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Hundreds of returnees receive aid in Nangarhar

Hundreds of returnees receive aid in Nangarhar

Jan 10, 2017 - 13:26

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Refugees and Repatriations Department has provided cash and food assistance to nearly 770 refugee families that recently returned to eastern Nangarhar province.

A statement from the Labour and Social Affairs Department said on Tuesday food items were distributed to 716 families with financial support from the World Food Programme (WFP).

It said 34 other families were each provided with $120 by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to rent a house for their living.

Meanwhile, UNOCHA also provided cash assistance of $156 to each of 20 families to buy themselves food items.

As a result of efforts by the Labour and Social Affairs Department and with financial support from USAID, another 19 war-affected families were given relief items.

A statement from the governor house said each family was provided with 17 food and non-food items worth $240.

Representing the Labour and Social Affairs Department, Fazal Hadi Fazalzai, said the aid was distributed to war-displaced households that were currently living in in Jalalabad, the provincial capital.

The aid was comprise of 100kg of flour, 10 litres of ghee, three sacks of rice, shampoo, soap and other household materials.

Thousands of families have been displaced from remote districts of Nangarhar to the provincial capital, where they are living in harsh economic conditions.