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Hundreds of war-affected families provided aid

Hundreds of war-affected families provided aid

Oct 16, 2016 - 19:41

TIRINKOT/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of war-affected families on Sunday received food and non-food items in assistance in Uruzgan and Jawzjan provinces, officials said.

Natural Disaster Management Authority head for Uruzgan Asmatullah Faiz told Pajhwok Afghan News thousands of families had been displaced by recent clashes in the provincial capital, Tirinkot, and districts.

He said a large number of families had migrated to safe areas in the provincial capital from districts. These families were provided with assistance today, he said.

He said a total of 500 families were provided the aid and previously 200 families had been assisted and the process would continue.

He said the families were distributed flour, rice, beans, ghee, carpets, blankets and lamps. He said the aid had been prepared by his department jointly with the Rural Rehabilitation and Development department.

Mohammad Tawos, one of the aid recipients, said the government instead of providing them assistance should improve security in their areas.

“We have everything in our own areas except security. We don’t need aid, we need security in our areas,” he said.

Uruzgan provincial council chief Abdul Karim Khadimzai called the aid insufficient and asked the government to provide shelter to the displaced families ahead of winter.

In northern Jawzjan province, 74 war-displaced families from Qush Tepa and Darzab districts were provided assistance jointly arranged by the natural disasters management authority and the refugee department.

The aid included flour, rice, beans, ghee and other food items.


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