COVID19 prevention project in Afghanistan


Dansk Folkehjælp - DFH


DERF - Nødhjælpspuljen


COVID19 Priority Countries (Priority Countries)

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Beviliget beløb:

1.999.414,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
  • Mål 2: Stop sult
  • Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
  • Mål 6: Rent vand og sanitet
  • Mål 10: Mindre ulighed

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Afghanistan


COVID-19 infection is spreading in Afghanistan. All indication points to a disastrous situation materializing in the near future with devastating health and economic consequences in a country suffering from internal conflict and displacement of people on a large scale. Afghan communities are particularly vulnerable due to widespread lack of COVID19 information, inadequate hygiene practices, and limited financial means. DPA activities will be focused on the Faryab province, where DPA is represented through its field office in the provincial capital Maymana. The government does not have capacity to effectively address the COVID-19 situation and has requested support from the humanitarian community. DPA will be informing local communities in protecting themselves from COVID-19 infection by raising awareness of the health risks and educating communities in applying social distancing and appropriate hygiene practices, supported by provision of hygiene kits. As economic hardship grows among families, due to unemployment and reduced income, DPA will provide multipurpose emergency cash for 1.450 families (10.150) people of the most vulnerable HH as recommended by the humanitarian community.