Responding to people in need
The joint winterisation strategy for 2019-2020 in partnership with the Government of Afghanistan integrates shelter, food, health and WASH to help affected people decrease their vulnerability and ensure that they are adequately protected from harsh weather conditions during winter. The delivery of winter support has begun across the coldest parts of the country under the joint plan. To date, enough funding has been raised to reach just over 69,000 households (approximately 483,000 people). A further US$15 million is needed to cover a remaining gap of 26,000 households: $6 million for emergency shelter/relief items and $9 million for food security and livelihoods support.
In addition to reaching the most vulnerable families, priority has been given to those living in critical climatic conditions due to altitude, temperature and weather, including the following: families living in open space, families living in damaged, makeshift and poor shelters conditions, families at risk of forced eviction, families living in informal settlements, families forced to relocate and in urgent need of shelter assistance.