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Flood-affected families receive food aid

Flood-affected families receive food aid

Feb 28, 2011 - 19:09

CHARIKARinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Nearly 320 families, affected by last summer's floods, were provided food items in central Parwan province on Monday, an official said.

The relief items included wheat, ghee, pulses and salt donated by the Worldinfo-icon Food Program (WFP), Koh-i-Safi district chief, Abdul Wahid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Four people were killed and thousands of acres of farmland and animals washed away by the floods in the district some eight months ago.

Each affected family received about 80 kilograms of wheat, 7 kg of pulse, 2 kg of ghee and 2 kg of salt, the district chief said.

The food items alone could not meet their needs, said Samar Gul, a resident of Iskandaria area. He urged assistance to the affected families in the area of agricultureinfo-icon,

"This is the third time we have received food. Most of the people lost trees and land and need help in the agriculture sector," he said.


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