Balkh, Education, Humanitarian Responses

Cash for food assistance to IPC phase 3 and 4 vulnerable

Project Code:AFG-21/3481/RA3/FSAC/NGO/20046
Province: Balkh
Districts: Mazar city (Karta Nawshad 3, Karta Nawshad 4, S Project, Istiqlal,Nasim Mahdi project, Zabiullah Shahid,Hazrat Bilal 1,Hazrat Bilal 2,Guzer Wazir Gul Khan,Karta Adalat
Beneficiaries: IDPs
Project Start Date: 16-Oct.2021
Project End Date: 15-Jun-22
Total Directed Beneficiaries: 1027

Project Overview

“The most recent figures show in Balkh province the people who recently left their houses due to hard fighting and lost their assets and don’t access to food and other basic life services, they need emergency assistance to cope with overlapping challenges. Based on a range of weighted indicators, the province has been classified with a high level of risk of drought (2.5 score) among 25 most affected provinces in Afghanistan with 60% of the population projected to be in IPC 3+ during the period June-November 2021.
Additionally, emergency levels of food insecurity (IPC 4) were recorded in the province, especially in rural areas, during the post-harvest analysis of August 2020 and March 2021. Small-holder farmers have long seen their food stocks exhausted after the long winter, and are already faced with the necessity of adopting negative coping strategies.

In line with Food Security Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) priorities, OHW and its well organized and professional team will provide 977 HHs (6,842 individuals) in Balkh (Mazar) Province with in-cash assistance (value of 180 USD distributed for the equivalent local currency in AFN at project start) aimed at meeting household food needs for a duration of 4 months, as per cluster standards. The cash assistance will be distributed in two installments along a period of 4 months.”



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