- IFRC Pakistan Annual Report 2014 (MAAPK002)
- OCHA: Emergency Response Fund Update Issue 13, Jan–Mar 2015
- Food Security Cluster: Food Security Newsletter Apr 2015
Appeals & Funding
As of 14 May 20,808 families have returned to Khyber Agency, 593 families to North Waziristan Agency, 4,789 families to South Waziristan Agency including 1,551 unregistered families. The returning families, that were registered and verified as IDPs, are being assisted by both the humanitarian community and the Government. The humanitarian community is providing monthly food for a period of six months and NFIs on the basis of needs/vulnerability. The Government is providing PKR 10,000 for transportation and PKR 25,000 as a cash grant.
In 2015, the authorities have planned to facilitate the return of over 170,000 families to the different de-notified areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). As of 14 May 2015, 26,190 families have returned including 1,551 unregistered families to South Warziristan Agency (SWA). The bulk of returns took place in Khyber Agency whereby 20,808 families have returned to the de-notified villages of Aka Khel area in Bara Tehsil.
• An estimated 17,000 families seek assistance as conflict induced displaced persons
• Humanitarian flights deliver aid to affected families in remote Badakhshan
• 2015 HRP first quarter report says 40 per cent of 1.5 million affected people have received emergency assistance
• CHF supports lifesaving action for vulnerable Afghan with $21.5 million
Six months after the National Unity Government came to power, Afghanistan remains in political, military, and economic transition. Intensified conflict has caused large scale displacement and increased civilian casualties. As of 31 March, 20,000 individuals were displaced due to conflict this year alone, including 5,000 displaced in Helmand due to military operations.
(Islamabad/New York, 11 May 2015): The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) convened a humanitarian donors meeting to update the international donor community on the overall situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.03 billion. The largest recipient wasSyria, with US$ 465 million, followed by Iraq with US$ 88.6 million. Yemen recently launched a Flash Appeal requesting $273.7 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 17.4% funded with a 82.6% shortfall.
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The New Pakistan ERF
In February 2015, OCHA released the 2015 Operational Handbook for Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPF), a set of new global guidelines for managing CBPFs. In Pakistan, the CBPF is known as the Emergency Response Fund (ERF).
The Handbook includes the following main changes in the operation of CBPFs:
1. Introduction and background
This report presents the results of a post-distribution monitoring survey that was conducted between 2 and 9 March 2015 to assess the effectiveness of winter assistance provided by six organisations (ADRA, DRC, Islamic Relief, VUSAF, Welthungerhilfe, WFP) to 51 Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS) during the winter 2014/2015. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the Kabul Informal Settlements Task Force.
1.1. Kabul Informal Settlements
Returns to South Waziristan (SWA), Khyber and North Waziristan (NWA) Agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) started on 16, 20 and 31 March respectively. The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) endorsed supporting the returns process once the steps in the returns framework were completed, such as conducting security and inter-cluster assessment missions to the return areas, and returns intention survey to ensure a voluntary and dignified return.
The Government and humanitarian partners have made detailed arrangements to facilitate returns.
In June 2014, military operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan led to the displacement of some 300,000 people to surrounding districts of Khost and Paktika in Afghanistan. The border and population remains fluid with refugees cross into and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. UNHCR is currently undertaking a re-verification process. As for 8 April, the total re-verified active caseload is 34,9181 families (241,641 individuals) with 25,301 families (174,322 individuals) in Khost and 9,617 (67,319 individuals) in Paktika.