GENERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION TO RETURNEES TDPS SWA

The decades lasting and protracted conflicts in Afghanistan and the resultant war on Terrorism has great consequences and has badly affected the KP in general and FATA in specific. As a result the tribal areas were declared the ultimate battle field against war on terror. Reaching its peak in 2008/2009 caused the largest temporarily displacements, the people of Pakistan have ever seen in the history since partition. Exodus from South Waziristan Agency started pre-operation, in the early ten days around 200,000 individuals were displaced since August, 2009. Most of the displaced people belonged to Mehsood tribe of the South Waziristan Agency. Pak-army started operation, Rah-e-Nijat against the militants in the area which caused displacement of 890, 00 families from the area. Pak-army, Political administration and FDMA (FATA Disaster Management Authority) announced the return of the people to the de-notified areas in October, 2010. Consequently, various humanitarian organizations start working to assist this return process in an effective manner.In this context, BEST under the project “Food Assistance to Returnee IDPs” for South Waziristan Agency started it project as implementing partner of UNWFP to ensure food security of the returnees by providing food assistance, since January 1, 2013.

The distribution activities for the month of October 28, 2014 started at SWA and completed on October 28, 2014 in a peaceful and secure environment.

50 families (25 Families in Chagmalai and 25 families in Sararogha) are receiving food Commodities which include Wheat Flour, Yellow Split Pulses, Vegetable Oil and Salt. The aggregate of 4.648 MT tonnage foods are distributed among 50 families of returns at South Waziristan.