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Updates from UN OCHA and from The Researchers

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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New Documents – including UN OCHA’s Situation Report…

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

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Latest UN Update / Situation Report on IDPs (June 02)

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… 

June02-UN OCHA SitRep

The next sitrep will be issued on or around 5th June 2009.

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June 2 IDPs Update from The Researchers

Posted by Administrator on June 2, 2009

New IDP Weekly Update report by The Researchers, available at the Key Documents page, here.

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Latest UN Update / Situation Report on IDPs (May 29)

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: 

May29-UN OCHA SitRep

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Latest UN OCHA Situation Report

Posted by Administrator on May 21, 2009

The latest report issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office / OCHA in Pakistan, on behalf of the UN Humanitarian Country Team. It covers the period from 12 May to 19 May.

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • 2,321,000 IDPs have been registered (as at 19 May) – about 275,000 in camps and 2,046,000 outside camps
  • 26 camps are now in operation in 6 districts
  • Tens of thousands remaining in areas of intense fighting with limited access to food, water and emergency medical care
  • The public launch of the revised Humanitarian Response Plan is scheduled for Friday 22 May in Islamabad.

Find the full report in the Key Documents section, here, as well as an Activity Report issued by Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on its relief activities in Mazdoorabad.

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If you’re in the United States…

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.

You too, can text $5 to the relief effort, as announced by Madam Secretary Clinton at http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/entries/text_disaster_relief/

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NWFP Provincial Government Emergency Response Unit Website

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/.

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Sarhad Rural Support Programme – relief activities

Posted by Raza Rumi on May 14, 2009

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Let us all us join hands to alleviate the sufferings of the people who need our help

Situation Background

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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