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WFP starts aid distribution to flood-victims

World Food Program (WFP) starts aids distribution to flood-hit people in some provinces.
Addressing the media, WFP spokesman Wahidullah Amani said, food aids have been distributed for flood-hit people in Helmand and Kandahar provinces and at the same time surveying of floods damaged families is going on by WFP in other provinces.
He added, unfortunately, floods in few provinces left behind casualties beside financial damages and WFPa managed to distribute 405 metric tonnes foodstuff for over 500 households in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, food distribution is going on and we are ready to supply aids to needy families.
These aids include enriched flour, oil, grains, iodized salt, buiscuit with high energy which are distributed to each family for two months.
Helmand, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat and Farah provinces have been affected and damaged due to recent floods that caused heavy casualties and damages.
During current week, the State Ministry for Counter Disaster also reported on casualties and damages of floods in 24 provinces. Warehouse of foods, tent, blanket, clothes, kitchen utensils and medicine are available for emergency situation to support affected people and so far food and non-food aids have been distributed for 2557 families.
Calling effective aids of international organizations particularly WFP beside government aids supplies, spokesman of that ministry Tameem Azimi said, if international organizations are not cooperating us, we would fail to respond crisis due to natural disasters. WFP has also been cooperating us in similar circumstances. Recent aids supplied by USA, EU and UK embassy and distributed by WFP.
Lawmakers from affected provinces claim that the donated aids were not enough and affected areas need more aids.
Recent snowfalls and rains caused pleasure of Afghan peasants who were suffering for many years in one hand and caused damages and casualties to locals on the other. People asked the NUG to support and not leave them alone in this situation.
There were heavy snowfalls in 24 provinces but 17 provinces were affected with floods and people were damaged strongly. These provinces include Kandahar, Farah, Ghazni, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Dykondi, Nimroz, Kunar, Helmand, Logar, Parwan, Laghman, Nangarhar, Kapisa, Paktya, Herat and Uruzgan and as a result 22 people were killed, 20 injured and 400 houses were destroyed.
Shukria Kohistani

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