Brief Description: WASH services for TDPs in Jalozai Camp
Geographical Area of Interventions: Nowshera
Project Duration: 3 Months
Project Time: 6th September 2016 – 05th December 2016
Donor:Concern Worldwide Rapid Fund.
PADO with the support of UNICEF was providing emergency WASH services to all IDP families (804 registered and un-registered) residing in Jalozai Camp and the data shows significant reduction in WASH related diseases. The project ended on 31 August 2016, however due to protracted nature of the emergency, continuous efforts were required to safeguard both the vulnerable registered and unregistered families living in tents – especially women and girls – from key public health and protection risks, these families had no means of earning and were among the most vulnerable families. This factor greatly contributes to the diminishing coping capacity of households and has an extremely detrimental effect on access and availability of adequate and safe drinking water for IDPs. In this respect the most vulnerable include pregnant, new-born infants and children, who were at risk. There was a need to continue these lifesaving WASH services in order to mitigate the impact of an epidemic outbreak among the already affected population.
Owing to the plight of IDPs in camp and upon request from PDMA, PADO with the support of CWW RF continued the WASH services in camp to mitigate the impact of an epidemic outbreak among the already affected population. During the reporting period, a number of activities covering water, sanitation and hygiene were implemented, this helped the IDP families to have improved access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities. Moreover they were educated on how good hygienic practices will help them to remain healthy.