Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tension in Bara forces migration

Tension has gripped Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency that is forcing residents to migrate from the area, Geo News reported Saturday.

According to sources, the residents of Tehsil Bara are shifting to safer places due to unrest. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said that so far 138 families have shifted to Jalozai camp where they have been provided with food and shelter.

Sources told Geo News that there is a possibility of approximately 3000 to 5000 families migrating from the disturbed area.

PDMA has called an emergency meeting of UNHCR, WFO and UNICEF to discuss steps for the provision of facilities to new IDPs.

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