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Floodwaters are receding in many areas across Myanmar, with the number of people sheltering in temporary evacuation sites now below 100,000 people or 97,000 from a peak of more than 110,000 people on 13 August, UNOCHA reports.
The UNOCHA had approved a grant of $10 million to facilitate the respective sectors in responding to the needs of affected communities with an additional $1 million and possibly more would be allocated by the Pakistan Humanitarian Pool Fund (PHPF) reserve.
Many others remain trapped in their homes, UNOCHA added, with more than 500,000 children deemed to be at "immediate threat".
School-age children are especially at risk-'of dropping out of school, recruitment by extremist groups and exposure to increasing poverty,' according to the Unocha report.
Foreign Secretary Janjua conveyed Pakistan's appreciation for the role and support by UNOCHA during natural disasters and rehabilitation of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs).
The UNOCHA press release is right in declaring that "children should never be the target of violence and must not be put at risk of violence nor encouraged to participate in violence." Yet the wording also exposes the dynamics of the UN working from a distance, within its cloistered space wherein it churns out statements for the media.
UNOCHA said 669,000 people have been affected in Somaliland, giving a toll of 25 people so far confirmed dead and 27 missing, with numbers likely to rise as information arrives from areas that are now inaccessible.
The UAE continues to partner with various international bodies and organisations including Unicef, the World Health Organisation, the World Food Programme, UN Development Programme, UNOCHA, and the ICRC, among others, to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of humanitarian relief and assistance to Yemeni citizens.
aid agency UNOCHA, said the two-day gathering needed to raise $8 billion in pledges for work inside Syria and with refugees in neighboring countries, warning that some programs may have to be cut back if funds are not forthcoming.
During a press conference from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), alongside Palestinian ministers, issued an appeal to the international community to the sum of $539 million to 'address urgent humanitarian needs of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.'
By AGEWA MAGUTThe United Nations has said Sh160 billion is needed to respond to severe drought that has been ravaging Somalia since January last year.According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) 5.
First two day's training session for enumerators on MIRA was jointly organised in District Muzaffargarh by NDMA, UNOCHA with the support of PDMA Punjab and District Administration Muzaffargarh, the last day.
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