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Project location

For pilot phase 10 selected locations (urban and rural) located in Peshawar, Haripur, Quetta, Karachi and Islamabad districts

For rollout phase 24 districts throughout the country and capital territory of Islamabad

Project start and end dates

Sep 2010- April 2011(Pilot Phase)

April- December 2011 (PPV 2.0)


  • Support the Strategy of Government of Pakistan for Afghan population by providing specific information on the communities;
  • Assist UNHCR in identifying the most urgent and evidence based protection and assistance needs and opportunities that will help tailoring the most appropriate response for the Afghan individuals and communities ensuring access to available rights and services;
  • Provide information to humanitarian and development actors in Pakistan to help with their project development for Afghan hosting communities;
  • Support strategy development for re-integration of Afghan population by the Government of Afghanistan

Project Beneficiaries

  • Afghan population
  • Host communities in Pakistan
  • Government of Pakistan
  • Government of Afghanistan
  • UNHCR offices in Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Humanitarian Country Team and development actors.

Target population

The target population consists of Afghans residing in Pakistan, irrespective of their personal registration status or the registration status of the household/family. From a survey- and programme perspective, a distinction can be made between Afghans living in refugee villages (camps), in urban areas and in rural areas. Special care will be given to incorporate young