Recovery and Reconstruction

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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


Implementing partners: 22 partners

08 Aug 2016 description


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


  • 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

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.

05 Jul 2016 description

Torrential Rains resulted in flash floods in the stream located near Pak-Afghan border. The hill torrent washed away a mosque, Pak army check post and near-by houses. Joint search and rescue operation of Pak-Army, Police, Levis and Scouts is under way. Road networks in the Chitral district are operational till last report.

Infrastructure Damages

04 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


· In 2016, UNICEF humanitarian support continued for displaced and returning families in KP & FATA, and children and women affected by drought in Sindh.

· Over 151, 000 families (50 per cent of displaced population) have returned to government declared safe areas in FATA since March 2015. 45,000 families returned in the first half of 2016.

01 Jul 2016 description

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi concluded his first tri-nation visit to Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. On the last leg of his mission in Pakistan, the High Commissioner announced an increase in assistance package for registered Afghan refugee families, who are opting to return to Afghanistan under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary return progamme.

30 Jun 2016 description


  • Summer monsoon forecast to bring rainfall 10–20 percent above average

  • Drought and limited health care access in Sindh have resulted in poor health outcomes, particularly for children

  • Approximately half of all people displaced from FATA had returned as of June 23


30 Jun 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 - Donors: DFID, OFDA, ERF/PHPF, Japan, ECHO - Funding gap: 12.8 million

CoRe objectives: Improve IDPs' self-sufficiency and resilience (targeting vulnerable families) in host and return areas, ensuring a smooth transition to longer-term recovery and development.

30 Jun 2016 description

Executive Summary

In the backdrop of military operations in 2009 and floods in 2010, Swat including the entire and Malakand Division faced huge devastation in terms of community infrastructure. UNDP, with its government counterparts, conducted a need assessment to assess the extent of destruction in Swat and district and launched the Community Resilience in Malakand Project (CR- Malakand) in the six tehsils of Swat with the financial assistance of Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

28 Jun 2016 description


  • Ms. Prerana Issar, WFP’s Global Director of Human Resources (HR) and Mr. David Kaatrud. Regional Director for Asia conducted field visits to Pakistan in May 2016.

  • The process of return of IDPs to FATA continues. To date 158,000 families have returned to their areas of origin which constitutes 73 percent of the planned returns of 2015 and 26 percent of the planned returns of 2016.

25 Jun 2016 description

PESHAWAR: Students from various tribal regions said on Friday that at least 1,500 educational institutions were destroyed or damaged during militancy, but the federal government had so far not initiated work to restore them.

The details about the state of school buildings in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) were issued to the media by Fata Students Organisation (FSO) president Shaukat Aziz at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.