Type of intervention
- Nutrition, health, mental health and Care practices
- Food security and livelihoods
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
- Disaster and climate change risk management
Places of interventions
In 2014, the power struggle between armed State and non-State players intensified resulting in the exposure of complex social, political and economic pressures and rivalries. During this year of political and military power transfer, the legitimacy of the authorities remained in dispute. The conflict, partly fuelled by the desire to control economic resources, continued unabated.
The expansion and changing nature of the conflict resulted in an increase in the number of civilians killed or wounded in 2014. In 2014, a total of 3,699 civilians were killed and 6,849 wounded, which is the highest recorded figure for civilian victims in one year since 2007. With the transfer of military power to the national authorities, the State security forces had to face the difficult task of ensuring a level of control by central government over remote districts and provinces. On 30th September, 105,800 people were still displaced by the conflict, compared with 90,300 displaced persons during the same period in 2013, so an increase of 17%. Large-scale displacement of people occurred in the rural areas of western and central Afghanistan.
Although education and health have improved in urban areas, rural populations remain largely vulnerable to maternal and perinatal mortality and infant mortality and diseases, malnutrition being a major concern. Natural disasters such as cycles of drought, flooding and landslides caused displacement and loss of livelihood for the populations affected. Around 120,000 people were affected by heavy rains and floods in 2014.
Key figures of the country
- Number of beneficiaries: 106 707
- Population : 29,8 millions d'habitants
- Life Expectancy: 48,7 ans
- Human Development Index: 172/187
- PIB/inhabitant : 501 $USD
Il n'y a pas de résultat
After the first 3 emergency response mechanism (ERM) projects, ACF launched a fourth phase in 2014. The objective of this activity was to reduce the vulnerability of the people affected by the natural disasters and conflicts occurring in Ghor province which resulted in numerous deaths and reduced the population’s means of subsistence. ACF provided basic support for food security, WASH and non-food products.
ACF carried out two in-depth evaluations of needs in Dai Kundi and Samangan provinces (where ACF has been active since 1999 and 2008 respectively). The objective of these evaluations was to gain an overall understanding of needs in terms of management of natural resources, food and nutrition security and the livelihoods of vulnerable populations.
Following the 2013 drought in Ghor, ACF continued to respond to the urgent needs of the populations affected by boosting their production of food (cash for work activities, distributions of cash and agricultural inputs).
ACF conducted numerous nutritional surveys and continued to strengthen the capacities of its local partners through training the staff at health centres in Balkh and Ghor provinces
Finally, ACF continued to establish projects in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Ghor province with the aim of improving access to water and sanitation and good practice in hygiene for vulnerable people affected by the conflict or by natural disasters.
An advocacy officer was recruited and a review of advocacy strategy initiated, prioritising training and the quality of human resources for nutrition as well as improving the nutrition information system.
Ahead of the Donors’ Conference on Afghanistan in December in London, an advocacy report was produced on the politicisation of the aid system in Afghanistan and its impact on the quality of the services delivered to the people and this was followed by a number of high level meetings in Kabul and in Europe.
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