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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Herat (BNA) The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) donated money to more than 1,100 needy families in Herat.
These families include Internal homeless from war and natural disasters, widows and people with disabilities, as well as those who have lost their jobs and their economy has been damaged by the spread of the coronavirus and quarantine in Afghanistan.
Afghan Red Crescent Society Office says in a newsletter that each needy family has got five thousand six hundred Afghanis in cash.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) More than 150 people, including women and children, have been killed and more than 200 others wounded in flash floods in different parts of the country, with northern Parwan province hit hardest, the State Ministry of Natural Disaster Management said yesterday.
According to the ministry, the causalities occurred in 13 provinces of the country in the past two days. The ministry also said that people also suffered financial losses, with 151 losing their lives and another 200 getting wounded in the seasonal flooding.
At least 200 houses have been destroyed and 150 others damaged, the ministry said, adding 4,500 trees were uprooted and 322 bridges and 15 shops swept away by the flooding.
The ministry also said that the rescue team had arrived in Parwan, where it was conducting an operation to recover the missing individuals. Efforts are underway to send assistance to the affected areas.
Meanwhile, Parwan’s Deputy Governor Haseena Effat wrote on her social media account that 100 people had been killed and more than 205 others injured in the flooding. She said efforts were underway to find the missing people and reuniting them with their families.
A day earlier, President Ghani met a number of elders from Parwan and assured them of assistance to the victims’ families. Meanwhile the Afghan acting minister of defense also rushed to the area and pledged army’s full cooperation with the people.

Saturday August 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A comprehensive program for distributing electronic ID cards and machine-readable passports for Afghans living in the Islamic Republic of Iran started officially on Thursday, a statement said.
With the initiation of this program and the issuance of identification documents, Afghans residing in Iran will be able to access their rights and privileges. Resolving identification and legal issues will allow Afghan citizens living in Iran to legally access education, healthcare, insurance, employment, and other official services,” the MoFA statement added.
Before the program's official launch, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, and the National Statistics and Information Authority of Afghanistan. The MoU was signed by Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab, Deputy Minister for Refugees and Repatriation Alema, and Head of the National Statistics and Information Authority Javid Rasouli, the MoFA statement added.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs termed the signing of the MoU as a crucial step towards the identification of Afghan citizens residing in Iran and legalizing their presence. Deputy Minister Nab stated that "the distribution of ID cards and machine-readable passports was one of the commitments made during the visit of the high-ranking Afghan Government delegation headed by the Acting Foreign Minister to Iran in early May this year.
He further added that "the signing of this MoU will facilitate the full implementation of the program" and that "the legalization of the presence of Afghans residing in Iran will be a significant step towards protecting their rights, enabling them to communicate with the Iranian authorities formally, and avail themselves of the basic services provided by the Afghan government."

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Kunduz (BNA) Food was distributed to more than two hundred and twenty families in Imam Sahib, Kunduz.
Kunduz governor's spokesman Esmatullah Moradi told BNA that the Kunduz Department of Refugees, in cooperation with the WPO assisted 223 displaced families from the recent fighting in the Imam Sahib District of Kunduz.
Moradi added that four bags of flour, half a clove of chickpeas and a packet of biscuits were distributed to each family.
T. Yarzada

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