Humanitarian Health Action

Pakistan situation reports

Regional office for Eastern Mediterranean

2015

  • 27 October 2015

    Afghanistan earthquake: Health situation in Pakistan

    26 October 2015 -- A 7.5 magnitude earthquake with 189 km depth struck Afghanistan today causing injuries and deaths, as well as damage in infrastructure in some parts of the country (Source: U.S. Geological Survey). Some 866 060 people live 100 km around the epicentre Jurm district, 65 km South of Faizabad, Badakshan. Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System has issued RED alert on the Afghanistan earthquake. WHO is closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds for first-hand information.

  • 26 October 2015

    Afghanistan earthquake: Health situation reports

    26 October 2015 -- An earthquake of 7.7 magnitude jolted Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, 26 October 2015 at 02:09pm. The epicenter was the Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan. Tremors have been felt in major cities in Pakistan, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat and Malakand. UNSIOC reported so far more than 100 people injured and approximately 27 people killed. Chief Minister KP said 400 people injured while 30 dead. Emergency declared in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Pakistan has established control room and provided emergency numbers.

2014

  • 23 September 2014

    Flash floods in Pakistan

    The flash floods in Pakistan has caused 346 deaths and 620 people have been injured. More than 55 200 houses have been damaged or destroyed, total 3 million people are estimated to be affected. Stagnant water in the affected areas may cause severe health issues along with dengue and water borne diseases. 74 health facilities are affected, but 326 mobile medial teams and 327 medical camps are operational. The worst affected areas are Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir and Jammu.

  • 22 July 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

    The flash floods in Pakistan has caused 346 deaths and 620 people have been injured. More than 55 200 houses have been damaged or destroyed, total 3 million people are estimated to be affected. Stagnant water in the affected areas may cause severe health issues along with dengue and water borne diseases. 74 health facilities are affected, but 326 mobile medial teams and 327 medical camps are operational. The worst affected areas are Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir and Jammu.

  • 15 July 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

  • 11 July 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

  • 8 July 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

  • 4 July 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

  • 30 June 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

  • 24 June 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

  • 19 June 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

  • 17 June 2014

    Internally-displaced persons in north Waziristan: Health update

2013

  • 3 October 2013

    Pakistan earthquake September 2013

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck Baluchistan in south-west Pakistan on 24 September at 4.30 pm local time. The affected districts are Awaran, Panjghor, Kech, Khuzdar, Chaghi, Turbat and some areas of Gawader. As of 26 September a Baluchistan government representative reported that 352 people had been killed as a result of the earthquake and more than 500 people injured. Due to its remote location and high security risk, there is an extreme shortage of skilled health care providers Awaran. WHO is supporting response operations through the provision of medicines and medical supplies for more than 100 000 people.

  • 30 September 2014

    Pakistan earthquake September 2013

  • 26 September 2013

    Pakistan earthquake September 2013

  • 29 August 2013

    Pakistan monsoon floods - August 2013

    According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), nearly 1.3 million people are affected, 193 persons died and 31 355 people are living in 512 relief camps after the monsoon rains experienced in Punjab since early August. WHO has provided essential medicines support to 165 693 people through customized kits. Stagnant water in the flood affected areas is posing threat for increase in malaria, dengue and other water-borne diseases

  • 20 - 22 August 2013

    Pakistan monsoon floods - August 2013

  • 19 August 2013

    Pakistan monsoon floods - August 2013

  • 15 August 2013

    Pakistan monsoon floods - August 2013

  • 6 August 2013

    Pakistan monsoon floods - August 2013

  • 5 August 2013

    Pakistan monsoon floods - August 2013

  • 16 April 2013

    Pakistan / Iran earthquake

    A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck South-East Iran. The epicentre was 83km (53 miles) east of city of Khash, near Pakistan-Iran border. The preliminary reports show main affected areas are border districts of Balochistan with minor damages in Sindh.

  • 16 April 2013

    Displacement from Khyber Agency

    The monsoon floods in Pakistan have hit the Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh districts hardest and are affecting 4.5 million people. Humanitarian partners are supporting the Government’s relief activities and distribution of essential medicines. WHO has provided essential medicines for 418 227 people, with additional essential medicines (emergency health kits, oral rehydration salts, aqua tabs and anti-malarials) planned for 800 000 people. WHO has delivered in Sindh and Balochistan various medical supplies; including water purification tablets, jerry cans, gloves, malaria rapid diagnostic test kits, syringes and bandages, diarrhea disease kits and anti-snake venom.

