Pajhwok Afghan News

7,000 poor families receive food aid in Paktika

SHARAN (Pajhwok): The World Food Program (WFP) and Watan organization have provided assistance to 7,000 poor and needy families in southern Paktika province.

TheWFP distributed food to 4,000 families and Watan organization to 3,000 families.

Mualvi Khan Mohammad Ahmad, Paktika rural rehabilitation and development director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the aid included flour, oil and other items which were distributed to needy families in Gomal, Naki, Gyan and Omna districts.

The provincial administration has launched efforts to help the needy families through foreign and domestic aid agencies in order to solve their problems to some extent, he said.

Syedullah, a resident of Gomal district, told Pajhwok that people’s economic problems had worsened and they needed urgent help since the fall of the previous government.

The man who received the aid said that the food items would help meet his needs to some extent but he would be again in need of these items after a month.

FalakSher, a resident of Barmal district, said that the aid had been distributed to thousands of families in the district, but there were still thousands other families who did not receive any help so far.

He said that the needy families may face serious problems if not helped before the arrival of winter.

A week ago, the WFP provided food aid to 2,100 families in Paktika province.

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