Heavy monsoon rains, the rapid melting of snow and outbursts from glacial lakes have led to flash floods and the flooding of the Indus River in various locations across Pakistan. The floods have affected 23 Districts across Pakistan with 55 reported fatalities and 14 people injured. Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and six Districts of Punjab province have been hit the hardest, with a high risk of floods in Sindh province in coming days. The Pakistan Army and Government authorities are providing immediate response.
ERF allocates US$3.7 million to support Bara returns
Heavy monsoon rains, the rapid melting of snow and outbursts from glacial lakes from 16 to 22 July 2015 have led to flash floods and the flooding of the Indus River in various locations across Pakistan. Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been badly hit with an estimated 285,000 people affected. Areas in Gilgit Baltistan, Punjab and Sindh are also affected. The Pakistan Army and Government authorities are providing immediate response. OCHA is in contact with provincial and national disaster management authorities, and continues to monitor the situation.
FATA returns to 18 denotified villages in SWA started on 16 March
Japan contributes US$13.5 million to Pakistan
Rescue 1122 will undertake INSARAG accreditation testing in 2017
Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR) - 1.58 m
Expected returnees to FATA in 2015 - 1 m
Estimated returnees to FATA since 2009 (FDMA) 1.47 m
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:
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
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
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.
ERF supports NWA response
The new contribution from the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (SIDA) in August 2014 enabled the Pakistan Emergency Response Fund (ERF) to fund response activities to displaced persons from North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
ERF allocated US$3.5 million to 26 projects in Bannu, DI Khan, Karrak and Lakki Marwat.
98,700 families (638,699 individuals) fled to Peshawar District from insecurity in Khyber Agency. 20,822 families are newly displaced.
Urgent funding of US$5.7 million needed to continue life-saving activities.
Infant deaths in Sindh mostly due to malnutrition-related complications from prolonged dry spell, poverty and lack of health services.
Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR) 1.4m
Expected returnees to FATA in 2015 500,000
Late monsoon floods caused damages.
Pilot assessment of families with specific needs completed.
Country wide flood losses stand at 318 persons dead, 1,806,192 population affected and 2,324,427 acres of cropped area affected in Punjab;
The flood water has entered upper Sindh along the Indus River. 122 camps have been deployed in the six likely affected districts to accommodate the population displaced / likely to be displaced from within the flood plains;
Multiple Sectors Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) is ongoing in districts Mandibahauddin, Jhang,
Hafizabad, Chiniot and Multan in Punjab;
As of 1 September, PDMA reported 1,016,559 people (97,469 families) registered as displaced from North Waziristan Agency. All registration points are closed, except in Kurram Agency, where population returning from Afghanistan are being registered.
As the schools open after the summer break, humanitarian partners and the authorities are making arrangements for people to move to alternate locations.
- Maternity challenges in Bannu.
- Humanitarian hero: Displaced from home in NWA, staff of local NGO continues to help others.
Pre-existing estimated IDPs in KP and FATA 930,000
Displaced from NWA to other parts of Pakistan as of 11 August * Pending NADRA verification 1,002,002*
Expected returnees to FATA in 2014 (FDMA) 270,000
Returnees to FATA since Nov 2013 (FDMA) Over 100,000
Registered Afghan refugees (UNHCR) 1.6 million
• On 8 August, the authorities reported another expected outflow from North Waziristan based on an extension of the operation into other areas where some people had remained.
• As of 7 August, PDMA reported 1,000,428 people (95,109 families) registered as displaced from North Waziristan Agency. All registration points except in Kurram Agency are closed.
As of 22 July, PDMA reported 995,515 people (92,702 families) registered as displaced from North Waziristan. Forty-nine families returning from Afghanistan were registered in Kurram Agency. Other registration points are closed.
As of 23 July, NADRA reviewed the registration data of 90,039 families; 52,986 families (59 per cent) were verified while 37,053 families (41 per cent) were rejected.
Insecurity in North Waziristan Agency has forced thousands to move to safer places in the neighboring districts.
Predictions of normal to below normal monsoon rains remain for August and September.
World Humanitarian Day 2014 celebrates Humanitarian Heroes and calls for Messengers of Humanity.
This report is produced by OCHA Pakistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Pakistan. It covers the period from 10 to 16 July 2014. The next report will be issued on or around 23 July.
Registration was extended in Bannu and Peshawar until the end of 15 July for those families unable to register earlier. Registration in Kurram Agency, FATA continues.
This report is produced by OCHA Pakistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Pakistan. It covers the period from 4 to 9 July 2014. The next report will be issued on or around 16 July.
Registration has re-opened for those families who could not register earlier for a variety of reasons. Grievance desks have been established to facilitate families with documentation issues.