More than 180,000 displaced by fighting in Pakistan

More than 180,000 displaced by fighting in Pakistan

Islamabad : Pakistan | Apr 13, 2012 at 7:26 AM PDT
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Angelina Jolie

More than 181,000 people have been displaced by recent fighting between Pakistani troops and Taliban in the tribal area of northwest Pakistan , Friday, April 13 alerted the Office of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR), that records every day nearly 10,000 new arrivals.

This represents 81,000 new IDPs since March 30. The situation is not improving: the flow continues, with a "significant number of new arrivals" at Jalozai camp, planted with 4,000 tents, where UNHCR records and provides them with the help of basic food.

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) also distribute aid to those displaced, many of whom prefer to live in foster homes.


These people fleeing violence recorded since Jan. 20, when government troops have launched operations against militant groups in the Pakistani region of Khyber.

The tribal areas bordering the Afghanistan , particularly South Waziristan and North, are the basis behind the Afghan Taliban, including the Haqqani network, bane of U.S. soldiers from the strength of NATO on the other side the border.

Some 540 attacks, suicide bombings mostly of Pakistani Taliban and other groups allied to Al-Qaeda killed nearly 5,000 people in Pakistan since the summer of 2007, when the insurgents, in tune with Osama bin Laden, have declared jihad in Islamabad for its support at the end of 2001 in Washington in its "war against terrorism".

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Internally displaced Pakistani tribesmen
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Nazish Fatima is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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