AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
In June, the Government of Pakistan announced that a comprehensive military offensive had begun in North Waziristan, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The operations prompted large scale displacements to the adjoining districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (Bannu, DI Khan, Karak, Lakki Marwat and other nearby districts) as well as across the border into Afghanistan. The conflict has so far internally displaced an estimated 90 809 new families (over 990 000 individuals), and the huge influx of IDP families has put a strain on the already existing limited facilities in the hosting areas.
It is estimated that 73 % of the NWA IDPs are women and children. This displacement adds to 930 000 pre-existing IDPs in KP and FATA (displaced for varying periods since 2008). Preliminary priority needs identified by local humanitarian organizations include protection, food, shelter, health, water, sanitation and hygiene.
Agencies intervening are using existing stocks; there is an urgent need for replenishment both to provide for the new wave of IDPs and to avoid compromising other operations and interruptions in pipelines. Following a request by the Government to extend assistance to the newly displaced NWA IDPs, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Pakistan has developed an internal planning document detailing cluster responses to support the Government efforts. According to this plan, some US$99 million are needed to provide essential humanitarian assistance to some 500 000 people over a six-month period. To date, donors have contributed US$9 million and pledged US$13 million.