Has the UN made a difference in Pakistan? The results in this Annual Report confirm that we have. As the era of the Sustainable Development Goals dawns, we marked this new beginning with a fresh resolve to deliver better results for all the people of Pakistan. 2016 was a year of impressive progress.
Hand in hand with our partners, our collective achievements propelled us forward, towards stronger development outcomes across the country.
Delivering as One
Umerkot and Sanghar received less or limited rainfall during 2016 monsoon compared to 2015, while Tharparkar received more rainfall in 2016 compared to 2015.
The rains were not timely and did not prove adequate for agriculture activities to the required extent resulting in less yield per acre compared to normal year in Tharparkar and Umerkot.
STUNTING in Pakistan is a tragedy of epic proportions; a tragedy that we can, and and must, overcome. Nearly half of Pakistan’s children — 44pc — suffer from stunted growth (National Nutrition Survey 2011). This is the third highest number of stunted children in the world.
Developed over six months, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority/Provincial Disaster Management Authority (NDMA/PDMA), the MIRA is a common methodology for rapid assessment in an emergency. It is designed to identify strategic humanitarian priorities after the onset of an emergency within 72 hours according to a timeline and formula that calculates sample size to reliability limits of a 5 per cent margin of error and 95 per cent confidence interval.
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While the ravages of the disastrous floods of 2010 were still apparent, the 2011 monsoon season, which started with a normal rain pattern, intensified from 10 August onwards and triggered severe flooding in various regions of the country, most significantly in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. In the worst-hit areas, including some of those also affected by the floods in 2010, more rain fell in one month than in an average monsoon season.
ISLAMABAD, February 7, 2009 - The United Nations, as part of the broader humanitarian response, has begun providing assistance to as many as 2000 families displaced because of the on-going military operation in Swat.
The assistance includes food supplies, shelter materials, clothing, kitchen utensils and water and sanitation facilities.
In this connection, 12 trucks loaded with food and non-food assistance that left Peshawar on Saturday (today) morning safely reached Mingora, on the outskirts of Swat Valley.
Thousands of families have been migrating from Swat where the military is …
The One Program is the central pillar in piloting UN Reform in Pakistan, with "Delivering as One" being the motto and ultimate objective of the Pilot. The pilot experiment is a reflection of the Government of Pakistan's effort at the highest level towards reforming for improved coherent development delivery.
Tropical Cyclone Update
Covers up to PMD bulletin at 0300 on 26 June 07
- Location 100 KM south of Karachi and moving in the NW direction
- Storm impact in Sindh is likely to ease from mid-day 26 June
- Likely to cross over to Balochistan coast with associated storm surge by 26 June evening.
Bagh-District Cluster Priorities
1.Saving lives and restoring livelihoods
2.Providing humanitarian aid to people’s places of origin
Food & Nutrition
Health -- secondary/referral
Serious outbreaks of acute watery diarrhoea in Muzaffarabad and other devastated earthquake locations are focusing attention on the need to scale up efforts to provide safe water supply and sanitation in the self-settled camps.
Dr. Khalif Bile, the World Health Organization representative in Pakistan said today that, "although the laboratory diagnosis is not yet confirmed, these cases of acute watery diarrhoea should be taken extremely seriously.
One month after the devastating earthquake that struck northern Pakistan, the humanitarian community is focusing on providing hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable with adequate shelter, medical care, safe water supply and food assistance.
In response to the heavy floods that hit country in June 2005, the UN Disaster Management Team, in its meeting held on 29 June, 2005, agreed to form sub-groups to assess the specific needs and issues of immediate concern in Food, Water and Sanitation, Health, Shelter and Livestock & Agriculture. The Sub-Groups presented their reports and findings in their respective sectors in the meeting of the UNDMT held on 7 July, 2005. It was agreed to consolidate all the assessments in a single report for sharing with the Donor Community and other relevant stakeholders.