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Core Objectives

The core objectives of the Protection Cluster in KP/FATA in 2017 are:

Protection Objective 1(General Protection): Prevent and respond to risks of violations of rights of IDPs and returnees through provision of legal assistance and issuance of Voluntary Repatriation Forms, and recording and resolving grievances.

Protection Objective 2 (General Protection): Conduct regular post return protection monitoring to analyse conditions in areas of returns and support returning IDPs in establishing linkages with available services.

Protection Objective 3 (Child Protection): Prevent and respond to risks of violence, abuse and exploitation of vulnerable girls, boys and women in areas of displacement and return

Protection Objective 4 (GBV): Provision of multi-sectorial services for prevention and response to GBV including psychosocial support & counselling, incident case management, health and reproductive health services, legal aid and linkages to livelihood programmes indicator.


An estimated of affected population 1.4 million of IDPs in Khyber Paktunkhwa (KP) and returnees in the Federally Administrated Tribal areas (FATA) will need specific protection interventions in 2017. These affected populations include 77,559 families (or 670,000 IDPs) that have returned to FATA and 114,533 families (or 695,000 returnees) remaining in areas of displacement. This includes particularly Unregister families, vulnerable groups such as female-headed households, persons with disabilities and psycho-social needs, and the elderly. Many females do not have a personal identification card, which restricts their access to humanitarian assistance, limits their freedom of movement, and increases the risk of harassment and abuse. The Protection Cluster will address these concerns through grievance desks, legal assistance, protection monitoring, community-based protection activities and improved mapping of services so that identified issues and needs can be referred and resolved more efficiently.

Protection cluster activities 2017

  • Assist vulnerable people including FHH to access civil documentation (CNIC, birth registration, marriage/divorce certificates, etc.).
  • Mobile protection monitoring teams (male and females) are operational in order to identify vulnerable groups in need of assistance/services and to collect relevant data to inform the overall humanitarian and protection response.
  • Ensure gender equality in protection activities, increase the resilience of vulnerable people, and safeguard the application of rights-based and age-gender-diversity approaches
  • Support and provision of specialised services for people with specific needs including persons with a disability or suffering from chronic diseases, older persons, through outreach activities including physo social support.
  • Inclusive community based protection committees are established and strengthened through capacity building and technical support.
  • Grievance desks at embarkation points and humanitarian hubs are inclusive and accessible for all.
  • Inclusive Return Intention Surveys and post-return monitoring conducted
  • MRE awareness sessions performed and materials distributed
  • Engage with development actors and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that priorities related to durable solutions are addressed and access to basic services and livelihood opportunities ensured.
  • Training and capacity building of relevant government agencies and other stakeholders
  • Cross-cutting protection activities and advocacy are conducted and mainstreamed into the humanitarian response