Pakistan

End Year Periodic Monitoring Report 2015 Humanitarian Strategic Plan - Pakistan (Covering 1 January to 31 December 2015)

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Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives

In 2015, the response of the humanitarian community in Pakistan focused on people displaced from and returning to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Nutrition programmes targeting malnourishment were also implemented across the country.
Key achievements include:

  • An average of 1.40 million IDPs (86 per cent of people in need) received food on a monthly basis.

  • 360,000 people were provided with access to water for drinking, cooking and maintaining personal hygiene.

  • 90 per cent of children, and pregnant and lactating women that presented at community centres with acute malnutrition were cured and discharged.

Of the 15 indicators to measure the 4 Strategic Objectives set out in the 2015 Pakistan Humanitarian Strategic Plan (HSP), at year end 9 were on track, and 6 had major gaps (<65% of target achieved) due to lack of funding and delays in the return process.

Challenges

All Clusters reported delays in obtaining both travel and project No Objection Certificates (NOCs), causing delays in the implementation and, in some cases, the cancellation of projects. As of 31 December, 2015, the 2015 HSP was only 68 per cent funded, limiting the response capacity of the humanitarian community. Several key services, including nutrition services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), CCCM services to the internally displaced person (IDP) camps and lifesaving protection activities, were scaled back or discontinued due to a lack of funding and access. Delays in the return of displaced families to their homes in FATA has added an additional strain to already over-stretched humanitarian assistance.

Recommendations

  • Advocate for improved humanitarian access to areas of displacement and return, including the timely issuance of project and travel No Objection Certificates (NOCs).

  • Engage donors to secure further funding for lifesaving assistance.

  • Strengthen linkages between emergency humanitarian and development programmes.

  • Develop exit strategies for the Clusters including a focus on building the capacity of local people/staff.

  • Improve monitoring mechanisms and employ/streamline third party monitoring.

  • Continue to develop Cluster capacity on Monitoring and Evaluation with a specific focus on developing SMART indicators.

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