EPDO Since Its Establishment In 2010, Has Implemented More Than 80 Different Projects In 20 Provinces.
SBC interventions for Social Mobilization, Community Engagement, and community feedback mechanism in 5 provinces of the North Region:
The overall goal of this program is to strengthen the ability of local leaders and influencers to enable them to promote social and behavioral change related to nutrition, routine immunizations, AWD and COVID-19, drinking water safely, open defecation, environmental hygiene, child protection and women’s rights within their communities. As mentioned earlier, there is a need for community engagement and community support related to issues of malnutrition, health, sanitation, child immunization, drinking water, measles, child protection, and gender equality and it is crucial to establish a response mechanism that will provide an opportunity to people so they can share their concerns and grievances with the relevant leaders (local leaders, tribal elders, health management Shuras, media, and social activists, etc.) and seek their support. In addition, it is very important to ensure that local people are supporters and implementers rather than spoilers when it comes to the above-mentioned issues.
Provision of humanitarian and livelihood support to community people in Bamyan, Kabul, Kandahar, and Kunduz provinces:
Although this program addresses the immediate humanitarian needs of people, its overall focus is to provide long-term, sustainable support to target communities. Indeed, the program provides humanitarian support through the distribution of food and essential non-food items to women beneficiaries in the target provinces.
The project also plans to provide livelihoods support to vulnerable people which will allow them to diversify their income streams and increase their economic resilience.
Provision of Essential Humanitarian Support:
In this program, EPDO provides immediate humanitarian aid and livelihood support to address the needs of the community people.
The program has different components:
one component focuses on the delivery of essential humanitarian aid and the second one focuses on women’s rights training under sharia for the same group of beneficiaries.
In conclusion, this program ensures a vulnerable group differently affected by the crisis has access to life-saving services that meet their particular needs.