Pakistan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018
GoP votes to merge FATA into KPk
Relief actors prepare for June–August monsoon season
USAID/FFP provides $10 million in new funding for emergency food assistance to vulnerable households
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￼On May 24, the Government of Pakistan (GoP) National Assembly voted to merge Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPk) Province. To date, U.S. Government (USG) partners have not reported a change in displacement conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in KPk as a result of the decision. More than 29,400 households remained displaced in KPk, including former FATA, due to conflict between GoP forces and militant groups as of late May, the UN reports.
Poor 2017 harvests due to erratic rainfall, loss of livestock, and limited agricultural inputs have contributed to concerning food security conditions in drought-prone areas of Sindh Province, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Relief actors are monitoring the situation, in coordination with development stakeholders.
USAID/FFP recently contributed $10 million in FY 2018 funding to assist vulnerable households throughout Pakistan. Cumulatively, the USG has provided more than $72 million since FY 2017 for food, shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and other emergency assistance to populations affected by conflict and natural disasters.