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    Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) Program : Moving Forward

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    RAHA aims to ensure “inclusive and equitable quality education and life-long

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    RAHA program aims at rehabilitating Afghan Refugees and Host communities to

Focus Areas

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    EDUCATION

    Through its education interventions, RAHA aims to ensure “inclusive and equitable quality education and life-long opportunities for all.’’

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    HEALTH

    The programme focuses on strengthening Primary and Secondary Health Care Services. Basic Health Units (BHUs), Rural Health Centers (RHCs), and districts and provincial hospitals are supported to provide direct health care to target communities.

  • LIVELIHOODS

    RAHA diversifies livelihood opportunities and promotes self-reliance of the refugee and host communities (i) improve their household income and socio-economic conditions and (ii) enhance potential for solutions, with long-term benefits for the local indigenous knowledge.

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  • INFRASTRUCTURE

    RAHA has implemented more than 1,300 infrastructure projects over the past 6 years.

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    WASH

    Poor water, sanitation and hygiene have a serious negative impact on the well-being, health and productive capacities of communities. To help address these challenges, RAHA has implemented more than 1,100 WASH projects since 2009.

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    SOCIAL PROTECTION

    The programme capitalizes to strengthen community mobilization and build conflict resolution, leadership focus on women and youth.

News and Events

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    Feb
    UNHCR handovers three schools under RAHA programme to Khyber Pakhtu...

    As part of RAHA initiative, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) completed a two-year RAHA education project in the refugee hosting area of the Kalabat Township, district Har...

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    Sep
    UNDP Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas Programme, KPK (RAHA) benef...

    The visit was in line with TUSDEC resolve to create awareness across Pakistan about the significance of technological upgradation and skill development.

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RAHA's Impact

  • A disease early warning system was implemented and essential medicine and equipment provided across health facilities in Khyber Agency

  • 126 development projects in FATA benefitted 91,000 individuals

  • More than 2,000 people trained in market based income generation skills; around 65% of the women becoming self-employed (tailoring, embroidery, beautician) and earning monthly incomes from 3,500-5,000 PKR

  • Around 50,000 individuals benefitted from flood protection walls and other environmental conservation projects

  • 15 welfare centres/safe havens supported for women at risk, unaccompanied minors, and other vulnerable groups, including a school for blind girls

  • Some 1.1 million extremely vulnerable individuals have received support

  • Around 50,000 individuals benefitted from WASH projects

  • Over 1.5 million individuals benefitted from social services projects including irrigation channels, roads and installation of solar panels

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RAHA program aims at rehabilitating Afghan Refugees and Host communities to support the pluralistic approach of Pakistan.

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  • UNHCR Islamabad Diplomatic Enclave-2 Quaid-e-Azam University Road G-4, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • info@rahapakistan.org.pk
  • +92-51-2601474