Some 100,000 People Displaced by the October 2005 Earthquake Have Left Temporary Camps and Returned Home

The emergency phase of the relief operation is winding down, but some 99 camps with 55,000 inhabitants still remain open. UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration are facilitating the return, providing medical screening and transport. Survivors who were orphaned, widowed, or disabled, and those who lost their land or come from towns that lie on major fault lines and need to be relocated will require special assistance.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), “Pakistani Quake Victims Heading for Home After Long Winter in Temporary Camps,” Press Release, 5 May 2006.