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To enhance the productive capacity of 4,400 extremely poor Afghan refugees and host community households living in Balochistan, Pakistan and bring about sustainable changes in well-being. Vulnerable and marginalised groups such as widows, people with disabilities, older age, gender-based violence survivor, chronically ill, those who have some skills but have no or less return on skills, households with members from mix backgrounds (e.g. father Afghan and mother Pakistani or vice versa) will be prioritised as part of the beneficiary selection.
After 40 years of displacement, the Afghan refugees represent the second world’s largest refugee group in the world and the largest protracted refugee situation. The Afghans in Pakistan represent 8% of the estimated population of Afghanistan. Over the years, support to these Afghan refugees has significantly reduced. There is an urgent need to support the ultra-poor Afghan refugees and the poor host community families on an upward trajectory out of poverty.