2012

  • December 2012

    Pakistan monsoon floods

    The 2012 monsoon floods in Pakistan have hit the districts in Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh the hardest and are affecting 4.5 million people. Humanitarian partners are supporting the Government’s relief activities and distributing relief items. WHO has provided essential medicines for 418 227 people, with additional essential medicines (emergency health kits, oral rehydration salts, aqua tabs and anti-malarials) planned for 800 000 people. WHO has delivered various medical supplies, including 21 000 water purification tablets, 330 jerry cans, 10 000 gloves, 5450 malaria rapid diagnostic test kits, 2000 syringes and 3600 bandages, diarrhea disease kits and anti-snake venom in Sindh and Balochistan.

  • 2 June 2013

    Disease situation in Jalozai IDP camp

2011

2010

  • WHO response the to the 2010 floods in Pakistan

  • 22 November 2010

    Pakistan floods - Special health situation report

    Joint special report by the Pakistan Ministry of Health and WHO.

  • 14 September 2010

    Humanitarian Health Cluster response to the floods

    More than 21 million Pakistanis have been affected, out of which 8 million are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance-including an estimated 1.5 million women of childbearing age. The pre-existing high rate of chronic malnutrition in children (30-35% are stunted), combined with food insecurity and increased risk of disease, threatens to substantially increase the numbers of children with acute malnutrition.

  • August 2010

    Pakistan floods - Initial rapid assessment in Punjab

    Read the joint rapid assessment for the flood affected districts in Punjab by the Pakistan Ministry of Health, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO.

  • Pakistan floods - Stories from the field

    Read stories of the people affected by the floods and the health workers working in the flood affected areas.

  • August 2010

    Photostory: Health of millions at risk from Pakistan floods

    Pakistan's flood crisis has affected over 15 million people, with at least six million needing life-saving humanitarian assistance, including health care. Access to health care, including routine services, is difficult as monsoonal rains and raging flood waters have damaged or destroyed more than 200 hospitals and clinics.

  • 2008 - 2010

    Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district mortality and morbidity reports

    Weekly mortality and morbidity reporst on IDP hosting and crisis affected districts.

2009

  • Mortality and morbidity reports

  • 9 November 2009

    Health in photos: Pakistan

  • 30 August 2009

    Health in photos: Pakistan

  • 12 August 2009

    Brochure: Serving the health needs of Pakistan's displaced and host communitites

  • July 2009

    Photo story

  • 19 May 2009

    North-West Frontier Province Conflict Situation report

    As of 18 May, according to the Provincial Relief Commissionerate, the number of IDPs has risen to 2182 503 from 1 716 026 on 15 May in 11 NWFP districts (287 087 in 26 IDP camps and 1 895 476 outside). A suspected measles outbreak alert reported in Labor Colony, Mardan District, which is being investigated. Formation of Acute Watery Diarrhoea Response Team is initiated in collaboration with UNICEF, Department of Health and other partners. Lt. General Nadeem Ahmed, Head of Special Support Group for IDPs informed in a meeting held on 18 May in Peshawar that the operation in Bajaur agency is completed and IDPs from this area can return home. The World Bank is planning to conduct damage and needs assessment.

  • 16 May 2009

    North-West Frontier Province Conflict Situation report

    As of 15 May, the Provincial Relief Commissionerate reported 1 716 026 IDPs being registered in 11 NWFP districts (234 589 in 25 IDP camps and 1 481 437 outside). 75 registration points have been established in the Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Nowshera, Kohat and Peshawar districts. The general health situation in all IDP hosting districts (camps and host communities) remains stable. But rising trends in diarrhoea cases are being reported from the Jalozai and Jalala IDP camps. Disease surveillance teams are closely monitoring the situation. Health services coverage is being enhanced and extended.

  • 12 May 2009

    North-West Frontier Province Conflict Situation report

    Conflict in north western Pakistan has displaced more than 710 000 people since 2 May, swelling the pre-existing IDP population to an estimated 1.3 million (source: Provincial Relief Commissionerate). The health system is under strain. WHO is working with federal and local authorities, UN agencies and health cluster partners to identify and fill gaps in health care provision. A three-member WHO/EMRO surge team is in Islamabad to support the WHO Country Office.

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