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17 Oct 2018 description

Islamabad, October 16, 2018 - Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has reaffirmed his firm government commitment for polio free Peshawar and assured to provide all available resources to achieve this end. The team for the prevention of polio would be given proper security and it we all will work as a team towards this end, he assured.

16 Oct 2018 description

By Sajida Mansoor

Islamabad, October 15, 2018 - More than 31 million Pakistani children are to be vaccinated against measles in late October in a countrywide immunization campaign that pulls together national funding and the polio programme’s greatest asset: its human resources.

01 Oct 2018 description


A rapid review of the literature has found a selection of innovative WASH options available for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited spaces. Case study information was collated from African, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Caribbean countries. As requested, a number of experts were consulted for their opinion where there was a lack of project evaluations or grey literature.

28 Sep 2018 description

Islamabad: 27th September 2018

The government of Japan has announced its support to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for Seasonal Livelihood Programming in erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The official announcement was made by the Secretary for Livelihood and Production Department, Abdul Latif, and the Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai, during a press event in Islamabad.

27 Sep 2018 description

Karachi, Sindh province: UC4 Gadap in the outskirts of Karachi, just off the super highway; the main transit route to Balochistan in one direction while it links to Punjab and KP.on the other side. The area is inhabited by some 600,000 people, 77% of whom are Pashtuns, Afghans and the dominant Mehsud tribe.

Lack of basic health and sanitation service such as solid waste management, sewage system and health facilities is a hallmark of UC4 Gadap.

26 Sep 2018 description
report Government of India

A delegation of West Pakistan Refugee Action Committee, led by its President Shri Labha Ram Gandhi, met the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and discussed compensation related and other issues with him.

09 Sep 2018 description

As predicted by PMD, during July-August 2018, below normal rainfall was recorded over most of the southern parts of the country. The summer months (May-June) 2018 received (7%) above normal rainfall whereas during monsoon months (July-August) 2018, it was well below normal (-30.4%) and during (May-August) 2018, below normal (-24.4%) rainfall was recorded over Pakistan. The rainfall departure (%) detail is as under;

06 Sep 2018 description

Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness remains over parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

02 Sep 2018 description

Drought, Conflict, and Displacement drive food insecurity across the country

Key Messages

The number of households facing acute food insecurity typically decreases with the July to September harvest. However, due to drought the total number of people in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) is atypically high and continues to increase through the start of the lean season in January. These households require humanitarian assistance to minimize food consumption gaps, treat cases of acute malnutrition, and protect livelihoods.

30 Aug 2018 description

Rains shift south over West Africa and Eastern Africa records average rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Weeks of abovenormal rainfall have caused river levels to rise.
    This includes the Volta River, where water has been released from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso causing downstream flooding.

  2. Above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through early September.

28 Aug 2018 description

Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination praises programme efforts to protect every child from polio