NOWSHERA: More than 10,000 affected families by the last tragic events have been uprooted due to the military actions in Bara, Khyber Agency and they are waiting for registration as internally displaced persons (IDPs). They reached the Jalozai camp, a settlement established for the conflict-hit IDPs of Fata in Nowshera district.
Large number of IDPs women, children and elderly people included were seen standing in long queues, seeking the registration in the Camp.
According to FDMA, more than 14629 families registered in the recent period, and more than 4169 living there IDPs displaced from Khyber Agency.
In fresh 5 days the surgical operation in many parts of Bara Sub Division of Khyber Agency, caused thousands of families displacement from the area. Our life is completely destroyed, said one of the man who is waiting for the registration of the whole family. “We have to leave everything. I have worked all my life and I have built the house for my family. I wanted to guarantee a better future for my kids. Now I lost everything and I lost hopes.”
Desperation is the main feeling that you can see in all Camp. Violence and military attack grew in the last months in Bara. The eyes of children are full of fear and most of them spending days close in they homes, hearing explosions and blast and assisting to death of relatives.
Only 4169 families compiled the registration, while more than 10,000 were still waiting for it. The IDPs workers cannot provide to the safety and care of all families and many children and women are staying in open camp without any sort of protection, source said.
Tribal tradition also hurdle for the local community to remain out the camp and started living with host families, taking house by rent sour ding Peshawar District. But there are still lots of family that due their economical conditions are living in Bara, risking their life. We do not have possibility to leave our home”, said an old man. “My son is working far in order to support family, but we cannot leave our land. I am too old for leaving the place where I was born”
There are lots of problem also in Jalozai Camp. There is lack of security inside it and there are only two registration counters; one for women and one for men.
According to the sources, they condemned the Jalozai only two registration counters were opened for
Dozens of IDPs sustained injuries as there was mismanagement and police resorted to violent means to control the mob of dislocated people at the camp.
The IDPs who have gone through the ordeal of registration and had received tents in the camp complained about shortage of food items and other essentials and termed it their primary problems. They said that there were only boiled rice and most of all there was no medical facility inside the camp. “My smallest kid has strong cough, but non one checked her. I am so worried for her health, but I feel me completely alone” said a young mother with her little kid in her arms.
The vulnerable IDPs including women asked Governor Masood Kausar to help them and provide them humanitarian assistance at the Jalozai camp forthwith.