Humanitarian assist to 1000’s of Afghans in a single week


KABUL, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) – Thousands of Afghans received humanitarian aid across Afghanistan in a week from October 11 to 17, the United Nations said on Friday.

Two thousand 625 internally displaced Afghans who recently returned to their villages in the northeast have received household goods in Badakhshan province, according to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Aid Organization (OCHA).

A total of 16,556 people in Badakharka, Kunduz and Takhar villages received food aid under the World Food Program (WFP) seasonal assistance program in the northeast, according to a statement issued by OCHA.

In the north, Jawzjan and Sari Pul provinces have received food for 43,000 vulnerable people for a month under the WFP Seasonal Livelihood Assistance Program, while 3,976 people, including displaced and returnees, have received humanitarian assistance in the capitals of Balkh and Faryab provinces.

According to sources, 19,178 people in the south have been provided with household items, sanitation kits and tents in Kandahar, Helmand, Jabul and Uruzgan. In addition, cash assistance has been provided to 1,942 families in Helmand, Jabul and Uruzgan provinces.

About 56,000 people received humanitarian assistance in the east, while another 2,000 received assistance in the western region. In the central region, 308 people displaced by the conflict in August received humanitarian aid in Kabul, Khost and Parwan provinces.

The 11,935 IDPs in Kabul received cash and transport assistance to return to their places of origin, the statement said.

A spokesman for the Taliban claimed that the security situation in Afghanistan had generally remained calm since the Taliban took control of the country in mid-August.

Decades of conflict and displacement, chronic poverty, the Kovid-19 epidemic, a severe drought, a failed health system and an economy on the brink of collapse have severely affected millions of Afghans, the OCHA said.Xinhua / Photo: Agency





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