As of late July 2010, the Government of Pakistan (GoP) National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) had verified a total of approximately 3.4 million people displaced by conflict. Displaced populations primarily originated from Bajaur, Mohmand, South Waziristan, Khyber, and Orakzai agencies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and Swat, Buner, and Lower Dir districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPk).
In July, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released the mid-year review of the Pakistan Humanitarian Response Plan (PHRP), extending the plan until December 2010 to meet the needs of 2.6 million people and calling for revised funding requirements of $663 million. As of September 27, donors had provided approximately $379.5 million, or 57 percent, of the total amount requested; the U.S. Government (USG) had committed 39 percent of the total amount pledged to the PHRP, according to the U.N. Financial Tracking System.
The revised PHRP coincided with unusually heavy monsoon rains in late July and the release of a second request for funding, the Pakistan Initial Floods Response Plan (PIFERP). As a result, in September, the U.N. released a statement prioritizing programs in the PHRP that target individuals not also covered under the PIFERP, namely conflict- displaced persons in KPk and other conflict-affected individuals in FATA.
In late June, USAID provided $65 million to the GoP to support a housing recovery and reconstruction program for conflict-affected populations in five districts of KPk, including Swat, Buner, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, and Shangla, and two FATA agencies-Bajaur and Mohmand. With this assistance, the GoP is providing cash stipends to families to repair or rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed during the recent conflict.
USAID/OFDA continues to work to mitigate the impact of conflict on populations in Pakistan through the distribution of emergency relief supplies and implementation of economic recovery activities for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returning populations. In FY 2010, USAID/OFDA provided a total of $18.6 million to meet displacement-related humanitarian needs and support sustainable returns to former conflict areas, as well as $50,000 for the provision of relief supplies to families displaced by a January landslide in Gilgit-Baltistan Province.