PESHAWAR: Poverty and parents’ lack of interest to enroll their children in schools are the main factors that are leading children to the workplace instead of schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to officials.
Both factors are cited to be the reasons for 0.75 million children not attending schools. “It is 50 per cent of the total 1.5 million out-of-school children in the province,” said officials of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department while quoting a recently-conducted survey by the education department.
DERA MURAD JAMALI: A 12-year-old boy was killed in a landmine blast in the Sangsilla area of Dera Bugti district on Saturday.
The landmine was planted along the road by suspected militants, Levies officials said. It went off after the boy stepped on it.
The boy suffered critical wounds in the blast and died on the spot, the officials said.
His body was shifted to the district hospital and later handed over to his family. The boy’s name could not be immediately ascertained.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's military says the death toll from the overnight cross-border shooting by India in the disputed Kashmir region has risen to six.
In a statement Friday army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said 26 people, including women and children, were also wounded in what he called “unprovoked'' Indian shelling across the boundary in the Charwa and Harpal villages, on the Pakistani side.
Since 2011, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) has sought to understand how processes of post- conflict recovery and state-building play out in some of the world’s most challenging contexts – and to equip policy- makers and practitioners with better information on how to support these processes.
Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan increased significantly this week compared to last week’s figure of 112. Return of undocumented Afghans also increased compared to 367 individuals that returned between 3 and 9 September 2017.
Some 90% (1,204 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 97% (1,400 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.
International efforts in Afghanistan: Lessons from a whole-of-government response and the creation of Provincial Reconstruction Teams
21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.
Washington, September 21, 2017 ─ The World Bank today approved $114 million to significantly expand support for families affected by militancy-related violence, improve child healthcare and establish systems for emergency response safety net delivery in the affected areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan.
A two-year-old girl in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been diagnosed with the polio virus, the province's health department told DawnNews on Thursday.
The girl, who belongs to the Lakki Marwat district, had been vaccinated against polio this year. However, her family decided to have her examined after they realised that one of her legs hurt.
Health officials say that though she has contracted virus, she will be able to walk normally thanks to her prior vaccination.
El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos
Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers
Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output
FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries
21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys
This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities for monitoring populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.
Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).