FATA, Nov 27,2013 (Ashrafuddin Pirzada / UPI Next) — A decade of deadly factional fighting has displaced tens of thousands of people from the Khyber Agency, located in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas on the Afghan border. Militias and the Pakistani army have driven civilians from the region, ripping up fields, and turning schools and roadways into rubble.
Nearly all the tens of thousands of civilians dream of returning home, but have reluctantly settled into camps run by the United Nations, such as Jalozai, 20 miles east of Peshawar.
In 2009, Shanee Gul Afridi, 35, was displaced from Bara Akakhel village.
He said he had “a happy life” there, raising cows and goats and selling milk in the local bazaar, and could afford quality goods for his family.