KABUL, May 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 876 families received cash assistance in two Afghan provinces on Wednesday, authorities said on Thursday.
In Khakriz district in southern Kandahar province, 310 conflict- and drought-affected families received 28,000 afghanis (about 320 U.S. dollars) for each, the Office of the State Minister for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs said in a tweet.
Besides, provincial disaster management officials distributed 8,000 afghanis (about 90 U.S. dollars) to 566 destitute families each in the western Herat province, according to the ministry.
The assistance was provided by two international humanitarian agencies and the families were identified by surveys jointly conducted by the provincial officials and members of the aid agencies, according to the source.
The office added that more humanitarian assistance would be provided to needy families in far-flung provinces in the coming days or weeks.