Afghanistan, Mazar, October 2005

Since the establishment of a transitional government in June 2002, WFP’s operations have shifted from emergency assistance to rehabilitation and recovery. The current aims to provide 520,000 metric tonnes of food aid to 6.6 million Afghans between January 2006 and December 2008 – at a cost of US$ 372 million.

On average, WFP will distribute food to 3.5 million people each year, primarily in remote, food-insecure rural areas. WFP will target chronically poor and food-insecure families, schoolchildren, teachers, illiterate people, tuberculosis patients and their families, internally displaced persons and ex-combatants – with a particular emphasis on vulnerable women and girls.

Photo:WFP/Jackie Dent

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