Snapshot 10–16 December
Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.
Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.
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
Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar by DHO as on 14-12-2014
PDMA Sindh Emergency Contact Details
Media Updates as of 15-12-2014
North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement
PDMA KP- “Esaar-e-Pakhtunkhwa Program Phase-II as of 12-12-2014
Al-khidmat Foundation (AKF) Activities in KP and Punjab as of 11-12-2014
WHO Updates on Polio as of 6-12-2014
Point in Time Comparison of Polio Cases by Province/region 2013 & 2014*
4 day Weather Forecast 16th – 19th Dec, 2014
$405 million needed for humanitarian action in Afghanistan in 2015
Winterization activities commenced in the Kabul Informal Settlements
Report provides new insight into urban poverty
$5 million contribution from Republic of Korea support air services and winterization to refugees
In this issue
2015 HRP launched P.1
Winter response in KIS sites P.3
Urban poverty report P.4
Humanitarian access P.6
Security related developments in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes and move to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and other locations commencing 22 May 2014.
Update includes the following:
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday gave go ahead to initiate rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from northwestern tribal areas once those are completely cleared of terrorists.
The decision was taken during a high level security meeting chaired by the premier in the wake of the successful completion of targeted operation in Fata.
Snapshot 3–9 December
Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.
Update includes the following:
Update includes the following:
Partnership will improve livelihoods of 200,000 IDPs in FATA
Matthias Weingart, the director of Cooperation Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Pakistan, and Marc-André Franche, UNDP Pakistan country director, signed an agreement for US$1.05 million to improve the living conditions and livelihoods of 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the IDP hosting communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Quetta, Pakistan | AFP | Thursday 12/4/2014 - 05:31 GMT
A bomb in restive southwest Pakistan on Thursday killed at least one person and wounded eight others, including two schoolchildren, officials said.
The blast on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, came during the morning rush hour.
The internally displaced persons of NWA have a large number of livestock with them. This livestock is in a very poor living condition. They need feed, shelter and prevention against diseases. JEN is working to facilitate the IDPs having livestock. JEN distribute livestock relief packages having feed, shelter, de-wormers, while a team of Veterinarians are working on vaccinating the animals against diseases.
ISLAMABAD: A special meeting of parliamentarians from almost all the political parties and tribal areas will be held here on Thursday to exclusively discuss the issues related to internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan.
The federal minister and the government’s focal person on the IDPs, retired Lt Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch will apprise the meeting about steps being taken to provide assistance to about 1.5 million IDPs, living in different camps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since the launching of Zarb-i-Azb military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan in June.
Since 2008, more than 5 million people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been registered as displaced. At the start of 2014, 970,000 people were displaced.
The military operation in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in June 2014 led to further displacements of more than half a million people. The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has verified nearly 74,400 families displaced from NWA.
There are 1.38 million people displaced as of 25 November across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). In June 2014, new security operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) resulted in the displacement of over 450,000 (verified) people to neighbouring districts of Bannu, Hangu, Tank and Dera Ismail Khan.
Violence has displaced more than half a million people from Khyber to Peshawar, where funding and aid are scarce
December 1, 2014 12:30PM ET
by Asad Hashim
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Mir Jalal, a farmer from a small village in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal area, never imagined he would have to flee his village amid bombs, mortar shells and gunfights — at least not again.
Read the story on Aljazeera.
Niger: 10,000 refugees arrived in Diffa region from Damasack, Nigeria. Most were fleeing forced recruitment by Boko Haram, and some unaccompanied children were reported. More than 105,000 people have arrived from Nigeria since May 2013, and the rate is increasing. The newly displaced are in a critical situation, and Diffa faces serious gaps in service provision.