Pakistan: FATA Displacements Situation Report No. 2 (as of 6 June 2013)

Highlights

• Humanitarian partners have registered 51,582 of the 60,000 people estimated to have been displaced from central Kurram Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), since mid-May due to ongoing security operations against non-state armed actors.

• All the registered internally displaced people (IDPs) are receiving basic assistance comprising food, relief items and critical life-saving services, although security concerns and funding constraints are affecting humanitarian partners’ response to the IDPs’ needs. Forty-five per cent of the IDPs from Kurram Agency are females and 87 per cent of the displaced families are living in off-camp locations.

• Due to security and movement restrictions to the affected areas, OCHA conducted an "observations exercise" with its partners to determine the priority humanitarian needs of the IDPs from Kurram Agency. Food, shelter, safe drinking water and health-care support are the critical needs according to key informants. Additional needs and concerns include security, money, livelihoods and education. Humanitarian partners will conduct a detailed assessment of the needs in Kurram Agency in the coming days, subject to the security situation.

• Meanwhile, 79,839 people displaced from the Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency, FATA, in March and April continue to receive relief assistance as part of the overall response to the complex emergency in northwest Pakistan. More than 1 million people are now displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and FATA due to insecurity dating back to 2008 and require continued humanitarian assistance.

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