Afghanistan

ACT Rapid Response for shelter assistance to flood affected in Afghanistan

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Rapid Response Payment No. 05/2005

Funds Sent To: Church World Service Pakistan/Afghanistan
Amount Sent : US$ 43,450
Date: 1 July 2005

Details of Payment

Emergency: Shelter Assistance to Flood Victims in Badakshan Province, Afghanistan

Date of Emergency: June 2005

Implementing Partner: Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Kabul, Afghanistan (MRRD). When the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan was established in 2002, MRRD was reborn with its new mandate, to improve socio-economic, political and cultural conditions for rural communities and provide access to basic social services, especially in the more remote areas of Afghanistan. Since then, MRRD has embarked on a vigorous institutional reform and restructuring to serve the needs of the people in Afghanistan.

Details of the Emergency: Heavy rains have lashed 12 provinces in central, north-eastern and eastern Afghanistan the last week in June. The resulting floods have seriously affected more than four thousand people and the death toll currently stands at 51 according to the Minister for Rural and Rehabilitation Department (MRRD). 2,000 dwellings have been seriously damaged and there is significant loss of livestock. According to a recent report published by World Food Programme (WFP) eight districts have been severely affected in the northern province of Badakhshan only which makes Badakhshan the worst hit Province. Thousands of livestock have been lost and over 3,290 Jirib (658 hectares) of land laid waste. Badakhshan is one of the most remote and poverty stricken provinces in Afghanistan and the floods have devastated the already impoverished people.

The Government of Afghanistan has requested assistance to meet the immediate needs of the affected population and has requested 10,000 blankets and 1,000 tents in response to the emergency situation.

Beneficiary Information & Location of Response: 250 of the most vulnerable families in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Priority will be given to those whose houses have been destroyed and who have lost all household possessions in the floods; the most vulnerable women and children and families with disabled members.

Proposed Assistance: Each family will receive a Shelter Kit comprising one family size tent, iron poles and pegs, one ground sheet, one plastic sheet and four blankets.

Implementation Period: The project will be implemented over a period of two months (1 July to 31 August). The materials will be procured by CWS-P/A from Karachi, Pakistan and transported to Kabul, Afghanistan. While procuring the materials CWS-P/A will use its standard procurement guidelines.

CWS-P/A Kabul office will make frequent visit to the project sites to check progress and provide support if necessary.

The Administration and Finance division of CWS-P/A will ensure the financial and management aspects are in accordance with the customary budgetary guidelines and procedures.


BUDGET

Description
Type of Unit
No of Units
Unit Cost US$
Budget US$
Shelter Kits
Tents, family size
Tent
250
66
16,500
Ground Sheets, full size
Sheet
250
12
3,000
Plastic Sheets, full size
Sheet
250
10
2,500
Blankets, single bed
Sheet
1,000
15
15,000
Sub total
37,000
Material Transport & Handling
Transportation
Container
2
1,000
2,000
Handling
Lump sum
500
Sub total
2,500
Staff & Admin Support
Programme Officer
Month
2
700
1,400
Documentation Officer
Month
2
500
1,000
Driver
Month
2
200
400
Communication & office supplies
Lump sum
350
Fuel & Maintenance
Lump sum
800
Sub Total
3,950
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE
43,450

ACTION

The ACT Co-ordinating Office has approved the use of US$ 43,450 towards the budget from its Rapid Response Fund and would be grateful to receive contributions to wholly or partially replenish this payment.

For further information please contact:

White Rakuba, ACT Director
Phone: ++41 22 791 6032
Email: jbo@act-intl.org

Mieke Weeda ACT Programme Officer
Phone: ++ 41 22 791 6035
Email: mhw@act-intl.org

ACT Web Site address: http://www.act-intl.org