UN releases 2016 Pakistan HSP requesting $442 million in assistance
GoP to resettle 96 percent of all remaining IDPs countrywide in 2016
Sindh drought conditions impact crops and livestock
220,000 people return to NWA since March 2015
The UN recently released the 2016 Humanitarian Strategic Plan (HSP) for Pakistan, requesting $442 million to meet the humanitarian needs of approximately 3.6 million vulnerable people, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), Afghan refugees, and disaster-affected populations. Priority needs cited in the HSP include emergency food support and shelter assistance.
In 2016, the Government of Pakistan (GoP) plans to facilitate the return of approximately 96 percent of 180,000 displaced households to their areas of origin in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The UN and response actors report that returnees to FATA remain in need of substantial humanitarian support, including cashbased assistance and livelihoods programming.
Drought conditions in Sindh Province’s Tharparkar District have adversely affected crop yields and resulted in livestock deaths, according to humanitarian organizations. Although media reports have attributed recent deaths among children in the district to the effects of the drought, relief agencies report that the deaths are attributable to limited health care access and poor water quality.