People in Need helped 12,000 Afghan families

The Czech NGO People in Need says it has helped more than 12,000 families in northern Afghanistan this year to overcome the effects of last year’s drought and this year’s extensive flooding. With funds from the EU, the UN and the UK government, the group helped organize public works in the affected areas and provide jobs for thousands of people who cleared water canals and wells, built walls and repaired roads, bridges and schools. People in Need also donated farm animals and seeds to 1,200 Afghan households. In total, the Czech NGO helped some 74,000 people in Afghanistan this year, the group said in a press released on Monday.

Author: Jan Richter