• The conflict in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (F.A.T.A.) continues to displace very large numbers of people into the neighbouring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as in Khost and Paktika in neighbouring Afghanistan.
• The majority of the IDPs live within host communities. 1 200 schools in Bannu, Karak and Lakki Marwat districts are currently sheltering displaced people. Three distribution points for food and non-food items are established in Bannu; however, cultural barriers cause concern, as, for example, women may not be in possession of a Computerised National Identity Card and thus cannot be officially registered and receive humanitarian aid.
• The general hygiene conditions among the displaced populations is poor and urgent WASH needs are required, drinking water in particular. Furthermore, there is currently no presence of health actors in the field.