Pakistan: Multi-Cluster Assessment of IDPs and Returnees KP/FATA August 2016

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Pakistan has faced a fragile security situation in the north-west region of the country since 2007, which triggered massive displacement from conflict affected areas. Following security operations, the government announced a phased return plan for all IDPs. Since March 2015, 187,678 families have been successfully facilitated to return to FATA, whilst 116,113 families still remain in displacement.

The FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), and the humanitarian community agreed to conduct a multi- cluster assessment to better understand the needs of affected communities. The assessment was covered five agencies of FATA, (Khyber, Kurrum, Orakzai, SWA and NWA), and five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan and Tank). The key objective of the assessments was to better understand the availability of services and facilities, gaps in the provision of assistance, identify key priority areas for further interventions, and ensure close coordination on the relief and early recovery components.

The assessment methodology was based on a household survey and key informant interviews. A total of 2,674 household interviews (891 with women respondents and 1,783 with men respondents) and 245 key informant (KI) interview (38 with women and 207 with men KIs) were conducted.

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