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.
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Unusually high temperatures in Pakistan’s Sindh Province in recent weeks have resulted in more than 1,200 deaths, primarily in Karachi city, according to media. The heat wave has also exacerbated drought conditions in southern Sindh.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department forecasts that the 2015 monsoon season will begin in mid-July and produce less-than-average rainfall through September. Anticipated low rainfall levels in Sindh may further aggravate current drought conditions.

As of July 2, more than 39,700 families had voluntarily returned to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)’s Khyber Agency, North Waziristan Agency, and South Waziristan Agency as part of a Government of Pakistan (GoP)-facilitated repatriation program that began in March, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Nearly 259,000 families from FATA remain displaced.

In mid-June, the GoP announced plans to require international aid organizations and contractors to register with the GoP Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control, according to media. Relief agencies remain concerned about the potential effects of the new registration process on humanitarian activities in Pakistan.



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: July 10, 2015

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