Project profile — Afghanistan - Emergency Earthquakes Response - WFP 2023


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2023-11-06 - 2024-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Afghanistan (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)


October 2023 – Afghanistan is facing overlapping unforeseen challenges which have exacerbated humanitarian needs. Between 7 and 15 October, Herat Province in Afghanistan was struck by four 6.3 magnitude earthquakes, resulting in nearly 1,500 fatalities and exacerbating high levels of pre-existing humanitarian needs in the region. Nearly 43,400 people were directly affected by the earthquakes, with Injil and Zinjadin districts worst affected. In addition, a sharp increase in Afghan returnees at the outset of the lean winter season is further adding to the multiple layers of vulnerabilities in affected communities. With GAC’s support, the World Food Programme (WFP) is providing lifesaving food assistance to earthquake-affected people in Afghanistan. Project activities include: (1) providing emergency food assistance for vulnerable Afghans, including women and girls; and (2) providing logistics support, including transportation, for the broader United Nations humanitarian response.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project includes increased access to food assistance for crisis-affected populations in Afghanistan. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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