Appeals & Response Plans
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Heavy Snowfalls - Jan 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Mar 2016
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Apr 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014
- Pakistan: Drought - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Polio Outbreak - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2013
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Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.
• Approximately 155,200 refugees and undocumented persons return to Afghanistan from Pakistan between January and November 2017
• GoP restrictions constrain INGO activities in Pakistan
• USAID responds to needs of vulnerable returnee populations in FATA and KPk
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• Conflict displaces approximately 438,000 Afghans from January 1–December 19, 2017
• GoA, humanitarian agencies to address winter needs of 78,000 households
• Afghanistan HRP requests $430 million to assist approximately 2.8 million people
In recent years, Pakistan has become a food surplus country and a major producer of wheat and rice. However, despite the growth in food production, the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet.
More than three decades of war, civil unrest, insurgent activity and recurring natural disasters have contributed to chronic humanitarian need in Afghanistan. As of November, approximately 360,600 people have been internally displaced due to conflict, an estimated 503,300 vulnerable people have returned or were deported from Iran and Pakistan, and natural disasters have affected roughly 111,300 people in 2017, according to the UN.
Peshawar, 31 October 2017–The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the FATA Secretariat inaugurated the FATA Economic Revitalization Program today at an event in Peshawar. Representatives from USAID and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed the PKR 1.6 billion (US$ 15 million) award for building sustainable livelihoods in three FATA agencies – South Waziristan, North Waziristan and Khyber –affected by insecurity and displacement.
• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017
• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas
• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities
GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA
Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide
USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance
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GoP repatriation program assists nearly 260,000 displaced households to return to FATA
Recent polio vaccination campaigns reach 92 percent of targeted children countrywide
Flooding results in nearly 50 deaths and displaces at least 11,200 people
In Pakistan, the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet. Ongoing conflict between the Government of Pakistan (GoP) and militant groups, recurrent natural disasters—including drought and floods—and a lack of basic health and nutrition education complicates household access to food and livelihood opportunities.
- More than three decades of war, civil unrest, and recurring natural disasters have contributed to long-standing humanitarian need in Afghanistan. Since January 2017, the UN reports that conflict has internally displaced more than 146,000 people, and natural disasters have affected 98,000 people.
After finishing elementary school, Qismat Rani had nowhere to go. Her small village in Pakistan’s Nankana District had only one government school for girls that went up to and finished at the fifth grade. So, her parents forced her to marry.
“When my mother said it was time, I refused and argued that I wanted to continue studying,” Qismat said. “My maternal aunt wanted me to marry her son, who was in his 30s. She came over with a Quran one day, and that was that.”.
She was only 14 at the time. “I didn’t even know what marriage was.”
• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors
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