21 October 2017

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Thursday October 19, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The last week of Mizan of solar year (third week of October) is marked every year as special week of Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in a ceremony by launching a collecting campaign of aids in capital and provinces of the country. The ARCS week, which aims to collect assistance and aids based on principles, desires and humanitarian activities, is in fact praising the ARCS for its humanitarian assistance distributed to vulnerable and miserable families in the country.  According to acting director of Afghan Red Crescent Society Merwais Akram, in consideration to increasing insecurities in the country, further assistance and aids should be provided to needy families. ARCS needs $ 2 million; therefore, the society is asking wealthy and rich people for help as the society has been established by the people and for the people. It is a very good opportunity for the people to help the society. Officials of ARCS have also asked the people to provide assistance to children with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and displaced families.
Based on ARCS statistics, the society has cured 6000 children with VSD inside and abroad since 2008. Afghan Red Crescent Society is the only welfare, national, independent and impartial society which is not included in common and development budget of Afghanistan government, but maintains expenses of its humanitarian activities through its income channels as collecting week of aids. Soon after the ARCS week began, deputy minister of policy for finance Nahid Sarabi by declaring $ 1 million assistance for Afghan Red Crescent Society has asked other people and non-government organizations for assistance to ARCS. “I have good news for Afghanistan Red Crescent Society and that Ministry of Finance is planning to provide $ 1 million assistance to the society for the first time so that society can reach its goal planned for next year,” Sarabi added. ARCS has put donation box in government and non-government institutions and is asking all citizens of the country to help the society.
Afghan Red Crescent Society as 83rd member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies by observing principles and having 8 decades service honor to needy people is the only welfare national society in the country and is a key partner of the government in humanitarian sector during war and peace and other natural incidents. ARCS is also the second welfare organization in the region and provides 70 % of assistance and aids from its own budget to natural incidents as flood- earthquake affected and families displaced due to war or catastrophes. Moreover, ARCS provides urgent assistance and stuffs as tent, blanket, foodstuffs, health services and others to affected and needy families in the country.
If investors and national traders, government and non-government organizations assist ARCS and enhance its operating capabilities, undoubtedly a big part of the country’s social pains will be relieved. ARSC week is marked in the country amid increasing concerns of the International Red Cross Committee over increasing security threats in the country’s north as the committee has warned of closing its offices in Faryab and Kunduz provinces. Recent attack on employees of the committee has made the committee reduce its activities in the country’s north.  It has been a challenging year for the committee in Afghanistan’s north as employees of the committee have been targeted three times, which has been very heavy for the committee.  Now, the committee would like to resume its activities and assistance to the people of Afghanistan.  The government of Afghanistan has also asked the people to support the committee in order to run its humanitarian activities in the country.
Lailuma Noori

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Four training projects were opened for women on Monday by ministry of rural rehabilitation and development in Qarabagh district of Kabul.
According to a spokesperson to MoRR Akbar Rustami, the projects which include tailoring, embroadidery, hand-knitting and quilt-knitting were opened for women.
The courses which encompassing 10 months are to be taought by experienced teachers.
The main aim of the projects is self-sufficiency of women in daily life.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Construction work of six projects have begun by MoRR in Durbaba district of Nangarhar.
According to a spokesperson to MoRR Akbar Rustami, the projects including hygienic water in Korko, Ghor Lala, and Todi Chini wa Nimat villages of the district.  By completion of the projects, 150 families’ problems have been resolved.
The projects worth 17 million Afghani will be completed in three months.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pul-e-Alam (BNA) The construction work of irrigational network kick off in Khoshi district, Logar province yesterday.
Ashiqullah Ikhlasyar head of rural rehabilitation and development of Logar told BNA, the irrigational network will be constructed from budget of rural rehabilitation and development ministry at the cost of 8700,000 Afghanis and will be completed within three next month.
T. Yarzada

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