°C.

The UK is providing emergency medical treatment to some of the world’s poorest people at risk from a deadly heatwave that has seen temperatures in Pakistan reach as high as 45°C, significantly hotter than the temperature in London today which is expected to reach 24°C.

05 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION

  • More than three decades of war, sustained flows of returnees, civil unrest, insurgent activity and recurring natural disasters have contributed to chronic humanitarian need in Afghanistan. As of early June, nearly 117,000 people are internally displaced due to conflict, more than 326,200 undocumented Afghans have returned from Iran and Pakistan, and approximately 10,000 people have migrated due to drought in 2018, according to the UN.

31 May 2018 description

SITUATION

  • In recent years, Pakistan has become a food surplus country and a major producer of wheat and rice. Following three consecutive years of good harvests, food availability is relatively stable, according to the UN. However, the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet despite the overall growth in food production.

31 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu hits Yemen and Oman, while West Africa records mixed rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

30 May 2018 description

Spokesman of Met office has informed that mainly dry weather is likely to prevail during the next 4-5 days. There is 30% chance of isolated rain/duststorm in Rawalpindi and Malakand divisions during next 5 days. Most parts of the country will remain in the grip of the intense heat with temperatures above 40°C in sub mountainous areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and AJK, while around 50°C in interior Sindh, southern and central Punjab and eastern Balochistan.

28 May 2018 description

Met office informed that another Heat wave of moderate/severe intensity will engulf Karachi and suburbs from Tuesday to Thursday (29-31 May 2018). Day temperatures will remain 40-44ºC during this period. Sea breeze will remain cut-off and wind from northwest to north will dominate.

21 May 2018 description
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Communication on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 18 May 2018

Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world.

The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months.

17 May 2018 description

Despite a decrease in rainfall, flooding continues in East Africa.

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

17 May 2018 description

Lt. General Omar Mahmood Hayat, Chairman NDMA has directed Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GB-DMA) to constantly monitor the situation developing at Shimshal Valley, due to Khurdpind Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Risks. He said this while chairing a meeting here on Monday, to discuss the recommendations of the team of experts that visited the site of the Shimshal Valley to observe the situation in March this year. Chairman NDMA reiterated NDMA’s all possible support for GB-DMA in mitigating disasters and ensuring safety.