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04 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overview of IDPs in KP FATA:

  • Overview of protection cluster trainings

  • Protection Cluster Assessment Bara IDPs Khyber Agency

  • Update on NWA Grievance Desk

  • Return Intention Surveys (RIS ) conducted for IDPs from Bara

  • Establishment of grievance and screening desks for Bara IDPs.

  • Establishment of MHPSS Task force:

  • District Coordination Working Groups

  • Success stories – CERD and IRC

  • Achievements

30 Jan 2015 description

Analysis

Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

Transforming an idea into reality.

21 Jan 2015 description

New UN report calls for changes to legal environment to enhance HIV response in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan – A new report, jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Country Team and the National AIDS Control Programme of Pakistan, calls for adoption and revision of laws and policies to create a more effective national HIV response that will mitigate the impact of HIV and promote and protect the human rights of key populations and vulnerable groups.

12 Jan 2015 description

ERF supports NWA response

The new contribution from the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (SIDA) in August 2014 enabled the Pakistan Emergency Response Fund (ERF) to fund response activities to displaced persons from North Waziristan Agency (NWA).

ERF allocated US$3.5 million to 26 projects in Bannu, DI Khan, Karrak and Lakki Marwat.

31 Dec 2014 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

In 2002, NRC began developing a programme targeting youth in post-conflict zones. These Youth Education Packs (YEP) were intended to respond not just to employment needs but also to teach young people, who had grown up in often challenging and unstable situations, literacy and life skills.1 After implementation in several countries around the world (Liberia; Burundi; Sierra Leone and more), beginning in 2010, NRC implemented this YEP project in Afghanistan, specifically in Herat,

31 Dec 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

How can IOM best achieve the dual objective of return and reintegration in challenging and complex environments that are conflict and post conflict settings? This question drives IOM’s strategic and operational efforts given the inherent difficulty of balancing shortterm (return) and long-term (reintegration) needs of uprooted populations.

This evaluation presents key findings from an assessment of IOM’s return and reintegration activities (2008 – 2013) in the Kabul, Nangarhar, Nimroz and Herat.

31 Dec 2014 description

Executive Summary

In 2014, caste discrimination figured prominently in a number of reports and country reviews by UN human rights bodies. More treaty body reviews than ever before highlighted caste discrimination in concluding observations, and eleven thematic and country reports of special procedures mandate-holders made reference to caste discrimination addressing a broad range of themes.

31 Dec 2014 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

31 Dec 2014 description

INTRODUCTION

Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is a priority component of any emergency response. MHPSS should be based on knowledge, available resources and effectiveness of interventions. To achieve this research has a key role to play.

ETHICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Ethics can be defined as: a system, or code of moral principles, to guide us to determine what behaviours or actions are helpful or harmful.

22 Dec 2014 description

Context

Despite reasonable growth rates, the Asia Pacific region is home to 743 milliion people living on less than $1.25 per day, and 1.6 billion on less than $2 per day (40% of the population) (UNESCAP 2013). The core countries of the Asia Regional Programme are among those with the worst poverty rates in Asia (e.g. 76%, 60% 53% on less than $2 per day in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal respectively). The development challenges are complex and multidimensional – with significant economic, political, social and environmental drivers.

19 Dec 2014 description

This piece originally appeared in The Express Tribune.

The internally displaced persons in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas have escaped the violence but are confronted with greater challenges.

“Home is a precious place. I would give anything to return to mine,” says 65-year-old Gul Bibi, as she gently rocks back and forth on a bed at the hospital set up by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Sadda, the second-largest town in Kurram Agency, FATA. The hospital is full of women who have babies and children in their arms or sleeping by their feet.

18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.

On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.

16 Dec 2014 description

GENEVA (16 December 2014) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday condemned what he described as “an utterly despicable and incomprehensibly vicious attack on defenceless children” at a mixed school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

15 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • $405 million needed for humanitarian action in Afghanistan in 2015

  • Winterization activities commenced in the Kabul Informal Settlements

  • Report provides new insight into urban poverty

  • $5 million contribution from Republic of Korea support air services and winterization to refugees

In this issue

2015 HRP launched P.1
Winter response in KIS sites P.3
Urban poverty report P.4
Humanitarian access P.6

15 Dec 2014 description

Hasan Mansoor

KARACHI: A latest report prepared by the provincial government vis-à-vis the drought situation in Thar shows that 311 children under five years of age have died between December, 2013 and November this year, it emerged on Sunday.