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Crisis in Khyber Agency: Plight of children

Apr 24, 2012 09:24 SGT Save the Children (Asia) 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.

Eye-opening visit to Peshawar, Pakistan

Apr 12, 2012 17:59 SGT Save the Children (Asia) "There was heavy bombing in our village and I saw people getting hurt in the crossfire. My family decided to leave for Bara but there was fighting there as well and large explosions at night. We left early the next morning with all our belongings and reached Peshawar after a few hours," said 10-year-old Ahmed.

Displaced Women Share their Stories

Apr 05, 2012 00:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) 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

Apr 03, 2012 17:18 SGT Save the Children (Asia) 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.