Pakistani internally displaced (IDPs) push into a tent where men are handing out Pakistani bread (nan) at the Chota Lahore relief camp housing thousands of people May 30, 2009 in Swabi, Pakistan. Pakistan was hit by intense violence throughout 2009. Conflict between the Pakistani army and the Taliban (armed opposition groups) in the North-West Frontier Province and in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) displaced more than two million people, while numerous bombings in major Pakistani cities killed hundreds and injured thousands. This essay looks at the community of the displaced. Forced out of their villages into over-crowded refugee camps, their everyday life has become a struggle to survive.