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Cash Distribution Under Care/Reintegration Component – CHR/UNHCR

Project Summary:

  • Zone: Central Highlands of Afghanistan (Bamyan, Diakundi, Ghor, and Maidan Wardak Provinces)
  • Start date: April 2023
  • Status: Continuous
  • Donor: UNHCR
  • Implementer: WSTA

The project is part of Co-Prosper, Cash-Based Intervention (CBI) of UNCHR for Central Highlands zone of Afghanistan which includes water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), shelter, education, livelihood, health, youth, and women empowerment, among others.

Project Success Points: 

  1. The cash assistance enabled them to settle their family members’ medical bills.
  2. They successfully cleared all outstanding loans owed to local grocery shops.
  3. Initiating a retail almond business, they utilized the cash to purchase almonds from Daikundi province and retail them in Bamyan province’s central area and neighboring districts.
  4. They can now fulfill their children’s educational requirements, including notebooks, pens, and school bags.
  5. The family’s nutrition has markedly improved, allowing them to access more nourishing food options.
  6. The family has transitioned from an economic shock stage to a notably improved and stable situation.

UNHCR’s cash-based interventions are designed to address the immediate needs of the affected population of concern for emergency relief, recovery, and durable solutions. The CBI generally includes cash for seasonal support, cash for return/reintegration, cash for basic needs, etc.

In 2023, UNHCR is initially targeting 1000 families through CARE cash for reintegration assistance and 400 Cash for Basic Needs (MPCA) in the central highland region, which is aligned to the actual needs on the ground for a better impact on lives of those who are urgently in need of the support.

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