12 Aug 2007

PR# 2007-592

ISAF/ANA responds to flooding in north

KABUL, Afghanistan – Soldiers from ISAF’s Provincial Reconstruction Team Mazar-e Sharif and the Afghan National Army conducted a joint humanitarian relief operation in Khamyab and Qarqin in northern Afghanistan Aug. 4 to 6.

The Jowzjan provincial governor and village elders requested help from the commander of the 209th ANA Corps to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghan families who have suffered losses due to a recent flooding in the border provinces.  Rising waters of the Amu Darya River after heavy rainfall caused the flooding. 

The operation involved 84 personnel and 15 vehicles from ANSF, ISAF and a United States police mentor team.  They helped approximately 200 local families by distributing food, tents, clothing and footwear.  An ANA medical team provided local clinics with medicine and screened approximately 100 people in Dinar village.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/