Humanitarian crisis if Kunduz IDPs not assisted
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Takhar province on Thursday warned of a humanitarian crisis if thousands of displaced families from Kunduz province were not assisted.
Around 7,000 families displaced by the ongoing conflict and insecurity in neighboring Kunduz province have arrived in Takhar.
Abdul Latif Ibrahimi, Takhar acting governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News around 7,000 displaced families have been registered in his province. He said the numbers might rise.
“If no assistance is delivered to them there would be a humanitarian crisis here,” he warned.
Ibrahimi said the government was providing three time meal to the displaced families, but it was not enough.
Some families, however, complained they were in dire need of food and shelter.
Noorul Haq, a displaced person, said some people had received tents but others lived under the open sky. “We are settled on a barren land. There is no water here no food no tent. We feel cold at night and hot during the day. There is nothing for us here.”
Mohammad Azim, another displaced person, said: “We’re here in this camp. Sometimes we get something to eat but not often. We’re face a lot of difficulties.”
The Red Crescent Society in Takhar said they had assisted some of the displaced families. Shahpur Bakhtyar, the society’s public relations officer, said they had provided food and tents to some families.
According to officials, two camps have been set up in Takhar housing more than 750 families, a process in progress.
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