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19 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• In June 2018, the price of wheat increased by 2.4% while wheat flour decreased by 1.1% over May 2018; the price of rice Irri-6 increased by 1.3% while the price of rice Basmati decreased by 0.6% in June 2018 when compared to the previous month;

• Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in June 2018 by 0.57% over May 2018 and increased by 5.21% over June 2017;

19 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is in Low Flood level. All the other major Rivers are flowing is the state of their normal flows. Details at Annex A.

18 Jul 2018 description

BACKGROUND

The Community-Based Protection (CBP) and Urban Outreach Strategy (2017-2019) for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan was endorsed in July 2017. The overall goal of the CBP and Outreach Strategy is for Afghan refugees living in Pakistan to be empowered and their resilient capacity strengthened, enabling them to minimize their exposure to protection risks and improve their overall protection environment, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.  

The four key priorities of the strategy covers:  

18 Jul 2018 description

Key findings

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

18 Jul 2018 description

*7,726 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 June 2018.

*12,528 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 30 June 2018.

*1,308 IDP individuals (218 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

18 Jul 2018 description

Overview

Proof of Registration (PoR) card is an important protection tool that provides temporary legal stay and freedom of movement for the 1.39 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. PoR cards which have expired at the end of 2015 have been extended through official notification until 30 September 2018*.

18 Jul 2018 description

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.

18 Jul 2018 description

1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division

River Kabul at Nowshera is flowing at Low level and a ll other rivers are flowing at normal level . Details at Annex A .

2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD

18 Jul 2018 description

14 July 2018, Gilgit – Following the Inception Workshop held in Islamabad on 5 July, 2018, the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new US$37 million project today that will benefit more than 30 million people with scaled-up early warning systems, training on glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) preparedness and response, and the creation of new protective infrastructure.

17 Jul 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Authorities Should Enhance Security to Ensure Free and Fair Vote

(New York) – Pakistan’s interim government should take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of candidates and political party activists who are at risk of attack from the Taliban and other militant groups, Human Rights Watch said today. Nationwide parliamentary elections in Pakistan are scheduled for July 25, 2018.

17 Jul 2018 description

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (16 July 2018) — The Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement today to support the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF), recently established by the Government of Pakistan to finance investments in disaster risk reduction and preparedness that have high economic impact.

16 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is flowing at Low level and all other rivers are flowing at normal level. Details at Annex A.

15 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is flowing at Low level and all other rivers are flowing at normal level. Details at Annex A.

15 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is flowing at Low level and all other rivers are flowing at normal level. Low to Medium level flooding is expected in the Nullahs of Rivers Ravi and Chenab during next 24-hours.
    Details at Annex A.

15 Jul 2018 description

Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 9 July 2018 – Today the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in partnership with UNDP, announced the country’s first provincial strategy for financing climate action. The Climate Change Financing Framework (CCFF), which serves as a road map for integrating climate change in public financial and economic management, represents one of the first government endorsed policies adopted at state-level in the world. Today’s launch in Peshawar follows the adoption of the country’s federal level CCFF in October 2017.

14 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13424

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Olof Skoog (Sweden):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Mastung, Pakistan on 13 July, which resulted in more than 128 people killed and 200 people injured.

They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Pakistan and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.