Pakistan

A medical officer diagnoses a conflict-affected IDP family in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in February 2013.
A medical officer diagnoses a conflict-affected IDP family in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in February 2013.
Photo courtesy of a USAID/OFDA partner.

Latest Pakistan Fact Sheet


Key Developments

A Government of Pakistan (GoP) military operation launched in October 2014 targeting militant groups in Bara displaced nearly 27,900 families—bringing the total number of families displaced from Khyber Agency to approximately 108,000 according to FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA). Most families that fled relocated to other areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and neighboring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Beginning in mid-January, the FDMA plans to initiate the repatriation of an estimated 55,000 families to five areas of Bara deemed safe for return by the GoP.

Severe drought conditions in Tharparkar District and surrounding areas in Sindh Province have adversely impacted crops and livestock, exacerbating chronic food insecurity and malnutrition in southeastern Pakistan.

To date in FY 2015, USAID has provided more than $32 million to respond to the complex emergency in Pakistan, including $30 million from USAID's Office of Food for Peace to support emergency food assistance activities.

Background

Since August 2008, conflict between the GoP and militants in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province has resulted in the internal displacement of millions of Pakistanis. Spontaneous and GoP-assisted returns to areas of origin have occurred each year; however, GoP security operations in FATA, primarily Khyber Agency, displaced nearly 412,000 people in 2012, according to the U.N. While returns continue, the overall security situation in Pakistan remains volatile and unpredictable, with ongoing security incidents, sectarian violence, and military operations contributing to displacement and related humanitarian needs.

Pakistan has experienced significant monsoon flooding for three consecutive years, most acutely affecting areas of Balochistan, Punjab, and Sindh provinces. The historic 2010 floods were particularly destructive, affecting more than 18 million people and resulting in nearly 2,000 deaths.

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Last updated: January 23, 2015

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