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A. Introduction / Humanitarian situation
FATA remains one of the least developed regions in Pakistan having experienced man-made, as well as natural disasters for many years. From 2008 to 2014more than 5 million people were displaced from the FATA due to the security operations by the military against non-state armed groups.
Based On A Review Of Multiple Sources, Including The Household Survey Of The FATA Vulnerability Analysis.
SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
Pakistan is one of the country’s most vulnerable to natural and human-induced disasters worldwide.
In the past fifteen years it has experienced large-scale earthquakes, floods, droughts and complex emergencies. Its humanitarian preparedness and response capacity has developed tremendously in that time. Pakistan already has significant experience of major humanitarian cash transfer programmes and is actively building on this foundation.
- In November 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 3.7% and 2.9%, respectively; the price of rice Irri-6 negligibly increased by 0.9% whilst the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.8% from the previous month (October 2017);
- Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.37% from October 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 3.97% from the same month last year (November 2016);
- The prices of non-cereal food commodities remained somewhat stable from the previous month;
Malnutrition is widespread in Pakistan
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Focus of the report
This report presents the profile of migrants and refugees travelling from Pakistan along the Central and the Eastern Mediterranean routes and interviewed under IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in 2016 and 2017.
“Integrated Context Analysis” tool to rank vulnerability launched.
Women in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) receive livestock management training.
Roll-out WFP’s stunting prevention model.
Punjab food safety laboratories assessed to meet food rules and regulations.
WFP supporting FAO on cash-based transfers.
Community Based Disaster Risk Management – preparedness training updates.
Last updated 29/05/2017
Cash relief is one of the most effective and well-evidenced tools to help vulnerable people survive and recover in emergencies. Research has demonstrated that it is effective in enabling affected populations to meet basic needs, improve food security and economic well-being, and is increasingly used to support a number of outcomes in emergency settings.
ICA is a WFP corporate programme design tool, used in over 20 countries around the globe. It provides evidence to support strategic placement and combination of four broad programmatic themes: Safety Net, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 “call to action” event held.
Work on “Positive Deviance” is currently underway in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and three provinces of Pakistan.
WFP launched the “Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment of Returned Households Residing in FATA” report.
WFP provides cash to returnees in North Waziristan Agency in Pakistan.
BISP and WFP launch “Nutrition Drive” for 1.5 million women.
Pakistan potentially faces a major climate change challenge. A concerted effort by the government and civil society at all levels is required to mitigate these threats.
In 2017 UNICEF humanitarian support continued for displaced and returning families in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and the drought-affected population in Sindh. A total of 29,192 families returned to FATA since January 2017, while 45,488 families remained displaced.
ISLAMABAD – The food security situation of returned households to their place of origin in Pakistan’s FATA Agencies has improved significantly since 2014, according to a new report released today.
June 2017 marks the end of the 2016/2017 low season for poliovirus transmission. From September 2016 to May 2017 the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative conducted nine high-quality supplementary immunization activities (SIAs), achieving a steady increase in the population immunity against wild poliovirus. Across Pakistan, the proportion of vaccinated children increased from 85% in August 2016 to 92% in May 2017, according to in-dependent post-campaign monitoring.
The international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan spans 2,430 km (1,510 miles). On the Pakistan side, the border touches the provinces/regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan. Throughout its history, the border has remained very porous, as populations in both countries share historical and cultural heritage, with cross-border movements taking place on a regular basis.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority
To cater to the challenges and manage the disaster in more professional manner, the Provincial Disaster Management Commission (PDMC) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) were established. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa established PDMC and PDMA on 27 October, 2008 to promote swift and better disaster preparedness and management within the province.
1. Foreword by The Humanitarian Coordinator
As part of the Government of Pakistan (GoP) return plan that was started two years ago, 2016 witnessed a significant number of returns to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). By 31 December 2016, the Government of Pakistan and humanitarian partners facilitated the return of 117,395 families to Orakzai, Kurram, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Khyber Agencies and Frontier Region Tank.