Around 3.2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Pakistan.? The security situation remains volatile due to militant attacks in urban centres and military operations against the Taliban in the tribal areas. Around 300,000 people remain displaced within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.? Additionally around 1.39 million registered and around one million undocumented Afghans are living in Pakistan.? ?The needs of IDPs and Afghan refugees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are of particular concern.
INFORM measures Pakistan’s risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 6.4/10. Pakistan’s exposure to hazards is of particular concern, at 9/10.?
05/11: The Balochistan Assembly demanded that the drought-hit areas be declared as calamity-affected. Underground water reserves are depleting in the province. Relief packages have been requested from central government for farmers. ?
26/10: On October 26, Baloch separatists killed two Pakistani paramilitary soldiers in an attack on a senior officer's convoy in southwestern Balochistan. ?
Protection: Protection issues in Pakistan concern mainly the situation of women and children, violence against minorities and refugees (especially Afghans), and violence against media workers. 1.4 million need protection assistance.?
Health: Inadequate facilities, lack of trained staff, and mismanagement has led to a spike in the caseload of some communicable diseases, especially dengue. 1.2 million are in need of healthcare.?
Shelter assistance is needed for 1.2 million people.?
Information Gaps and needs
Information is limited on displacement from shelling along the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Also humanitarian access is limited in the area.
Gaps exist in the reporting of the effects of drought on food security and malnutrition in the southeast of the country, in Sindh province.
The impact of the monsoon 2017 is unclear at the moment. There is a lack of data on priority areas for intervantion.
In Balochistan, there is an insurgency ongoing. The information on the impact on the civilian population is limited.