Around 49,000 IDPs families awaiting for their return


ISLAMABAD: Over 97 percent Internally Displace Person (IDPs) have gone back to their homes in South Waziristan Agency and North Waziristan Agency while around 49,000 families awaiting for their return.
An official source here on Tuesday has said that for the reaming IDPs, the government was taking steps to return all the IDPs to their home villages in both agencies.
To a question he said recently United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) handed over 4,000 tents, 8,000 plastic sheets and 4,000 core relief item kits to FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) aimed at supporting the government’s efforts to facilitate returns to South Waziristan and North Waziristan Agencies.
UNHCR, as part of the wider United Nations response in Pakistan supports the government of Pakistan with the return of the internally displaced persons to areas in the country where the security situation has improved.
UNHCR has supported the Pakistani communities throughout the period from displacement to return. From 2010 to 2016, UNHCR has provided USD 200 million to the IDP operations in Pakistan, primarily for shelter and non-food items, camp coordination and camp management and protection.
In 2016, UNHCR assisted the displaced population and 40,000 returnee families with emergency shelters and core relief items (CRIs) in FATA (Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai and South Waziristan and North Waziristan agencies). – APP


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