Pakistan

Pakistan: Assistance to Conflict IDPs in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) - PAK091 - Revision 3

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Appeal Target: US$ 1,660,618

Funding received US$ 2,295,570

Balance: US$ (- ) 634,952

Geneva, 22 December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

ACT International members Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) continue to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan where, according to the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government Emergency Response Unit, 3.5 million people have been uprooted by the conflict between the government and militants.

This third revision of PAK091 replaces the version issued on 18 November 2009 to include now revised versions of both the NCA and CWS programmes. Both NCA and CWS proposals now cover an 8-month implementation period instead of the original 12 months and will be concluded by 31 December 2009.

CWS programme will be changed with regard to a) the contribution by the Canadian Foodgrain Bank, which will be removed and implementation outside the appeal; b) implemention of health related activities funded with ECHO/DCA funds; c) reduction of overall budget to the real expenditure by end of 2009. The requesting member have given their permission to use these balances for the forthcoming appeal related to recovery activities; d) including a budget line for the Forum Participatory Learning Review, operated through the Pakistan Forum. The provision made for an evaluation will be transferred to the follow on appeal.

With these changes, the CWS-P/A and NCA projects in NWFP concentrate on relief assistance to affected IDPs residing primarily in host communities, rather than camps. CWS P/A, working with five partner organisations, is operational in Swabi and Mardan Districts. NCA, working with four partners, is operational in the districts of Swabi, Mardan, Malakand, Abbottabad and Haripur. Proposed assistance includes Food and Non-food relief items, emergency health services and recovery support in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Education, Health, and Advocacy.