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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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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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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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Video from the Hathian IDP Camps

Posted by Administrator on May 16, 2009

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Latest Figures: 0115 hrs (May 16th)

Posted by Administrator on May 15, 2009

Registered IDPs’ Totals, Source; Provincial Welfare Department….

More numbers available at Key Documents 

Off camp

 

In Camp

 

Families

Individuals

 

 

Families

Individuals

Old

77,516

462,528

 

Old

11,843

71,957

New

133,557

1,018,909

 

New

21,291

162,632

Total

211,073

1,481,437

 

Total

33,134

234,589

 

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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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2357 hrs (May 12)

Posted by Administrator on May 12, 2009

Final tally on May 11, 2009. The numbers here are for NEW IDPs ONLY. These figures are up to and including May 11, but only refer to IDPs from Malakand Division (Swat, Buner, Dir etc). NO FATA numbers included here.

Source: UN OCHA

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Consolidated List of the IDP Camps

Posted by Administrator on May 12, 2009

Source: UN OCHA

Established Camps:

  1. Katch Garhi
  2. Jalozai – I
  3. Jalozai – II
  4. Yar Hussain – Swabi
  5. Shaikh Shehzad – Mardan
  6. Jalala – Takhtbai/ Mardan

Established Off-camps Humanitarian Hubs: 

  1. Haji Camp, Peshawar (Near General Bus stand, Peshawar)
  2. Nowshera (Near Social Welfare office, Nowshera)
  3. Charsadda (Mushtarika Flour Mills, Rajjar by-pass road, Charsadda)
  4. Mardan – I (Duranabad, Baghdada Road, Mardan)
  5. Mardan – II (Sange Marmar, Mardan-Swabi Road, Mardan)
  6. Mardan – III (Katlang Road, Mardan)
  7. Swabi – I (Khunda More, Near Motorway Interchange)
  8. Swabi – II (Aurangabad, Swabi-Mardan road, Swabi)
  9. Swabi – III (Naway Kalay, Near Haider CNG, Crl Gul Sher Khan Kalay, (Shaway Adda), Swabi Road, Mardan
  10. Malakand (Civil Secretariat, Batkhela, Malakand)
  11. Bajaur (Political Agent (P.A.) Colony, Khar Bajaur
  12. Kohat (Near Malik Fuel station, Bannu Road, Kohat)

Expected Off-camps Humanitarian Hubs:

  1. Takhtbai (Hujra/election office Sher Afghan Khan, Mardan Road, Takhtbai)
  2. Khairabad / Rustam (Govt. High School, Khairabad)
  3. Mardan – IV (Hoti Flour Mills, Mardan)

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