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KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a commission to conduct an inquiry into causes of death of eight infants in Tharparkar district, where the level of malnutrition remains high due to frequent drought.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed the commission, headed by Additional Inspector General of police Sanaullah Abbasi, to submit a report to the court in two months.
This monthly digest comprises threats and violence as well as protests and other events affecting the delivery of and access to healthcare. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.
Threats and violence affecting emergency care
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Key updates, May 2018
Due to the upcoming elections, 5 health facilities are used as polling centres, which will negatively affect the provision of services.
In May, 10 attacks on health care were reported. These included closure of 6 health facilities, 3 incidents of looting of equipment and supplies, one health worker killed and one more detained by AGEs.
Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought that affects the northern region. Up to 2.2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.
53 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
16,915 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
15,379 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
337,194 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
72% of returnees from Pakistan (38 individuals) assisted
1.2% of returnees from Iran (207 individuals) assisted
98 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran assisted
16 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran assisted
The recent wave of returnees and the large number of internally displaced people (IDPs) is posing a further challenge on already stretched health care facilities and health care professionals in Afghanistan.
On World Refugee Day 2018, WHO representative in Afghanistan Dr Richard Peeperkorn emphasized the importance of providing effective healthcare to the population on the move.
Kabul, 20 June
Key issues in the past week:
Since January, more than 130,000 people have been displaced by conflict across the country.
36 patients with Crimean–Congo Haemorrhagic Fever have been hospitalised in Hirat City.
In Nuristan, armed men set fire to a hospital and detained medical staff for one night.
In Daychopan, Zabul, all three health facilities remained closed for the third week in a row.
Countrywide conflict displacement
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.
Polio this week as of 12 June 2018
6,861 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 31 May 2018.
11,985 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 May 2018.
1,212 IDP individuals (202 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.
Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (2018 – 2019)
Key issues in the past week:
• Conflict forced 8,600 people from their homes across the country, according to initial reports.
• More than 9,500 people returned Afghanistan from abroad during the past week.
• 244 survivors of Gender Based Violence were assisted by Cluster-partners.
• More than 40,000 people received aid across the country from some 20 humanitarian partners.
Countrywide conflict displacement
213 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
9,162 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
15,325 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
335,604 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
98% of returnees from Pakistan (208 individuals) assisted
4% of returnees from Iran (324 individuals) assisted
128 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran and 2 UMC from Pakistan were assisted.
42 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran assisted
Return from Iran
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.
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The BiH Authorities opened the Refugee Reception Centre in Salakovac for 269 asylum seekers on 18 May. The UN is a key partner working closely with MHRR and MoS.
Despite the high proportion of arrivals expressing intention to seek asylum, the number of asylum application interviews offered and conducted by the Sector for Asylum fell in May.
KARAK: The local residents on Thursday protested acute water shortage flaying the public health engineering department for failing to restore a water scheme damaged and washed away by flash floods last year.
The protesters, who belonged to Rehmatabad, Sikot, Tordhand and Sorti Kalay areas, gathered in Ahmadwala area here to demonstrate.
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Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case reported from Pakistan; and, one new WPV1-positive environmental sample from Afghanistan. See country sections below for more details.
By Ikram Junaidi
ISLAMABAD: Polio programme seems to be failing in wiping out the polio virus as a third case surfaced in Balochistan during the five months of this year.
As compared to 2017 at the same point in time, only two polio cases were reported from across the country which means that instead of a decrease, there appears 50 per cent increase in polio cases on a year-on-year basis, an official of the ministry of national health services told Dawn while requesting anonymity.