Situation Update: “NWA displacement: Over half a million IDPs registered”

Situation Update: “NWA displacement: Over half a million IDPs registered”

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Background:

So far, 52,978 families have crossed over from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) areas of operations and have been registered. The following table shows the breakdown of the IDP’s:

a.

Male

216,165

b.

Female

243,062

c.

Children

338,758

d.

Total

797,985

According to updates from UNOCHA, registration has re-opened for those families who could not register earlier for a variety of reasons. UNHCR has also reported that as estimated 112,000 people from NWA are in Khost and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan.

Information Minister, Pervaiz Rashid shared that according to government estimates each family would receive 40,000 rupees (USD 404) in cash and rations worth 30,000 rupees (USD 303) in the first month. As per the Prime Minister’s orders, each registered family is expected to receive compensation through Zong mobile phone SIMs, starting July 8. WFP spokesperson, Amjad Jamal shared that it was difficult to be certain at the moment as more and more refugees continued to flood into government camps each day. “There are many cases where different male members from the same family unit have registered themselves separately. This is in addition to the scores of unregistered families and others who do not possess identity cards, which is a prerequisite for obtaining aid. Data-cleaning is under way and we will soon have a clear idea of the total number of internally displaced families,” shared Mr Jamal.

The priority needs remain food, health, protection, water, sanitation, and hygiene activities. There is an increased trend of diarrhea and skin infections including scabies and leishmaniasis reported. Diarrhoeal kits and medicines for primary health are needed. The basic infrastructure of health facilities is poor which requires immediate attention in terms of water and sanitation facilities, electricity, medicines, basic tools, and equipment.

Reports indicate that 74 percent of displaced persons include women and children. Approximately 4 percent of displaced women are pregnant and in need of adequate medical care.

Rescue 1122 is contributing staff and equipment for relief efforts and 15 mobile veterinary clinics have been established in Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Karak, and Tank. These have treated more than 20,000 animals so far while another 42,000 animals have been vaccinated. An estimated 70% of families have traveled with their animals.

Among foreign donors, the US and UAE governments have released $31 million and $20.5 million, respectively.

CWS-P/A Response:

CWS-P/A has formulated its response plan for recently displaced people and is planning  a response intervention in health sector in the districts of Bannu and DI Khan through local partners. It will further monitor the situation and will assess the gaps. Food aid is also under consideration subjected to the needs and scope to work in the sector. CWS-P/A emergency response team is ready to start relief operations.

Sources:

www.tribune.com.pk

www.dailytimes.com.pk

www.dawn.com

OCHA Update

NDMA Update

 

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