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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 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)179,360,114
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ -3,335,374
USA97,861,942
Republic of Korea11,000,000
Japan10,800,000
Australia8,819,330
Canada7,719,928
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)7,505,681
Netherlands5,000,000
Switzerland2,192,072
UN CERF1,999,966
Germany1,360,544
Finland1,261,034
United Kingdom1,064,963
Luxembourg295,736
Poland232,459
Private Donors198,353
Saudi Arabia143,218
Threats to food security
  • Insecurity
  • Difficult access to markets
  • Poor sanitation
  • Low education level
  • Drought
  • Floods
  • Environmental degradation