This report offers international agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the U.S. government, the media, and the public an overview of the humanitarian and development assistance being provided to the people of Afghanistan by InterAction member agencies.
The 22 member organizations that submitted information for this report are conducting relief and development operations in Afghanistan. Various issues are addressed in their programs, including agriculture and food security, shelter, gender, water and sanitation, health care, economic development, education and vocational training, infrastructure and governance, refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) services, conflict resolution, and others.
InterAction member agencies work in provinces throughout Afghanistan, including Badakhshan, Badghis, Balkh, Bamiyan, Daikundi, Farah, Ghazni, Ghor, Herat, Jawzan, Kabul, Kandahar, Kapisa, Khost, Kunar, Laghman, Logar, Nangarhar, Nimroz, Nurestan, Paktika, Paktya, Panjshir, Parwan, Wardak, and Zabul.
Many of the contributing organizations work in partnership with local communities, NGOs, and government ministries. In addition, they coordinate with various international NGOs, often through the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR), and with United Nations (UN) agencies.
Agencies highlighted several key challenges that affect their work in Afghanistan. In particular, NGOs cite security concerns for both their staff and the Afghan people. Weak local government capacity, shrinking humanitarian space, and poor infrastructure are other issues identified in this report.