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Humanitarian Network: Formation of Humanitarian Network 13TH May 2009: A consultative meeting of the civil society organizations of Swat, Shangla, Dir, Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Swabi and tribal areas was organized at Peshawar on May13, 2009 by Shangla Development Society supported by Sungi Development Foundation. 

The objectives of the meeting were:

  • To discuss the relief situation
  • To raise humanitarian issues
  • To form a network
  • To chalk out a joint action plan for coping with emerging situation.

The meeting was attended by 20 organizations of the above mentioned districts. Each participant briefed the meeting about the ongoing relief activities. Dissatisfaction was expressed by the participants on the available facilities and response to the displaced families, as most of the relief organizations are still in the planning and assessment phase and humanitarian crises faced by the residents of Malakand Division needs urgent response. The participating organizations have been working with the affected communities and highlighted the following issues faced by the IDPs and made recommendations to address these issues.


It has been observed that the present registration process is very slow, as the IDPs wait for long time for their turn after going through a heartbreaking journey. Some of the IDPs who have left their NIC, face difficulty in getting themselves being  egistered. It was suggested that the government must increase the registration  ounters and make them functional for 24 hours a day. It was also suggested that  he registration counters may also be established at the entry points of the district  hich is facing the inflow of the IDPs. Those IDPs which have taken refuge in Punjab, Hazara and other parts of the country are not being registered and arrangements must be made for their registration so that they may be supported.


The displaced families taking refuge in the camps are facing numerous problems which need to be addressed. The camps are found not to be suitable for the displaced families, as they are provided with only a tent and no other basic necessary items are provided to them. The camps lack adequate clean drinking  ater and sanitation facilities which are causing certain diseases. The camps need to be designed in a manner which addresses the cultural norms of the displaced families. Children must needs to focused more to get them out of trauma they have faced. Lack of electricity in the camps is further increasing the sufferings of the IDPs families in the scorching heat.  The IDPs living in the camps complain of the  uality of food provided to them. 70%  of the displaced families have taken refuge  ith the host communities and are not been given attention by the government and  elief organizations. Those IDPs living with the host mostly are not being registered. These IDPs needed to be given cash grant assistance to reduce their sufferings and burden on the poor hosted communities. As the extreme hot weather, where the  DPs are residing, is increasing the sufferings of the IDPs, it was demanded that the  DPs shall be settled in cooler places and government buildings.

MEDICAL CARE: … (full long text Humanitarian Network).

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