Accelerating ending open defecation in Afghanistan, Aqcha, Jawzjan provin

Afghanistan Humanitarian Action
March 2020
December 2021

This 22-month year project is a scale-up of ACTED’s previous CLTS project with UNICEF and aims to declare the population of 200 high open defecation prevalence communities in Aqcha district of Jawzjan province, Open Defecation Free (ODF). The practice of open defecation is strongly correlated with prevalence of stunting and according to the ALCS 2014, and 2013 National Nutrition Survey, seven of the ten highest stunting and open defecation prevalence provinces overlap. Moving people from open defecation to using improved sanitation has a 36 percent impact on the reduction of childhood morbidity of diarrhoeal diseases. In response, ACTED will construct or rehabilitate sanitation facilities for 10 health facilities and 18 schools across Aqcha district, allowing for 94,724 people to gain access to basic sanitation. Alongside this, ACTED will also provide hygiene promotion to communities benefiting from these sanitation facilities.

Current projects

Provision of humanitarian WASH response and durable solutions to vulnerable people in humanitarian need

Hiring Facilitating Partner EZ-KAR, Package#2 (Mehtarlam, Assabadad, Parun)

Hiring facilitating partner (FP) : Urban CCAP Second Additional Financing Expansion : Faizabad

Eshteghal Zaiee – Karmondena Project (EZ-Kar), Facilitating Partner-EZ-KAR, Package # 4 (Taluqan)

Provision of transitional and emergency shelter and sanitation facilities, food and nutrition assistance to conflict and natural disaster affected communities in hard-to-reach areas, whilst increasing evidence based humanitarian programming in Afghanistan

Continuing access to education for crisis-affected children in Faryab province of Afghanistan

Accelerating ending open defecation in Afghanistan, Aqcha, Jawzjan provin

District Development Fund

Sustained Rural Development Programme (SRDP) Phase IV

Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project in Faryab and Badghis