GoP repatriation program assists nearly 260,000 displaced households to return to FATA
Recent polio vaccination campaigns reach 92 percent of targeted children countrywide
Flooding results in nearly 50 deaths and displaces at least 11,200 people
Nearly 260,000 conflict-displaced households in Pakistan voluntarily returned to areas of origin in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPk) Province through the Government of Pakistan (GoP) repatriation program between March 2015 and June 2017, according to the UN.
More than 112,800 registered and undocumented Afghan refugees have returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan since January. Changing refugee policies in Pakistan and the reduction of the repatriation grant—provided by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)—from $400 to $200 per person have contributed to a decrease in the number of households returning to Afghanistan following a spike in returns during the latter half of 2016, according to State/PRM.
Heavy rains in June and July resulted in nearly 50 deaths and displaced at least 11,200 people in Balochistan, KPk, Punjab, and Sindh provinces, as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and FATA.
In FY 2017, USAID/FFP contributed $30 million to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to meet the urgent food needs of conflict- and disaster-affected households in Pakistan.