IDPs arrive from SWAT Valley at Shaikh Shazad IDP Camp, north of Mardan in NWFP, Pakistan..
Residents from SWAT valley begin arriving and registering at Shaik Shazad IDP camp at outside of Mardan in North West Frontier Province. A local NGO offers basic medical support for IDP's at the camp...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