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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01008-W
Date : 10/2008
Country/Region : PAKISTAN
Title : Pakistan : Mardan camp
Duration : 00:01:35
Director : VERVAEKE, Aurore
Cameraman : REHMAN, Inam
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Description : Conditions for people living in parts of north-west Pakistan have been getting steadily worse because of fighting between government forces and armed opposition groups in Bajaur Agency. Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Bajaur (August 2008), more than 200,000 people have been forced to flee to neighbouring districts in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Around 5,000 families have gone to Afghanistan. In the districts of Lower Dir and Mardan, new waves of displaced people continue to arrive in camps which are already stretched to the limit. In Mardan Camp, now sheltering 5,000 people, there is no clean water supply and the camp's medical centre reports many cases of diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases. The displaced are gathering in public buildings and overcrowded areas which are often without basic facilities. The Mardan Camp Medical Centre treats around 600 patients a day. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) maintains contact with all parties to the conflict, reminding them of their obligation under international humanitarian law to spare and protect civilians from the effects of hostilities.
Original language : English
English title : Pakistan : Mardan camp
Colour/B&W : colour
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