Support for Afghan Refugees

Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August 2021, hundreds of thousands of Afghans have already fled - most of them to neighboring Iran and Pakistan. In April 2022, 313,000 Afghans were officially registered in Pakistan, but the number of unreported cases is probably much higher.

With a new project in Peshawar, Pakistan, Volkshilfe supports newly arriving Afghan refugees as well as host community households. These host families are mostly previously arrived Afghan refugees who have erected enormous nomadic/transitionary settlements in villages in and around these cities.

The project region is one of the most heavily trafficked borders between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the area around Peshawar has developed into a nomadic settlement. The project therefore aims to meet the basic needs of the refugees. Food packages containing rice, granulated sugar, oil, cereals, spices, tea and others are distributed. In addition, hygiene and dignity packages, the most important non-food items and kitchen utensils will be provided. 

Direct beneficiaries: 500 households / 3000 individuals.

The project is carried out in cooperation with Solidar Suisse and the local organization SPADO - Sustainable Peace and Development Organization - and is financed by Nachbar in Not.

Project information

Region: Peshawar, Pakistan
Duration: 01.02.2022 – 31.08.2022
Project partner: Solidar Suisse, SPADO
Funding bodies: SPADO, Nachbar in Not, Volkshilfe


Volkshilfe Solidarität
Mag.a Alicia Allgäuer
International Cooperation

Tel: +43 1 402 62 09


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