Plastic Cards That Mean Food, Hope

Mrs Mohammed holds her laminated voucher close. Those few inches of plastic mean the difference between starvation and feeding
Mrs Mohammed holds her laminated voucher close. Those few inches of plastic mean the difference between starvation and feeding
USAID/WFP
The food voucher card is part of WFP’s USAID-supported emergency operation in 14 drought-hit provinces in northern and central Afghanistan.
6 JUNE 2013 | BALKH, AFGHANISTAN

Mrs Quadratullah Mohammed holds the laminated rectangle close.

 
For her, those few inches of plastic mean the difference between starvation and feeding her family.
 
Her disabled husband occasionally begged on the streets of Mazar-e-Sharif city in northern Afghanistan. But it was sporadic and his takings were never enough to put food on the table.
 
Till Mrs Mohammed received a food voucher card from the World Food Program (WFP) her four children often went to bed hungry.
 
The food voucher card is part of WFP’s USAID-supported emergency operation in 14 drought-hit provinces in northern and central Afghanistan.
 
Mrs Mohammed was given the voucher as part of the Afghanistan Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation for vulnerable urban households.
 
These were families that were headed by women, a disabled man and daily wage laborers.

Families that lost crops because of the drought were also given the plastic cards that symbolized food and hope.

Last updated: January 06, 2014

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