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Assistance to Address Food Insecurity and Undernutrition

Operation ID: 200447

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 5 (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.


This BR 5 reflects an extension in time and WFP’s response to the recommendations of the Operation Evaluation (OpEv) of the PRRO 200447 with the following additional cost elements:  an 18-month extension for all programme activities from 01 January 2017 to 30 June 2018, assisting 2.87 million vulnerable people; using the 2016 Integrated Context Analysis (ICA) to prioritise activities and targeting, approximately 1.46 million girls and women and 1.4 million boys and men will receive food or cash-based transfer (CBT) assistance over the next 18 months.