Distribution of Relief Packages in Shinwari District of Nangarhar Province
Kabul, March 15, 2021 – A total of 209 deserving households in Doctor Abaz Gul village, Shinwari district of Nangarhar province have received relief packages, containing essential food and non-food items under Dastarkhwan-e-Meli Program which is designed to benefit 90 percent of households both at rural and urban level across Afghanistan.
As of March 15, 2021, more than 467 thousand households in 3,447 communities of 120 districts in 34 provinces of Afghanistan have received relief packages totaling more than 1.89 billion Afghanis at rural level.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in negative economic impacts on the lives of people, especially the poor & daily wage-earners. The Government of Afghanistan has initiated a relief response program – called Dastarkhwan-e Meli – that would be implemented in cities and villages. Dastakhwan-e Meli program is planned to be implemented in two phases.
The first phase of Dastarkhwan-e-Meli Program worth USD 86 million has already been launched in nearly 13 thousand communities related to 123 districts across all 34 provinces of the country under the coverage of the MRRD/CCNPP. As planned and set out, 1.67 million households in the rural areas will receive relief packages, valued at AFN 4,000 per household.