The Welfare Association for the development of Afghanistan

Person with specific needs (PSN)

WADAN is implementing the UNHCR funded Persons with Specific Needs (PSN) project in the five participating provinces (Kandahar, Hilmand, Zabul, Uruzgan and Nimroz) of the southern region. Project main aim is to respond to specific needs of persons of concern who are unable to access other services and who do not receive adequate assistance and protection from existing services and community mechanisms. Project is started in February 2022. Till date, WADAN has assisted (6110) vulnerable peoples across the region. Various categories of the population were considered including Internally Displaced People (IDPs), IDP-Returnees, Refugees, Refugee-Returnees and Members of the Host Communities, and as well as male and females. 65% of the beneficiaries assisted are female. Further, WADAN has identified and selected over 1582 POCs in Kandahar, 1271 in Helmand, 1258 in Oruzgan, 995 in Zabul, and 1004 in Nimroz province.

Prior distributing the packages to the beneficiaries, WADAN has conducted a thorough mapping of the target locations and a comprehensive assessment was conducted to identify the beneficiaries based established criteria. And then, WADAN has distributed the packages based on beneficiaries specific and individual needs and priorities. Beneficiaries were supported through different support packages and modalities.

Border Monitoring

WADAN is implementing the Community-based Protection Monitoring/or Border Monitoring project in the southern region of Afghanistan with the aim to monitor inflow and outflow movements by collecting systematically adequate protection information from Afghan returnees/deportees as well as those moving from Afghanistan to Iran and to Pakistan while in unofficial borders the main goal is to monitor and collect protection information through key informant interviews. In the year 2022 and 23, WADAN has conducted a total of 126,511 border interviews (inflow/outflow) on both Spin Boldak and Milak official borders, as well as 733 Key Informant interviews are carried out on un-official borders. Aside from that, a total of 234,865 spontaneous returnees/deported individuals are registered/verified by WADAN staff at the reception area of Milak/Nimroz border.


Cash-based Intervention (CBI)

CBI is the UNHCR funded project. WADAN is implementing this project from February 2022 in the southern zone. This is an intervention in which cash or vouchers for goods or services are provided to refugees and other UNHCR persons of concern (PoC) either as individuals or as representatives of a community. WADAN provides cash to the UNHCR’s concerned people or people of concerns under the following categories:

Multipurpose cash grants (MPGs)

Multipurpose cash grants (MPGs) are regular or one-off cash transfers to a household that fully or partially cover a set of basic or recovery needs in different sectors (for instance, for shelter, food, education, and livelihood) and support protection and solutions outcomes. From Feb/2022 till Dec/2023, WADAN has distributed MPGs packages to total of 12525 HHs in five participating provinces of the southern region.

Cash for Reintegration:

Cash for Reintegration: Cash for reintegration is distributed to total 15357 HHs in five participating provinces.

Cash for Transportation and Winterization:

Cash for transportation and winterization is distributed to total 5029 HHs in the target locations, and to those beneficiaries who were identified during the Rapid Assessment.

Supplementary CARE:

Supplementary CARE is distributed in 2023 to a total of 263 HHs in five participating provinces.

Transportation Tokens:

 transportation tokens are distributed in 2023 to total of 178 HHs in five participating provinces.

Household Assessment (RHAF) (IDP, IDP Returnee, Host community, Refugee Returnee and Asylum seeker):

WADAN has conducted (RHAF), Rapid Household Assessment from February 2022 till December, 2023 based on the UNCHR’s RHAF guideline to identify the concerned (PoCs) in hard-to-reach areas of the southern region. WADAN has identified or assessed a total of 28,599.