Published on 17 September 2009

On 20 August, the Afghan people voted in the Presidential and Provincial elections. The preliminarily results have been announced, while at present it is unclear when the final results will be announced. On the Election Day significant numbers of security incidents and allegations of fraud were reported.

WFP has begun the implementation of a pilot Cash Voucher programme in Kabul. Under this programme WFP plans to target 10,000 vulnerable families (about 60,000 individuals) in Kabul City.

WFP has begun pre-positioning of nearly 33,000 tons of food for its normal activities to ensure a continued supply to vulnerable communities in remote areas inaccessible during the harsh winter. Thus far 11,000 tons (34 percent) of the total planned food has been dispatched.