By Afghanistan Relief Team (Originally in Dari)
As a result of a tragic incident that took place on July 23, 2016 in Deh Mazang square, Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, more than 80 people lost their lives and over 230 were injured, most of whom were of Shia Hazara minority.
Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s caring instruction to help those in need, our Afghanistan Association members conveyed Master’s love and our sincere condolences to affected families. In addition, with the loving contribution of US$19,000 from Supreme Master Ching Hai, our Afghanistan Association members visited 66 families in Kabul, Ghazni and Herat provinces to find out their needs. Subsequently we prepared relief packages. Each package contained wheat flour, vegetable oil, tea, sugar, blankets, rice and cash for medical expenditures.
All packages were distributed in mid-August in three provinces. The recipients were extremely grateful for the assistance. A woman in Herat Province who lost her husband and two sons to the incident said she could not sleep at night thinking about where to find food for her three children left behind. Now she will pray every day for the health and long life of Supreme Master Ching Hai.
We express our deepest sympathy for the families and individuals affected by the tragedy, and hope that peace, harmony and love will soon reign on our planet.
Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai for Relief Work in Afghanistan
|Wheat flour, vegetable oil, tea, sugar, blankets, rice and cash for medical expenditures||1,259,742||A|