IDP from SWAT Valley at Shaikh Yaseen, Mardan. NWFP.
Sheed Ahmed from SWAT Valley arrived at the camp with only what he and his wife could cary by hand bringing their two young boys to safety from fighting between taliban and government forces...Residents from SWAT valley begin arriving at Shaik Yaseen IDP camp at outside of Mardan in North West Frontier Province, Pakistan...More than 1400 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. Last Thursday the Pakistan Government announced a military operation to 'eliminate' Taliban militants form the SWAT Valley. A further 1 million IDp are expected in the coming weeks as the military advances throughout SWAT valley towards achieving their military goals...Add to Lightbox Download