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Posted by Administrator on June 19, 2009
Three new updates, two from UN OCHA (from June 11 and June 18) and from The Researchers (from June 15) in the Key Documents section, here.
Latest UN OCHA update highlights…
- The registration of some 1.9 million IDPs has so far been confirmed by Pakistani authorities, of whom about 260,000 IDPs are living in 27 camps and the remainder with host families.
- Concerns have been raised regarding the establishment of several spontaneous camps in Upper Dir, and the possibility of others to follow in areas not easily accessible by the humanitarian community.
- There are presently 10 Registration Centers and 34 Humanitarian Hubs, which distribute 47,000 MT of food and NFIs to IDPs living in and outside camps. Ten more distribution points are inside IDP camps.
- Precautionary measures have been taken in host communities to prevent any outbreak of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) and other illnesses that could occur with the upcoming monsoon season.
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Posted by Administrator on June 12, 2009
A number of new documents are now available at the Key Documents page, here. These include,
* June 08, 2009: The Researchers – IDPs Weekly Update
* June 05, 2009: UN OCHA Pakistan Humanitarian Situation Report
* June 04, 2009: UN Fundraising Press Release
* June 03, 2009: ICG Pakistan IDPs Policy Brief June 03, 2009
* May 30: Handicap International’s IDP Vulnerable & Disabled Needs Assessment Report
Posted in Camp Information, How to Help?, Number of IDPs, Who's Working There? (Organizations) | Tagged: Buner, Dir, Handicap International, Humanitarian Crisis in Pakistan, ICG Pakistan, IDPs, IDPs in Pakistan, International Crisis Group, OCHA, Pakistan refugees, Researchers, Swat, UN | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Administrator on June 3, 2009
You can now find the Pakistan Humanitarian Situation Report No. 2 dated 28 May – 1 June 2009 on NWFP IDPs issued by OCHA HQ, here in the Key Documents section. Please note that the coverage period stated in the Sitrep is incorrect and is in fact from the period 28 May – 1 June 09.
Highlights of the SitRep include…
The next sitrep will be issued on or around 5th June 2009.
Posted in Camp Information, How to Help?, Number of IDPs, Who's Working There? (Organizations) | Tagged: Buner, Dir, IDPs, Malakand, Mardan, OCHA, Pakistan IDPs crisis, refugees in Pakistan, SitRep, Swabi, Swat, UN, UN OCHA | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Administrator on May 30, 2009
You can now find the latest UN Situation Report on the IDPs on the Key Documents page, here. The Pakistan Humanitarian Situation Report No 1 is dated 29 May 2009 and issued by OCHA HQ of the UN. Highlights of the situation report include:
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Posted by Administrator on May 20, 2009
By texting the word “swat” to the number 20222, anyone can make a $5 donation to the UN High Commissioner’s Office for Refugees for use in the Swat Valley crisis.
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Posted by Administrator on May 19, 2009
The newly established Emergency Response Unit of the Provincial Government of the NWFP is located within the Provincial Relief Commissionerate (whose updates we’ve been uploading in the Key Documents section, here).
The ERU has established a website to serve as a clearinghouse mechanism for IDPs issues at http://www.helpidp.org/.
Posted in Camp Information, How to Help?, Number of IDPs, Who's Working There? (Organizations) | Tagged: Buner, Dir, Emergency Response Unit, government of Pakistan, IDPs, NWFP, NWFP Government, Pakistani, portal, Provincial Relief Commissionerate, Swat, website | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Administrator on May 14, 2009
Note one of the pictures in the gallery below, from our visit to Hathian on May 14.
NADRA is charging Rs.50 for folks who lost/misplaced or had thier cards destroyed in the process of fleeing thier homes. The provincial government, district government, civil society and individual citizens are doing all they can to feed, house and clothe these IDPs.
The federal government charges them Rs.50 for thier Identification Cards. Call your MNA, Senator, Uncle, or Auntie, call anybody and everybody you can, and tell them how outrageous this is. NADRA should stick to making money on contracts from foreign governments (as it does when it mass produces machine readable passports for other countries). This software house financed by the taxpayer should not be charging IDPs for a document that is a human and constititional right in Pakistan.
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Posted by Raza Rumi on May 14, 2009
Posted by Raza Rumi
Let us all us join hands to alleviate the sufferings of the people who need our help
North West Frontier of Pakistan faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis as more than 1,200,000 displaced people flee the mountain districts of Swat, Buner, Shangla and Lower Dir as the war between insurgents and the government of Pakistan intensifies. As the army has moved into these to initiate military action to evict the area from the insurgents, the people of these areas are leaving their homes behind in hundreds to safer sanctuaries in other parts of the province. The displaced people are leaving in a hurry carrying barely anything from their homes to help them through this tribulation. About 10% of these are being accommodated in camps established by the government at fourteen locations. Another 90% are finding refuge with social networks of families, tribes, clans, schools etc in districts far removed from their homes. The main districts where the pressure is falling are those of Mardan, Swabi, Malakand, Nowshera, Upper and Lower Dir, Peshawar, Charsadda. Read the rest of this entry »
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