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22 Jan 2018 description

Over the critical ‘low transmission season’, Pakistan’s polio programme is working feverishly to identify and vaccinate every high-risk mobile child

THE NOMADS

Faryad Rehman can’t read or write, and lives on a dirt floor in one of 18 dusty tents clustered together a stone’s throw from the main road to Lakki Marwat in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), where his two-month-old daughter Naina was born.

22 Jan 2018 description

ISLAMABAD, Monday 22 January 2018 – The UN refugee agency said Monday that there have been no changes to the textbooks currently used in refugee schools in Pakistan._DSC0162

The education curriculum of Afghanistan is used in refugee schools in Pakistan. This helps prepare pupils for their reintegration into the schooling system in Afghanistan should they decide to return. Curricula from a refugee’s home-country are also used in other refugee situations around the world.

20 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Despite erratic rains at start of season, current prospects for 2018 wheat output are positive

  • Aggregate cereal output in 2017 estimated at record level

  • Rice exports in 2018 forecast to increase from last year’s near-average level

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened seasonally in recent months

  • Food insecurity persists in localized areas

20 Jan 2018 description

Islamabad 19 January 2018:

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Army Medical Corps (AMC) signed MoU on 19th January, 2018 to promote a culture of prevention, mitigation and enhanced coordination among key stakeholders involved in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) across the country.

This MoU was signed by Chairman NDMA, Lt. Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI (M) and Surgeon General, Lt General Zahid Hamid. This MoU specifically focuses on enhancing cooperation between NDMA and AMC, including mutual support in DRM related initiatives.

19 Jan 2018 description

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is extremely saddened that two committed frontline health workers were killed while delivering vaccines in Quetta, Pakistan. We extend our deepest condolences to their family. The delivery of health care is impartial and any attack against health workers is an attack on the children of Pakistan, whose very lives health workers are working to protect. The GPEI remains committed to supporting the government and people of Pakistan in continuing their important work to stop polio for good.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

KATHMANDU, 19 January 2018 – “UNICEF joins the Government of Pakistan in its condemnation of the killing of two polio vaccinators in Balochistan earlier this week."

“The mother and daughter who were killed were at the forefront of this extremely important fight to combat polio in Pakistan. Such attacks on health workers can hamper the important work to eradicate the disease and ensure that Pakistani children are no longer at risk of lifelong disability.”

19 Jan 2018 description

Islamabad: Federal Minister for National Health Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarrar and Prime Minister’s Focal person for Polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq have strongly condemned the cowardly attack on innocent polio worker in Balochistan in which two front line workers have been martyred by the terrorists.

18 Jan 2018 description

Pakistani authorities say gunmen shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were taking part in an antipolio campaign in the southwestern city of Quetta.

Police official Naseebullah Khan said that Sakina Bibi, 50, and her 20-year-old daughter, Alizah, were giving immunization drops to children on January 18 when two gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot them.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but militants in Pakistan have regularly targeted polio workers and their guards.

18 Jan 2018 description

Basic definitions and guidance on the project budget preparation process

This guideline provides partners with a common framework to facilitate appropriate preparation of project budgets.
It focuses on defining eligible and ineligible costs, direct and indirect costs (e.g. Programme Support Costs – PSC), shared costs, budget categories and the adequate breakdown of budget lines. This guidance applies to all partners.

Rationale and Basic Principles of the Project Budget

18 Jan 2018 description

A. Introduction / Humanitarian situation

FATA remains one of the least developed regions in Pakistan having experienced man-made, as well as natural disasters for many years. From 2008 to 2014more than 5 million people were displaced from the FATA due to the security operations by the military against non-state armed groups.

17 Jan 2018 description

Islamabad 12 January 2018: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) signed Annual Work Plan with the UNFPA- Pakistan, with NDMA on January 12th, 2018 to envisage cooperation between the two organizations for Gender Mainstreaming, specifically in humanitarian crises to cater the needs and concerns of vulnerable groups in the entire DRM spectrum. The work plan is part of the Multi-Year Agreement (2018-22) signed between the two organizations in December 2017 to address issues of GBV and protection of women during pre and post disasters.

16 Jan 2018 description

Based On A Review Of Multiple Sources, Including The Household Survey Of The FATA Vulnerability Analysis.

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

1.1 CONTEXT

15 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • In December 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 2.4% and 0.8%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 and rice Basmati negligibly increased by 0.8% and 0.2%, respectively, from the previous month (November 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly decreased by 0.37% from November 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 4.57% from the same month last year (December 2016);

15 Jan 2018 description

Islamabad, 15 Jan, 2017 - The first national campaign of 2018 will kick start from Monday across all provinces, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan except for Karachi. Over 260,000 health workers and support staff will be administering polio drops to almost 38 million under five children during the next five days. Campaign in Karachi was delayed due to administrative reasons and will be starting from 22nd January.

14 Jan 2018 description

The UAE provided over 254.4 million units of polio vaccine to more than 43 million Pakistani children between 2014 and 2017, through its anti-polio drive in the country.

The UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme, UAE-PAP, was launched under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to support the health sector and strengthen the polio prevention programmes in Pakistan.

12 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Protests Erupt After 7-Year-Old Girl Raped and Killed

Meenakshi Ganguly

Yesterday, Pakistani news anchor Kiran Naz went on the air with her young daughter to protest on camera the rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl, whose body was dumped in a pile of garbage.

12 Jan 2018 description

Islamabad, 9th Jan 2018: National Post Monsoon-2017 Review Conference held at National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here on Tuesday. The Conference was presided over by Chairman NDMA Lt. General Omar Mahmood Hayat.