- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 32, Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
- Fact Sheet: Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) 2007-2014 Pakistan - Feb 2015
- IPS: Threats, Deaths, Impunity – No Hope for Free Press in Pakistan
Appeals & Funding
This dashboard reflects the cummulative achievements of the 2014 Preliminary Reponse Plan of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) diplacement.
This dashboard reflects the cummulative achievements of the 2014 strategic plan. In 2014, Pakistan continued to face several key humanitarian issues: displacement and returns in northwestern Pakistan, nationally high food insecurity and undernutrition figures, over 1.6 million refugees residing in Pakistan, natural disasters and vaccine-preventable and vector-borne illnesses.
Military operations (ongoing since June 2014) in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan have led to the displacement of some 300,000 people to surrounding districts in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan. As of 10 February 2015, 42,028 displaced families have been assessed.
Response has been ongoing since18 June 2014.
Approximately 8,000 families or 19 per cent of the total are accommodated in Gulan camp, while 81 per cent is living with host families straining the already limited resources of under-served communities.
Conflict, refugees, and floods fuel humanitarian needs
Afghanistan 2014 SRP 67% funded
CHF projects help 1.8 million people in 2014
405 million requested (US$)
2014 - Humanitarian action in review
82 attacks against aid workers including polio workers recorded in 2014.
SIDA contributed an additional US$3.7 million late December to begin ERF 2015 allocations.
Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR) 1.6 m
Expected returnees to FATA in 2015 750,000
Estimated returnees to FATA since 2009 (FDMA) 1.4 m
Registered Afghan refugees 1.6
Registered nonAfghan refugees 600,000
(Islamabad, 31 January 2015): A team from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) met with a cross section of displaced people from South and North Waziristan to gain firsthand knowledge of their needs and living conditions.
Since 2007, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated US$182 million to support the humanitarian response in Pakistan to provide life-saving activities in natural disasters and the complex emergency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CERF proposals and priorities are developed within the humanitarian clusters/sectors mechanism.
ERF closes 2014 with $1.4 million allocation for KP
In mid-December, the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) received a contribution of US$1.4 million from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). This enabled timely allocations of funds to respond to unmet needs of new internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Bara Agency and continued support to IDPs in Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu and Kohat.
Since 2008, more than 5 million people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been registered as displaced. The military operations in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in June 2014 and in Bara area in Khyber agency in October 2014 led to further displacements of around 770,000 people. The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has verified nearly 92,000 families displaced from NWA and 35,000 families displaced from Bara in 2014.
At the end of 2014, 1.6 million people remained displaced in KP and FATA.
Conflict-induced displacement in Kunar
Shelter response 83 % completed
Humanitarian access in Helmand
In this issue
Scores displaced in Kunar P.1 Humanitarians respond to winter P.2 Mission to Daykundi P.3 Humanitarian access P.5
Ilam Taj looks towards the grey winter sky to say a quick prayer of thanks for her baby daughter, Afaida, who is bubbling with energy. Afaida’s grandmother, Feroza Bibi, joins Ilam in the prayer: “Praise be to Allah, for he gave her back to us.”
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ERF supports NWA response
The new contribution from the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (SIDA) in August 2014 enabled the Pakistan Emergency Response Fund (ERF) to fund response activities to displaced persons from North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
ERF allocated US$3.5 million to 26 projects in Bannu, DI Khan, Karrak and Lakki Marwat.
Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.
Afeel Khan and his family fled their home in mid-November. They lived in the town of Bara, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) near the border with Afghanistan. But intense fighting between militants and Government forces made life there unsafe.
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