SRSP’s Humanitarian Partnership Management

Since its inception started from earthquake 2005, SRSP has been involved in oversight and management of more than 70 projects of diversified nature with major UN Agencies, INGOs, Government and other philanthropists. SRSP’s humanitarian wing thus, devised a strong coordination mechanism for effective partnership with PDMA/PaRRSA, NDMA, FDMA, 11th Core, FATA Secretariat, TDPs secretariat, line departments, political and district administration which helped in structuring our existence throughout KP including the newly merged districts.

The programmes at present have its presence in Khyber, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Mohmand, Bajaur, Kurram and Orakzai.

Paradigm shift – Humanitarian to Development

Currently with the folding humanitarian operations in KP and the event of newly merged districts (NMD), there is a dynamic shift being undertaken from relief to recovery and rehabilitation projects and programmes. UNHCR TDPs programme that had solely based on humanitarian aid has winded up in the reporting period while the rest of the donors have extended the partnerships into the rehabilitation and development initiatives. The section is currently engaged with partners such as UNICEF, WFP and PATRIP Foundation in the TDPs returning areas for the restoration of livelihoods and infrastructures in coordination and collaboration of government.

Crisis in KP-FATA and Humanitarian Response

Approximately 72,895 families initially displaced from Bajaur in 2007-08 that was followed by the subsequent displacement as a result of crisis started in South Waziristan, Mohmand, Kurram, Orakzai, Khyber and North Waziristan. Most of the TDPs had opted to reside in camps & in host districts of KP; however, few flee to the other provinces of Pakistan.

At present, there are only 29,059 families still displaced residing in KP, which makes 6% of the total displacement.

As per UNHCR and FDMA statistics of January 2018, total 471,126 families that make over 3 million population had displaced from the FATA during the crisis 2007-14.

Against the total displacement, 442,067 TDPs families have returned voluntarily which makes 94% of the total displacement. In the last year 2017, 46,940 families had returned to their place of origin majority to South Waziristan (17,010) followed by North Waziristan (16,505).

All the displaced families are residing in host communities since the TDPs’ camps have been vacated. Bannu district is holding the biggest caseload of 12,765 from North Waziristan.

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

SRSP – UNHCR TDPs’ Program (2017 – 2018)

The 9 years long term partnership with UNHCR finally came to an end in December 2017. When we talk about SRSP’s support in the humanitarian crisis in KP and the newly merged districts, UNHCR leads the major contribution in partnering with SRSP started in 2008 to respond to then started TDPs crisis on a very small scale not knowing that this will lead to a very long term and successful association build on trust of delivery of various programme outputs’, outreach, achievements, and financial portfolio. In fact, both the partners proved to be flexible and so fit to each other sharing the strengths and filling the gaps essential for the effective and efficient response.

The partnership initially started with the distribution of basic non-food items (NFIs, now called Core Relief Items CRIs) to the displaced community for 15 days which with the passage of time, the scope was extended to other sectors as well i.e. Camp Management, Community services, livelihood, shelters, logistics, warehousing, Registration and De-registrations etc. The geographical outreach of the project was not limited to newly merged districts only but also to those districts where the TDPs families opted to reside whether in camps or off camps in host communities including district Peshawar, Kohat, Nowshera, Hangu, Tank, DIKhan and Bannu.

Below mentioned are the significant achievements under UNHCR TDPs programme;

Activities/Interventions Achievements
Families received NFIs 545,352
Families received Tents 78,600
TDPs Families registered 403,213
TDPs Families De-registered (VRF) 240,169
Shelters Constructed 8,600
Shelter repair cash assistance 4,775
Females TDPs received livelihood Training 1,050
Warehouse & Rub hall managed 7

The financial worth of our partnership with UNHCR is approx. 3 billion PKR reaching 4.5 million population; in camps, hosting communities and place of origin after the return.

