Afghan Civilian Assistance Program III (ACAP III)

  • Duration: 
    April 2015 – Feb 2018
  • Value: $30,223,597

OVERVIEW

The United States Agency for International Development is providing 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 aims to mitigate the impact of conflict, mines, and other explosive remnants of war on civilians, enabling them to cope and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of trauma. Assistance is provided through seven regional offices established across the country, and it is 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

  • Distribute immediate assistance packages, consisting of food items and household materials, to eligible civilian beneficiaries
  • Provide physical rehabilitation services to eligible civilian beneficiaries as appropriate
  • Provide economic re-integration assistance to restore lost livelihoods, such as jobs and business skills
  • Provide psychosocial counseling services
  • Build the capacity of government institutions to support victim assistance initiatives in the long term

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Established a mechanism for immediate response following incidents to conduct verifications of casualties and household needs and deliver of immediate assistance in all 34 provinces
  • Provided immediate assistance packages benefitting 58,075 victims of conflict across Afghanistan
  • Distributed 19,600 school bags with mine risk awareness messages to school children in high-risk areas
  • Provided physical rehabilitation services to 16,041 beneficiaries across Afghanistan
  • Provided economic re-integration services to over 600 beneficiaries across Afghanistan. This included vocational training, livestock, poultry, provision of tricycles, and assistance to small businesses.

Last updated: November 08, 2016

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