The Reform and Partnership Team's Disaster Relief Activities
The Reform and Partnership Team under the Leadership of Dr. Abdullah provides Humanitarian Assistance to the Country’s Affected Areas
The Reform and Partnership Team under the leadership of Dr. Abdullah has began both a survey and development of a coordinated plan as well as shipment and distribution of aid to assist residents of those areas in the country that have been victim of natural disasters of the last several weeks.
In the last two weeks that natural disasters in various areas of the country have taken the lives of hundreds of our compatriots and caused untold other loss, the Campaign Headquarters of Dr. Abdullah used all manners of possibility to help the affected residents. In addition to sending several delegations to visit the areas and meet the residents up close, the Reform and Partnership Team began the process of fundraising for the Urgo landslide in Badakhshan and flooding in parts of the provinces of Takhar, Samangan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Saripul and Badghis. Fortunately, this effort so far has provided for millions of Afghanis worth of foodstuff and essential clothing for these victims.
National businessmen, philanthropic individuals and well-wishing citizens participated in these humanitarian drives, and offered for either cash and actual needed materials or supplied transportation and help in the distribution of the materials. We thank these people profusely.
Our delegations went to the provinces that had these natural disasters and attended to the victims who had either lost a family member or their belongings and property. They also distributed the donated supplies to these needy people.
On Wednesday May 7, 2014 (17 Sawr 1393), one of our delegations went to the Samangan province and in the presence of the members of the Provincial Council and elders distributed the donated materials worth about one million Afghanis.
Our delegation also visited the districts of Khorram Sarbagh and Ruye Do-Ab and in the presence of the elders distributed cash assistance to the families of the five martyrs of these disasters and to 152 families stricken by the disaster. Our team promised to continue the fundraising and provide for the necessities of these families.
Distribution of Assistance to the Victims of Saripul Province
Floods of the last few weeks in this northern province of Saripul caused a lot of human, animal and property loss. They created funerals in many families and made many other homeless.
On Thursday, May 8, 2014 the delegation of the Reform and Partnership Team that visited the province distributed to the affected families about one million and four hundred thousand Afghanis worth of supplies. This assistance was provided to the people in the presence of the governor and members of the Provincial Council as well as the elders of the province.
Because of flooding in the districts of Sancharak, Gosfandee, Sayyad and Suzma Qala, a large number of families faced major loss. The delegation’s activities were reported on major TV networks such as National TV, Noor and Rah-e Farda.
The Reform and Partnership Team’s Humanitarian Assistance to the Victims of Takhar Province
In Takhar, floods made many families homeless. Our groups reached these victims and helped them as much as possible.
On April 15, 2014, our assistance, worth about one million and two hundred thousand Afghanis, was distributed, in the presence of area elders, especially to the residents of Khoja Khayran village of Rustaq district.
Based on the fact that 138 families had lost their entire home and that they all needed basic necessities, our delegation decided to distribute to all of them cooked meals for the subsequent ten days and provide them with gas balloons, children’s clothing and other necessities as well as some cash.