SRSP-UNICEF PROJECTS

SRSP-UNICEF WASH Project – Khyber & North Waziristan Agency

Project Title: Provision of WASH services in Areas of Return –FATA (Khyber and North Waziristan Agency)

Donor: UNICEF Area of Activity: Khyber (BARA) & NWA (Miran Shah & Mir Ali)

Period of Activity: 11.5 Months (August 1st 2016 to July 15th 2017) Total Budget: PKR 89,716,803

In response to WASH in any humanitarian emergency forms part of life saving interventions and, due to the dynamic nature FATA emergency, WASH interventions were remained priority in areas of return. WASH interventions and services are basic pre-requisites for the health and reduced vulnerability of all of these population segments. Looking to the above-mentioned need, SRSP in partnership with UNICEF, WASH project implemented in the areas of return that is Khyber and NWA Agency. The Comprehensive project was designed for 11.5 months reaching out 30,000 beneficiaries in Two Tehsils of NWA that are Miran Shah and Mir Ali and in one Tehsil of Khyber Agency that is BARA. The beneficiaries were facilitated with WASH facilities having appropriate number of children and women to make the project gender balanced. The project endeavored to revive the sanitation facilities, improve health & hygiene conditions of the communities particularly women and children. Community was sensitized through series of trainings on health & hygiene. They were also supported to rehabilitate, rebuild infrastructure to improve the health & hygiene situations in post disaster situation. Project Achievements: (Khyber)

Villages 53
VSCs formation and capacity building 53 (both Male female)
Water at community 8 Hand Pumps and 12 DWSS schemes Installed Benefitting 30,225 individuals
Sanitation at Community

618 low cost latrines constructed through materials provision and cash for work to EVIs. 1000 sanitation kits distributed among vulnerable for latrines construction.

8 latrines constructed for persons with disability

448 low cost latrines constructed on self-help bases through social mobilization. · 3 drains constructed benefitting 1,770 individuals.

Hygiene at community · 80 hygiene sessions/campaigns conducted reaching out 94,821 men, women and children. · 4,997 hygiene kits distributed during hygiene sessions.
Water at school 10 hand-pumps and 5 DWSS schemes installed in schools benefitting 2,421 students
Sanitation at school 12 twin latrines and hand washing stations constructed at both girls and boy’s schools benefitting 1,790 students.
WASH clubs 10 wash clubs formed in schools.
WASH facilities at health centres/BHUs 5 health centres provided with wash facilities benefitting 750 individuals
ODF 3 Villages declared and certified as ODF

Project Achievements: (NWA)

Villages 31
VSCs formation and capacity building 31 (both Male female)
Water at community 15 Hand Pumps and 9 DWSS schemes Installed Benefitting 24,770 individuals
Sanitation at Community · 625 low cost latrines constructed through materials provision and cash for work to EVIs. · 1000 sanitation kits distributed among vulnerable for latrines construction. · 7 latrines constructed for persons with disability · 448 low cost latrines constructed on self-help bases through social mobilization. · 3 drains constructed benefitting 8,500 individuals.
Hygiene at community · 67 hygiene sessions/campaigns conducted reaching out 71,623 men, women and children. 4,997 hygiene kits distributed during hygiene sessions.
Water at school 15 hand-pumps installed in schools benefitting 2,205 students
Sanitation at school 11 twin latrines and hand washing stations constructed at both girls and boy’s schools benefitting 2,674 students.
Hygiene at school 31,014 (girls & boys) students reached with health and hygiene messages.
WASH clubs 15 wash clubs formed in schools.
WASH facilities at health centres/BHUs 5 health centres provided with wash facilities benefitting 3,812 individuals
ODF 11 Villages declared and certified as ODF

UNICEF WASH Project Buner

Project Title: WASH Rural PATS Plus Project in District Buner Donor: UNICEF Area of Activity: District: Buner Tehsil: Gagra, Dagar, Mandanr & Khadukhel Period of Activity: 3 years (May 2014 – December 2017) Total Budget: PKR. 103,717,995 Status Completed

