IDPs arrive from SWAT Valley at Shaikh Shazad IDP Camp, north of Mardan in NWFP, Pakistan.
Residents from SWAT valley begin arriving at Shaik Shazad IDP camp at outside of Mardan in North West Frontier Province...Men and women queue for food handouts and blankets at a distribution point on the Shaik Shazad IDP Camp. riots later broke out at the camp where there not enough relief supplies for the amount of IDPs that had arrived during this day...Within four days more than 2000 families have reportedly registered as IDP's seeking shelter and food at the hastily arranged camp. According to UNHCR Some 500,000 residents have fled SWAT and neighboring provinces since August 2008. On Thursday the Pakistan Government announced a military operation to 'eliminate' Taliban militants form the SWAT Valley. A further 1 million IDP's are expected in the coming weeks as the military advances throughout SWAT valley towards achieving their military goals..Add to Lightbox Download