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21 Oct 2018 description

Syed Ali ShahUpdated October 19, 2018

A ceremony was held in Quetta on Friday to celebrate the passing-out of 1,400 young students, who completed their primary education under an accelerated learning programme (ALP) launched by the Balochistan government in collaboration with Unicef.

The programme seeks to provide primary education to out-of-school children within three years — as opposed to the usual six years — to overcome the age gap created because of the school years missed by the children and adolescents.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

1,857 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 350,000 cash based transfers made

US$16.06 m six months (Oct 2018 - Mar 2019) net funding requirements

237,000 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

18 Oct 2018 description

Repatriation of Afghan refugees decreased 22% compared to 366 refugees that repatriated between 30 September and 6 October 2018. Returns of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 24%, compared to 706 individuals who returned the previous week.

Some 61% (172 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance, while 85% (460 individuals) of the undocumented Afghan returnees were provided post-arrival assistance.

18 Oct 2018 description

*12,162 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 September 2018.

*19,560 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 30 September 2018.

**83,328 IDP individuals (13,888 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

04 Oct 2018 description
report ActionAid

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Adriano Campolina, chief executive of ActionAid International, says:

"Pakistan's decision to shut down ActionAid and other International NGOs is a worrying escalation of recent attacks on civil society, academics and journalists.

"The immediate victims will be the thousands of ordinary Pakistani families who ActionAid has been supporting to claim their rights and build a better life. If these trends continue, Pakistan's hard-won democracy itself will be the ultimate victim.

03 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the first half of 2018, UNICEF identified over 4,200 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and admitted them for treatment in UNICEF supported outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) sites. UNICEF also reached over 38,000 children with micronutrient powders as part of its nutrition response.

01 Oct 2018 description

Repatriation of Afghan refugees was 55 % less compared to 382 refugees that repatriated between 9 to 15 September. Return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 48%, compared to 969 individuals that returned in the preceding week.
Some 100% (172 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance, while 90% (452 individuals) of the undocumented Afghan returnees were provided post-arrival assistance

28 Sep 2018 description

Dawn Report Updated September 28, 2018

SANGHAR: Scores of drought-stricken residents of Achhro Thar, an extended part of Thar proper, have demanded the Sindh government should immediately supply them water and fodder for their starving livestock and relief goods for the equally affected humans.

They told journalists here on Thursday that drought had badly affected humans as well as livestock population in this part of the Thar desert, which had already been declared drought-hit by the government.

28 Sep 2018 description

Syed Ali Shah | September 27, 2018

Nearly 52 per cent children have reportedly become the victim of stunting as result of severe undernourishment due to the drought-like situation in the province, Dr Ali Nasir Bugti, the coordinator for Balochistan nutrition cell, told DawnNewsTV.

“Child mortality rate in the province is high as compared to other provinces of the country owing to chronic malnutrition for mothers and children,” Dr Bugti said.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

2,711 mt of food assistance distributed

US$19 m six months (July - December 2018) net funding requirements

291,000 people assisted in May 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

*10,749 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 31 August 2018.

*16,835 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 August 2018.

**83,310 IDP individuals (13,885 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

19 Sep 2018 description

Repatriation of Afghan refugees was 30 % less compared to 545 refugees that repatriated between 2 to 8 September. Return of undocumented Afghans also increased, by 8%, compared to 895 individuals that returned in the preceding week.

Some 98% (376 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance, while 89% (859 individuals) of the undocumented Afghan returnees were provided post-arrival assistance.

17 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR’S SELF–RELIANCE AND LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME

In recent years, UNHCR has given increased priority to promoting self-reliance for refugees and other persons of concern (PoCs)*.

Self-reliance is a vital part of enhancing refugees’ protection, empowerment, and resilience. It is a cross-cutting theme described throughout UNHCR’s Strategic Directions 2017-2021, and highlighted in the High Commissioner’s guidance to prepare annual plans for 2019.