Beneficiaries 156,000
Villages 160
VSCs formation and capacity building 278 (both Male female)
Water at community 47 Hand Pumps Installed Benefitting 22,433 individuals
Sanitation at Community · 970 low cost latrines constructed through materials provision and cash for work to EVIs benefitting 7,760 individuals · 5 latrines constructed for persons with disability · 1500 low cost latrines constructed on self-help bases through social mobilization.
Hygiene at community 160,964 men, women and children reached with health and hygiene messages
Water at school 25 hand-pumps installed in schools benefitting 7,616 students
Sanitation at school 32 twin latrines and hand washing stations constructed at both girls and boy’s schools benefiting 9,122 students.
Hygiene at school 31,014 (girls & boys) students reached with health and hygiene messages.
WASH clubs 95 wash clubs formed in schools.
WASH facilities at health centres/BHUs 2 hand-pumps and 2 twin latrines installed at 2 health centres.
ODF 121 Villages declared and certified as ODF

SRSP – PATRIP Foundation funded Projects


Construction of Connecting Road to Arandu Gol Phase – I

SRSP has successfully completed Arandu Gol Road Phase I during the period January 2015 to August 2017. This project was conceptualised and developed with an aim to contribute to improved economic infrastructure and social uplift of people living along the Pak-Afghan borders in the remote, downtrodden, and poverty-stricken area of Arandu Union Council District Chitral in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

The project constructed a total of 11.775 km road with a total cost of EUR 1,070,000 with an approx. population benefiting 24,000 from twenty-five villages. The project is complete and handed over to the concerned communities.  

Construction of Arandu Gol Road Phase – II [PAK-SRSP-CHI-013]

The project period is January 2017 – December 2017 and the total cost is EUR 350,000 from PATRIP Foundation. A total of 2 km road has been constructed under this project. This project is an extension of the phase 1 therefore the beneficiaries still remain the approx. 24,000 from the twenty-five villages of the Arandu – Domail region.

ON-GOING PROJECTS

SRSP – WFP Partnership

WFP Livelihood Project through Food for Work/Training-Cash for Work/Training -SWA

During the crisis, TDPs have lost all of their belongings including houses, agricultural products, livestock, other income sources as well as infrastructure. So on return, they are obviously missing these facilities and are facing miserable conditions. Hence, much attention is required to support them properly and to bring their traditional life style back in the locality on permanent basis. For this purpose, WFP initiated efforts intending to support the TDPs in coming out of the traumatized socio and economic conditions.

SRSP commenced a project “Supporting Livelihood of Crisis affected communities through building their capacity and developing local infrastructure using Food For Work/Training (FFW/T) Approach” in South Waziristan Agency partnering with WFP in early 2015.

Under this project, WFP supports these returnee TDPs who is currently not getting food from WFP Or who are unregistered. The TDPs are engaged in collective actions for the betterment of community under a series of interventions that include Agri-based activities, DRR, community infrastructure and capacity building trainings and in return Food is provided. The identified beneficiaries work for themselves and in return getting a designed package (92.7 kg) of food that is 80 kg Wheat Flour, 4.5 kg Oil, 8 kg pulses and 0.2 kg Salt after specified days. Similarly, the project has added the component of Cash for Work in its interventions and has started disbursement by the end of August 2016.

The first FLA of the year was signed for a period of six months that is June to December 2017 with overall target of 30,500 beneficiaries. SRSP identified and facilitate 24,701 vulnerable community members through involvement of VDCs under Food Assistance for Assets component till June 2017. These households were engaged and participated in different activities under defined work norms.

The achievements against target of 45600 beneficiaries in the year against 1st and 2nd FLAs have been summarized in table below;

Major Component Sub Component Overall Target (Sept-Dec 2017) Overall Achievements Activities Done
(Sept-Dec 2017) (Sept-Dec 2017)
Food Assistance for Assets FFW 30,500 Beneficiaries 17348 24701 389 655
FFT 7353 266
Grand Total 30,500 24701 655

WFP Livelihood Project Cash for Work – Bara Khyber Agency:

Project Title: Livelihood Project via Cash For Work –District Khyber
Donor: WFP
Area of Activity:

Khyber

Tehsil: Bara

Total Budget:

PKR 42 Million

 

Replicating the similar pattern of WFP livelihood project “Food for Work & Training” in SWA, the proposed project intended to execute on the same pattern with slight shift. Hence the Cash is disbursed instead of food in return to the recent returnees of Khyber Agency Akakhel Tribe & Shalobar tribe mainly along with some materials provision for the Physical schemes. Besides structural activities, capacity building in different disciplines has also been focused during the reporting period.

