3 Feb 2007

PR# 2007-084

ISAF carries out distributions around RC-C

KABUL, Afghanistan – Over the last two weeks of January, ISAF forces have carried out a series of distributions around Regional Command-Capital.

The series of donations began in Surobi district, where the Finnish Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) team made five food donations.  In total, 33000kg of long-life food were distributed to the villages of Brickkiln, Sarcheshmeh, Naghlu and Katseh Shirknan. Five hundred families were provided in rice, sugar, oil, beans and so on to go through the winter.

ISAF personnel from the Finnish CIMIC team also met with local leaders and women from Police District 9, in Kabul, to supply 20 sewing machines, sewing materials, toys for children and hygiene products. A food donation was distributed to support 30 women and their families for the winter.

Shakila, the head of the shura, said that “it is wonderful to receive such equipment. Women of the neighborhood will increase their sewing activity, and maybe, sell their creations”.

ISAF’s Italian Battle Group donated an ambulance to the clinic in the Musahi Valley.  Doctor Akbar, who will be responsible for the ambulance said, “People will phone me wherever they are in Musahi and I will be able to deliver immediate medical treatment.”

On Wednesday, a further donation of a police car was made by the Italian Battle Group Commander, Colonel Antonio MAGGI, to the Chief of Police of Department 14 in Kabul.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
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