AT-KABUL: In a series of its humanitarian and development assistance programs in Afghanistan, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (KBZAN) foundation under supervision of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Kabul provided relief items to the poverty-stricken residents of southwestern Nimroz province.
A press statement issued by the UAE Embassy says the foundation has kicked off a three-day long distribution drive to provide relief goods to as many as 2,000 poverty-stricken families in Nimroz.
As a drought hit the region, most of residents in Nimroz are living below the poverty line and even have no access to drinkable water.
Each family got 50kg flour, 10kg sugar, 10kg bean, five liter cooking oil and four blankets. The foundation said that 850 families benefited from the program in Edara-e-Zarat area, 650 families in Airport area, and 500 families in Zangir area of Zarang, the capital city of Nimroz.
Provincial officials, MPs, and Governor Amir Muhammad Akhondzada were present on the occasion and appreciated the UAE for humanitarian efforts. They asked the foundation to continue its humanitarian mission in the future as well.
The governor said the assistances were vital and played important role to help poor residents of the province.