Assistance to Address Food Insecurity and Undernutrition

About this Operation

Resource Situation

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 4 (see below).

The situation in Afghanistan will become more challenging as international troops withdraw, aid levels decline and elections take place. The resulting insecurity could impede humanitarian access to 8.8 million food-insecure and undernourished people, a third of the population.. 

PRRO 200447 will support up to 3.7 million beneficiaries in 184 food-insecure districts while maintaining emergency-response capacity and ensuring that beneficiaries are protected and that women participate. WFP will address the needs of the remaining 5.1 million food-insecure people by leveraging capacity-development support. Simplicity is the keynote of the design and implementation of the operation; the aim is to maximize accountability, flexibility and effectiveness of delivery and monitoring.

People affected by conflict, disaster or economic stress will be assisted with food, vouchers or cash; undernutrition will be addressed through targeted supplementary feeding programmes for children and pregnant and lactating women. Asset creation will support the recovery of communities and families. Support for schools will aim to increase enrolment and attendance; adults will be trained in vocational skills.

This operation was planned in consultation with all stakeholders. It is aligned with Strategic Objectives 1, 2 and 4 and will contribute to Millennium Development Goals 1 and 4. It supports the country strategy document and is aligned with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2010–2013)1 and national priority programmes.


Budget Revision 4 to PRRO 200447 reflects, among others, the following additional cost elements: the inclusion of 206,000 Pakistani refugees residing in Khost and Paktika provinces for 2016 and an increase of 34,536 mt of mixed food commodities for the refugee response valued at USD 17,284,128.