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500 displaced families get food aid in Badakhshan

500 displaced families get food aid in Badakhshan

Sep 02, 2015 - 15:54

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Five hundreds internally displaced families were assisted with food items in the northeastern province of Badakhshan on Wednesday, officials said.

A total of 45 tonnes of food items were provided by the Afghanistaninfo-icon National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) to IDPs from Yamgan, Jurm and Warduj districts.

The affected families are currently in Jurm and Baharak districts, ANDMA provincial head Syed Abdullah Humayun, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Each family received a 50-kg bag of flour, a 20-kg bag of rice, five kilos of sugar, five litres of ghee and 10 kilos of macaroni in Jurm and Baharak districts.

“The aid is not sufficient for our families. We are confused where to go to save our families in the coming winter,” remarked one of the IDPs from the Khostak area of Jurm district, Ahmadullah.

Up to 1,150 families, which left their houses over the past nine months of war in their areas, were identified by NGOs, but more than half of the IDPs were deprived of assistance, the provincial council head said.

Abdullah Naji Nazari warned: “The problems of IDPs will double in the next winter because most of the people are living in open area or in tents. If their shelter problem was not resolved, the situations will become serious.”



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