North Waziristan IDPs’ Need Our Help Now
25 Jun, 2014
Up to 600000 IDPs have been registered by authorities so far. The bulk of these IDPs, approximately 80% of them, are spread out across the FATA District of Bannu. Most have avoided the relief camps due to safety issues and have sought refuge with their friends and relatives.
This has created a logistical problem regarding the distribution of relief to those in need of it. Firstly because their specific whereabouts are unknown it is difficult to get the relief to them. Secondly, unless we have access to those in need, it is difficult to ascertain exactly what their needs are.
The IKF is tackling this problem in the following ways. 5 distribution points are being set up in secure and accessible locations across Bannu. Registered IDPs will be able to use their government issued Identity cards to collect their relief packages at these locations. We will initially be providing a 4 week relief package to each beneficiary family so that they do not have to visit the collection points too often.
This package will contain essential food items, basic medicines and Ramadan related items like dates and sharbat. Finally, as we distribute relief to the IDPs we will survey them to make a further assessment of items they need that were not provided for in the first round of relief. Moreover, they will be included in subsequent relief kits. The collection points will be manned at all times by young volunteers and a representative of the IKF.
The IDPs of Waziristan have sacrificed heath and home to ensure our security. Donate Generously.
We are not accepting donations in kind (goods) at the moment, pending a thorough need assessment.
For those wishing to donate to the cause of the IDPs