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Pakistan: IDPs returning to South Waziristan; displacements in Kurram as tribes fight Haqqani network

Publisher Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC)
Publication Date 26 November 2010
Cite as Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC), Pakistan: IDPs returning to South Waziristan; displacements in Kurram as tribes fight Haqqani network , 26 November 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4cf35a7e2.html [accessed 23 September 2014]
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Pakistan: IDPs returning to South Waziristan; displacements in Kurram as tribes fight Haqqani network


After months of negotiation between the Pakistani security forces and displaced tribal elders from South Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Agencies (FATA), the process of returning is commencing this week. Between 60,000 and 80,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) will voluntarily go back to Serwakai and Sararogha, areas under the control of government forces. Humanitarian agencies including UNHCR have drawn up plans to assist the returnees with transport, tents, shelter and household items

Meanwhile, violent clashes that erupted in Kurram Agency in September have since killed more than 100 people and displaced thousands. Pakistani newspapers reported that Sunni Mangal and Shi'a Turi Bangash tribes were fighting over the control of water resources but, according to the Irani Ahlul Bayt News Agency, the Shi'a tribe was attacked by the Haqqani network, an insurgent group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

See also: IDMC Pakistan country page and the June 2010 report Still at risk: Internally displaced children's rights in north-west Pakistan

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