DACAAR is an apolitical, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization that has been working to improve the lives of Afghan people since 1984. DACAAR works in rural areas and aims at improving rural livelihoods through sustainable activities that engage Afghan communities to be agents of their own development process. DACAAR primarily targets vulnerable groups such as internally displaced persons (IDPs), recent returnees, refugees and vulnerable host communities with a particular focus on the most vulnerable such as women and youth headed households and the disabled. Activities inside Afghanistan are implemented with an integrated approach through four thematic areas namely: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene education (WASH); Women’s Empowerment (WE); Natural Resources Management (NRM); Small Scale Enterprise Development (SSED); and in addition, DACAAR is a facilitating partner of the National Solidarity Programme (NSP). Over eight million Afghans across 29 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces have benefited from DACAAR’s humanitarian and development activities since its establishment. DACAAR’s Main Office (MO) is based in Kabul, with Regional Offices (RO) in the Centre (which currently covers Kabul, Paktya and Khost provinces), East (which currently covers Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces), Northeast (which currently covers Takhar and Kunduz provinces), North (which currently covers Balkh province), Northwest (which currently covers Faryab province) and West (which currently covers Herat province) of the country. In addition to this, DACAAR maintains a small Secretariat office in Copenhagen, Denmark. DACAAR currently has around 800 national staff, and 10 expatriate staff members.
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