Situation Update: “More than 100,000 IDPs leave NWA”

Situation Update: “More than 100,000 IDPs leave NWA”

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Background:

Today being the last day for locals to evacuate the North Waziristan Agency (NWA), the security forces and political administration in the agency continue to relax curfew hours as part of the three-day relaxation provided to people to allow maximum evacuation to alternate areas. News sources reported that yesterday families began evacuation from Miranshah and Ghulam Khan.

Additionally, checkpoints have been established by security forces at various places to provide displaced persons with administrative support, food, and medicines. At Saidgai Post, the number of registration points has increased to 20. These registration points, ten for men and ten for women, assist in speedy and organized evacuation.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated that an IDP camp has been established in Bannu. At present, the total number of registered displaced families has reached 7,031 consisting of over 100,000 people.

Meanwhile, the federal government decided not to ask the UN and other foreign agencies for support regarding IDPs. The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province stated that each displaced family would receive 7,000 rupees (USD 70) per month and 5,000 rupees (USD 50) as a one-time assistance to purchase non-food items.  He also announced that free medical assistance would be provided to displaced families at hospitals.

CWS-P/A Response:

Currently CWS-P/A is closely monitoring the situation and is in contact with local partners and concerned Government departments. Should any need arise, CWS-P/A emergency teams are ready to start its response program.