BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: The last fact sheet was dated December 4, 2009.
In mid-December, the U.N. reported that sectarian violence and Government of Pakistan (GoP) military operations had displaced 6,848 families, representing more than 45,000 people, from Orakzai Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Nearly 65 percent of displaced families from Orakzai Agency currently reside in Kohat District in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), with the remainder residing in Hangu District, NWFP.
In recent months, an escalation in terrorist attacks in NWFP has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and overwhelmed hospitals and emergency personnel, particularly in Peshawar District. In December, USAID/OFDA provided an initial $218,000 for the purchase and delivery of four collapsed structure search-and-rescue kits to equip Peshawar area first responders and emergency personnel for other mass-casualty events. The kits, distributed through the NWFP Provincial Relief, Rehabilitation, and Settlement Authority (PaRRSA), each contain manual and power cutting tools, generators, medical supplies, and basic rope rescue equipment.
On January 7, USAID's Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided 24,900 metric tons (MT) of P.L. 480 Title II emergency food assistance, valued at $20 million, to the U.N. World Food Program's (WFP) Emergency Operation (EMOP) in Pakistan. To date in FY 2010, USAID/FFP has provided $60 million though WFP to meet emergency food needs in Pakistan.
During the week of December 7, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (State/PRM) provided $10 million to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to UNHCR's 2010 Global Appeal-released on December 1. State/PRM funding will support UNHCR's response to newly displaced populations from South Waziristan Agency, FATA, as well as countrywide winterization and camp management activities and support for host communities and vulnerable populations.