A girl sits next to relief items her family received in an MSF distribution.
Since September 2008, MSF has been distributing relief items to displaced families living in improvised camps and with resident families. From September 2008 to March 2009, 30 000 people had benefited from MSF distributions in Peshawar, Charsadda and Mardan districts. *** Local Caption *** A massive influx of displaced people fleeing fighting in Bajaur Agency (500 000 people) in August 2008 and in Swat and Buner in April 2009 (1 to 2 million people) has caused significant strain on local families and health centres all around the region. Between 80 90% of the displaced population are living with resident families and improvised settlements all around the NWFP. The rest are living in official displaced persons camps. The dispersion of the displaced population over a large area and the general insecurity in the region have been major factors limiting MSF action.