Pakistan: SHARP, Integrated Protection and Legal Assistance for Afghan Refugees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (IPLAAR)

With approximately 1.4 million registered and around 0.7 million undocumented Afghan refugees, Pakistan hosts one of the world's largest refugee populations. Afghan refugees and undocumented Afghans face resentments and limited freedom of movement in Pakistan due to their status of stay and strict border control measures. Given the limiting asylum space, there is a need for aqn improved protection environement for Afghan refugees. SDC through its partner SHARP contributes legal assistance to over 130'000 refugees and relevant capacity building to government officials. 
Country/region Topic Period Budget
Forced displacement (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
Sexual & gender-based violence
01.07.2017 - 31.12.2019
CHF 570'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign Non-Governmental Organization

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   570'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   545'666
Project phases Phase 1 01.07.2017 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase)