Provincial authorities launch the FATA Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy to facilitate the safe return of IDPs to FATA’s Khyber Agency, North Waziristan Agency (NWA), and South Waziristan Agency (SWA).
Under Government of Pakistan (GoP) leadership, humanitarian actors continue to assist drought-affected populations in Sindh Province’s Tharparkar District.
The U.S. Government (USG) contributes more than $36 million in FY 2015 to date to support humanitarian activities in Pakistan.
Approximately 11,800 families have voluntarily returned to Khyber Agency and SWA as part of a GoP-facilitated repatriation program. Returns to NWA are temporarily suspended due to low family turnout, but the GoP plans to resume returns in mid-April.
Under the leadership of the GoP, humanitarian actors are providing assistance to returnees, including livelihood, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support. Relief agencies are also providing polio and measles vaccinations to children on a voluntary basis and are supporting the nutritional needs of children and pregnant and lactating women.
To date in FY 2015, USAID has provided more than $34 million to support emergency food assistance activities countrywide, as well as for other humanitarian aid in response to drought conditions in Sindh Province and IDP needs throughout northern Pakistan. In addition, State/PRM is contributing nearly $2 million for humanitarian protection and health interventions to assist displaced populations.