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11 Dec 2009 description

This Humanitarian Update covers the period from 26 November to 9 December 2009. The next Update will be issued in the first week of January 2010.

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- More than 40,000 civilians have fled the military operations in Orakzai Agency and are in need of humanitarian assistance.

- Two registration points in D.I.

27 Nov 2009 description

This Humanitarian Update covers the period from 12 November to 25 November 2009.

19 Nov 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA Pakistan. It covers the period from 6 to 17 November.

SITUATION OVERVIEW:

From 11 to 14 November a multi-cluster mission went to Dera Ismail Khan District (D.I. Khan) to assess the humanitarian situation and conditions for the civilians displaced from South Waziristan, due to the ongoing military operations.

As of 17 November, 54,333 families (approx. 400,000 individuals) have registered in the two hosting districts of D.I. Khan and Tank; 36,787 families (approx.

13 Nov 2009 description

This Humanitarian Update covers the period from 28 October to 11 November 2009.

05 Nov 2009 description

This situation report is based on information received from United Nations Agencies, humanitarian partners and government sources.

SITUATION OVERVIEW: Civilians from South Waziristan are still arriving in D.I. Khan and Tank Districts as military operations continue in their home district. The largest displacement was seen on 1 November, when nearly 5,000 displaced families were registered in the two hosting districts. As of 4 November, 46,039 families (approx. 336,000 individuals) were registered in D.I. Khan and Tank Districts, including 11,080 families (approx.

30 Oct 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Since military operations in South Waziristan intensified, the number of civilians fleeing the conflict-affected areas has almost tripled. On 27 October alone, 3,170 displaced families registered in D.I.

24 Oct 2009 description

(Islamabad/New York, 24 October 2009): As tens of thousands of civilians continue to flee the fighting between the Pakistan armed forces and militants in South Waziristan, the United Nations and their humanitarian partners are providing essential assistance, services, and support to those displaced by the conflict.

23 Oct 2009 description

This situation report is based on information received from United Nations Agencies, humanitarian partners and government sources.

SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Civilians continue to flee South Waziristan following the intensification of the on-going military operations in the Agency. According to the Social Welfare Department of the Government of North West Frontier Province (NWFP), there are around 19,000 registered displaced families from South Waziristan (approx.

19 Oct 2009 description

This situation report is based on information received from United Nations Agencies, humanitarian partners, government sources and the media.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Since 17 October 2009, the military operations in the tribal areas of South Waziristan Agency intensified and resulted in considerable new displacements of civilians.

16 Oct 2009 description

The evolving situation in Pakistan has led to a change in the format and timing of the weekly Pakistan Situation Report. As agreed to by the Humanitarian Country Team, the new Humanitarian Update will be published every second Friday. This first report covers the period between 30 September and 13 October. The next Update will be published on or around 30 October.

Highlights/Key Priorities

- The 5 October suicide bombing in the Islamabad Headquarters of WFP marks the first time that UN Offices have been directly targeted in Pakistan.

12 Oct 2009 description

(Islamabad/New York, 12 October 2009): A high-level United Nations mission has travelled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on behalf of all humanitarian agencies working in Pakistan, to discuss how best to spend the $100 million pledged by the Kingdom last month to support humanitarian operations in Pakistan.

"The meetings with high-level government representatives are going very well and we are on the right track to rightly allocate this generous donation to the most needy people in Pakistan," said Manuel Bessler, Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs …

01 Oct 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA HQ with a coverage period from 16 September to 30 September 2009. The next report will be issued on or around 9 October 2009.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- The Government decided to de-link new IDP registration from the government cash grant of Rs. 25,000 (about US$300). New IDPs will be eligible for humanitarian aid only.

- Humanitarian aid to D.I.

24 Sep 2009 description

(Islamabad/New York, 24 September 2009): The United Nations has received a pledge of US$100 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support the humanitarian efforts of the United Nations and their implementing partners to assist the people in need in Pakistan.

"This contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the single largest contribution received for the vulnerable populations of Pakistan," said Martin Mogwanja, Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan.