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Corruption in aids distribution concerns people

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KABUL: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan said it has established
a new system to monitor the distribution process of humanitarian
aids to prevent corruption in the country.
Reena Ghelani, OCHA director in the operations and advocacy division said that the organization has established a new system to monitor the humanitarian aid process in order to prevent corruption.
Leading a nine-member delegation of the UN, which has arrived in Kabul to monitor the distribution of humanitarian aid, Gelani told a private media adding that they were working with 180 Afghan and international organizations to conduct a transparent aid process. She urged the inter-national community to support the people of Afghanistan.
“Absolutely, the United Nations and its partners—its NGO
partners—we have asked for $4.4 billion dollars, which we do not
have yet, we need to raise this money because we need to urgently get assistance to people. We saw horrible nutrition…. We saw
children begging to go to school, both boys and girls,” the OCHA
director in the operation and advocacy division told TOLOnews.
A member of the delegation said that there was a need to work
with the local communities and organizations to provide aid for
the people. She also called on the Biden administration to work in
close collaboration with the Afghans who are voicing concerns
over what they called the unfair distribution of aids and the related organs failure to take necessary steps to counter corruption in the
distribution process.
A Kabul citizen, Ihsan Nejrabi told The Kabul Times that the process of distribution of the humanitarian aids was unfair.
“Deserved people are not mostly receiving the aids and the related organs of the Islamic Emirate might have been monitoring the process to avoid corruption,” he said. Another Kabul citizen,
Merajuddin who lost his only brother during heavy conflicts in
one of the country’s southern province, said that he has not received aid pouring into Afghanistan since long, despite being included in the list of eligible families by the area chieftain.
“I am sure they [the chieftains] are taking the aids themselves in the name of eligible people and there is no responsible organ to monitor or assess how the process is going,” he said.
He asked the Islamic Emirate’s relevant organs to assess both assistance and those deserved the aids and take accountable the team leaders who are involved in the distribution process.
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