Afghan Civilian Assistance Program III (ACAP III)

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  • Duration: 
    April 2015 – Feb 2018
  • Value: $20 Million

OVERVIEW

The United States Agency for International Development provided support to victims of conflict in Afghanistan through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action, under the Afghan Civilian Assistance Program III. The program was designed to mitigate the impact of conflict, mines, and explosive remnants of war on civilians, enabling them to rebuild their lives following trauma. Assistance was provided through seven regional offices established across the country and was coordinated closely with government institutions such as the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled, the Afghanistan Protection Cluster, as well as civil society and non-governmental organizations and local communities.

ACTIVITIES

  • Distributed immediate assistance packages, consisting of food items and household materials, to eligible civilian beneficiaries
  • Provided physical rehabilitation services to the eligible civilian beneficiaries as appropriate
  • Provided economic re-integration assistance to restore jobs and business skills for surviving families
  • Provided psychosocial counseling services
  • Built the capacity of government institutions to support victim assistance initiatives

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Established a mechanism for immediate response following incidents to conduct casualty verification and household assessments and deliver immediate assistance in all 34 provinces
  • Provided immediate assistance packages benefitting 123,299 victims of conflict across Afghanistan
  • Distributed 60,000 school bags with mine risk awareness messages to school children in high-risk areas
  • Provided physical rehabilitation services to 4,451 beneficiaries across Afghanistan
  • Provided assistance through ACAP III physiotherapist services to 15,989 beneficiaries (started July 2016)
  • Provided economic re-integration services to over 6,599 beneficiaries across Afghanistan, including vocational training, livestock, poultry, and small business support

 

Last updated: July 01, 2019

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