• USAID/FFP distributes 1,300 MT of food assistance to households affected by floods
• State/PRM offers critical support to displaced and returning populations
• USG provides additional $61 million in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan
• Following severe drought in 2018, populations in Afghanistan continue to face acute food insecurity and the deterioration of livelihoods, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) projects that most vulnerable households in the country will require emergency food assistance through at least September 2019 due to impacts of the drought, as well as ongoing conflict and displacement.
• Between January and early April, flash floods prompted by heavy rains affected more than 163,000 people in Afghanistan, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Humanitarian actors, including USAID/OFDA partners, are distributing relief commodities to households in six provinces affected by the floods.
• The U.S. Government (USG) announced more than $61 million in humanitarian assistance—including $46 million from USAID/FFP, $9.3 million from State/PRM, and $5.7 million from USAID/OFDA—to provide food, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support to Afghan households affected by conflict and natural disasters, as well as repatriation and reintegration support.