UNDP Helped Women with Cooking facilities, paid workdays
Over 500 women households get cleaner cooking facilities in Bamyan province and a cash-for-work scheme provided over 54,800 paid workdays in Herat, Balkh and Kunduz provinces, says UNDP in a statement.
According to statements emailed to Didpress.com by UNDP, over 500 women households in Bamyan province now have access to cleaner cooking facilities while UNDP’s flagship crisis response programme ABADEI has been implementing cash-for-work schemes to provide critical livelihoods support to some of the most vulnerable populations in Herat, Balkh, and Kunduz provinces.
“In January this year, as part of UNDP’s ongoing initiative to provide cleaner energy options to the people of Afghanistan, one efficient cookstove was distributed to each of the 500 women (each representing one household) in the province. The efficient cooking facility is expected to benefit over 3300 people living in the households,” said the statement.
UNDP further said that an orientation session on advantages and usage of the cookstove was also conducted for the members of the local communities receiving the stoves.
UNDP’s flagship crisis response programme ABADEI has so far created over 54,800 paid workdays, including 5,400 workdays for women in need in Herat, Balkh, and Kunduz provinces.
“As a result of these interventions, a 2.5 km flood wall was erected, and 114.9 km of canals and 127km of streets were cleaned,” UNDP said in a statement.
UNDP ABADEI is a tailored area-based integrated programme to support basic human needs, complementing short-term humanitarian life-saving assistance with the safeguarding of livelihoods and the strengthening of community resilience.
It is worth mentioning that a record 23 million Afghans face acute hunger, with nearly 9 million a step away from famine, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
Two in five children (38 percent) under the age of five face chronic malnutrition.