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.
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.
19 September 2017 – Pakistan, being one of the last 3 polio-endemic countries in the world, has launched the first national immunization days campaign of the 2017–2018 low transmission season during which more than 37 million children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio. The campaign is taking place in all the districts/agencies of the country with a few local operational adjustments.
ICA is a WFP corporate programme design tool, used in over 20 countries around the globe. It provides evidence to support strategic placement and combination of four broad programmatic themes: Safety Net, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness.
How can the humanitarian sector in Pakistan build more effective systems for humanitarian action? And how do we need to work together to achieve it? These were the questions we attempted to answer during Start Network’s ‘The Future of Humanitarian Action in Pakistan’ conference, held in July in Islamabad, with the support of ACTED and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy.
Pakistan – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is backing a Pakistan government initiative to register up to a million unregistered Afghans believed to be living in Pakistan.
The documentation process, which was approved by Pakistan’s cabinet in February as part of the country’s Policy on the Repatriation and Management of Afghans, started on August 16th and has now registered some 70,000 Afghans.
- In August 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour negligibly decreased by 1.2% and 0.9%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 negligibly increased by 0.2% and that of rice Basmati slightly increased by 1.7% from the previous month (July 2017);
- Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly increased by 0.19% from July 2017, whereas it has slightly increased by 3.41% from the same month last year (August 2016);
A suicide blast near one of Pakistan's two main border crossings with Afghanistan has wounded at least 22 people, including several members of the security forces.
Monday evening's attack prompted Pakistani authorities to swiftly suspended all traffic at the southwestern Chaman post.
Officials said personnel of the paramilitary Frontier Corps were heading to the border crossing when a suicide bomber ambushed their vehicle and blew himself up near a busy public spot.
Splinter group takes credit
Sectors: Protection, Livelihood, Health, CBDRR, WASH, Shelter
Districts: Peshawar, Nowshera, Charssada, Kohat, Tank, Bannu, Dir Lower, Chitral, Shangla, Lower Kohistan, Hangu, Manshera
Total UCs Covered: 83
A. Situation analysis
Description of Disaster
The rains during the recent Monsoon season have been quite heavy resulting in the emergence of dengue cases from Peshawar by the mid-August 2017. These cases continued to rise and by 24th August a sudden surge was noticed with a number of patients admitted in the major government hospitals of Peshawar.
ISLAMABAD: The National Polio Programme is set to start first nationwide polio campaign from Sept 18, aimed at vaccinating 37.74 million children.
KARACHI: Ali Akbar Shah Goth and 100-Quarters in Arakanabad are the biggest dwellings of Rohingya Muslims in Pakistan though few will admit they are originally from Myanmar.
Since they all first crossed over to Bangladesh, in different times, to reach Pakistan, they prefer to call themselves Bengalis.
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.
Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts mainly dry weather over most parts of the Country. However, isolated wind-thunderstorms / rains expected over Malakand,
Hazara, D.I. Khan, Multan, and D.G. Khan Divisions along with Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Details at Annex B.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 “call to action” event held.
Work on “Positive Deviance” is currently underway in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and three provinces of Pakistan.
WFP launched the “Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment of Returned Households Residing in FATA” report.
WFP provides cash to returnees in North Waziristan Agency in Pakistan.
BISP and WFP launch “Nutrition Drive” for 1.5 million women.
After 14 years of working in Kurram district, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is withdrawing from the area. The authorities have refused to issue a no objection certificate (NoC), without providing any explanation. Without a valid NoC, MSF cannot continue to provide medical services in Kurram Agency, which is located on the north-western border of Pakistan.
Cross-border movement has remained low since Eid holidays. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan was 24% this week compared to last week’s figure of 148. Return of undocumented Afghans also remained low with a decrease of 18% compared to 447 individuals that returned between 27 August and 2 September 2017.
Some 84% (307 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 100% (112 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.