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Pakistan: Post return assessment in Tirah Valley - consultation with returnees and mission conducted from 25 to 29 March 2014

I. Background

Maidan Tirah valley is part of Bara sub-division of Khyber agency, it is an area located at its confluence with Orakzai and Kurram agencies, and in the North it borders Nangarhar province of Afghanistan through Kukikhel valley. The valley is surrounded by high ridges and the houses are mostly scattered. The valley has three entry routes: from Khyber agency (route DwaToi to Bara); from Khurram agency (route Haider Kandao – Sadda); and from Orakzai agency through Aranhanga Pass – Kohat.

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Rs4bn for rebuilding houses in Awaran

SALEEM SHAHID

QUETTA: The Planning Commission of Pakistan has approved an allocation of Rs4 billion for the reconstruction of 16,000 houses in the earthquake-hit areas of Balochistan’s Awaran district.

Strong earthquakes struck the entire district twice — on Sept 24 and 28 last year — leaving thousands of people homeless, entire settlements destroyed and over 500 people dead and 700 injured.

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP), which met on Friday, also approved the project. The provincial government will launch the reconstruction on May 1.

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Empowering the Most Vulnerable and Marginalized

Report
World Bank

From the initiation of its World Bank funded activities through the International Development Agency (IDA) in 2000 to the end of December 2013, the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) had disbursed a cumulative total of US$ 885 million to 120 Partner Organizations across the country. PPAF-III's development objective is to empower the targeted poor with increased incomes, improved productive capacity, and access to services to achieve sustainable livelihoods.

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Return Monitoring Report Sararogha and Sarwakai Tehsils, South Waziristan Agency March 2014

  1. Introduction

South Waziristan is the southern part of Waziristan, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering some 11,585 km2. South Waziristan comprises the area west and southwest of Peshwar between the Tochi River to the North and the Gomal River to the South, forming part of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Khyber-Paktunkhwa Province lies immediately to the East of South Waziristan.

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DFID in Pakistan: Spring update 2014

NEWS

November 2013

UK and Lahore University Management School offer 278 underprivileged students a brighter future with support to continue higher education.

December 2013

Tax avoidance is cheating Pakistan:
UK support to Pakistan to implement the IMF programme and increase tax revenue.

January 2014

Jobs, education, and equality vital to future prosperity and stability of Pakistan: The UK re-commits to working with the government of Pakistan.

February 2014

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Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the Project in Pakistan

1 . On February 24, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, which was established by the initiative of the Government of Japan, decided to extend assistance totaling 2,158,864 US dollars to a project entitled “Mitigating Adverse Impacts of Prolonged Internal Conflict in Pakistan by Fostering Peace and Multi-sectoral Development at Community Levels Leading Improved Human Security”.

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Launch of skill development initiative for domestic workers

The ILO office for Pakistan and the Women Development Department Government of the Punjab have joined hands to start a pilot training programme to skill and re-skill domestic workers. The programme aims to improve the standard of domestic work as well as to enhance the employability and living and working conditions of domestic workers.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 23 | 16 January – 15 February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reports indicate that nearly all the 22,000 people who fled their villages in North Waziristan in January fearing security operations have returned home.

  • Health authorities have confirmed 11 new polio cases in north- western Pakistan this year. Partners are concerned that displacements from North Waziristan could result in the spread of the poliovirus to neighbouring districts.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Building Back Stronger

New book documents disaster-resilient shelter programme for flood-hit families in Pakistan

Pakistan - IOM Pakistan’s One Room Shelter (ORS) initiative, which has helped communities to rebuild over 22,000 disaster-resilient shelters in the aftermath of repeated floods, has been documented in a new book: Building Back Stronger.

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Pakistan ERF Update Issue 08 | October – December 2013

ERF scales up support to vulnerable people

Donors’ contributions to the Fund in 2013 increased by 77 per cent

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in Pakistan has enhanced its support to people in need of humanitarian assistance across Pakistan, thanks to a 77 per cent increase in donor contributions in 2013.

In 2013, the Fund allocated $13.2 million to 78 projects targeting 4 million people in need after receiving $10 million from Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in 2013 with a carry-over of approximately $5.8 million from 2012.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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UNESCO’s Regional Director visited Peshawar Museum, distributed equipment and certificates among RAHA Community in Peshawar

Islamabad, 30 January 2014 : “Youth makes 18% of the world population, involvement of youth in skills training programmes can contribute largely towards the socio economic development of the country.” Dr. Gwang – Jo Kim

Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim, Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, on his one-day visit to Peshawar expressed his views on the importance of skill development programmes for youth from Refugee Affected Hosted Area (RAHA) Communities.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 22 | 16 December 2013 - 15 January 2014

Vulnerable families in Balochistan, KP and FATA face a bitter winter and urgently need winterized non-food items and support to rebuild damaged or destroyed houses.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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A long wait for quake victims

SAHER BALOCH

Walking around in Mashkay’s Gajjar Town, it seems like the earthquake struck just a day ago. The debris remains as it is, with no signs of reconstruction, and is surrounded by tattered clothes, broken suitcases and toys.

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