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

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Key Developments

More than 262,600 conflict-displaced households in Pakistan voluntarily returned to areas of origin in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas through a Government of Pakistan returns program between March 2015 and September 2017, according to the UN.

Since January, more than 139,900 registered and undocumented Afghan refugees have returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan—a 55 percent decrease compared to the nearly 312,700 registered and undocumented returns during the same period in 2016.

USAID provided more than $46 million in FY 2017 to respond to the complex emergency in Pakistan. With USAID support, UN and non-governmental organization partners provided emergency food assistance, as well as agriculture, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene support, to conflict- and disaster-affected populations.

 

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: October 20, 2017

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