More Disaster Relief News
The Reform and Partnership Team from Surveying the Disaster Areas to Assisting the Affected
The Reform and Partnership Team has conducted a survey in several areas affected by the recent natural disasters to evaluate the dimensions of the destruction and their impact on the populations. The findings conclude that up to now hundreds of families continue to face natural threats and lack of shelter and other primary necessities.
The details of the survey that was carried out in the North of the country indicate that some of the affected villages lack of potable water, medicine and foodstuff has reached critical levels.
The survey shows that at this moment about fifty homes in the village of Afaqi in Badakhshan that was victim of the landslide do not have access to drinking water, their children have caught various illnesses including pneumonia and have no doctor or medication, people have no shelter and a mobile school is needed for the children. These people also need foodstuff, milk, gas balloon and lighting implements.
The survey further states that the residents of Samtee village of this province where about thirty houses have been washed out by the floods, about 73 families are threatened by further floods and tens of acres of land are destroyed, wish that actions be taken to remove the threats even if they are moved elsewhere. They also lack potable water, medication and tent.
The village of Eshkashan of Badakhshan that is on way of floods from three directions have lost 31 homes, one school and three electrical mills and where another one hundred homes are threatened by further floods. They have lost one child to the floods. These areas need immediate help with tents, medication and potable water.
In the village of Nawabad Kakan of BadakhshanT twenty homes are lost to the floods and another ten shops and sixty homes are seriously threatened by further floods. The residents need primary necessities and relocation to safe ground.
In the village of Kazar also where they have lost one person and sixteen and three shops are destroyed they need first aid and primary necessities.
Assistance to Other Affected Provinces
The Reform and Partnership Team, as a team that is risen from the people and fully acquainted with their pains and suffering knows that in all situations and under all circumstances to stay with the people and help them.
Currently, our delegations are evaluating the situation in various provinces affected by the recent natural disasters including Jawzjan, Faryab, Logar, Baghlan, Badghis, so that as much as we can we assist the people of these areas in this hour of their need.
Our delegations are surveying to assess what the most important needs are and how to best respond to them. Also, an aid caravan of one hundred tents, 50,000 bottles of drinking water, and 15,000 packages of prepared meals was sent from Kabul to the Northern provinces. Some of this aid has already been distributed to the areas of Shira and Mandara and the rest will reach other affected regions.
Once more, we feel it our duty to call on all national business people and philanthropic individuals to join us in helping those of our people
facing the hardships of these disasters.
Assisting the Ab-Bareek Villagers of Urgu District
On Dr. Abdullah’s instructions, in the first days of the landslide disaster in the Ab-Bareek village of Urgu district of Badakhshan, the Reform and Partnership Team rushed to help the victims. We distributed about 2,473,200 Afghanis worth of hot meals to feed for ten days the 3,000 residents directly in their tents at each meal.