Project Goal and Target Beneficiaries: 3,500 households (80% refugees/20% host population) will benefit from this self-reliance programme from 2021-2025 (subject to funding). Extremely poor, 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 beneficiary selection.
Situation: 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.
Methodology: This programme through adopting a graduation approach and addressing extreme poverty will not only help in realising durable solutions for these ultra-poor Afghan refugees. These interventions will also have a cross border perspective. Within Pakistan, the programme will be implementing in low MultiDimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and Human Development Index (HDI) districts.
3,500 beneficiaries from Refugee and host communities