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Afghanistan: Assistance to Address Food Insecurity and Undernutrition

The operating landscape in Afghanistan will become increasingly challenging over the medium term as international troops withdraw, foreign aid levels decline, and presidential and parliamentary elections are contested. Growing insecurity resulting from these pivotal transitions could further impede humanitarian access to a third of the population – 8.8 million people – that is food-insecure and experiences high levels of undernutrition due to protracted conflict, frequent natural disasters, low development, weak institutional capacities and volatile food prices. Food insecurityand undernutrition must be addressed to respond to humanitarian needs and promote economic growth and stability in the country. 

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Country at a glance 2015
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)187,946,656
Donors - 2015 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributions-
Republic of Korea6,000,000
Australia4,363,000
Private Donors259,086
Threats to food security
  • Insecurity
  • Difficult access to markets
  • Poor sanitation
  • Low education level
  • Drought
  • Floods
  • Environmental degradation