In return of the participation, a set amount of cash (Rs. 6,000) is disbursed to the beneficiaries after completing 12 days’ work through a set criteria and norms by WFP. During the reporting period, the project is being implemented in 2 pha­ses given below;

Phases Period HHs facilitated Cash Disbursed (PKR) Remarks
1st June – December 2017 30,622 184 Million Concluded
2nd June – December 2018 1,6935 102 Million Ongoing
Total   106,000 286 Million  

WFP Livelihood Project Cash for Work – Bara Khyber Agency:

Project Title: Livelihood Project Food for Asset-Food Tirah, District Khyber
Donor: WFP
Area of Activity:

Khyber Agency

Tehsil: Tirah

Total Budget: PKR 38 Million

In order to help the affected communities and provide them livelihood support; SRSP with the support of WFP initiated the “FFA-Food” project where communities will be provided with food packages for work. The main theme of the project is to ensure the food basket through engaging people with different livelihood improvement tasks and rewarding them with food. The progress made so for is given below;

Phases Period HHs facilitated MTs Distributed Remarks
1st June 2018– June 2019 20,200 1872 MTs Ongoing
Total   20,200 1872 MTs  

WFP Livelihood Project Food for Work & Training–North Waziristan Agency-NWA:

Project Title: Livelihood Project via Food For Work –(North Waziristan)
Donor: WFP
Area of Activity:

North Waziristan

Tehsil: Mirali and Miran Shah, Datta Khel, Ghulam Khan

SRSP was the first organization to enter into NWA immediately after the de-notification under valid NOC. Further extending partnership with WFP under the similar pattern of CFW and FFW-T in Bara and SWA, SRSP signed agreement with WFP for NWA as well targeting 9,000 HHs who have returned to their place of origin mainly in Miran shah and Mirali Tehsils for cash and Ghulam Khan and Datta Khel for food component.

Under the project, the returned population has been engaged in a series of different activities under set work norms of WFP for 15 days and in return a food package of 92.7 KG will be provided to each HHs/participant for their participation in structural activities and trainings. This may include but not limited to de-silting of irrigation channels, rehabilitation of link roads, debris removal, street leveling, DRR and agriculture trainings, vocational and livestock training for females etc.

A proper assessment of the villages, activities and beneficiaries are undertaken before starting an activity in order to know the feasibility of the area, need of interventions and selection of beneficiaries under set criteria developed by WFP in consultation. The below table reflects the targets that being achieved during the reporting period;

Phases Period Component HHs being facilitated Food to be Distributed (MT) Remarks
1st June- December 2017 Food 9,000 770 Concluded
2nd June 2018-December 2019 Food 23,719 2199 Ongoing
Total     33,000 2969 MTs  
Phases Period Component HHs being facilitated Cash Disbursed Remarks
1st June- December 2017 Cash 15,600 93 Million Concluded
2nd June 2018-December 2019 Cash 29,092 175 Million Ongoing
Total     44,692 268 Million  

WFP General Food Distribution Project – Bannu, Peshawar, NWA

Project Title: General Food Distribution Project
Donor: WFP
Area of Activity:

Bannu, Peshawar, NWA

Period of Activity: June 2017-June 2018

Approximately 102,689 families are being provided food packages of 93.5.5 KG in their place of displacement including district Bannu, Peshawar, and NWA. The food assistance is provided at established distribution points to the TDPs from North Waziristan Agency. The Project will facilitate the TDPs twice such as one cycle each month as a part of their monthly ration.

SRSP-UNICEF WASH Programs

SRSP-UNICEF WASH Project –North Waziristan Agency

Project Title: Provision of WASH services in Areas of Return –FATA (Khyber and North Waziristan Agency)

Donor: UNICEF

Area of Activity: Khyber (BARA) & NWA (Miran Shah & Mir Ali)

Period of Activity: 11.5 Months (August 1st 2016 to July 15th 2017)

Total Budget: PKR 89,716,803

Status: Completed

To support the conflict affected inhabitants of Tehsil Miran Shah- North Waziristan Agency, SRSP in partnership with UNICEF initiated WASH project targeting a total of 35000 beneficiaries, in severely affected villages necessitating immediate WASH assistance. This project is focusing upon inclusion of Pakistan Approach for Total Sanitation (PATS) aiming towards achieving and sustaining an open defecation free environment with clear emphasis towards behaviour change and social mobilization.

