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4,500 Nangarhar families receive Saudi Ramadan aid

4,500 Nangarhar families receive Saudi Ramadan aid

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May 11, 2019 - 17:11

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) on Saturday started distributing food items among 4,500 needy families in eastern Nangarhar province.

Nangarhar Governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel told a gathering at the Sherzai playground in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital, that the aid was being distributed in cooperation with the Ministry of Refugee and Repatriation.

He said the aid recipients included 1,510 needy families, 1840 families of martyrs and disables and 1,150 recently displaced families from Khogyani and Shirzad districts of the province.

He said the aid was being given at three places for transparency in the process as needy families received the assistance through the governor’s house, the displaced and returnees through the Refugee Department and the families of martyrs and disabled through the Works and Social Affairs Department. He said each family was given ghee, flour, tea and sugar worth 3500 afghanis.

Hayatullah Sabawoon, an advisor at the Ministry of Refugee and Repatriation, said it was one million US dollar donation project of the King Salman charity foundation which would be implemented in Nangarhar, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar provinces.

He demanded the Saudi government assist Afghan people in term of hospitals, schools, seminaries and roads besides food items.

Islamuddin, a KSRelief representative in Kabulinfo-icon, said the Saudi government has long been assisting the Afghan government in various sectors and the fresh assistance was being given to 20,000 families in five provinces.

A beneficiary of the assistance, who wished to go unnamed, expressed her happiness and said her husband suffered from mental problems and there was no other male family member to support her family.

A number of other beneficiaries held similar views and thanked the Saudi government for the assistance during the ongoing holy month of Ramadaninfo-icon.

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