21 September marks International Peace Day – an event which holds special significance in war-torn Afghanistan. Local communities, UN agencies, government representatives and NGOs gathered for a peace trek in the central highlands of Bamyan province to mark the occasion.
The hike brought together local communities, UN organizations and NGOs working on environmental conservation projects in the area, which is one of the largest watershed areas in Afghanistan. WFP supports many of these projects by providing food rations for villagers involved in asset-creating activities such as tree-planting, terracing of slopes, or gathering of wild seeds to re-plant over-grazed mountainsides.
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