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UNHCR Provides Seasonal Cash Assistance to 400,000 Vulnerable Afghans

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

While snow has already started to fall in Afghanistan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has stated that it will provide seasonal cash assistance to 400,000 vulnerable Afghans to survive the “bitter” winter.

The UN agency, UNHCR, announced in a tweet on Tuesday, November 22, that while many Afghan people struggle to meet their basic needs amid an impending harsh winter, it will provide cash support to some 400,000 people.

Earlier, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) stated that it will distribute cash assistance to some 111,000 Afghan households for the winter season.

UNICEF has underlined that one of the most efficient approaches to assist impoverished families in Afghanistan is through cash donations that follow a door-to-door assessment.

According to the UNHCR’s announcement on Twitter, it is currently conducting a door-to-door assessment in Maidan Wardak province of central Afghanistan, to identify eligible vulnerable Afghan households for the cash assistance program.

According to a recent World Bank survey, two-thirds of households in Afghanistan still have difficulty meeting their most basic nutritional and non-nutritional needs, with spiking food prices and widespread food insecurity in the country.

According to this report, 65% of the participants think that their households’ financial situations will get worse during the next 12 months.

Following the Taliban’s takeover of the country, which consequently curtailed the foreign aid in Afghanistan that it has long depended on it, poverty, food insecurity, and unemployment have all been magnified, deteriorating the living conditions in Afghanistan.

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