In early 2009, the Government of Pakistan (GoP) launched major military operations in the KP-FATA: The conflict has imposed a huge economic cost, on top of the obvious human tragedy. The military operations led to significant damage to physical infrastructure and services while displacing some 3 million people. The majority of these internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their places of origin, many have lost their homes and livelihoods. Those who stayed behind have suffered equally and tend to be just as poor and vulnerable as the IDPs

IDEA has developed and executed many programs in the area of health and protection. IDEA works in close coordination with the provincial health department and PDMA, as IDEA believe that sustainability can only be achieved if the services sectors are strengthened. IDEA is mainly focusing on strengthening the service delivery mechanism through strengthening of the government health institutions (BHU, RHC etc.)Designed in consultation with the stakeholders.

  • Title: Emergency Livelihoods, Protection and Health Assistance for Vulnerable Conflicts-affected Internally Displaced Persons Living in Peshawar Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Direct Beneficiaries: a total of 35490 individuals including 11645 male and 23845 females:
  • Location: District Peshawar
  • Donor/Partner: CIP, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), International¬† Humanitarian Assistance (IHA) Division, Canada
  • PM/Focal name: Mr. Nafis uz Zaman
  • Time Line :01-06-2015 to 31-03-2016

With Peshawar Valley having the majority of IDPs caseload, the livelihood opportunities around the host communities, and other facilities, especially daily wage labour, housing, and medical assistance, are immensely overburdened and many IDPs lack the necessary skills/training to undertake new or alternative livelihoods. In order to provide alternate livelihood sources for IDPs and host communities, the project proposes to provide urgent livelihood support to the targeted communities through conditional cash grants tied to vocational trainings on identified priority skills for women and men, and formation of women and men groups.


  • Lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in Pakistan
  • Reduced vulnerability of crisis-affected people, especially women, girls and boys in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Livelihood: the project designed to provide livelihood assistance to 750 ( 375 women & 375  men) in target area, for the purpose initially Village committees were formed in all targeted villages jointly by IDEA and SAWERA filed teams, then conducted joint assessment on the prescribed form by and total 2000 formed were filled at the ratio of 70% IDPs and 30% host, then data were put in data base and ranked, after ranking 1500 selected beneficiaries were obtain at ratio of 50% women and 50% men, then both IDEA & SAWERA divided it village wise for the purpose to achieve their respective target of 750 beneficiaries, then a consultant was hired to train these beneficiaries in their selected trade of training during assessment, the training conducted in three cycles in different trade like for women in Poultry ( 124), embroidery(145) & Livestock feed(106) and for men in hygiene promotion(33 very aged), agriculture extension (130), mobile repairing(61) & livestock extension(151) then through TAMEER BANK cash disburse to all 747 beneficiaries while three women were not traced as they went back to their native town Bara Khyber agency.

Health: the project designed to provide primary health services to 30240 IDPs and host men & women in three union councils of district Peshawar, for the purpose it is planned to deploy three mobile medical teams in the field for seven months, but due delay in getting of NoC from PDMA the teams only deployed for 5.5 months with the same targets set for seven months, for the purpose teams spent extra time in the field to achieve target, These teams consist of qualified doctors, LHV, dispensers and hygiene promoters. In 5.5 months teams conducted 220 MMCs in target areas where they treated 30952 patients, in which 23327 women & children while 6924 men& boys, apart from this as most of the people not aware about antenatal (ANC), post natal (PNC) and family planning so in this project IDEA gave special attention to these aspects and attended 1282 ANC, 199 PNC and 898 family planning cases. Hygiene and nutrition were properly conducted in target area and 5246 men and women attended these sessions.