According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the military operations in the tribal areas of South Waziristan have intensified since Saturday and resulted in considerable new displacements of civilians. The Pakistani authorities report that there are now a total of 106,800 internally displaced persons (IDPs) registered in the districts of Dera Ismail Khan and Tank in North West Frontier Province (NWFP).“The humanitarian community estimates that over 170,000 people may be displaced as a result of the new military operations, which could bring the total number of IDPs to up to 250,000,” said OCHA.The IDPs are currently accommodated with host families and no camps have been set up in the two north-western districts. The UN and its partners, working through local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), are currently providing humanitarian assistance to the area of displacement by distributing food and non-food items. They are also prepared to distribute food to a possible second wave of IDPs. Earlier this year, more than 2 million Pakistanis were displaced by the conflict between Government forces and militants in NWFP. Around 1.6 million of them have now returned to their homes. 19 October 2009United Nations agencies and their partners are providing assistance in north-west Pakistan, where the Government estimates that over 100,000 people have already been displaced by the latest military offensive against militants and the number could rise even further. read more

← Previous Story HSV beat Fuchse Berlin in “warm-up” for TOP 8 battle Next Story → MACEDONIA: GREEN LIGHT FOR VUGRINEC! handballWomen’s EHF EURO 2014Women’s handball Here are the complete results of the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 qualifications Round 3:group 1Lithuania – Austria 28:31 ( 13:13 )Table :1.Denmark 4 ( -1 )2. Austria 23. Ukraine 2 (1)4. Lithuania 0Next round :Denmark – Ukraine 29.03Austria – Lithuania 29.03group 2Iceland – France 21:27 ( 11:15 )Finland – Slovakia 25:27 ( 14:12)Table :1.France 62. Slovakia 43. Iceland 24. Finland 0Next round :France – Iceland 29.03Slovakia – Finland 29.03group 3Czech Republic – Montenegro 23:24 ( 10:11 )Portugal – Poland 17:24 ( 7:11 )Table :1.Montenegro 62.Czech Republic 43.Poland 24.Portugal 0Next round :Poland – Portugal 30.03Montenegro – Czech Republic 30.03group 4Netherlands – Spain 27:22 ( 17:12 )Italy – Turkey 21:22 ( 11:13)Table :1. Netherland 62. Spain 43. Turkey 24. Italy 0Next round :Turkey – Italy 29.03Spain – Holland 30.03group 5Serbia – Sweden 25:25 ( 14:14 )Switzerland – Slovenia 22:24 ( 13:14 )Table :1.Sweden  52.Slovenia 43. Serbia 34.Switzerland 0Next round :Sweden – Serbia 30.03Slovenia – Switzerland 30.03group 6Norway – Belarus 33:29 ( 16:13)Table :1.Norway 62.Belarus 03.Romania 0Next round :Belarus – Norway 30.03group 7Russia – Macedonia 36:23 ( 18:12 )Table :1.Russia 42.Germany 23.Macedonia 0Next round :MACEDONIA – Russia 17:45 pm ( Saturday) read more