2017 IN REVIEW
In 2017, the Pakistan Humanitarian Strategic Plan focused on the returning displaced population, paying specific attention to vulnerable groups, and on the remaining 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Malnutrition among affected populations was prioritized, and the Humanitarian Country Team continued to strengthen preparedness for large-scale natural disasters.
During the period of 15 September to 28 February, 891 families returned to North Waziristan Agency. Although IDP returns are not officially open, a small number of families have chosen to return during the winter season. The government has not yet announced the opening of 2018 returns.
A. Introduction / Humanitarian situation
FATA remains one of the least developed regions in Pakistan having experienced man-made, as well as natural disasters for many years. From 2008 to 2014more than 5 million people were displaced from the FATA due to the security operations by the military against non-state armed groups.