Multi Cluster Assessment of FATA Returnees: Bara, Khyber Agency - FATA, Pakistan

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Since 2008, more than 5 million people have been displaced from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) due to insecurity. As of June 2015, over 1.57 million people displaced from FATA were residing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. In December 2014, the Government of Pakistan announced a plan for the return of all people displaced from FATA by the end of 2016. Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency was de-notified as a conflict zone in January 2015 with the first phase of returns launched in mid-March 2015. As of 5 June, more than 22,586 families had returned to Khyber Agency as well as 1,045 registered families to North Waziristan Agency and 3,238 registered families to South Waziristan Agency.

The FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and the humanitarian community jointly conducted a multi-cluster needs assessment in Bara Tehsil, Khyber Agency. The aim of the assessment was to understand and prioritize the immediate needs of returnee households and to identify priority areas for humanitarian interventions. The assessment methodology was based on two types of data collection: a household survey and key informant interviews. The assessment was conducted during second week of June, 2015, with a total of 802 household surveys and 71 key informant interviews conducted.
In terms of gender, 25 per cent of the respondents were female and 11 per cent of assessed households were female-headed.

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