China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA and Balochistan
What is the Project About
The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) region is the most marginalized region of Pakistan in terms of economic and social indicators followed by Balochistan province. Both FATA and Balochistan are also amongst regions most vulnerable to natural disasters.
FATA region has been affected by insecurity for over a decade, leading to displacement of over 300,000 families (approx. 1.6m people, of which 70% are women and children). The Government of Pakistan launched phased return of the Temporarily Dislocated Persons (TDPs) in 2015, whereby over 270,000 families have returned to their areas of origin. Over the years, FATA has seen widespread destruction of houses, farms, livestock, private and public infrastructure (water supply, roads, schools, health centres).
Similarly, Balochistan faces immense development challenges which are exacerbated by frequent natural disasters. In 2010-11, excessive monsoon rains caused massive flooding. Around 300,000 people were affected with over 150 government buildings including school buildings partially or completely destroyed.
While the government, with support from the United Nations, NGOs and international partners, has provided recovery support in Balochistan and FATA, significant gaps remain in sustaining recovery of the affected population.
The China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA and Balochistan supported by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to provide immediate response to meet the needs of affected individuals and communities through distribution of essential supplies for the restoration of livelihoods.
- 8,100 (56,700 including females and children) returned TDP families in FATA will receive construction kits for house reconstruction and basic infrastructure repairs.
- 8,100 (56,700 including females and children) returned TDP families in FATA deemed especially vulnerable will receive essential household items to restore basic domestic living conditions.
- 8,100 returned TDP families in FATA (56,700 including females and children) will receive
- supplementary food assistance for 2 months (households that have graduated from the 6-month food assistance but are still vulnerable).
- 375 schools in three flood affected districts of Balochistan will receive school furniture and kits (benefitting 19,000 students (40% girls)).
- FATA Disaster Management Authority, FATA Secretariat and TDP Secretariat for identification of beneficiaries and delivery of assistance to TDP families.
- Balochistan Department of Education and Planning & development Departments, Government of Balochistan for identification of schools and delivery of furniture and construction kits.
- Collaboration/coordination with UN agencies in Balochistan (UNICEF) and FATA (WFP, FAO and OCHA).
- Balochistan: Jafferabad, Naseerabad and Sohbat Pur Districts
- FATA: Kurram, Orakzai, South Waziristan, North Waziristan and Khyber Agencies
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