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Shelter support for crises-affected vulnerable families in Arghandab district, Kandahar province- Afghanistan


07/22 - 10/23


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In line with the AHF 1st Standard Allocation Strategy, NRC plans to implement shelter activities in Arghandab district in Kandahar province. The project aims to respond to prioritized humanitarian needs arising in the spring months and to expand the humanitarian shelter response in underserved locations. Three types of shelter activities will be implemented in this project: Minor Shelter Repairs, Major Shelter Repairs and T-shelter construction. The first is through the provision of cash assistance at an average of USD 330, to vulnerable households whose shelters require minor shelter repairs: 980 Households in Arghandab, Kandahar. In addition, 267 Households in Arghandab whose properties are need of major repairs, will be entitled to receive cash support that covers the cost of the needed repairs, equivalent to an average of USD 550. Furthermore, NRC aims to build 89 T-shelters in Arghandab, also through a cash-based intervention, whereby selected households will receive a cash sum of USD 1,472 each, paid in four installments. In total, NRC will support a total of 1,336 Households corresponding to 9,352 individuals, in the sites Tabin, Manara awala, Manara dohama, Khilshak, Dah Sabzi and Koha In Arghandab, which have been identified as critically vulnerable and underserved based on the Rapid Assessment Mechanism launched by the ESNFI cluster in 2021. Cash provision will be facilitated through locally contracted Financial Service Provision agents through which beneficiaries will collect their payments upon achieving progress milestones. Beneficiaries in the above sites will be selected following household questionnaires, community consultations and needs analysis carried out by the NRC implementation teams, in line with the cluster guidelines. Female Headed Household (female is main income earner) no male present Female Headed Household (female is main income earner) male present but disabled Elderly Headed Household (above 55) Child Headed Household (under 17 years of age) with other adult present in the HH Child Headed Household (under 17 years of age) without other adult present in the HH Child Headed Household (under 14 years of age) with or without other adult present in the HH Family has more than 7 members Family member has a chronic illness or disability (mental or physical) There are 3 children in the family less than 5 years of age Family has more than 1 child under 3 years of age Family is all female with no close male family members present in the community The package of shelter repairs will be determined based on the conditions of the properties and their potential level of damage. Meanwhile, HHs living in uninhabitable or unsustainable conditions, who have access to land ownership will be eligible for T-shelters. During the period of project implementation, households will receive technical support from the NRC shelter teams, to ensure the quality of the implementation meets the organizational standards of the ESNFI cluster, which NRC is committed to being an active member of the cluster. During assessment, as well as, implementation phase, NRC will ensure households have proper access to their HLP rights, with support from the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) team to avoid an unintentional harm towards beneficiaries due to the intervention. The Shelter team will also seek to direct the needs of the beneficiaries to the WASH and Livelihoods and Food Security programme where feasible. The project will be implemented over 12 months starting the date of commencement, and will be concluded by an outcome monitoring that reflects the impact of the intervention to the strategic objectives of the cluster, namely Strategic Objective #1: people whose shelter was upgraded allowing for safer and more dignified living conditions and Strategic Objective #3: people receiving support to construct transitional shelters.