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18 Apr 2018 description

Key findings

Nine Advice and Legal Aid Centres (ALAC) are operational in the main refugee-hosting areas of four provinces in order to provide free legal support to persons of concern: four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one in Sindh and three in Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) through partnership agreements with SHARP and one in Baluchistan run by SEHER.[1]

17 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • In March 2018, the prices of wheat and wheat flour both decreased by 0.2% and 0.6%, respectively, over February 2018; the price of rice Irri-6 remained unchanged, while the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.4% in March 2018 when compared to the previous month;

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in March 2018 by 0.31% over February 2018 and increased by 3.25% over March 2017;

17 Apr 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 16th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Management of the UAE-funded Project to Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP, unveiled today the results of the UAE's polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan that started in 2014 until the end of February 2018.

As many as 281,374,70 million anti-polio vaccines were provided to more than 57 million children less than five-year-old.

16 Apr 2018 description

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, disburses final US$12 million of US$120 million commitment made in 2013

GENEVA (16 April 2018) – The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced today that the UAE has completed the US$ 120 million commitment made by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the 2013 Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi.

16 Apr 2018 description

By Hanif Samoon

At least ten more children lost their lives in Sindh's Tharparkar district over the past 24 hours due to malnutrition and the outbreak of viral infections and in the region, sources in Mithi Civil Hospital said.

The children who lost their lives were hospitalised in Civil Hospital Mithi. They include Nashad, 1 year old; Khalida, 2; Intizar Ali, three months old; Marvi four months old; Abida five months old; Marvi, 8; Khatoon, 6 months old, Aisha, 8 months old; Dhana, 3 months old; and Shanti, 7 months old.

13 Apr 2018 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees decreased slightly this week compared to 676 refugees that repatriated between 25 and 31 March 2018. Return of undocumented Afghans increased slightly compared to last week’s figure of 987. Some 96% (963 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 95% (606 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

13 Apr 2018 description

By Syed Ali Shah

The first polio virus case of 2018 was reported in Balochistan's Dukki district on Thursday.

Sources in the Balochistan health department told DawnNewsTV that a three-year-old child fell prey to the crippling virus.

Samples of the child's blood were sent to a laboratory and the results confirmed the presence of polio virus in his body, the sources said.

It is yet to be ascertained if the child was ever administered polio drops.

12 Apr 2018 description

PESHAWAR: The Fata Disaster Management Authority has set April 30 as the last deadline for the repatriation of around 1,500 families from Afghanistan to North Waziristan Agency.

FDMA assistant director operation and relief Mian Adil Zahoor said on Wednesday that the government would facilitate return of the tribal people from Afghanistan by the end of April. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting, he added.

He said after expiry of the deadline the tribal people could return to their homes, but would not be entitled to any assistance from the government.

10 Apr 2018 description

Pakistan has launched a nationwide polio-vaccination drive to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries on Earth where it is found.

Nearly 260,000 volunteers and workers fanned out across Pakistan in an effort to vaccinate every child below the age of 5 in a weeklong campaign, Pakistan's national coordinator on polio, Mohammad Safdar, said on April 9.

He said the authorities hoped a similar campaign will soon be launched in Pakistan's tribal regions.

10 Apr 2018 description

A total of 1,721 individuals Facilitated for Voluntary Repatriation Process between 1 March to 31 March 2018 from Pakistan with 1,643 entitled for cash assistance. The remaining 78 have received UNHCR’s cash assistance in the past.

Overview of Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan to Afghanistan

UNHCR facilitates the Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan refugees as part of its mandate to provide durable solutions.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio campaign will begin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Monday. The officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Sunday said that more than 6.7 million children below age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops and special security measures have been taken for polio teams in this regard.

06 Apr 2018 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees doubled this week compared to 337 refugees that repatriated between 18 and 24 March 2018. Return of undocumented Afghans also increased, by 37%, compared to last week’s figure of 720. Some 96% (946 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (661 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

06 Apr 2018 description

Islamabad,April 04th, 2018:

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 04th, 2018, in line with its agenda to implement a Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction approach in preparing and responding to disasters, as well as early recovery.

Chairman NDMA, Lt. Gen. Omar Mahmood Hayat and Country Representative of IUCN, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema signed the agreement.