Security related developments in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes and move to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and other locations since 22 May 2014.
Of the total caseload, the authorities have verified some 58,000 families. According to the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), the average household number is 10.8, while findings from a family analysis is a family size of 6.1 individuals. A family was defined as the number of people who eat from the same pot or plate at the evening meal. As of 5 September, the total registered displaced population from North Waziristan is around 961,000 individuals (89,954 fami- lies). Overall, 74 per cent of the total displaced population are women and children. The verified families of the total registered are those who receive Government financial support. Of the families whose cases NADRA rejected originally, more than 14,500 families approached the Grievance desk to have their cases contested. The FATA Secretariat report of 4 September 2014, noted how 3,385 cases were resolved locally where the family had been issued a white paper to seek verification, and 3,984 cases were referred to NADRA. Of these, 1,550 families had their family tree issues resolved, while the rest are in progress. 258 families had invalid CNIC numbers, and 11 were cases of fraud. Additionally, under the Protection Cluster, the vulnerability assessment commenced. Those families whose cases were rejected, but who meet the vulnerability criteria will be afforded assistance by the humanitarian community.
In the Humanitarian Country Team’s (HCT) Preliminary Response Plan to support the displaced from North Waziristan Agency, the HCT planned to support the needs of 500,000 affected people over a six-month period.
Many organizations reallocated internal resources and accessed emergency internal funding mechanisms to support their response. As such, many of the clusters prioritised the needs of the most needy and vulnerable populations to respond which is reflected in the coverage of the numbers reached.
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