Herat residents welcome much needed food parcels from Bayat Foundation
Following the donation of food supplies in southern Kandahar province last week, the Bayat Foundation, an Afghan Charity Organization, has also stepped in to help desperate families in western Herat Province.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The foundation distributed food packages, which included cooking , flour, and rice, to dozens of vulnerable families this week.
Haji Mohammad Ismail, Deputy Chairman of the , said: “The Bayat Foundation has distributed aid in provinces. We already distributed to vulnerable people in Kandahar. Fortunately, we came here to Herat to distribute aid including flour, cooking oil, and rice to the most vulnerable and displaced people.”
“Inshallah, additional aid from us will be distributed to other zones and provinces as well,” he added.
Zarin , Head of Afghan Wireless Communication Company () in Herat, which is working in coordination with the Bayat Foundation, stated: “A list (of other vulnerable families) will be prepared and will be handed over to a committee for assessment.”
“This list will be finalized and then the list will be shared with elders such as Haji Sahib Bayat and Haji Sahib Ismail; thereafter, aid will be provided to them (the families),” he said.
The recipients of the latest delivery expressed their gratitude for the food supplies and thanked the foundation.
Again, recipients appealed to other organizations to step forward with urgent humanitarian aid.
One Herat recipient said she was “very happy” to receive the food parcel as she was a widow with children.
“I am very happy for this aid. I have children and am widowed and there is no place to work,” she said.
Gul Ahmad, a recipient of Bayat Foundation’s aid was another grateful recipient. “We had nothing to cook for four or five days. I am going out [of the house for work] but cannot find any [job]. Now, I am very happy…for this aid that I received.”
The Bayat Foundation started helping needy families months ago and the organization plans to distribute aid to as many vulnerable people in other provinces as it can.
This comes amid a crushing economy that has put millions of Afghans at .
As looms, international organizations including the UN have warned of unless Afghans get immediate help.