WFP-SRSP Partnership Background
Since the military operation in Khyber Agency, SWA, and NWA, over 200,000 families have been verified as IDPs displaced mainly to Peshawar since 2009-11. Now recovery and rehabilitation of the returned families is a big question mark for the Govt as well as humanitarian and developmental actors. Though, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP have extended their contribution, there is still a lot to be done in long term. SRSP has been involved in post return monitoring survey; with UNHCR and Protection Cluster whereas the main challenges faced by the returnees were reviving their livelihood back in order to survive and meet the traditional life standard they had once. Every returnee wishes to re-establish his small business including agriculture, Livestock etc. to earn money that can provide food for their children, rehabilitate infrastructure including, schools, roads, streets, homes etc. but at the same time they also urged for the support either directly or indirectly.
WFP Interventions in FATA
SRSP in valued partnership with World Food Program (WFP) initiated Livelihood Development project in areas of return of SWA, NWA, and Khyber Agency. The insurgencies followed by military operations caused the existing infrastructure fully damaged. The project aims rehabilitation of recently returned IDPs in terms of their livelihood and infrastructure improvement. The ultimate target beneficiaries are the returnees who cannot receive the food/cash or whose food cycle has completed with WFP mainly in areas of return that are proclaimed free for intervention. The project involves Social Mobilization approach and is being implemented through engagement of communities. This report represents progress achievements against targets for the month of August 2016.
The project is based on achievement of following objectives:
- To rehabilitate and restore the normal life of recently returned population so as to ensure reduced vulnerability in terms of their livelihood, infrastructure and thus to revive their local economy.
- To make aware and mobilize the communities for extending their efforts to utilize the available resources for improvement of their own wellbeing.
- To provide and ensure food security of those communities who are not facilitated in regular food cycle of WFP.
General Food Distribution
General Food Distribution/Relief Operation project was the continuation of Food Assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of FATA. Resulted as the consequences of military operation against non-state actors; thousands of families left North Wazirstan Agency for safer zones. These families are still living in host communities of district Bannu, Kohat, Karak and Lakki Marwat. Due to the losses resulted of conflict and displacement, both in terms of finances and loss of livelihood opportunities, currently food insecurity is a big issue for the displaced populations of FATA. The aim of the project is to mitigate the negative effects of the conflict on the vulnerable population in or close to the conflict areas. More specifically, the project aims to save lives and avert hunger of conflict-affected IDPs in camps and in the host communities, prevent malnutrition among infants, young children, pregnant and lactating women affected by armed conflict. From Feb to July 2016, approximately 86,000 families are facilitated through the process of GFD. More than 8000 MT wheat flour, more than 600 MT YSP, 350 MT oil and around 80MT salt has been distributed in this process. Overall objectives of the GFD project to save lives and provision of food security have been achieved successfully till July 2016.