UN food aid distributed to ex-fighters and their families in Afghanistan

11 December 2005

Needy ex-fighters and their families in Afghanistan have begun receiving United Nations food packages under an initiative of the country's New Beginning Programme.

The nearly 1,000 families benefiting from the distribution will receive wheat, oil, salt, beans and other foodstuffs.

The assistance, which was provided by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), is surplus food left over from last year's distribution to demilitarized and demobilized Afghan Military Forces when they underwent the Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) process.

The deliveries, which began last Wednesday, will run until mid-January.


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