Khalili Chairs Meeting Of National Disaster Preparation Committee

Monday, January 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili chaired the meeting in which 6 representatives of Badakhshan at the House of People were present, the latest activities and measures report in relation to addressing the affected people emanating from avalanches in Badakhshan were discussed. 
According to report the ministry of agriculture and irrigation has already dispatched food and non-food items to 13 district of the province and work on distribution of food and non food items is going on. 
The Ministry of public health reported that three months ago primary health care materials which are responsive to primary needs of those districts for six months were dispatched to the province. 
The minister of rehabilitation and rural development said that so far 91 km of road in affected areas have been cleaned. 
The committee meeting decided that adequate medicine and cash aid to the affected families have been approved from the budget of the national disaster committee and a delegation composed of representatives of the ministries of agriculture and irrigation, public health, rehabilitation and rural development, and national department for combating disaster and two Badakhshan deputies at the house of people led by the Afghan Red Crescent Society will visit the province and distribute the allocated cash money and medicine to the martyrs and wounded members of the families.

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