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2017 in brief
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.
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.
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
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
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HRCP report 2015: Pakistan witnesses significant drop in violence
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
GoP continues FATA repatriation program
USAID/OFDA supports floods response in Chitral
USAID/FFP provides additional $27 million for food assistance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.