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International aid organizations distribute cash and food aid to poor families in Afghanistan

International aid organizations have distributed cash and food aid to poor families in the Afghan provinces of Ghazni and Nangarhar.

In Ghazni, the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed cash assistance to 2,810 needy families in the city center. Each family received 3,200 Afghanis, or about $90, for a total of 9 million Afghanis In Nangarhar, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) distributed food aid to 880 families who had recently returned to the country from Pakistan. The aid included wheat flour, oil, lentils, and salt The aid comes as Afghanistan is facing a severe humanitarian crisis. The crisis is caused by a number of factors, including the Taliban takeover, the withdrawal of US troops, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The WFP has said that it is providing food assistance to 22 million people in Afghanistan, or about half of the population. The OCHA has said that it is providing humanitarian assistance to 22 million people in Afghanistan, or about half of the population.

The aid from international organizations is helping to provide food and other essential items to families in need. However, more aid is needed to address the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan