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3,000 drought-hit Ghor families receive assistance

3,000 drought-hit Ghor families receive assistance

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Sep 03, 2018 - 11:48

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): About 3,000 drought-affected families in western Ghorinfo-icon province have been provided with basic food items based on a survey, an official said on Monday.

Deputy Governor Ghulam Mohammad Paiman said aid to the affected families from Ferozkoh and seven other districts included wheat flour, cooking oil, salt and powder provided.

Around 150 kilograms of flour, 15 litres of cooking oil and one and a half kilogram of washing powder were delivered to each deserving household by an NGO named Afghan aid.

Meanwhile, resident of Ghor sought more assistance to come out of the situation they are in as a result of the worst drought in several years.

Abdul Hameed, village council chief for Pasaband district, said their crop yield had considerably declined and they need substantial assistance from the government and NGOs.

Majority of Ghor people, reliant on agricultureinfo-icon and livestock, meet their economic needs by selling their produce. The drought has landed them in serious financial trouble.

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