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Too little, too slow: Why more must be done to assist Pakistan’s displaced millions

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It is the world’s biggest and fastest human displacement in over a decade. The offensive launched by the Pakistan army against armed militants in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) at the end of April 2009 has resulted in a massive exodus requiring an enormous humanitarian response. In May at least two million women, men, and children fled their homes in the districts of Swat, Dir and Buner. In late May, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) was registering 126,000 newly displaced people per day. The total figure of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is likely to rise as military..

Topics: policy, politics, Pakistan, human rights, displaced person
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:www.mtnforum.org:14561
Provided by: Mountain Forum
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