Pakistan: HUJRA, Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction in IDPs Return Areas of FATA

Projekt abgeschlossen

The population of Bajour & Mohmand Agency of FATA is severely affected by conflicts and flash floods. In order to assist the returning IDPs in their reintegration and to ensure food security of the entire population, the project will provide income opportunities through cash for work activities and at the same time protect the population in the respective agencies and their livelihoods against future hydro-metrological disasters. The project builds on former experience in the Swat Valley.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Klimawandel & Umwelt
Zwangsvertreibung (Flüchtlinge, Binnenvertriebene, Menschenhandel)
Reduktion von Katastrophenrisiken DRR
15.11.2015 - 30.06.2018
CHF 1'500'000

Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) is the most underdeveloped region located in the north of Pakistan. FATA has long been an area of strategic importance from regional peace and security perspective, but has experienced high levels of instability and insecurity. The on-going military operations (Zarb-e-Azab) cause periodic internal displacements, thus the area is hosting a big number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). FATA is highly vulnerable to flash floods. Flash floods occur predominantly in the mountainous and semi-mountainous regions and the adjoining plains in the Frontier Regions. Internal conflicts together with natural disasters (including 2010 floods) have severely affected the already limited livelihoods, assets, and infrastructure of the local communities.


To improve food security (both short-term & long-term) and enhance resilience of the IDPs/returnees/stayees to natural disasters (particularly floods) in FATA (Bajour and Mohmand).


Beneficiaries are around 15,000 households (120,000 men and women).

Mittelfristige Wirkungen
  • Cash for work activities provide an income to IDPs/Returnees/Stayees and assure their food security.
  • Target population have enhanced resilience through watershed management, construction of disaster mitigation structures, and training on disaster risk management.
  • Government relevant departments have increased ownership and adapted best watershed management and DRR practices in their work.

Erwartete Resultate:  

  1. 120,000 members of 15,000 households improved food consumption through Food/Cash for Work program.
  2. The target communities (women and men) and their livelihood assets are protected from natural disasters through DRR mitigation structures.
  3. Men and women in the target communities understand the causes of natural disasters, and have necessary skills to respond (DRM training).
  4. The Government has contributed (in cash/kind) to the project and relevant line departments have provided technical input during the entire project duration.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Internationale oder ausländische NGO

Andere Partner
  • FATA Disaster Management Authority
  • FATA Secretariat
  • Relevant District Line Departments (agriculture, livestock, water management, soil conservation, forestry etc.)
  • Intercooperation (for experience, knowledge and information exchange) and other actors working in the target area.
Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren
  • WFP Livelihoods recovery projects in FATA (Bajour and Mohmand Agency)
  • CfW-DRR project in Swat (knowledge transfer)
  • SDC-RC Livelihood Program Hindukush (water/land management)
  • DRR projects by other actors (complementing each other’s).
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   1'500'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   1'324'118 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF  1'500'000

Phase 1 15.11.2015 - 30.06.2018   (Completed)