PHPF Reserve Allocation to Support
Return Intention Survey & Information campaigns
The Humanitarian Coordinator approved funds, under the 2016 PHPF 1st reserve allocation, for IOM to conduct a Return Intention Survey for undocumented Afghans still resident in Pakistan. The survey will assist in determining the return intentions, critical needs and vulnerabilities of undocumented Afghans expected by the Pakistani and Afghan governments to return over the next two years.
A flow monitoring site is also being set up at the Torkham border crossing, through which over 210,000 undocumented individuals (86% of total returns from Pakistan) returned in 2016. Through regular coordination between IOM and UNHCR offices in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, the humanitarian community will utilize the results of these assessments to tailor the delivery of holistic, needs-based assistance, in coordination with government counterparts.
PHPF funds will also be used to support a second IOM project conducting information campaigns to support displaced and returning populations in conflictaffected districts of FATA. In coordination with the FATA Disaster Management Authority and humanitarian clusters, tailor-made information campaigns will highlight available humanitarian assistance, return schedules and cash assistance, ensuring maximum access to available assistance and preparedness for eventual return.
These key messages will be communicated through organization of Awareness Raising Sessions (ARS) and dissemination of information and communications (IEC) materials, including pamphlets, banners, FAQs and brochures. A Humanitarian Call Center (HCC) processing toll-free complaints and requests for information will also be operational.
Both projects will be coordinated under the Coordination and Support Services Cluster.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.