United Nations Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF) for Afghanistan – Afghanistan

UN Announces Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF) for Afghanistan to Save Lives, Maintain Services and Safeguard Community Systems

Kabul, Geneva, New York, January 26, 2022 – The UN Team in Afghanistan launched its Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF) to assist Afghans in 2022. The TEF is the overarching strategic planning document, ensuring the coordination of UN teamworks to reduce the suffering of the Afghan people by saving lives, maintaining essential services, such as health and education, and preserving vital community systems.

“This UN system-wide strategy will help ensure that Afghans can meet their basic human needs; It is more important than ever to act accordingly to prevent an even larger proportion of the population from needing life-saving humanitarian aid. This is particularly important now that millions of people are suffering from the harsh winter months, and we thank the international community for stepping up its life-saving support to the people of Afghanistan,” said the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov.

The $8 billion needed to implement this UN-wide framework includes the $4.44 billion previously requested through the Humanitarian response plan, launched on January 11, because all TEF activities are complementary and interdependent. While the HRP aims to provide life-saving assistance to 22.1 million people, through the TEF the UN needs an additional $3.6 billion in immediate funding to support essential social services such as health and education; support community systems by maintaining basic infrastructure; and maintain essential capacities for service delivery and the promotion of livelihoods and social cohesion, with particular emphasis on the socio-economic needs of women and girls.

“The United Nations is grateful to all donors for their generous and continued support for relief and recovery efforts in Afghanistan, demonstrating the international community’s strong solidarity with the Afghan people,” said Dr Alakbarov, launching the TEF at Kabul today with the UN. representatives of the teams and members of the international community.

The European Union recently announced 268 million euros ($302 million) to meet the basic human needs of Afghans. Major contributions also include US$308 million as well as generous and continued support from the UK, Germany, Australia, Italy, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Republic of Korea and other donors. The Asian Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $405 million in grants to support food security and maintain the delivery of essential health and education services, while the World Bank (WB) and Trust Fund donors Reconstruction of Afghanistan (ARTF) approved the first transfer of $280 million. in support of the delivery of essential services.

By staying and acting at the local level throughout Afghanistan, the United Nations and its partners will continue to engage in a sustained effort to meet the basic humanitarian and human needs of Afghans, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2615 adopted in December 2021.

“With the world coming together to help resilient Afghans, upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and accountability enshrined in the TEF will help restore hope and dignity to all Afghans,” the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator added. United Nations for Afghanistan.


Ahmad Ali Fakhri

Communications and Advocacy Officer | Resident Coordination Office | Email: [email protected] | Phone: +93790429427 | Kabul, Afghanistan


A transitional UN emergency framework is organized into three strategic outcomes:

OUTCOME 1 – By the end of 2022, more people in Afghanistan will have received life-saving humanitarian assistance that will enable them to live in safety and dignity.

The scope of work under Result 1 includes:

  1. emergency food and nutrition services, emergency shelter, WASH, health, education and protection services to reduce mortality and morbidity
  2. interventions to prevent, mitigate and respond to emergency protection risks, in particular for women, children and other vulnerable people
  3. protect the essential livelihoods of rural and urban populations
  4. contribute to durable solutions for vulnerable internally displaced persons and international returnees, including refugees

The total estimated cost for Result 1 based on needs is $4.44 billion, although not all will be covered by UN programming, as other international and international humanitarian actors will also contribute to the collective results. of the 2022 humanitarian response plan.

OUTCOME 2 – By the end of 2022, essential services are maintained to meet the basic human needs of the Afghan population.

  1. activities and services that meet the basic human needs of all people in Afghanistan, especially health, nutrition, education, food security, protection and essential infrastructure such as water, electricity sanitation and energy.
  2. activities that prevent people from falling or falling back into acute vulnerability and reduce people’s dependence on humanitarian aid, safeguarding livelihoods and providing social protection, beyond aid humanitarian aid, including basic income support, mitigating protection risks and further displacement, and contributing to community resilience.

The estimated total cost for outcome 2 is $3.42 billion.

OUTCOME 3 – By the end of 2022, Afghanistan will safeguard critical social investments and community systems to meet basic human needs, protect SDG gains, and develop scenarios for future engagement.

The total estimated cost for outcome 3 is $208 million.

More information: afghanistan.un.org

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