As of 14 May 20,808 families have returned to Khyber Agency, 593 families to North Waziristan Agency, 4,789 families to South Waziristan Agency including 1,551 unregistered families. The returning families, that were registered and verified as IDPs, are being assisted by both the humanitarian community and the Government. The humanitarian community is providing monthly food for a period of six months and NFIs on the basis of needs/vulnerability. The Government is providing PKR 10,000 for transportation and PKR 25,000 as a cash grant.
In 2015, the authorities have planned to facilitate the return of over 170,000 families to the different de-notified areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). As of 14 May 2015, 26,190 families have returned including 1,551 unregistered families to South Warziristan Agency (SWA). The bulk of returns took place in Khyber Agency whereby 20,808 families have returned to the de-notified villages of Aka Khel area in Bara Tehsil.
(Islamabad/New York, 11 May 2015): The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) convened a humanitarian donors meeting to update the international donor community on the overall situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
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The New Pakistan ERF
In February 2015, OCHA released the 2015 Operational Handbook for Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPF), a set of new global guidelines for managing CBPFs. In Pakistan, the CBPF is known as the Emergency Response Fund (ERF).
The Handbook includes the following main changes in the operation of CBPFs:
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.