IDMC - Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
PAKISTAN - DISPLACEMENT CAUSED BY NATURAL DISASTERS & CONFLICTS - WOMEN & CHILDREN
DisplacedPakistani villagers walk in search of clean water after fleeing their homes inBadin district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on Sept 21, 2011. The U.N. issued anappeal to provide food, water, sanitation, health and emergency shelter toflood victims.(AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Full IDMC Pakistan Overview - January 2012
The differences in the situations of those who can register as IDPs and others who identify themselves as displaced are considerable. Internally displaced families who have never been registered do not qualify for most assistance programmes. This particularly affects IDPs from some of the most vulnerable groups, including households headed by women, and children (Dawn, 1 November 2011; IAPC, 8 December 2011, p.3).
has faced a series of displacement crises due to natural disasters and armed
conflict in recent years. 19 million people have been displaced by earthquakes
and flooding and over five million by armed conflict over the past seven years.
In December 2011, more than half a million people were still displaced
following the flooding of the Indus in September, and almost one million
remained internally displaced by armed conflict in the north-west.
Conflict continued to cause displacement in Pakistan in 2011. Since April 2011, major displacements have taken place in Kurram and Khyber agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Agencies (FATA), and in a number of other locations.