2012 Khyber IDP Response Situation Report #18
- General Overview
The most recent displacement into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is due to escalating security operations against militant groups in the area. Save the Children estimates that over 600,000 people in total will be displaced if security operations continue, of which over 300,000 are expected to be children. The recent influx of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from the Khyber Agency began in January and intensified in mid-March when operations in the area increased. Since then, approximately 63,000 families have been displaced and have moved to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The recently displaced families join an estimated total of 144,104 displaced families from previous conflicts in the area, which have been ongoing since 2009.2 According to United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), approximately 1,200 individuals are currently being registered at the Jalozai camp daily compared to up to 10,000 during mid-March.