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