Activity Count Unit Total Target Till Date Achievement
Inception Workshop Session/workshop 1 1 Achieved
Mid-Year Review Workshop Session/workshop 1 1 Achieved
WASH special events Events 3 2 Achieved
Hygiene Campaigns Sessions/ Campaigns 10 5 Achieved
KAP surveys, Pre & Post Surveys 20 20 Achieved
Training: ToT on Pats for Project Staff Training 1 1 Achieved
Formation of VSCs VSC’s 40 40 Achieved
PRA Conduction PRAs 40 40 Achieved
Training of CRPs on facilitation of CLTS in communities and schools Training 1 1 Achieved
Conduct technical trainings for masons on low-cost sanitation construction Training 1 1 Achieved
Construction DRR compliant Low-cost, environment friendly, gender appropriate and secure latrine Low Cost Latrines 400

200 Household

facilitated with material distribution

Village Sanitation Committee Members trained on ODF Sustainability and quality assurance Training 1 1 Achieved
Training of 40 School teachers and education officials on 3 star approach and MHM Training 2 1 Achieved
Wash Club Formation WASH Club 20 20 Achieved
Provision of WASH
services in Schools
DRR Complaint Latrine
and group hand washing stations
8 Schools Three (04) twin latrines Construction achieved in three (04) schools. Along with 4 Hand Pumps installation
Provision of WASH
services in health facilities
DRR Complaint Twin Latrine
and group hand washing stations
2 BHU’s Construction completion of one Twin Latrine and hand pump installation achieved in one Health facility.
Construction of DRR compliant sanitation facilities for PWDs in the target areas, with improved size, access and provision of critical accessories in accordance with the type of disability DRR Compliant sanitation facilitation for PWDs 7 2 completed
Rehabilitation/construction of DRR compliant community based water supply schemes DWSS 9 4 DWSS completed
Establishment of DRR compliant MHM Friendly Wash Rooms in 02 Girls Middle/High Schools MHM friendly Washrooms 2 1 Achieved

SRSP – PATRIP Foundation Partnership

Construction of Business Centre (PAK-SRSP-CHI-014)

SRSP in partnership with PATRIP Foundation is implementing the “Construction of Arandu Business Centre (Project Code: PAK-SRSP-CHI-014)” project in Arandu, District Chitral. Sarhad Rural Support Programme will implement this project with a funding assistance of EUR 0.52 million from the PATRIP Foundation. The total duration of the project is 24 months (Jan 2017 to Dec 2018).

The objective of the project is “to increase access to economic activities for the deprived and marginalized communities living along the Pak-Afghan border in Arandu, District Chitral”.

The project has been physically launched and so far the excavation is completed and material has reached the project site while foundation work of Block A, Block B and Block C is in progress. The RCC footing and short columns are in progress at block shop A and B and block residential A.

3.2 Construction of a connecting road to Arandu Gol road (PAK-SRSP-CHI-015)

SRSP in partnership with PATRIP Foundation is implementing the project “ Construction of a Connecting Road to Arandu Gol Road (Project Code: PAK-SRSP-CHI-015) in Arandu Valley, District Chitral. A total of 16 km road construction has been pledged under the project agreement between SRSP and PATRIP Foundation. The total funding for this project is EUR 1.25 million. The total duration of the project is 24 months (Jan 2017 to Dec 2018).

The objective of the project is “to increase access to critical road infrastructure for the deprived and marginalized communities living along the Pak-Afghan border in Arandu, District Chitral”.

The project has been physically initiated during March 2018 and so far approximately 11.5 km road has been constructed while the remaining 4.5 km would be completed till December 31, 2018.

