A military operation was launched against the miscreants in Malakand Division in April, 2009. The operation internally displaced a large number of families from the area. These families shifted to the nearby districts of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa. Though a majority of these temporarily displaced families have returned back to their areas, a need was felt to compensate them in the form of cash assistance for a limited period of time.
Sheltar International took the step and helped the IDPs came from SWAT with their residential problems.