Following displacements from the Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), in March and April 2013, humanitarian partners are now registering and providing assistance to families displaced from central Kurram Agency in FATA, who, since mid-May have fled their homes due to the Government of Pakistan’s security operations against armed non-state actors.
- Local authorities indicate they expect between 7,000 and 8,000 families (42,000 and 48,000 people) to be displaced due to ongoing security operations in Kurram Agency.
- The displacements from Kurram Agency compound a volatile humanitarian situation recently worsened by the displacement of 17,140 families (79,839 people) from the Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency, FATA, as of 7 May, due to an escalation of hostilities between rival armed groups and the Government’s security operations against armed non-state actors since mid-March.
- In total, nearly 1.1 million people are currently displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and FATA due to ongoing conflict and insecurity since 2008, and require ongoing humanitarian assistance. In addition, there are 1.64 million registered Afghan refugees receiving humanitarian assistance, and more than 1.3 million people who have returned to FATA since 2009, who require humanitarian assistance.
Pakistan FATA Displacements Situation Report No. 2 (as of 6 June 2013)