Monday, February 28, 2011

Around 25000 People Displaced in Northwest Pakistan due to Military Operations against Insurgents

According to UNHCR, fresh military operations against insurgents in NorthWest Pakistan have displaced 25000 people in last week of January. The figure could increase to 90,000 by end of February. UNHCR has established two new camps, mainly to accommodate people who have been fleeing the Sagi and Dawezai areas of Mohmand agency since the military operations intensified on January 27. The report also indicate that the successive conflict in tribal areas have displaced around 1 million people, including almost 140,000 people from Mohmand agency. Of these, most live among host communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Some 147,000 live in three camps in the province with most (138,000) at the Jalozai camp in Nowshera district.

For details read:
February 2011. “Fresh military manoeuvres in northern Pakistan displace 25,000 people”

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