Date: July 2003
The intense heat wave that struck Afghanistan in July 2003 resulted in a mass exodus to the Durand Line – the Afghan-Pakistan border – close to Sada, Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan. An appeal for international humanitarian aid was made. Mercy Relief, already in the region supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, was in a position to help.
Partner(s): Singapore Red Cross Society, local Afghan authorities
How we helped:
- Donated 31,000 cans of corned meat as well as fresh meat from 22 cows to 5,000 Afghan refugee families living at the border