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International aid agencies distribute aid to Afghan families returned from Pakistan

Local Taliban authorities in Nangarhar and Ghor say that international aid agencies have distributed aid to 3,879 families returned from Pakistan and in need of assistance.

The Taliban’s Disaster Management Directorate in Nangarhar said in a press release that the Asia Social Service Institute has distributed 23 million and 69 thousand and 200 Afghani cash to 2,239 needy families.

According to him, each needy family has received 11,770 Afghani cash assistance.

Meanwhile, the Taliban’s Rural Rehabilitation and Development Directorate in Ghor said that 800 needy families in the Poshtiban district of the province have received food items including flour, oil, chickpeas, and nutritious food for children from the World Food Programme The aid distribution is part of a wider effort by international aid agencies to help Afghans in need. The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 led to a humanitarian crisis, with millions of people in need of food, water, shelter, and medical care.

The aid distribution has been welcomed by Afghans, who say it is a much-needed lifeline.

“I am very grateful for this assistance,” said Fatima, a woman who returned from Pakistan with her family. “We were struggling to make ends meet, and this will help us to feed our children.