Peshawar: According to daily situation report issued by Chief Secretary Control Room established at Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) regarding Displaced Persons of North Waziristan Agency, a total of 62493 families and 787888 individuals have been registered at the Registration Points of PDMA, a large number of livestock have also been brought by these IDPs till date.
At district Bannu, a relief camp has also been established which would work under the PDMA and will support the district administration in relief activities.
The provincial government has released Rs.349 million to PDMA for establishment of camps in Bannu city, however, in the wake of the ongoing military operation; a decision was taken by the Federal Government to establish camps inside frontier regions which fall within the jurisdiction of FATA administration. The camps have been established by FDMA and jointly administered by Pak Army and FDMA wherein all facilities like shelter, cooked food, water and other allied services are being provided to the displaced persons.
Looking to the trend of DPs not going to camps rather off-camps, the provincial government has wisely decided to convert this amount into cash assistance for 15000 displaced families @ Rs.3000/- per month upto six months. Additionally, Rs.5000/- (one time) as Ramadan Food Package will be given to each family. This whole amount will be transferred to each DP family via a transparent mechanism by PDMA/FDMA on the basis of verified data from NADRA.
Although NGOs/INGOs and UN agencies are not involved in relief activities as per decision of the Federal and Provincial Governments not to go for an international humanitarian appeal. However, the system of humanitarian assistance has been streamlined on the direction of Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by channelizing their relief packages through the government with particular focus in the offices of Deputy Commissioner/DDMO.
PDMA has requested all the DCs to constitute district level committees to gather relevant information about displaced persons residing with their relatives. This data will be used for security as well as provision of relief/cash etc to DPs.
DG Health Services also paid a visit of district Bannu and constituted various teams to provide round the clock emergency care to the DPs like treatment of sunstroke, body aches, cramps in legs, polio vaccination etc. Similarly, food items are being provided regularly by the district administration Bannu. In this regard, sufficient food items have been provided to the district administration by PDMA.
Public Health Engineering Department has also been directed to ensure clean drinking water facilities in the camps. Moreover, additional vehicles were also placed at the disposal of district administration Bannu to ensure quick relief to the DPs.
Apart from that rescue-1122 has provided three state of the art ambulances along with staff to help DPs in case of any emergency.