UN-HABITAT working in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is facilitating the return of Internally Displaced Persons through the rehabilitation of infrastructures and communities. KOICA is the development assistance agency of the Republic of Korea.
The floods of 2010 have worsened the situation of IDPs in Pakistan as 6.2 million people have been displaced. Previously in July 2009, 2.6 million people had already been displaced due to the conflicts affecting the North West areas of Pakistan. Those people were and are still struggling to find basic facilities and have now been joined by millions more.
The project aims to help IDPs in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in partnership with the Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, FATA Secretariat, local governments, local NGO’s and CBOs. The most affected areas include Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Peshawar and Swat. The project will be addressing basic needs of the affectees such as water, access roads, schools, community infrastructure.
A first collaboration between KOICA and UN-HABITAT, this community recovery project will facilitate the sustainable return of the IDPs while creating employment opportunities so they may move on with their lives.