(Responding to the Evolving and Long-term TDP Emergencies in FATA & KP)
November 10th, 2014 to April 30th, 2015
Pakistan has wide social inequities. Lack of inclusion and protection of vulnerable groups is a problem even in urban settlements. However, in the case of the large-scale displacement from FATA and KP due to military operations, where many TDP families have found themselves in high-stress situations in an unfamiliar land with few basic services... the protection concerns have been greatly exacerbated into a crisis situation.
In partnership with IRC, TKF is working on the RELIEF project, which aims to work on safeguarding the dignity, safety and inalienable human rights of the dislocated population. TKF's work focuses on addressing the needs of the most often ignored vulnerable populations of the region; women, children, elderly and the disabled.
The activities of this project are numerous, however some of the main ones include:
Providing community with psycho-social support through Community Social Protection Centers
Training and capacity building of youth, formation and training of Social Protection Communities as well as mobilization and sensitization of the community on identification, response and referral of protection issues.
Assisting community with protection, legal and social issues.
Forming a long-list of vulnerable families in Bannu for need-based assistance by the other relevant available organizations in the area.
Providing education to children who are exposed to protection hazards of being idle and out-of-school
Developing a referral mechanism through which all inhabitants of area as well as TDPs can find and receive service providers relevant to their protection problems.