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UN providing food aid to Afghans fleeing Kunduz

UN providing food aid to Afghans fleeing Kunduz

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food assistance to people displaced by the recent upsurge of fighting in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz, according to a press release.

The WFP started distributing food enough for a month to more than 150 families who fled Mazar-e-Sharif, while food is being dispatched for nearly 950 families displaced to Taluqan city in Takhar province. Earlier this week, more than 3 metric tons of food was distributed via the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) to displaced families in Mazar-e-Sharif.

“WFP is assessing the situation in coordination with other humanitarian partners, and we are ready to extend our assistance to Kunduz as soon as the security situation allows us access,” said Angelline Rudakubana, Deputy Country Director and Officer-in-Charge for WFP in Afghanistan.

Published in Dawn, October 11th, 2015

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