Making Refugees and IDPs feel home requires more work from GIRoA and UN
TAGHEER successfully completed a Third Party Monitoring (TPM) exercise for the Japan Platform Funded (JPF) Portfolio of 7 projects in Afghanistan. These projects were focused on emergency assistance to refugees and IDPs especially to their children for safe water supply, hygienic behavior, education through temporary class rooms establishment, psychosocial treatment through child friendly spaces, non-food items delivery, and cash contributions. The assistance was provided following the core humanitarian standards. Some highlights of the TPM exercise are listed below.
- More than 2000 Refugees and IDPs were interviewed face to face using HH survey, KIIs, and FGDs
- Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Logar, Bamyan, and Kandahar provinces were the center of assistance
- More than 90% of the Refugees were returned from Pakistan, while less than 10% were from Iran
- They were happy of the assistance received and were positive, which on one hand indicate the implementation effort by JPF and partner NGOs, while on the other hand showcase the vulnerability of these Refugees and IDPs as due to the geographical locations and the problems facing the communities, most of them have very little support from the Government and the authorities. Consequently, by giving positive responses the hope is that the organisation that has worked for them will continue with more projects / assistance in the future.
- Food in Emergencies was recommended by Refugees and IDPs for supplies distribution projects
- Community engagement in beneficiary selection for cash distribution activities were revealed during the TPM exercises. A comprehensive profiling of the beneficiaries and their needs to respond in a bespoke way will help much avoid complaints and bias.
- Safe water supply is still a need and many HH have clean water distancing from 200 to 1000 meters.
- Hygiene education was found to be a need for all, given they can save good money if the HH and members stay healthy.
- Refugees and IDPs were very willing for educating their children “male and female” and were ready to contribute in-kind for the sustainability of infrastructure and support mechanism.
Mr. Hiroaki Higuchi; the Director of Programme Development Division, Japan Platform issued a letter of recognition to TAGHEER for completing the TPM exercise within time and quality. We were very excited for this achievement, which wouldn’t have been possible without the contribution of our committed and hard working team. The recognition letter is attached.