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Using stones and plants to reduce risks associated with natural hazards

People living in the Chail valley building stone walls on the steep slopes to protect themselves from landslides.

01.01.2013 - 31.10.2014

Swiss engineers help people living in the Chail valley put up protection measures to reduce natural hazards. Switzerland provides specialists from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit while the World Food Programme makes it possible for the workers to be paid – which contributes to their means of subsistence.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Pakistan
Disaster Risk Reduction – Preparedness
Disaster Risk Reduction – Prevention
HUMANITARIAN AID
HUMANITARIAN AID
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster prevention and preparedness

01.01.2013 - 31.10.2014


CHF 325'000



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Nine thousand children go back to school

Pakstani schoolchildren seated in rows.

10.11.2012 - 31.12.2016

In 2010, Pakistan was devastated by terrible floods. After providing emergency aid to the people, Swiss Humanitarian Aid began to rebuild schools and sanitary facilities. In the first instance, several thousand schoolchildren have now returned to classes. In many cases, schools had to be rebuilt on new sites. This required a genuine relationship of trust between local communities and authorities.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Pakistan
Humanitarian Assistance
Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
HUMANITARIAN AID
Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation

10.11.2012 - 31.12.2016


CHF 3'670'000



Support to Local Governance Programme (LoGo)

01.05.2017 - 31.12.2019

The programme will reduce the potential for conflict in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) by improving the relationship and trust between the people and the State; as part of the ongoing decentralization reform, the programme will strengthen the basis for accountable and participatory local government processes leading to more efficiency of local governments and public services responding to all citizens’ needs, including those of the most vulnerable.


Pakistan: ADB, National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF)

01.12.2016 - 30.11.2019

Pakistan faces significant disaster risk and lacks institutional capacity and finance to tackle it. The National Disaster Risk Management Fund will enhance resilience of vulnerable communities, especially in KP and FATA, to natural hazards and will strengthen institutional capacity of authorities to disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. This will reduce socio-economic vulnerability of the people to natural hazards and ultimately poverty.


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Pakistan: UNHCR, Secondment Protection and Solution Officer

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2017

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.


Strengthening Human Rights Protection Mechanisms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

01.06.2016 - 31.05.2018

This project will improve the protection of rights of the people in KP by strengthening the provincial human rights protection mechanisms. This will be achieved by strengthening the capacity of line departments to manage the rights related responsibilities that were devolved from the federal to the provincial government, by developing a human rights policy, and by raising awareness among civil society on the protection responsibilities of the government. 


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Pakistan: WFP, DRR Secondment

01.02.2016 - 28.02.2017

World Food Programme (WFP) Pakistan is implementing livelihood and disaster risk reduction activities in selected areas of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). This is to address food insecurity, restore and rebuild livelihoods and develop disaster resilient communities to be able to better cope with future natural disasters. The seconded DRR expert will support WFP’s country team, to build the required level of capacities at the strategic planning and in field implementation.


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Project completed

Allocation of SDC Funding to ICRC Operations in 2016

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to ICRC operations allows the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance for people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.


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Allocation of SDC Funding to UNHCR Operations in 2016

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to UNHCR operations allows the UN Refugee Agency to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance to refugees and internally displaced people in life-threatening situations and underfunded emergencies.


Strengthening Rule of Law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

15.12.2015 - 14.12.2018

The Strengthening Rule of Law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) project aims to increase access to justice for the people, especially women and other vulnerable groups in KP, and support the government in its efforts to stabilise the region by strengthening the legal system. This project aims to support KP transition out of fragility by ‘establishing and strengthening people’s security’ and ‘addressing injustices’.


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

15.11.2015 - 14.11.2017

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.

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