NCA Afghanistan has successful secured 13 mill USD from UNDP for a 12-month resilience project tailored to meet local communities' needs in the current dire situation
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new crisis response initiative in Afghanistan that will help contribute to preventing a humanitarian catastrophe and the breakdown of the country’s economy by supporting the most vulnerable populations and the collapsing micro businesses.
As part of this initiative, our team in Afghanistan have been successful in securing 13 mill USD from UNDP for a 12-month resilience project tailored to meet local communities' needs in the current dire situation.
The aim is to reach 101,000 beneficiaries, 4,9600 women and 51,500 men.
The events that unfolded on 15 August 2021 has led Afghanistan even closer to the brink of collapse. The drop in foreign aid that previously accounted for 40% of GDP has had an immediate and significant impact on the economy. The international sanctions and lack of macroeconomic capacity and expertise within the Taliban aggravate the situation.
At least 55% of the population is “expected to be in crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity” through March 2022.
The new project will be implemented in 9 provinces with local partners and the NCA office is currently busy in preparing for the start-up of the project 1 April. The project can be extended by another 2 years.
Photo: NCA Afghanistan.