Pakistan: Humanitarian Dashboard - KP and FATA (as of 15 July 2013)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 15 Jul 2013 View Original


Following the March/April displacement and registration of almost 80,000 people from the Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), another 10,636 families (63,800 people) fled their homes in Para-Chamkani in Kurram Agency in mid-May due to the Government's security operations against non-state armed actors. The Government has announced plans to return some 45,000 displaced families (270,000 IDPs) to other areas of origin in FATA and some 97,000 families by the end of 2013. Consultations with IDPs from the Tirah Valley, Para-Chamkani and South Waziristan Agency conducted through assessments and surveys in June and July in areas of displacement and return reveal that most IDPs would like to return to their homes in areas of origin that are safe, but have concerns over security and also require significant humanitarian support, including food, assistance to reconstruct destroyed or damaged houses, improved access to education, health and WASH infrastructure and services, livelihood and economic support. The Returns Task Force considers to monitor the proposed returns to ensure they are safe, dignified and in accordance with humanitarian principles and the Standard Operating Procedures. As of 5 July, 7,828 families had spontaneously returned to Para-Chamkani and humanitarian partners facilitated the return of 1,899 families to South Waziristan and 715 families to Bajaur and Mohmand. In total, 172,095 registered families with more than 1 million individuals are currently displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA as a result of insecurity that began in 2008. There are also more than 1.3 million people who have returned to FATA since 2009 and 1.64 million Afghan refugees, many of whom who require humanitarian assistance.

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