Afghan Civilian Assistance Program (ACAP III) - Monthly Status Update - September 2016 [EN/Dari/Pashto]

Report
from UN Mine Action Service
Published on 30 Sep 2016 View Original

Highlights:

  • ACAP III continued to provide assistance to victims of the 24 August attack on the American University of Afghanistan. Since the incident, ACAP III has provided psychosocial counselling to 30 victims and 20 family members, physical rehabilitation to 8 victims and immediate assistance packages to 7 victims.

  • 32 immediate assistance distribution events were held in various parts of the country. 367 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 3,298 beneficiaries (1,628 male and 1,670 female).

  • 626 victims (376 male and 250 female) and 631 family members of victims (308 male and 323 female) were enrolled in psychosocial counselling. Counselling is ongoing for 921 beneficiaries (481 victims, 440 family members).

  • Physiotherapists provided therapy, referrals and follow-up to 484 beneficiaries (382 males and 102 females).

  • Field surveyors identified 11 potential beneficiaries for economic reintegration assistance, ACAP III staff is conducting the second level screening on these candidates. 50 beneficiaries identified in prior months received economic reintegration packages.

  • ACAP III held a meeting with USAID and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled to review ACAP III progress and discuss future planning.

  • Finalized and distributed the institutional capacity assessment for the Martyrs and Disabled Division of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD).

Issues:

  • Fighting between government forces and anti-government elements intensified in Uruzgan and is ongoing in Helmand and parts of Baghlan province. As a result there is a greater need for ACAP III assistance; however, access to these areas continued to be restricted.

  • The main supply route to Helmand (Kandahar – Lashkar Gah Highway) reopened during the month; however,
    ACAP III immediate assistance is still impacted by ongoing security concerns.

Planned activities for next month:

  • Hold a workshop for ACAP III Operations Assistants to train them on ACAP III best practices and reporting requirements.

  • ACAP III to meet with MoLSAMD and the Central Statistics Office to discuss the approach and implementation plan for the National Disability Survey.