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1,400 needy families aided in Parwan, Sar-i-Pul

1,400 needy families aided in Parwan, Sar-i-Pul

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Jan 20, 2020 - 18:13

CHARIKARinfo-icon/SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,400 needy and displaced families received aid in Parwan and Sar-i-Pul provinces on Monday including cash, clothes and food items.

Shamsulhaq Shaikhani, secretary of the Parwan provincial council and representative of Ajmal Rahmani Charity Foundation, said that the foundation provided the assistance to more than one thousand needy families in Bagram district of the province today.

He said each family received 50 kilograms of flour, 25 kilograms of rice and five kilograms of cooking oil.

Labor and social affairs officials in Parwan said the foundation also provided warm clothes and footwear to 140 children in orphanage and 160 other orphans.

Navid, a 10 years old orphan in Parwan Orphanage, said his father had died and her mother had married another person. He was happy over receiving the assistance and asked well-off people not to forget orphans and help them.

According to another report, 400 displaced families in Sar-i-Pul province received 15,600 afghanis each in assistance today. The assistance was provided by International Organization of Migrationinfo-icon (IOM).

Officials say these families were displaced from six districts and some other parts of the province last year and currently they live in rental houses and with their relatives in Sar-i-Pul city, the provincial capital.

Abdul Malik Azimi, xSar-i-Pul province deputy governor, distributed the money to the displaced families and thanked IOM for the assistance.’

He said the war had displaced around 12,000 families in the province and they were in need of help.

Islamuddin, a representative of IOM, said these families belonged to the provincial capital and six districts of Sar-i-Pul. He said they surveyed these families and found them entitled to the assistance.

Bibi Mah, one of the displaced womeninfo-icon who received the aid, said that her two sons were killed in the war six months ago. She said they were 12 people in the family and all were in need of help.

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