Pakistan: FATA Displacements Situation Report No. 1 (as of 21 May 2013)

Highlights

• Following displacements from the Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), in March and April, humanitarian partners are now registering and providing assistance to families displaced from central Kurram Agency in FATA, who, since mid-May have fled their homes due to the Government of Pakistan’s security operations against armed non-state actors.

• Registrations commenced on 17 May and as of 19 May, partners had pre-registered 1,179 families (5,328 people) in New Durrani camp in Kurram Agency and provided food rations to 208 families. On 19 May a crowd of 4,000 to 6,000 IDPs reportedly caused security guards to withdraw and registration facilities were damaged, temporarily causing the suspension of registration, which will resume this week.

• Local media indicate tribal elders report approximately 12,000 families (72,000 people) have been displaced from their homes in Kurram during the past two weeks, although local authorities indicate they expect between 7,000 and 8,000 families (42,000 and 48,000 people) to be displaced due to ongoing security operations in Kurram Agency.

• The displacements from Kurram Agency compound a volatile humanitarian situation recently worsened by the displacement of 17,140 families (79,839 people) from the Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency, FATA, as of 7 May, due to an escalation of hostilities between rival armed groups and the Government’s security operations against armed non-state actors since mid-March. In total, nearly 1.1 million people (180,574 registered families) are currently displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and FATA due to ongoing conflict and insecurity since 2008, and require ongoing humanitarian assistance.

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