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.

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Key Developments

As of September 24, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that more than 118,000 families had voluntarily returned to Khyber Agency, North Waziristan Agency, and South Waziristan Agency in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas as part of a Government of Pakistan repatriation program that began in March.

Monsoon rains that began in mid-July, combined with ongoing glacial melt, caused floods in northern Pakistan, severely affecting Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and parts of western Punjab and northern Sindh provinces.

In FY 2015, the U.S. government provided nearly $93 million to respond to the complex emergency in Pakistan. USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance provided nearly $14 million, including $5.7 million for Responding to Pakistan’s Internally Displaced (RAPID)—a response fund used countrywide to respond to disaster- and conflict-related displacement. USAID's Office of Food for Peace provided $57 million for food assistance in Pakistan, while the Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provided more than $22 million to support health and protection programs for conflicted-affected Pakistanis.



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 19, 2015

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