Afghanistan + 28 more

WFP's Operational Priorities - 27 Aug 2007

Attachments

High Profile Operations

Many high profile operations also face critical pipeline breaks in the next three months.

Afghanistan

PRRO 10427.0 - Post-Conflict Relief and Rehabilitation in Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

January 06 - December 08

Expected pipeline breaks over next 6 months (mt)

Cereals
Pulses
Blended Food
Oil
Other
12,997
Nov-07
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Resourcing US$

Beneficiary Needs
Total Mobilised
Shortfall
Shortfall %
Tot. Project
378,459,451
240,897,079
137,562,371
36%
2007
168,638,535
101,690,673
66,947,861
40%

The combination of two decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters in one of the world's poorest countries requires WFP's presence in Afghanistan through a PRRO and a Special Operation. The PRRO will support 6.6 million Afghans in food-insecure areas through various activities, including food for work, food for training and food for education in partnership with the Government, non-government partners and communities in 2007. WFP has been present in Afghanistan since 1963.

- Severe weather conditions, like rains and flash floods, cause major challenges for WFP and other UN agencies in delivering humanitarian relief to needy populations in Pakistan. Heavy rain has destroyed infrastructures and is restricting populations' access to markets and other social services while seriously hampering food deliveries.

- Insecurity continues to impact UN agency operations across the country. Half the country is now considered as "High Abduction Risk Area". Insurgency activities have increased the number of affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have no income generation activities; lack of food assistance will negatively affect their resettlement.

- Some 500 families were recently displaced from Bala Morghab district to Hirat. A joint survey is underway, together with UNHCR and the Afghan Government, to assess possible needs for humanitarian assistance.

- The influx of returning refugees from Pakistan has continued, from long-established camps in western Pakistan being closed by the Pakistan Government. So far 5,300 families returned from Kacha Camp, while 10,000 are expected from Julozai camp.

- The number of Afghan deportees who have returned from Iran since 21 April now exceeds 180,000 people. A joint survey is underway by WFP, UNHCR and the Afghan Government, to assess possible needs for humanitarian assistance.

- Pre-positioning of food for winter has started in some parts of the country. A total of 20,000 mt will be dispatched to areas where roads become inaccessible during winter.

- For the next six months the overall operation remains underfunded.