Support to Disaster Management Authorities for the protection of population affected by the military operations in North Waziristan

Projekt abgeschlossen

Pakistani military operation against militants in North Waziristan Agency on Pakistani/Afghan border, has displaced over half a million people. Their temporary settlement in the neighbouring regions constitutes a challenge for the hosting population and authorities. SDC will enhance instituational capacity of the Disaster Management Authorities to fullfil their manadates to the protection of IDPs and and building resilience of the communities. It will enable the authorities to better handle challenges posed by conflict and recurring natural disasters.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Humanitäre Hilfe & DRR
Klimawandel & Umwelt
Schutz, Zugang & Sicherheit
Reduktion von Katastrophenrisiken DRR
01.10.2014 - 31.03.2020
CHF 600'000

Pakistan is confronted with a protracted emergency situation. In June 2014, Pakistani military operation against the militants in North Waziristan Agency on Pakistan/Afghan border has displaced over half a million people. These IDPs took refugees in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkwa. These newly displaced persons were in addition to some 900,000 IDPs already living in KP thus brining official total of IDPs close to two million. In addition to the IDPs, Pakistan is hosting 2.7 million registered and unregistered Afghan refugees. There are reoccurring natural disasters including flood, earthquake, disease outbreaks etc. The Protection of Civilian is identified as a major challenge in the recent assessments. There are urgent humanitarian needs such as protection services, water, sanitation, housing, health, education, food supplies and overall infrastructure. There is a greater need to prepare the disaster affected population to mitigate consequences of conflict and build their resilience to the future disasters. Despite their good intentions, the Disaster Management Authorities are not endowed with sufficient resources and an expanded organizational set-up in order to properly manage disasters and provide emergency relief services to the affected population.


To enhance institutional capacity of disaster management authorities to ensure protection and resilience of conflict and natural disaster affected communities in Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Directly beneficiaries: FDMA & PDMA

Indirect beneficiaries: humanitarian actors, IDPs and disaster affected people

Mittelfristige Wirkungen
  • FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has institutional capacity to provide humanitarian assistance and protection services to the disaster affected communities.
  • Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has institutional capacity to build resilience of the communities and manage disasters.

Erwartete Resultate:  

  • FDMA has enhanced capacity in protection and developed a long term strategy for IDPs.
  • PDMA has enhanced capacity in DRM and started implementation of DRM-road map.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Ausländische staatliche Institution
  • Sub-National State SouthEast

Andere Partner

Donors, UN Agencies, I/NGOs, Government line Agencies etc.

Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren

OCHA coordinates disaster response operations with the support from FDMA and PDMA. Both work closely with I/NGOs, donors and UN agencies.

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   600'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   624'447

Phase 1 01.10.2014 - 31.03.2020   (Completed)