Pakistan: shelters for the most vulnerable people

Cesvi has successfully completed the project Provision of transitional shelters to the most vulnerable returnees of Sub Division Bara, Khyber Agency in Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan.

With the funding of “Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund” (PHPF) managed by UN-OCHA, Cesvi and its implementing partner provided one room shelter support to the most vulnerable families of sub division Bara, who are newly returned to their native areas, after years of displacement because of war between country’s Army and the militants.

Since 2008, ongoing military operations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have led to the displacement of more than 5 million people who escaped from the fighting zones to other areas of Pakistan. Some areas of FATA, after the military operations, have been announced as cleared, and the process of return of families to their native areas is ongoing. Cesvi and the local implementing partner State Development Organization (SDO) are engaged to address the needs of the returnees who have to start their lives from zero: their houses and livelihoods have been completely destroyed during the fighting.

390 shelters have been built for the most vulnerable families affected by the conflict with the support in construction material, training and cash provided by the project.

Targeted families have received trainings on best construction practices and Disaster Risk Deduction (DRR) through technical teams in the field. Shelter material and shelter repair tool kits have been also provided to all the selected households who have lost their houses. For the poorest segments of the community, who do not have any resources and an able person in the family to be involved in construction of the house, cash support has been provided.

With great satisfaction of the beneficiaries, Cesvi has completed its first project in FATA, giving appropriate shelters to 390 families, thus supporting the starting of their new life in their area of origin.