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Badakhshan: Food aid distributed to 550 poor families

Badakhshan: Food aid distributed to 550 poor families

Feb 25, 2017 - 19:11

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The People's Republic of China distributed food aid to around 550 impoverished families in northeastern Badkhshan province, an official said on Saturday.

The food items included 25 tonnes of rice, 30 tonnes of flour, five tonnes of ghee (cooking oil) and 5.7 tonnes of salt.

Abdullah Naji, provincial council head, said the aid package from China was handed over to the authorities of Wakhan district and was then distributed among 550 families of Pamir under the supervision of district council. 

It was set the country would distribute more food assistance in near future to nearly 6,000 displaced families in Badakhshan province, he stated.

Sayed Abdullah Humayoon Dihqan, Afghanistan National Disaster Management provincial director, said “We are thankful to the friend country China for distributing food aid to the Pamiris in Wakhan district”.