Saturday, 2 March 2013
Site Maintenance activities in two Big IDPs camps
1st January 2013 To 30th June 2013
The Province of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa has hosted and continue to host hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced people from various parts of FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) and some parts of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa. IDPs also adopt various coping strategies with their displacement, the comparatively well off/ resilient families live in hosting areas either with their relatives/friends or getting a house on rent, while the more vulnerable families take refuge in various IDPs camps.
Currently Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa is hosting two big camps i.e. Jalozai in district Nowshehra and Togh Sarai in district Hangu. These IDPs camps require regular site maintenance to let the IDPs have an acceptable environment in the camp. The site maintenance activities include but not limited to taking care of the Shingle roads, Sanitation drains, improved access, protection of critical infrastructure (like culverts etc) and improving the overall environment inside the Camp.
FRD in partnership with UNHCR has accepted the responsibility since 1st January 2013 in Jalozai and Togh Sarai IDPs camps. FRD and UNHCR are not only providing the site maintenance services, rather we are also supporting the livelihoods of the poorest IDPs by involving them in the cash for work activities on daily wages basis for at least 2 weeks. The induction of the labor in the activities is also a participatory process, where the Camp Shura and sectoral committees help FRD in identification of the Poor IDPs who can work in site maintenance and who are in search of Daily wager Jobs in the locality.
The project is an ongoing activity and the crux of it is to facilitate the IDPs in living a decent life inside the IDPs camps