Aid already reached many families in need
Families in Balkh and Faryab were identified to receive cash for shelter upgrades to the value of 23,840 AFN (equivalent to USD $300). In the fall, many IDP households in Balkh and Faryab had already started construction of shelters in informal settlements and target communities. Throughout the implementation period, beneficiaries will also be provided technical advice on housing construction, from how to make mud bricks to disaster reduction strategies such as ensuring that they do not layout their shelter on flood or earthquake prone areas.
The distribution to assist 158 families in the Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province began on 12 December and on 13 December in Faryab for 294 rural families. The following districts in Balkh were covered: Dehdadi, Mazar-e-Sharif and Nahr-e-Shahi; in addition to the following districts in Faryab: Almar, Andkhoy, Dawlatabad, Maymana, Pashtunkot and Qaysar.