July, 2013-September, 2014
Distt. Peshawar (Jalozai Camp), KP
As the on-going conflict in FATA caused huge human, infrastructure and other livelihood losses, it has also rendered tens of thousands of people IDPs and displacing people from their native lands to other settled areas of the KPK either to their relatives or into the formal and informal camps set up for these IDPs.
Bajuar and Mohmand Agencies and most recently the Khyber Agency, are the worst hit FATA areas where people had to run for their lives and left their homes and livelihoods in chaos. To provide relief and emergency assistance to these IDPs, the KPK Govt. set up IDPs Jalozai Camp in November 2008. During the peak of the emergency, about 22,000 families were residing in Jalozai camp to which UNICEF provided WASH services continuously through implementing partners. Recently, return process started to safer areas of Mohmand and Bajuar Agencies and about 9,000 families returned back to their places in the last quarter of 2012. . During the last few weeks, there had been fresh influx from Orakzai Agency due to conflict among the local tribes and families are fleeing into the nearby areas, a good number of families have been received by Jalozai camp. Currently, 12,442 (as of June 2013) registered families are living in Jalozai Camp, Nowshehra. As per Government officials, there is no set plans in the near future for return of the existing families in the camp and humanitarian agencies would be the last resort for provision of lifesaving assistance to the camp IDPs. As has been the case, WASH is going to be one of the main components and ensuring uninterrupted WASH assistance facilities for the camp IDPs.
LASOONA with the support of UNICEF plans to implement a project “Provision of WASH Services in Jalozai Camp (phase 1, 2 & 3), Nowshehra” with a view to preventing and reducing the incidence of water and sanitation related diseases among 17,357 IDPs, (males, females and children) in the IDP camp Jalozai. The WASH interventions include maintenance of water and sanitation facilities provided in the camp, installation of laundry places and hygiene promotion and decommissioning on camp closure, within the framework of the UNICEF core commitments for children (CCC) in emergency.
Goal: To provide safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services to the IDPs living in IDP Camp Jalozai
Objectives of the project
- 17,357 IDPs (expected most of them women and children) are provided with safe water as per Sphere Standards and UNICEF Core Commitments for children (CCC).
- 17,357 IDPs are provided with adequate sanitation facilities as per Sphere Standards and UNICEF Core Commitments for children (CCC)
- 17,357 IDPs reached and sensitized on best hygiene practices.
The project has 3 main components as given below:
- Safe water provision
- Provision of adequate sanitation
- IDPs sensitization on best hygiene practices
Brief Description of Component:
Safe water provision:
Under the safe water provision component, following activities are proposed to be implemented in the camp:
- Water supply and O&M of water supply network / water tanks for continued water supply
- Water quality testing and chlorination of water at the source and consumers points
- Establishment of water management committees and their orientation on safe handling of drinking water and minor repair of supply network
- Repair, maintenance and cleaning of already installed water tanks
- Repair and maintenance of washing places
Provision of adequate sanitation:
Under sanitation component, following activities are proposed to be implemented:
- Repair and maintenance of all latrines in the target area and bathing places, including de-watering of latrine pits and soakage pits
- Dewatering of bathing and laundry pits (one time per month).
- Repair and maintenance of all laundry places and solid waste collection points in the assigned project area.
Under hygiene promotion component, following activities are proposed to be implemented:
- Hygiene sessions with men and women & children to promote hygienic practices.
- Formation of hygiene committees and focal group discussions
- Follow-up with community groups for improved hygiene practices