- OCHA: Pakistan: Flash Update – Afghanistan/Pakistan Earthquake #7, 9 Nov 2015
- IFRC Pakistan - Earthquake (MDRPK012): DREF Operation 1, 3 Nov 2015
- Humanitarian funding analysis: Earthquake in northern Pakistan, 28 Oct 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Pakistan 2015 Humanitarian Preparedness Plan (23 Jul 2015)
- UNHCR Global Appeal 2015 Update - Pakistan
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
NWA returns continue with 584 families returning last week. Twenty five new villages have been denotified in NWA in Mirali, Miran Shah, Ghulam Khan, and Spinwam tehsils. The authorities hope to return 12,000 to 14,000 families to this area before 31 December. Returns to other agencies have largely stopped as the end of Phase II coincides with the winter season. To date 137,270 families have returned to FATA since March 2015, which includes both registered and unregistered families.
As in the previous weeks, the returns NWA continue to slow with only 358 families returning during this reporting period. Returns to other agencies have stopped and will likely resume only after the winter season. To date 133,460 families have returned to FATA since March 2015, including both registered and unregistered families.
This week 420 families returned to NWA. As was the case last week, there were no returns to any other agency. Phase II of the returns have largely finished for the season and it is likely that the coming weeks will reflect the current trend, with relatively small numbers returning to NWA only. To date 132,107 families have returned to FATA since March 2015, including both registered and unregistered families.
The earthquake affected areas in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas remain the focus of relief efforts. The region will continue to receive rain and snowfall in the coming week. The number of damaged houses continues to rise as assessments continue. In KP 31 percent of the fatalities were women and 38 per cent children.
Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas were the most affected districts in the earthquake, and are the focus of relief activities.
The se areas received heavy showers and some snowfall during the week, compounding the hardship of the affected population.
A complete NGO Capacity Assessment (CA) tool kit was developed based on a consultative process with PHPF stakeholders, and is included in the 2015 PHPF Country Operational Manual
Of 145 invited NGOs, 88 submitted due diligence documents and applied for CA process. A total 84 NGOs (65 national, 19 international) have successfully passed the process.
The number of houses reported damaged by the earthquake is increasing considerably as more information becomes available on difficult to access areas. The Government estimates that over 59,000 houses have been damaged, of which 85 per cent are in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 14 per cent are in FATA. The districts of Chitral, Shangla, Swat, and Upper and Lower Dir are the worst affected, and account for nearly 70 per cent of the houses damaged across the country.
To date 131,797 families have returned to FATA since March 2015, including both registered and unregistered families. Returns to Khyber, SWA, Kurram, and Orakzai have largely finished for the season, with no new returns reported in the last two weeks. It is expected that returns to these agencies will begin again following the winter season. Returns to NWA may continue intermittently in the coming weeks.
The report summarizes the findings of the InterCluster Assessment mission carried out to the denotified areas of Kurram Agency from where over 22,000 families have been displaced due to security operations as well as sectarian conflict since 2008.
The mission found the conditions generally conducive for returns but identified needs for rehabilitation of basic facilities and livelihood.
The Report includes the findings of an Inter-Cluster Assessment mission to the de-notified areas of Orakzai Agency. The mission held meetings with Government officials and IDPs and visited some of the villages to which the IDPs will return. The mission found conditions in the Agency conducive for returns, recommends support to the returns process, except to four villages where there is a risk of landmines mines.
(Islamabad, 29 October 2015): The United Nations team in Pakistan offers our deepest sympathies to all those that have been affected by the Badakshan earthquake. This event is made more poignant occurring so soon after the ten-year anniversary of the devastating Kashmir earthquake, which claimed ten of thousands of lives in 2005. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said his thoughts and those of the international community are with the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan, as are those of the humanitarian community; both within Pakistan and around the world.
Islamabad, 28 October, 2015
Islamabad, 27 October, 2015