Situation Update: “NWA displacement: PDMA registers 31,264 IDP families”

Situation Update: “NWA displacement: PDMA registers 31,264 IDP families”

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Background:

Latest reports state that a total of 31,264 families (394,319 individuals) have been registered at the Registration Point of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) at Saidgai checkpost. This was also confirmed by the chief secretary of the Control Room at the PDMA.

Families have brought along with them a large number of livestock.

One June 23, the World Food Programme (WFP) began distributing aid for hundreds of thousands of people who fled a military operation in North Waziristan tribal region. The WFP has requested the government for an immediate release of 60,000 tons of wheat to meet emerging food demands of the IDPs. So far, the WFP in Pakistan is the only UN agency that the government has requested assistance from.

Furthermore, 96,000 children will be vaccinated against various diseases while 64,000 will be vaccinated against polio for the first time in the IDP camps. Two thousand tents have been established in Bannu to accommodate those migrating from North Waziristan. However, several families are choosing to live with their relatives in Bannu, Tank, Lakki, and DI Khan. Each displaced family receives 12,000 rupees (USD 121) at the time of registration.

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.

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