Returns to South Waziristan (SWA), Khyber and North Waziristan (NWA) Agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) started on 16, 20 and 31 March respectively. The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) endorsed supporting the returns process once the steps in the returns framework were completed, such as conducting security and inter-cluster assessment missions to the return areas, and returns intention survey to ensure a voluntary and dignified return.
The Government and humanitarian partners have made detailed arrangements to facilitate returns.
20,579 vulnerable children (9,878 boys, 10,701 girls) and 9,580 women without protective services in Kohat District, Khyber Agency.
Shelter, security in the areas of origin and lack of livelihoods are the three highest needs and challenges faced by returning families to Bara,
Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR) - 1.67 m
Expected returnees to FATA in 2015 - 1 m
Estimated returnees to FATA since 2009 (FDMA) - 1.4 m
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.
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.
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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