Pakistan’s north-western regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) face a complex emergency dating back to four years ago. Security operations by the Government against armed non-state actors and sectarian violence have resulted in waves of displacement of up to 4 million people over the years. As of 31 December 2012, the registration of IDPs by UNHCR and the authorities indicates that there were 163,102 IDP families in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these families NADRA has verified a total of 757,996 individuals. However, NADRA verification of registered families/individuals is ongoing, supported by the grievance redress mechanism.
Therefore, in working to ensure that the humanitarian needs of affected populations are met, and guided by an Inter-Agency sampling survey (February 2013) and desk review, which indicated a family size of 6 as average for planning purposes, it is accepted by both the Government of Pakistan authorities (PDMA/ FDMA) and by the humanitarian community to use the current total of 163,102 families and an estimated total number of IDPs 978,000 individuals for response planning purposes.
As a result, the Humanitarian Operational Plan (HOP) aims to provide humanitarian assistance for 163,102 families with an estimated total population of 1,062,000 individuals (including additional expected caseload of 14,000 families from Tirah Valley, whose registration is currently ongoing), accounting for individuals already verified by NADRA (757,996 individuals), and individuals whose registration is under verification by NADRA. Due to the evolving humanitarian context, including ongoing displacement and potential returns, figures are subject to change.