United States Forces-Afghanistan
February 2, 2009
Release Number 20090202-02
Humanitarian aid distributed to more than 400 Afghans in Oruzgan province
Afghan National Security Forces and village leaders discuss with local villagers the security measures being taken in their village in Deh Rawood district, Oruzgan province, Jan. 30.
An Afghan National Army soldier distributes humanitarian assistance to a local villager in Deh Rawood district, Oruzgan province, Jan. 30.
An Afghan child holds his younger sibling while receiving humanitarian assistance items from ANSF and Coalition forces in Deh Rawood district, Oruzgan province, Jan. 30.
ANSF and village leaders discuss with local security measures being taken in their village in Deh Rawood district, Oruzgan province, Jan. 30.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces and Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan forces distributed humanitarian assistance to more than 400 villagers in Deh Rawood district, Oruzgan province Jan. 30.
The combined forces distributed 200 bags of coal, 125 hygiene kits, 100 bags of rice and beans, 100 pairs of children’s shoes and socks, 80 boxes of tea, 60 men’s jackets, 40 children’s jackets and 35 pairs of men’s shoes to aid villagers and their families.
District officials and leaders, Afghan military commanders and locals also discussed the security measures being taken in their area to improve the level of safety in their community.
A small medical clinic was also established to provide medical treatment for villagers.
"The Afghan people saw firsthand today that the ANSF and coalition forces truly do all they can to help make Afghan lives a little easier," said a Coalition forces spokesperson. "We will continue to aid Afghans in their efforts to improve their quality of life and to rebuild their nation."
United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force. Effective security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic development for the people of Afghanistan.
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