Hundreds of needy families in Gerda Seray district of Paktia province have received aid packages in the holy month of Ramadan, local officials said.
The packages have been distributed by a German foundation to residents of this district.
Khalil Rahman Haqqani, Minister of Refugees and Repatriations, said the ministry is fully prepared to meet the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees.
While distributing aid to those in need in this district, the minister asked international organizations to cooperate with Afghanistan in dealing with IDPs.
Habibullah Shahzad, head of Paktia migrant affairs department, meanwhile said that these aid packages include flour, oil, sugar, beans, tea, gas cylinders and blankets.
The recipients are happy that they have received aid in the holy month of Ramadan, but say they need more aid to meet their needs.
According to the refugee’s ministry, there are currently more than one million IDPs in the country who need emergency assistance in addition to shelter.