October 05, 2022

Assistance provided to 5600 families in Uruzgan

Assistance provided to 5600 families in Uruzgan

URUZGAN, Feb. 05 – Food and clothing items were distributed to the needy and war-affected 6500 families in Tirinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province.

The World Food Program (WFP) has started distributing food aid to 5,000 families in the province.

Mohibullah Zahid, an official with the KRO, or Kandahar Refugee Organization, said the survey of 5,000 needy families had begun some time ago and the distribution of food items would begin today.

Each family receives 75 kilograms of flour, 6.84 kilograms of oil, 9.5 kilograms of pulses and child-rearing materials, he added.

According to officials, the assistance will last for six months and each family will be given the above amount on a monthly basis with a special card.

The Red Crescent also distributed winter clothing to 600 families in the province.

Saifullah Maftoon, head of the Red Crescent in Uruzgan province, said the winter items, which included blankets and jumpers, had been donated by King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Mawlawi Hassan, head of Uruzgan’s economy department, called on aid agencies to increase their humanitarian and other economic assistance to the needy in the province.

“People are in dire straits and the only way out is through continued aid,” he said.

On the other hand, the recipient families are happy to have received humanitarian assistance.

One of the food recipients, Javed Ahmad, said he is happy to receive the aid today because they were in dire conditions.

Food and non-food items have already been distributed to thousands of families in Uruzgan.

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