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20 Jul 2017 description

Introduction

  1. The Operational Manual for the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) is issued by OCHA on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and endorsed by the Advisory Board to set the general direction and programmatic focus of the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (hereafter “PHPF” or “the Fund”), which was previously known as Emergency Response Fund (ERF).

19 Jul 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan increased by 36% compared to last week’s figure of 1,981. The return of undocumented Afghans also increased by 5% compared to 2,075 individuals that returned between 2 and 8 July 2017.

Some 97% (2,122 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (2,630 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

19 Jul 2017 description

PHPF Launches Standard Allocation for 2017

The Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) launched its standard allocation in April 2017. The fund is OCHA’s mechanism for providing life-saving and timecritical interventions – in this case to support the return process in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). It totals US$7 million: $2.5 million from DFID and $4.48 million from SIDA. The following sectors are now prioritized: nutrition, health, emergency shelter, WASH and education.

18 Jul 2017 description

Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF)
1st Standard Fund Allocation Strategy 19 April, 2017:
Life-Saving and Time Critical Interventions to Support the Return Process in FATA

Background:

In early 2015 the Pakistani government launched a new plan to assist the returns of displaced families to FATA. Areas cleared by the military are “de-notified”, and declared safe for returns.

18 Jul 2017 description
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Funding to PHPF (Year 2010 - 2017)

Key Figures

$82M funds allocated between 2010 and 2017

93% funds allocated to NGOs

97% funds contributed significantly to gender eqality

45% contributed to Emergency Shelter/NFIs (23%) and WASH (22%) Clusters

375 project implemented

14 Jul 2017 description

Following Eid holiday and resumption of normal working hours after Ramadan, cross-border movement figures increased to get closer to the average weekly figures of 2017 (2,597 individuals for registered refugees and 2,652 individuals for undocumented Afghans).

Some 87% (1,812 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 97% (1,922 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

06 Jul 2017 description

Cross-border movement remained low during Ramadan and the Eid holiday. Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased significantly by 91% compared to last week’s figure of 426. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 27% compared to 470 individuals that returned between 18 and 24 June 2017.

Some 36% (127 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while all 37 individuals (100%) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

05 Jul 2017 description

Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 38% compared to last week’s figure of 684. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 30% compared to 671 individuals that returned between 11 and 17 June 2017.
Some 83% (388 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 96% (409 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

23 Jun 2017 description

Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan increased by 19% compared to last week’s figure of 574. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 38% compared to 1,091 individuals that returned between 4 and 10 June 2017.

Some 90% (610 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 95% (647 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

23 Jun 2017 description

Cross-border movement remains low during Ramadan. Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 32% compared to last week’s figure of 850. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 42% compared to 1,888 individuals that returned between 28 May and 3 June 2017.

Some 81% (888 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 93% (536 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

09 Jun 2017 description

As expected, the start of the month of Ramadan saw a massive decline in cross-border movement.
Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 83% compared to last week’s figure of 5,066. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 63% compared to 5,088 individuals that returned between 21 and 27 May 2017.

Some 84% (1,595 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance. Also, 97% (827 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

09 Jun 2017 description

During the week of 26 May to 01 June, 583 families returned to North Waziristan Agency. Returns will be halted for the month of Ramazan, and will continue after the Eid holiday.

07 Jun 2017 description

1. Foreword by The Humanitarian Coordinator

As part of the Government of Pakistan (GoP) return plan that was started two years ago, 2016 witnessed a significant number of returns to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). By 31 December 2016, the Government of Pakistan and humanitarian partners facilitated the return of 117,395 families to Orakzai, Kurram, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Khyber Agencies and Frontier Region Tank.

02 Jun 2017 description

During the reporting week, repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 13% compared to last week’s figure of 5,828. The return of undocumented Afghans increased by 11% compared to 4,564 individuals that returned between 14 and 20 May 2017. Chaman border re-opened on 27 May after a closure of 22 days.

Some 98% (4,976 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance. Also, 98% (4,956 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

02 Jun 2017 description

During the week of 19 to 25 May, 840 families returned to Khyber, North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agencies.

29 May 2017 description

During the week of 12 to 18 May, 348 families returned to Khyber, and South Waziristan Agencies. Returns to NWA were halted as of 02 May for the return Pakistan refugee families from Afghanistan, but are scheduled to continue on 23 May.

29 May 2017 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.