Thematic Area:

Humanitarian Response

  Project Period:

May, 2012-June, 2015

  Donor Agency:


  Project Locations:

Distt. Peshawar, KP

Project Description:

LASOONA is currently providing emergency WASH services to the TDPs residing in Jalozai Camp and the data shows a significant reduction in WASH related diseases, however, due to the protracted nature of the emergency, efforts will be required to safeguard both the old and the newly expected TDPs – especially women and girls – from key public health and protection risks. Oxfam GB’s November 2013 Detailed Need Assessment-DNA clearly indicates that displaced families are extremely vulnerable, particularly as they may also be recovering from previous disasters. This factor greatly contributes to the diminishing coping capacity of households and has an extremely detrimental effect on access and availability of adequate nutrition intake and safe drinking water for households. In this respect the most vulnerable include pregnant women, new-born infants and children, who are all at high risk.

This project has been designed to provide the most critical WASH needs of the TDP families, as it has been coordinated and agreed with Shura members, camp management, PDMA, FDMA and WASH cluster for the future of this major TDP Camp in KP. The main objective of the response is to ensure that TDPs, especially women, have increased access to safe water, adequate and appropriate sanitation facilities and improved hygiene practices thereby decreasing their risk to disease outbreaks. The activities are designed to achieve immediate results including reduction of risks associated with water borne diseases, improvement of health and reduction of vulnerabilities associated with open defecation, reduction of public health risks associated with poor hygienic practices and appropriate and adequate access to humanitarian services.

The selected WASH beneficiaries include the displaced population (5,000 families or 35,000 individuals) living in Phase 1,2,3,4 and Phase 5 of the camp. Interventions will further be reviewed on the basis of gender analysis to ensure safe programming focusing more on advocating for the rights of the affected population.