Pakistan: UNHCR, Secondment Protection and Solution Officer

Projekt abgeschlossen

UNHCR Pakistan works with the Government of Pakistan, I/NGOs and donor partners to provide immediate protection and bring long lasting solutions for refugees in Pakistan. Based on international expertise, the SDC Secondment to UNHCR contributes to the enhanced protection of refugees and the search for durable solutions. The Protection Expert will assist the UN Refugee Agency to implement the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR) in Pakistan.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Zwangsvertreibung (Flüchtlinge, Binnenvertriebene, Menschenhandel)
Menschenrechte (inkl. Frauenrechte)
01.09.2016 - 31.08.2017
CHF 250'000

Pakistan’s policy towards the Afghan refugee population has reflected the erratic of political expediency rather than structured planning. During three decades refugees were welcomed, sending a message to Afghanistan that Pakistan recognised a united Pashtun nationhood. As a result of the newly dwindling international aid the financial burden on Pakistan has been increasing and the continuing pressure, the GOP and the host communities become less accommodating. Following several severe attacks, the refugee population has been linked by some to terrorism and security threats, which has further shaped public opinion. Afghan refugees are facing enormous protection issues and SDC’s expert knowledge support to UNHCR will contribute to the immediate protection needs as well as lasting solution for the Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Switzerland as the host of the Geneva Conference in May 2012 has a particular interest in the recognition of the Solution Strategy for Afghan Refugees endorsed at this conference.


To provide immediate protection and achieve lasting solution for the protracted Afghan refugees situation in Pakistan.


UNHCR Pakistan Country Team, Regional Teams (Peshawar & Quetta), and ultimately Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

Enhanced institutional capacity of UNHCR to design and implement innovative and lasting solutions for the protracted Refugee issue in Pakistan.


Erwartete Resultate:  

Provision of Protection expertise through the Secondment

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
  • Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk

Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren
  • SDC’s supported WASH interventions in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan.
  • SDC’s planned protection project for Afghan refugees in KP Province.
  • SDC’s supported Strengthening Rule of Law program to UNDP in KP.
  • Commissionariate Afghan Refugees (CAR) and other actors supporting refugee caseload in Pakistan (complementing each other’s).
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   250'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   65'234 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF  250'000

Phase 1 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2017   (Completed)