Swat Valley operation

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Housing private
Land Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 May 2008
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Pakistan
Location Northwest Frontier, Swat Valley

Affected persons

Total 400000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Forced eviction
Land losses

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- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Source: IDMC http://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004CE90B/(httpCountries)/D927619B0A8659BB802570A7004BDA56?OpenDocument Military operations against armed opposition groups in Pakistan have displaced hundreds of thousands of people in recent months, according to the limited information available. While many of the internally displaced people (IDPs) have apparently been able to return to their areas of origin after an end to the fighting, others remain displaced with little access to hu-manitarian assistance. In the North West Frontier Province’s Swat Valley, conflict between an armed opposition group and the army led to Asia’s biggest new displacement in 2007, with between 400,000 and 900,000 people forced to flee their homes towards the end of the year. Many people re-turned as soon as possible, but some of them found their homes and property damaged.

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