The Government of Pakistan (GoP) has concluded military operations in areas of Mohmand Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), allowing some displaced persons to return home. The Danish Kol Camp has closed and all 1,623 families that resided in the camp have returned home, according to the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA). As of March 6, more than 2,000 families continued to reside in the Nahqi camp; however, more than 2,300 families from the Nahqi camp had returned home.
The GoP established the Early Recovery Working Group (ERWG), co-chaired by the GoP National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and U.N. Development Program (UNDP), on February 11, 2011. This group will coordinate the early recovery effort. While the GoP officially declared the end of the flood relief phase on January 31, relief activities continue in Jaffarabad District, Balochistan Province, and Dadu, Jacobabad, Jamshoro, and Qamber Shahdadkot districts in Sindh Province, where standing water continues to prevent returns.
On January 28, the Sindh Department of Health reported a global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 23.1 percent in children aged 6 to 59 months in flood-affected areas of northern Sindh Province and 21.2 percent in southern Sindh Province. Both numbers are well above the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) emergency threshold level of 15 percent, indicating a nutrition crisis in the province, according to the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF). In response, USAID/OFDA has provided nearly $1 million since January to support nutrition interventions in Sindh Province and continues to explore further response options.