Coordination of Afghan Relief (CoAR) - Drought Affected IDPs Support Programs


Sharak-e-Sabz and Kadistan settlement, Karukh District, Hirat, Afghanistan


2016 - ongoing

Supporting drought affected IDPs to meet their emergency needs through Provision of Emergency Shelter and cash for winterization in Karukh district- Herat Province

Location: Sharak-e-Sabz and Kadistan settlement, Karukh district, Hirat Province, Afghanistan

Funded by: Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund/ UNOCHA

Emergency shelter (Tents):  1,742 Families

Winter program (CASH): 2,749 Families


In 2017, the ongoing conflict has displaced as many as 360,000 people from their homes and resulted in 8,019 civilian casualties - two third of these are women and children from other hand Afghanistan is in the midst of a drought the scale of which has not been seen since 2011 when 2.6 million people across 14 provinces in the north and eastern regions were left food insecure as a result of lower harvests due to drought, and rising food prices world‐wide. In 2018, more than two thirds of the country – some 20 provinces – have been affected by a severe rain deficit and limited snowfall during the winter season, which has negatively affected water availability during the spring meltdown and impacted irrigated agriculture lands – the vast majority of agricultural land in Afghanistan.

For the ongoing displacement and drought CoAR has done need assessment survey and based on the findings and urgent needs of the drought and conflict affected population in Herat and Badghis provinces, CoAR proposed WASH, education in emergency, food security and shelter program for the IDPs and returnees from Pakistan and Iran. Since 2016, CoAR provides humanitarian assistance to the IDPs and returnees and the on above mentioned sectors, and currently CoAR is providing shelter and cash distribution program to the drought affected families in Herat province. 

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network is a network consists of 52 national and international NGOs from more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a strong footprint in the region, the network members are constantly engaged with local communities strengthening their ability to combat disasters, providing humanitarian aid like food, water, shelter and health care, protecting critical facilities like schools and hospitals, creating awareness, advocating for policy changes and improving the capacity of community based organizations.

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