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WFP plans to assist thousands in Samangan, Kabul



WFP plans to assist thousands in Samangan, Kabul

Dec 12, 2017 - 17:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Worldinfo-icon Food Program (WFP) will distribute 268 tons of food items to 1,500 displaced families in northern Samangan province and give in cash more than 65.8 million afghanis to around 10,000 economically-affected families in capital Kabul.

The money and aid will be distributed to families of displaced persons, returnees and others who suffered economic problems during the three months of this winter.

Each family will receive 2,285 afghanis each month through WFP's beneficiary identity and benefit management system “SCOPE” launched here on Tuesday in cooperation with the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR).

Refugees and Repatriation Minister Syed Hussain Alami Balkhi, during the system’s inauguration, said economically affected and entitled families would be registered in the system in Kabul. He said the system would help prevent corruption in distribution of aid to affected families.

Around two million vulnerable people would be registered until June, 2018 and seven million people during the next two years with the system, he said.

The minister said the system would also win the trust of aid organizations as the assistance would reach affected people based on a registered ID card.

Kabul Governor Mohammad Yaqob Haidari appreciated the WFP for its on-time aid programs for the affected people and said activation of SCOPE system was a good step towards meeting the needs of entitled families.

Mick Lorentzen, WFP director for Afghanistaninfo-icon, said SCOPE system was for the first time implemented in Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces for 2,500 families.

“This system is now benefiting 9,600 people in Kabul”, he said, adding that the system helps accurately identify the most deserving people and ensure transparency in aid.

According to another report, officials on Tuesday started distributing 268 tons of food items including flour, pea, oil and salt is being distributed to 1,500 families in Samangan province.

Eng. Raz Mohammad Hajizada, head of Imdad Bazsazi Andkhoi Charity organization, who was distributing the aid, said the food items had been prepared by WFP.

He said the families who received the aid had been displaced by conflicts from Hazrat Sultan, Dara-i-Suf Pain and Roi Doab districts to the capital of the province.

Abdur Rahman, who received the aid, said he was living in a rented house in the provincial capital with his family from over the past several months.

He received 150 kilograms of flour, 15kg of pea, 14kg oil and 1.5kg of salt and said the stuff would meet his family needs to some extent.



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