Situation Alert: Internal Displacement in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Situation Alert: Internal Displacement in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Background:
Over the past three months, ongoing conflict in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have caused large-scale displacements across the region. In mid-April, reports indicated that the total IDP population in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reached 147,329 families.

Additionally, the IDPs have been settling in off-camp locations in the districts of Peshawar, Kohat, and Nowsehra. With increasingly hot weather, the IDPs continue to face many hardships, particularly for those who come from cooler climates and face difficulty in adjusting.

According to early April reports, UNHCR representatives were engaged in registration of IDPs. A majority of these registrations included women and children. Observations from Bara Tehsil have revealed that communities require food, clean drinking water, non-food items, and health care. At the same time displaced families have reported destroyed livelihoods and sources of income.

CWS-P/A Response:
CWS-P/A is participating in coordination and cluster meetings. CWS-P/A continues to monitor the situation and is in contact with local partners. CWS-P/A is currently conducting an initial needs assessment in Peshawar and Nowshera. The emergency response team is on standby in case the need arises to respond.