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Conflict forces a quarter of a million people from their homes in Pakistan as world turns blind eye to Khyber crisis

Conflict forces a quarter of a million people from their homes in Pakistan as world turns blind eye to Khyber crisis

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2012 00:00 SGT

Intensifying conflict in Pakistan's Khyber Agency close to the border with Afghanistan has forced more than a quarter of a million people to flee their homes since January, warned Save the Children today. Thousands of families, including over 100,000 children, have not got enough food, water or shelter, and are vulnerable to disease.

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Crisis in Khyber Agency: Plight of children

Crisis in Khyber Agency: Plight of children

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2012 09:24 SGT

Children’s lives have turned upside down after being displaced from their homes in Khyber Agency since January this year. Suffering from lack of sufficient food, education and a safe environment, many children are exhibiting signs of psychological problems. Parents fear their children will never return to school while others are concerned that they will be forced to send their little ones to work.

Displaced Women Share their Stories

Displaced Women Share their Stories

Blog posts   •   Apr 05, 2012 00:00 SGT

As part of Save the Children’s Emergency Response Team, today was my third day as one of the first responders following Pakistan’s IDP crisis, which resulted from the military operation in Khyber. It has given me the opportunity to spend time with the women and children here, talking, laughing and playing with them to learn about their experiences.

Meeting the people at the heart of the latest displacement crisis

Meeting the people at the heart of the latest displacement crisis

Blog posts   •   Apr 03, 2012 17:18 SGT

I was in Peshawar as part of the Save the Children team to assess needs of the Internally Displaced People (IDP). The government of Pakistan has been clamping down on militant groups in the Khyber Agency, part of the country’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), since mid-January. Hundreds of thousands of people are said to have fled or are fleeing.

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