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31 Jul 2010 description

Executive Summary

Overview

This summary document provides information about Office of Inspector General (OIG) oversight activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan since fiscal year 2003.

OIG has strengthened its focus in Pakistan since the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reopened its mission in 2002. OIG has been providing oversight of USAID activities in Afghanistan since 2002 as well.

30 Apr 2010 description

Overview

This summary document provides information about Office of Inspector General (OIG) oversight activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan since fiscal year 2003.

OIG has strengthened its focus in Pakistan since the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reopened its mission in 2002 and since that year has been providing oversight of USAID activities in Afghanistan as well. OIG covers a wide spectrum of USAID programs in the two countries, covering such areas as relief and stabilization, reconstruction, sustainable development, education, and health care.

31 Jan 2010 description

Executive Summary

Overview

This summary document provides information about Office of Inspector General (OIG) oversight activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan since fiscal year 2003.

OIG has strengthened its focus in Pakistan since the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reopened its mission in 2002 and since that year has been providing oversight of USAID activities in Afghanistan as well.

01 Oct 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

30 Jan 2009 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In August 2008 Pakistan suffered a series of overlapping crises that led to substantial internal displacement and left hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. These events have come at a time when Pakistan is reeling from the effects of the global food crisis, exacerbating an already precarious situation.

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

The ongoing emergency response to the Balochistan 29 October earthquake is located within the broader disaster management context. Culmination of emergency response phase is linked to meeting 'essential shelter needs' of 7820 shelters, planned distribution of 1750 MT Al - Nayhan food package and supporting the devolved district government based response mechanism following Army's de-induction.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

MAJOR RESULTS

- About 35 million children immunised against measles.

- Immunisation , deworming, counselling on breast feeding and nutrition, and information on good hygiene practices provided to 1.87 million children under five and 330,000 pregnant women during two Child Health and Sanitation Weeks in six districts.

- Breastfeeding information provided to 20 million mothers during Global Breastfeeding Week.

- Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care monitoring and training scaled up nationally reaching more than 670 doctors and health workers.

- Over 162,000 girls enrolled …

23 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 23 December 2008 - UNICEF called today for more concerted action to make schools safe for children.

"Whether caused by poor construction or natural catastrophes, school collapses invariably have disastrous effects on children," said Cream Wright, UNICEF Global Chief of Education. "Schools must be safe places where children can learn and thrive."

The year 2008 was marked by a number of school collapses - many of them fatal - in various parts of the world.

Following the 3 May cyclone in Myanmar, more than 4,000 schools still need to be repaired or …

10 Dec 2008 description

CERF Advisory Group met in Geneva

The Advisory Group met in Geneva on 19 and 20 November and included the eight members newly appointed by the Secretary-General. The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. John Holmes, briefed the members on the progress of the Fund since their last meeting in June 2008 and the potential impact of the global financial crisis on CERF. The Advisory Group also discussed the management response to the Two-year Evaluation of the Fund.

05 Dec 2008 description
report ShelterBox

Friday 5th December 2008: International disaster relief charity ShelterBox has taken the lead in alleviating the plight of the 70,000 people left homeless by the late October earthquakes in the Baluchistan region of Pakistan by providing more shelter than any other British charity.

20 Nov 2008 description
report European Union

ISLAMABAD (NOVEMBER 20, 2008): The European Commission has released a grant of € 11.95 million (Rs. 1.22 Billion) to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for reconstruction of Government middle schools in the earthquake affected districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The amount will be used in the Education component of the Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project (EEAP).

18 Nov 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) reports that at least 5,000 winterized tents are required immediately. NDMA, Government of Balochistan, UN Agencies and the humanitarian community are working on the Winter Response Plan in the earthquake affected areas of Ziarat and Pishin districts.

- According to WHO-Ministry of Health (MoH) joint assessment, it is estimated that 30 to 35% of the affected population need some kind of psychosocial support.

SITUATION

1.

17 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

11 Nov 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Winterized emergency shelters remain a priority in view of the dropping temperatures.

- Reports from Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) in the affected areas show an upward trend in Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) due to the severe cold weather and poor shelter conditions.

07 Nov 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- The Earthquake in Balochistan province has left 166 deaths and 370 injured (government confirmed figure).

- According to the initial results of McRAM (Multi-Cluster Rapid Assessment Mechanism) survey of 36 villages in the three earthquake affected districts of Balochistan (Ziarat, Pishin and Harnai) Ziarat is the worst affected. Around 68,200 people were affected in the area and need assistance. About 7,600 houses have been completely or partially damaged.

SITUATION

1.

06 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Dated: 06 November 2008

General overview of the situation

Highlights

The McRam, facilitated by UNICEF and WFP, was conducted from 31st October to 3rd November in 36 villages in the earthquake-affected areas of Ziarat, Pishin and Harnai.

03 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Dated: 03 November 2008

1.0 General overview of the situation

Highlights

The McRAM, (multi cluster rapid assessment mechanism) facilitated by UNICEF and WFP, was conducted from 31st October to 3rd November in 46 affected villages: 22 in Ziarat, 18 in Pishin and 6 in Harnai. The report will be ready on 6th November.

Government-led coordination mechanism

31 October - The first General Coordination Meeting (GCM) was chaired by the Balochistan Secretary of Population and Social Welfare, government nominated focal person for coordination.

01 Nov 2008 description

GLIDE: EQ-2008-000206-PAK

This bulletin is being issued for information only.

Several aftershocks have been felt in Baluchistan since the two earthquakes that jolted several districts of Baluchistan on 29 October 2008. Official figures from the government and initial assessments indicate that more than 160 people have lost their lives, while 500 have been injured. The government, United Nations agencies and various non-governmental organizations are carrying out assessments and relief works in the affected areas.

31 Oct 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

1. CRITICAL ISSUES FOR CHILDREN

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the open Richter scale hit the province of Balochistan in Southwestern Pakistan on 29 October 2008. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earth quake was located in the Chiltan mountains about 80 kilometers northwest of Quetta, the provincial capital.