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UN OCHA Latest Situation Report

Posted by Administrator on June 27, 2009

The latest UN OCHA Pakistan Humanitarian Situation Report, June 26, 2009, now at the Key Documents page, here.  Highlights include:

  • The influx of large numbers of IDPs in certain camps has created the need for suitable land to establish new IDP camps as well as a corresponding need to decongest some existing sites.
  • Congestion in a number of camps is impacting living standards.
  • Additional humanitarian partners are needed to provide and distribute food to camps and schools.
  • There is a need to ensure the availability of fortified blended food for the supplementary feeding programme.
  • Returning IDPs need maize seed and fertilizer to have a bumper kharif (maize) crop to compensate for the winter rabi (wheat) crop which was not harvested

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Project Hathian Update

Posted by Administrator on June 18, 2009

New information about work with IDPs in Hathain, Mardan at the Project Hathian page, here.

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New UN Humanitarian Appeal

Posted by Administrator on May 24, 2009

You can find the new UN Humanitarian Appeal document in the Key Documents section here. And the key excerpt? Below.

PHRP-excerpt

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Hathian Information…

Posted by Administrator on May 22, 2009

Updated summary of what has been done thus far, and what the future plans are with Hathian’s IDPs at https://pakistanidps.wordpress.com/project-hathian/

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WFP’s Map of IDP Camps and Humanitarian Hub

Posted by Administrator on May 19, 2009

WFP's Map of IDP Camps and Humanitarian Hub

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New Updates Uploaded…

Posted by Administrator on May 18, 2009

May 18, The Researchers, an Islamabad-based group has produced a comprehensive update on IDPs, IDP numbers, camps information and who to contact to provide support. You can download the document, from the Key Documents (here) section.

May 18, Al-Khidmat Foundation has also produced a report update on the IDPs situation and what they are doing to support the IDPs. The report can be downloaded from the Key Documents section, here.

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NADRA’s Response…

Posted by Administrator on May 17, 2009

In the interest of fairness, I am re-posting NADRA Deputy Chairman, Mr. Tariq Malik’s response to this website’s post on the Rs. 50/ charge being levied on IDPs that are trying to re-establish their particulars in light of their displacement.

“Thanks for pointing out an important issue on your blog. Let me clarify that there is no fee for IDP registration. The people in IDP camps are eligible to get free of cost ID cards. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against NADRA employee who demands for any fee from IDPs. NADRA has deputed a lot of Mobile Registration Vans (MRVs) which are parked and/or moving in the effected registering and delivering ID cards free of cost. The snapshot is misleading as it shows a reciept of NADRAs electronic application called eSahulat which is available in various parts of Pakistan for citizens to verify a citizens credentials as to whether the person is legal citizen of Pakistan or not (to combat Identity fraud). It appears that the friends and relatives of IDP living in other parts of Pakistan are using these machines (not located in IDP camps) helping to verify ID cards of IDPs so that they can get speedy services. IDPs must contact MRVs for free services. We are going to run a public awareness campaign on this issue.”

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1920 hrs (May 13)

Posted by Administrator on May 14, 2009

The latest numbers are devastating. They’ve been issued in a note that you can find in the Key Documents page at this website. This is the May 13th Update from the Provincial Relief Commissionerate.

The highlights are: 

New IDPs Out of Camps

80,339

619,291

New IDPs In Camps

12,818

98,789

GRAND TOTAL for NEW IDPs

93,157

718,080

 

Source:  Social Welfare Department, Government of the NWFP

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Hathian IDPs (Pictures)

Posted by Administrator on May 13, 2009

Some pictures from the visit on May 12, 2009.

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