Hundreds of thousands of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) residents left their homes on short notice as the Government launched a military operation on 15 June. As of 15 July, the government reported registering 992,649 individuals (90,756 families) as displaced. While the National Database Registration Authority continues the verification process for duplications, and other errors, it is expected that the number of registered displaced people will decrease and will be closer to the current working figure of 500,000 displaced people. As of 15 July, 39,453 registered households were verified; 15,250 households were rejected.

Most of the displaced left with few belongings and travelled for hours to cover a distance of a few kilometers, approximately 74 per cent are women and children. The majority of the displaced are now in Bannu district while others have moved to Dera Ismail Khan, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Hangu, Karak, Kohat and Peshawar districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Ikhlas Welfare Society, Send their team to district Bannu to conduct a “Rapid Assessment of the beneficiaries of NWA DPs, to better assess the needs of the population and to help IWS to better formulate its upcoming interventions as per the needs and gaps on the ground.