1968 International Review of the Red Cross  
One of the principal activities of the Afghan Red Crescent is that of social assistance. As part of its action programme it distributes to those in need in Kabul and in the various provinces, relief in the form of cash, coal, clothing and food. It intervenes in cases of natural disaster. Thus, only citing this example, when the floods in 1965 had caused thousands of homeless, it brought them considerable aid and actively co-operated with the civilian and military organizations. As it has
more » ... d the ICRC, it intervened in more recent circumstances on behalf of persons who suffered from the particularly harsh winter last year in Kabul and elsewhere. Following a programme drawn up beforehand and estimated for a length of 20 days, 3,750 persons received food in daily assistance. It can be said that in all 75,000 were aided by the Afghan Red Crescent which also had to arrange distributions of clothing during the winter season. 1
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