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Post-return monitoring in areas of return - Alisherzai, central Kurrum - May 2014

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I. Background

Return to Ali Sherzai was agreed on 16th January 2014 in Return Task Force meeting held after the denotification of 50 villages in central Kurram Agency. While in displacement, IDPs originating from Ali Sherzai were scattered in Kohat, Peshawar, Hangu and D.I.Khan districts with a total population of 4,549 registered families. Of this total, 1366 families live in New Durrani camp and 3,183 in off-camp settlements.

The protection cluster, fulfilling its mandate as per the return SOPs, conducted a Return Intention Survey (RIS) to assess the voluntary nature of the intention to return and their overall preparedness.
Subsequently, the cluster has also continuously undertaken return monitoring exercises at embarkation point in New Durrani camp.1

Voluntary return to Ali Sherzai in central Kurrum started on 2nd April 2014 from the embarkation point of New Durrani Camp in Kurrum agency and winded up on 14th April, leading to a total of 13 days activity.