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Summary of KIS winter Needs Assessment, Approach and Interventions (01 February 2016)

Results of the needs assessment from November 2015:
Every year, the Task Force on the Kabul Informal Settlements conducts a needs assessment to inform planning for winter assistance and other types of interventions in the 50 informal settlements or slum areas scattered around the city of Kabul.
The last needs assessment took place in November 2015. Its main purpose wasto help define vulnerability criteria to target assistance to those families in the KIS that need it most. This was the first time that the KIS Task Force made an attempt to target assistance based on vulnerability. Previous assistance programmes provided assistance to all families in the KIS regardless of their individual vulnerability status (“blanket” distribution).
A number of KIS Task Force members contributed staff and their expertise to the needs assessment: Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Care International, Terre Des Hommes, Danish Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Welthungerhilfe, World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR). Coordination, training and technical guidance were provided by a core team consisting of UNOCHA, Welthungerhilfe and WFP.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
18 Jan 2016
Document type: 
Assessment Report
Kabul Informal Settlement
Coordination hub(s): 
Central Region