Health updates on internally-displaced persons (IDPs) from north Waziristan
Following the start of registration of unregistered IDPs from north Waziristan on 12 July, the registered figure has significantly increased from 852 495 individuals to 929 859 individuals as of 12th July 2014. A total of four measles cases/alerts were responded to from 22 June to 12 July, 2014. One suspected Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever death was reported from Bannu. The individual was a butcher by profession. Laboratory results are awaited. WHO reported a total of 399 019 individuals vaccinated at the permanent transit posts in south Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas from 21 May to 13 July. Among these 267 707 were vaccinated at key transit posts in Frontier Region Bannu, Bannu, Hangu and Kurram vaccinating the IDPs from north Waziristan.
26 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.
29 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.
16 April 2013 -- 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.
26 September 2012 -- 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.
26 September 2012 -- 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.