Families returned this week: 994
Families remaining in displacement: 71,969
Families returned in 2017: 2,034
Families returned total*: 232,202
The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has prompted a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million. Unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks continues to intensify humanitarian needs.
Families returned this week: 1,648
Families returned in 2017: 1,040
Families returned total*: 228,324
Families remaining in displacement: 75,467
Total returned female-headed households*: 16%
*since 16 March 2015
In the period from 30 December 2016 to 05 January 2017, 1,648 families returned to North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Kurram and Orakzai Agencies.
• The humanitarian community is seeking US$550 million to provide assistance to 5.7 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised Afghans in 2017.
• EMERGENCY’s new maternity center in Panjshir province will help tackle Afghanistan’s infant and maternal mortality rates, which remain among the highest in the world.
This report is produced by OCHA Afghanistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 30 December to 12 January 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 26 January 2017.
In 2016, almost 620,000 undocumented returnees (249,832) and registered refugees (370,102) returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan. The overwhelming majority – 93% (577,454) – returned since July.
• Conflict-induced displacement in 2016 surpassed UN projections
• Approximately 618,300 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016
• UN reports that armed clashes increased by 23 percent compared to previous year
The South Asia region is prone to flooding, landslides, droughts and earthquakes, and faces a number of protracted conflicts and related internal and cross-border population displacement. By the end of March 2017, the refugee return crisis from Pakistan and Iran to Afghanistan – brought about by the obligatory or forced repatriation of Afghan refugees from both Pakistan and Iran to their country of origin – will affect an estimated 1.5 million people, 60 per cent of whom are children under 18.
The Humanitarian Strategic Plan addresses the needs of 2.23 million people in Pakistan. In 2017, the humanitarian partners will support 0.14 million people that have been displaced from FATA, .48 million IDPs that have returned to FATA, 1.34 million registered Afghan refugees, and 0.27 million malnourished children and women.
In addition, humanitarian partners will support the Government with disaster preparedness and coordination.
The Government of Pakistan declared 2016 “The year of returns”, and significant progress was made in ensuring the safe and dignified return of some 700,000 people during the year.
Following the decrease in returns during the winter season all IDPs are expected to return in 2017.
A total of 5.3 million people in FATA have been displaced since 2008, some of them multiple times.
Of these, 4.8 million have returned, with some 700,000 returning in 2016.
A multi-cluster assessment of IDPs and returnees was conducted in KP and FATA which confirmed the pressing needs for livelihoods and basic social service.
Total people in need: 9.3 million
Total children (<18) in need: 5 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.9 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 1.03 million
PESHAWAR: The government has decided to deregister the internally displaced families disinclined to return to native towns in Fata.
The decision was made during a meeting here on Thursday, which discussed the return, rehabilitation and other issues related to militancy-hit people of Fata.
KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra chaired the meeting, said an official statement.
GoP repatriation program assists more than 224,100 families to return to FATA
More than 370,100 registered Afghan refugees depart Pakistan in 2016
USAID/FFP provides an additional $10 million for emergency food assistance to conflict-affected households
Early season rainfall and snow accumulation have been well below average