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22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

15 Jan 2015 description

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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12 Jan 2015 description

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.

07 Jan 2015 description

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.

02 Jan 2015 description

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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26 Dec 2014 description

Pakistan remains among the most disaster-prone countries, with a history of humanitarian emergencies caused by floods, drought, cyclones, earthquakes and conflict.

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in-country at the onset of an emergency, as an adjunct to other funding streams.

ERFs allow Humanitarian Country Teams - who are best informed of the situation on the ground - to swiftly allocate resources where they are most needed.

18 Dec 2014 description

Military operations (ongoing since June 2014) in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan have led to the displacement of thousands of people to surrounding districts in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan. As of 15 December 2014, 38,916 displaced families have been assessed.
Response has been ongoing since 18 June 2014

16 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 98,700 families (638,699 individuals) fled to Peshawar District from insecurity in Khyber Agency. 20,822 families are newly displaced.

  • Urgent funding of US$5.7 million needed to continue life-saving activities.

  • Infant deaths in Sindh mostly due to malnutrition-related complications from prolonged dry spell, poverty and lack of health services.

FIGURES

Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR) 1.4m

Expected returnees to FATA in 2015 500,000

15 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • $405 million needed for humanitarian action in Afghanistan in 2015

  • Winterization activities commenced in the Kabul Informal Settlements

  • Report provides new insight into urban poverty

  • $5 million contribution from Republic of Korea support air services and winterization to refugees

In this issue

2015 HRP launched P.1
Winter response in KIS sites P.3
Urban poverty report P.4
Humanitarian access P.6

12 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Security related developments in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes and move to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and other locations commencing 22 May 2014.

03 Dec 2014 description

Since 2008, more than 5 million people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been registered as displaced. At the start of 2014, 970,000 people were displaced.

The military operation in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in June 2014 led to further displacements of more than half a million people. The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has verified nearly 74,400 families displaced from NWA.

03 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

There are 1.38 million people displaced as of 25 November across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). In June 2014, new security operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) resulted in the displacement of over 450,000 (verified) people to neighbouring districts of Bannu, Hangu, Tank and Dera Ismail Khan.

01 Dec 2014 description

Military operations (ongoing since June 2014) in North Waziristan Agency (NWA), Pakistan have led to the displacement of thousands of people to surrounding districts in Paktika and Khost provinces of Afghanistan. As of 26 November 2014, 37,813 displaced families have been assessed. Response is ongoing.