Relief Food Assistance for Drought-Affected Populations in Northern Afghanistan

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This operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 1 (see below).

Afghanistan is experiencing one of its worst droughts in a decade. The most recent rainfall season (November 2010 to April 2011) was extremely poor, especially between November and January. The exceptional lack of precipitation is having severe repercussions in the north, northeast, central highlands and northwest parts of the country, with substantial losses of rainfed wheat crops, below-average irrigated wheat crops, and poor pasture conditions. 



Afghanistan faces enormous recovery needs after three decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters. Despite recent progress, millions of Afghans still live in severe poverty with a crumbling infrastructure and a landscape that is suffering from environmental damage....