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Hundreds of poor families receive aid in Baghlan, Nimroz

Hundreds of poor families receive aid in Baghlan, Nimroz

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25 Jan 2022 - 17:15
Hundreds of poor families receive aid in Baghlan, Nimroz
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25 Jan 2022 - 17:15

PUL-I-KHUMRI /ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Cash and essential items have been distributed to hundreds of needy families in Nimroz and Baghlan provinces, officials said on Tuesday.

Mulavi Mohammad Qasim Mohammad, head of Disaster Management Authority in Nimroz, told Pajhwok Afghan News that food aid had been distributed to 1,500 flood-affected and needy families in the province.

He said each family was given a 50 kilograms of flour, a tin of ghee and some sugar.

He said 6,000 families had requested help from them, but they were able to assist 1,500 of them as they lacked enough resource to assist all of the families.

Mohammad did not provide information about the value of the aid distributed to these families.

Elsewhere, Baghlan refugee officials said 310 families received cash assistance in the province.

MulaviShahzada Khalid, refugees and repatriation affairs director inBaghlan, told Pajhwok that thousands of poor families had requested for help.

However, he said they prioritized 310 families for the assistance considering available resources.

Each family received 32,000 afghanis in cash and food and winter clothes worth 20,000 afghanis, he added.

He said that the aid was provided by a number of charity organizations which was coordinated with them.

BibiShindal, a widow who visited  theRefugees and Repatriation Department of Baghlan, said that they were previously surveyed and someone told her to come for aid.

“I do not know what they will give me, but whatever they give, it would be help because it is winter and I urgently need help,” she said.

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