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13 Oct 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

Sri Lanka is literally baking these days.

During the first week of October, the Metrological Department reported that maximum daytime temperatures in some parts of the country were between 5 to 2C above average. They hit 38.3C in some parts of the North Central Province, a region vital for the staple rice harvest.

03 May 2016 description

Crisis overview

A severe heatwave is expected to strike Pakistan, in particular the southern province of Sindh and its capital Karachi, from the beginning of May up to the first week of June, coinciding with the first week of Ramadan. Karachi has already been affected by a moderate heatwave during the last 10 days of April, which caused two deaths.

12 Apr 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

Four dead as 6.6 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab, KP

26 more dengue cases surface in city

Climate Change worse than terrorism

KPK torrential rains, land sliding killed 66, damaged 925 houses: PDMA

Weather anomalies and climate-induced migration

Future preparations: Govt gears up for upcoming heatwave

KP to seek Kabul’s help against extortion calls

Contempt: Arrest warrants issued for 30 cops

212 people arrested for propagating hate speech

04 Apr 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS

Rain, snowfall hit parts of KP

LDA’s urban development plan to ‘hit environment’

First case of 2016 from district tested positive at HFH

Contingency plan ready to cope with heatwave emergency

Sea intrusion, sinking of Indus delta threaten coastline

No escape from disasters

KP to seek Kabul’s help against extortion calls

Punjab CM, security czar and army chief discuss Punjab operation

HRCP report 2015: Pakistan witnesses significant drop in violence

19 Dec 2015 description

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

1.2 million Estimated Number of IDPs in FATA and KPk OCHA – November 2015

138,185 Families Who Voluntarily Returned to FATA since March 2015 OCHA – December 2015

192,120 Registered Families from FATA Who Remain Displaced OCHA – December 2015

1.5 million Estimated Number of Registered Afghan Refugees in Pakistan UNHCR – October 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

16 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP continues FATA repatriation program

  • USAID/OFDA supports floods response in Chitral

  • USAID/FFP provides additional $27 million for food assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 9–15 September 2015

Afghanistan: The number of severely food insecure has risen to 1.5 million people, according to a new assessment. 7.3 million people are moderately food insecure. Food security among IDPs is worsening, with around 200,000 people reported to be in need of immediate assistance.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

21 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 July 2015

Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.

14 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 8–14 July 2015

Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.

10 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heat wave causes more than 1,200 deaths, exacerbates drought conditions in Sindh

  • The Government of Pakistan (GoP) implements new registration process for international organizations

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $11 million in additional funding

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 1–7 July 2015

Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.