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24 Aug 2016 description

By Omar Waraich, 21 August 2016, 15:05 UTC

UNTIL recently, Pakistan was home to the largest refugee population. For decades, the country won much praise for giving sanctuary to vulnerable people who had to flee their homes. When far wealthier countries showed a callous indifference towards those people seeking safety — tightening border controls while pleading lack of capacity — the example of Pakistan shamed them.

23 Aug 2016 description

Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016


What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?


Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.

23 Aug 2016 description

In the period from 12 to 18 August, 694 families have returned to South Waziristan and North Waziristan Agencies.

The latest phase of returns of 5,798 registered families to the 88 villages of Orakzai Agency was completed on 5 Aug.

Families returned this week - 694

Families returned in 2016 - 64,915

Families returned total* - 177,688 * since 16 March 2015

Families remaining in displacement - 126,103

Total returned female-headed households* - 16%

18 Aug 2016 description

The dialogue leading up to the WHS has cast a spotlight on humanitarian cash transfers. Significant global attention has centered on the role of cash transfers in bringing efficiency to the humanitarian system and improving outcomes for crisis-affected populations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for cash-based programming to be the default method of support for affected populations1 , and various high-level panels2 have called for broad scale-up of cash transfers in humanitarian programming.

17 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 initiated preparation for operationalizing its cash-based livelihood support intervention in Sindh and Balochistan. Livelihood activities are progressing well in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

16 Aug 2016 description


Key Findings and Recommendations:

An inter-cluster assessment mission (ICAM) was conducted to South Waziristan Agency from 18 to 22 July 2016 to assess the situation of 14 recently de-notified villages in Sarvakai, Sararogha, Ladha and Makin tehsils. Approximately 2,000 families as well as the remaining caseload of the previously de-notified areas are to be assisted in this phase of returns to South Waziristan Agency.

16 Aug 2016 description

Families returned this week - 1,835

Families returned in 2016 - 62,233

Families returned total* - 175,006 * since 16 March 2015

Families remaining in displacement - 128,785

Total returned female-headed households* - 16%

% Returned & displaced: 58% Returned, 42% Displaced

Estimated houses damaged* - 29% Partially, 71% Fully * as of 04 August 2016

16 Aug 2016 description

In the period from 5 to 11 August, 931 families have returned to South Waziristan Agency.
The latest phase of returns to the 88 villages of Orakzai Agency was completed on 5 Aug.

Families returned this week: 931

Families returned in 2016: 63,276

Families returned total*: 176,049 * since 16 March 2015

Families remaining in displacement: 127,742

Total returned female-headed households*: 16%

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.

10 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

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

Responding to displacement and enduring protection challenges for returnees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA

1. Introduction

Since June 2015, the government of Pakistan took a decision to return Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their areas of origin by November 2016. Encouraging signs, such as the de-notification of areas and provision of the unconditional cash grant to returnees, indicated the possibility for improvement of security and stability in the areas of origins.

08 Aug 2016 description

Families returned this week 3,054

Families returned in 2016 48,291

Families returned total* 161,064
*since 16 March 2015

Families remaining in displacement 142,727

Total returned female-headed households* 17%

In the period from 22 to 28 July, 3,054 families have returned to Orakzai and South Waziristan Agencies.

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.

04 Aug 2016 description


  • Wheat production in 2016 estimated at near‑record level
  • Rice exports forecast to increase in 2016
  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour on increase
  • Overall, food security conditions stable but localized food insecurity persists

Wheat production in 2016 estimated at near‑record level