31 May 2011 |
Pakistan: Returns continue in some areas but comprehensive IDP policy needed
The population of north-west Pakistan has suffered conflict-induced displacement for the past seven years, with the phenomenon reaching its peak in 2009 when there were more than three million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the region. By May 2010, the figure was down to one million, but returns since then have been offset by new displacements. As of May 2011, ongoing military operations and militant activities were causing new displacements in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
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