Source Logistics Cluster
Theme Coordination
Countries Pakistan
Document type Other
Publication date 18/09/2009

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Military operations continue in the Swat valley and have produced more high-profile arrest of Taliban commanders in recent days. On 17 September 37 militants laid down their arms, including the chief of the Taliban beheading squad. Earlier in the week the spokesperson and commander of the Swat Taliban were captured.
  • Two Al Qaeda leaders, including the chief of a militant Kashmir group were killed U.S. drone attacks in the North Waziristan region.
  • It is reported the result of the military operations in Khyber Agency that broke out on 07 Septemberhas caused approx 56,000 – 84,000 individuals are expected to be displaced in Peshawar.
  • All UN offices in Balochistan province remain closed and operations are still partly suspended until further notice, after a threat was received by a separatist movement on 03 August. International staff has been relocated to Islamabad and National staff is working from home.
  • Revised data provided by the GoP indicates the official IDP figures of the National Database andRegistration Authority (NADRA) still stands at 382,950 families (status since 11 September)
  • Two additional humanitarian hubs were established in Bajaur District, in Utman Khel and Nawaghal, as well as one additional hub in Swat District, in Khwazakheila for more efficient food and NFI distribution for returning IDPs
  • The overall number of operational hubs is now 29: eight in host communities, 20 in the area of returns, and one in the area of stayees (those that did not evacuate).