Afghan evacuee complains about quality of meals he is getting free at Fort Bliss

Afghan evacuee complains about quality of meals he is getting free at Fort Bliss
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[Ed. – We’re of two minds on this. On the one hand, the guy ought not to be complaining about how stingy the rations are, especially since, according to one source the admittedly meager meal also included two slices of bread, which he removed before taking the photo. On the other, that’s a pretty skimpy amount of food to serve to an adult.]

Hamed Ahmadi is a Fulbright semi-finalist who describes himself as a “Blogger & Writer at iPSO Afghanistan.” IPSO is the International Psychosocial Organization, a “German-based humanitarian organisation with a branch in Afghanistan. It is an international non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organisation, which delivers psychosocial counselling services according to best practices to the people in need.” Ahmadi may need their services himself, as he is now a refugee at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and is in distress: the food they’re giving him isn’t up to his standards.

On Thursday, Ahmadi tweeted out a photo of a Styrofoam container holding a bit of cantaloupe and watermelon, plus a few bare-looking pieces of chicken. He wrote: “Not complaining but this is what I got last night for dinner and the next meal is 12 hours later. Refugee life might be safe but never easy & favorable. Fort bliss El Paso Texas. #AfghanRefugees #afghanistan

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