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08 Aug 2017 description

QUETTA, 7 August, 2017: In an effort to improve the health services in public hospitals in Quetta, the UN Refugee Agency Monday handed over a health project worth Rs35.4million (USD350,000) to the provincial health department that will benefit 200,000 patients.

The project was handed over at a ceremony which was attended by UNHCR and government officials.

08 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • 1,985 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
  • 9,650 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
  • 79,822 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017
  • 206,318 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017
  • 96% of returnees from Pakistan (1,898 individuals) assisted
  • 3.5% of returnees from Iran (342 individuals) assisted

Situation Overview

08 Aug 2017 description
report Oxfam

The urban context in Pakistan is complex and posses major risks for the most vulnerable groups. Following the results of a participatory analysis, Oxfam developed a strategy for improving urban WASH governance and accountability in Pakistan. The model is centred on citizens, with strong elements for influencing and networking. The inclusion of social accountability mechanisms is already showing results in terms of the accountability of local administrations and improved service delivery, particularly to women and vulnerable groups.

07 Aug 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From January to July 2017, nearly 183,000 people were driven from their homes in Afghanistan due to conflict, up by more than 9,800 compared to the previous week.

04 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).

03 Aug 2017 description

After finishing elementary school, Qismat Rani had nowhere to go. Her small village in Pakistan’s Nankana District had only one government school for girls that went up to and finished at the fifth grade. So, her parents forced her to marry.

“When my mother said it was time, I refused and argued that I wanted to continue studying,” Qismat said. “My maternal aunt wanted me to marry her son, who was in his 30s. She came over with a Quran one day, and that was that.”.

She was only 14 at the time. “I didn’t even know what marriage was.”

02 Aug 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The food security situation of returned households to their place of origin in Pakistan’s FATA Agencies has improved significantly since 2014, according to a new report released today.

01 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Pakistan welcomes USD 25 million from the Government of the United States.

  • Canada funds the Strategic Humanitarian Response Facility in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Pakistan.

  • Study on the “Cost of the Solution” to the nutrition problem.

  • Agreement signed with Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and Department of Health, Punjab.

  • Launch of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative feasibility study in Punjab.

WFP Assistance

01 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

1,885 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

9,393 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

77,837 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017

196,668 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017

91% of returnees from Pakistan (1,724 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (358 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

31 Jul 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From January to end of July, more than 173,000 people were driven from their homes in Afghanistan due to conflict, up by 5,400 people from last week. Overall, displacements are around 15 per cent less compared to the same period in 2016. Currently, families have been displaced from 255 out of 399 districts and sought safety and shelter in 172 districts. More than 70 humanitarian organizations are providing assistance to displaced families across the country.

31 Jul 2017 description

Trafficking in persons, also known as modern slavery or human trafficking, is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Where a person younger than 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion. Victims can be anyone from around the world or right next door: women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens alike.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP distributed food, cash-based transfers and specialised nutritious food to 270,000 vulnerable people, mostly women and children, across Afghanistan.

  • WFP completed a pilot for remote monitoring of programmes using the mobile vulnerability assessment and mapping tool, mVAM. The pilot will inform WFP’s efforts to maintain consistent access to the most vulnerable in the hardest-to-reach areas.