3.3 Improvement in government schools (PAK-SRSP-CHI-016)

SRSP with the support of PATRIP Foundation is implementing the “Improving Education Services in Government Schools (PAK-SRSP-CHI-016) in Arandu, District Chitral. Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) will implement this project with funding assistance of EUR 1.57 million. Under the project a total of 16 government schools have been selected for improvement. The total duration of the project is 24 months (Jan 2017 to Dec 2018).

The objective of the project is “to increase access to primary education for the deprived and marginalized communities living along the Pak-Afghan border in Arandu, District Chitral”.

The construction work on entire six Schools is in progress, regularly monitored by SRSP technical staff, PTCs’ members and the concerned communities. Once the project is complete it would be handed over to the district education department that would be responsible for the O&M of the project.

Renovation and expansion of health facilities (PAK-SRSP-KUA-001)

SRSP with the financial assistance of PATRIP is implementing a project “Renovation and Expansion of Health facilities in Kurram Tribal District (PAK-SRSP-KUA-001) in border areas of Kurram Tribal District – a Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan. SRSP will implement this project with funding assistance of EUR 420,000. The project will be implemented from January 2017 to December 2018. The project will renovate 6 Basic Health Units (BHUs) in various border areas (Pak-Afghan) of Kurram Tribal District.

The objective of the project is To increase access to primary health care for the deprived and marginalized communities living along the Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan”.

The construction work is continued on entire 6 BHUs and regularly monitored by SRSP field teams.

Renovation and expansion of a Primary school at Spina Shaga (PAK-SRSP-KUA-002)

SRSP with the financial assistance of PATRIP is implementing a project “Renovation and Expansion of a School in Spina Shaga (PAK-SRSP-KUA-001) in border areas of Kurram Tribal District – a Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan. SRSP will implement this project with funding assistance of EUR 80,000.

The objective of the project is “to increase access to primary education for the deprived and marginalized communities living along the Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan”.

The construction work on the selected school is in progress and would be completed on September 30 2018 and would be handed over to the education office in tribal district Kurram.

3.6 Expansion of Sports stadium in Parachinar Kurram (PAK-SRSP-KUA-003)

SRSP with the support of PATRIP Foundation is implementing the project “Expansion of the Sports Stadium in Parachinar City (Project Code: PAK-SRSP-KUA-003) in border areas of Kurram Tribal District – a Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan. The total cost of the project is EUR 360,000. The total duration of the project is 24 months (01 December 2017 to 30 November 2019).

The objective of the project is “to improve sports facility in Kurram Agency for promoting cultural exchange among the people of FATA and those living along the Pak-Afghan border’.

So far the working NOC for project has been acquired from the DoP office, Fata Secretariat. SRSP field office has also been able to sign an MOU with the Tribal District Office (formerly known as Political Agent Office) for the implementation of this project in Kurram Tribal District. The ToRs of consultant architect, to carry out proper assessment and designs & BoQs, has been completed and approved by the GFC / PATRIP Foundation. The consultant has carried out field visits and is working on the designs and BoQs for final approval of PATRIP Foundation and during the upcoming quarter the procurement process would be initiated followed by the initiation of construction process.

Construction of Communal Market Bajaur (PAK-SRSP-BAJ-001)

SRSP in partnership with PATRIP Foundation is implementing a project “Establishment of a Communal Market PAK-SRSP-BAJ-001” in the border areas of Bajaur Tribal District. SRSP is implementing this project with a funding assistance of EUR 587,594. The total duration of the project is 24 months (01 December 2017 to 30 November 2019).

The objective of the project is “to contribute to regional stability, social cohesion and peace-building process by creating economic opportunities for increased social exchange and economic cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan”.

So far the working NOC for project has been acquired from the DoP office, Fata Secretariat. SRSP field office has also been able to sign an MOU with the Tribal District Office (formerly known as Political Agent Office) for the implementation of this project in Bajaur Tribal District. The ToRs of consultant architect, to carry out proper assessment and designs & BoQs, has been completed and approved by the GFC / PATRIP Foundation. The consultant has carried out field visits and is working on the designs and BoQs for final approval of PATRIP Foundation and during the upcoming quarter the procurement process would be initiated followed by the initiation of construction process.