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UNICEF distributes cash to over 6,000 families in Daikundi province

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

United Nations International Children Emergency Fund Afghanistan said that they have distributed cash assistance to over 6,000 families in the central Daikundi province of the country to respond to growing humanitarian needs.

UNICEF Afghanistan in a series of Twitter posts said the cash was given out to people with support from the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the United Kingdom.

Further, the Twitter posts read that the cash distribution was aimed at helping women overcome financial barriers.

“The purpose of the assistance was to help women overcome financial barriers to accessing antenatal care, delivery at the hospital and post-natal care, and vaccination for their children.” Reads a Twitter post.

This comes days after the World Bank following a survey said that women are the most affected ones in Afghanistan due to the ongoing economic situation in the country.

Earlier, UNICEF had said that 9 million Afghan children are confronting malnutrition whereas over half of the Afghan population needs life-saving assistance.

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