Recovery and Reconstruction

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23 Nov 2016 description

ISLAMABAD (19 November, 2016): Upon conclusion of a two-day visit to North Waziristan Agency, Neil Buhne United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan said he was impressed by progress made in returning people earlier displaced from their homes, and by the extensive rehabilitation and reconstruction work undertaken by civilian and military authorities. But he was humbled by the work that remained to be done for the hundreds of thousands of people to return to a normal life.

09 Nov 2016 description

Executive summary

Pakistan has faced a fragile security situation in the north-west region of the country since 2007, which triggered massive displacement from conflict affected areas. Following security operations, the government announced a phased return plan for all IDPs. Since March 2015, 187,678 families have been successfully facilitated to return to FATA, whilst 116,113 families still remain in displacement.

31 Oct 2016 description

The Natural Disasters Consortium (NDC) comprising IOM, FAO, UNICEF, ACTED and HANDS completed year one of its operations. During this year, the NDC responded to the 2015 floods and earthquake, launched related recovery activities, and implemented residual recovery interventions for communities affected by disasters in earlier years. Year 1 key achievements for preparedness, response and recovery are captured below:

PREPAREDNESS

In preparation for future disasters, the Consortium is:

20 Oct 2016 description

PESHAWAR: The fourth phase of the return and rehabilitation process of the people displaced from South Waziristan will commence on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the military’s public relations wing, 81 villages of Ladha, Makeen, Sararogha, Sarwakai and Tiarza tehsils will be rehabilitated during the phase that will continue till Dec 6.

13 Oct 2016 description

PESHAWAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has successfully implemented its first cash-for-work programme for conflict-affected people who have returned to their areas of origin in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

06 Sep 2016 description

Total funding requirements: $ 22.7 million

Thematic areas: - Cash for work - Livelihood grants - Livelihood training

People in need: 2 million

People targeted: 1.1 million

Funding information:

Required: 22.7 million

Received: 9.9 million

Funding gap: 12.8 million

Donors: DFID, OFDA, ERF/PHPF, Japan, ECHO

Implementing partners: 22 partners

19 Aug 2016 description

Islamabad, 18 August 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Balochistan today signed a cost-sharing agreement worth PKR 100 million to provide assistance and support to impoverished areas which have experienced the social, economic and environmental impacts of hosting refugees from Afghanistan since 1979.

11 Aug 2016 description

Through this $10.25 million grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), USAID is supporting the education of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the education of children from communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, which are hosting these TDP families. This project encourages community engagement, supports the construction and rehabilitation of approximately 300 public schools in the FATA and KP province, and aims to train approximately 1,000 teachers for these schools.

11 Aug 2016 description

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Germany has confirmed a contribution of Euro 1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for resilience and food security in Pakistan.

09 Aug 2016 description

Total funding requirements: $ 22.7 million

Thematic areas: - Cash for work - Livelihood grants - Livelihood training

People in need: 2 million

People targeted: 1.1 million

Funding information:

Required: 22.7 million

Received: 9.9 million

Funding gap: 12.8 million

Donors: DFID, OFDA, ERF/PHPF, Japan, ECHO

Implementing partners: 22 partners

08 Aug 2016 description

ZULFIQAR ALI

PESHAWAR: When 45-year-old Fazal Rehman along with his family reached his village in Kurram Agency from Kohat after six hours of troublesome journey on an uneven and tough terrain, what he saw was not less than a shock. He had come back with his eight-member family to his native land after seven years. It didn’t resemble the home he once had.

01 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues its relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support in the region alongside other targeted districts across Pakistan.

  • In June, WFP hosted a USAID photo exhibition and visibility event. During the event, USAID confirmed an additional contribution of USD 21 million in support of WFP’s relief and recovery operations in the country.

Operational Updates

26 Jul 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

New facilities for Chitral community enhance safety and gender justice

Islamic Relief has been tackling gender injustice with a bathroom building scheme in a remote area of Pakistan.

In the Himalayan Bamburat Valley, in the northern district of Chitral, the Kalash indigenous group is Pakistan’s smallest religious minority, with a community of less than 5,000.

21 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

By Aamir Saeed
PIPLE GARHI/PAKISTAN, 21 July 2016

The Bara Market was once a bustling hive of about 10,000 shops. Now it’s a listless wreckage of rubble, and a reminder of the destruction that the war between Pakistan’s government and militant groups has inflicted on the economy in this region on the Afghanistan border.

19 Jul 2016 description

ISLAMABAD (19 July, 2016): The Representatives of the Islamic Republics of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday underlined their commitment to empower Afghan refugees in Pakistan and to pro-actively work towards their voluntary repatriation and sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan. They called on the international community to support these efforts aimed at achieving the common cause of bringing Afghanistan’s protracted refugee chapter to a close and putting an end to future displacement within and beyond the country.

18 Jul 2016 description

Telepsychiatry sessions between doctors in Karachi and villagers in the north mean distance is no issue.

Hadi Usmani

In March 2015, floods ravaged the small village of Charun Oveer, tucked way beside Chitral. All the turbines — the only source of electricity for the village – were destroyed. Seven months later in October, a 7.5 earthquake hit the same region, and the village saw its houses turn to rubble.