Sympathy message on the death of Nancy H. Dupree

Coordination of Afghan Relief (CoAR)

Sympathy message on the death of Nancy H. Dupree,

I am deeply saddened by the news of Nancy Hatch Dupree passing. We will surely miss the presence of a truly friend and kind person for Afghan nation. Our thoughts and Condolence are with her family.

Nancy H. Dupree

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. My memories of Nancy will be always remembered for her dedication to the people of Afghanistan, her travels in early 1990 with me to the provinces of Ghazni, Wardak and Logar, talking to the hopeless Afghan women and children and providing ABLE (mobile libraries) for rural villages and many more, she will not be forgotten.

The Measure of a person: Not – “how did he/she die” But – “how did he/she live” Not – “what did she/he gain” But – “what did he/she give” These are the units to measure the worth of a person.

When I Look back on all the good memories Nancy was able to have and smile at the fact that she was able to share these before she passed away. A week before her pass away from this passing world I met her in Amiri clinic and she asked me “ I don’t know the reason of my being in hospital, I want to be with my Afghan people and help them”.

My last words would go to thank all the Afghan Nation for their heartfelt condolences and rewarding friendship with Nancy, particular thanks goes to ACKU management who have experienced very special generosity in the last years of Nancy’s life.

Nancy will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.


Dr. Mohammad Naeem Salimee

Ex- Director General, CoAR

Kabul, Afghanistan