Insecurity displaces 1000 families in Kunduz, Takhar
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The recent rise in insecurity has displaced nearly 1,000 families in northern Takhar and Kunduz provinces, an official said on Thursday.
Afghanistan National Disasters Management Authority (ANDMA) head for Takhar, Abdul Raziq Zinda, told Pajhwok Afghan News the recent conflicts displaced the families in Kunduz’s Dasht-i-Archi and Qala-i-Zal districts and Takhar’s Rustaq, Khwaja Ghar and Farkhar districts.
“Exact figures of the displaced families are not known yet, but our three teams are assessing and initial reports show the displaced families are more than 1000 in number.”
He said the displaced families had camped in Dasht-i-Qala, Baharak districts and Taloqan, Takhar’s capital and some other areas.
Zinda said potable water and medical teams had been provided to the displaced families’ camp in Dasht-i-Kala district.
Meanwhile, Takhar refugee affairs director Syed Murtaza Hamdard told Pajhwok that they were currently busy assessing the displaced families’ situation.
Hamdard said some organizations had announced their assistance for the displaced families in meetings held with them and the aid would be distributed to the families after a survey.
“We had a joint meeting with Takhar refugee department officials, the disaster management authority officials and some welfare institutions in the province. The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), DRT and World Food Programme (WFP) have expressed their readiness for cooperation.”
He said 50 families from Rustaq district and 24 from Farkhar were displaced due to harassment and torture by insurgents.
A resident of Khwaja Ghar district, Saifuddin, told Pajhwok he migrated to Taloqan with his family because of insecurity in their area. He said as insecurity continued to rage, many families were forced into leaving homes.
Saifudding said the conflict recently spread to some areas of the Khwaja Ghar district, threatening people’s lives.
Currently security forces are locked in clashes with Taliban in Darqad, Yangi Kala, Khwaja Ghar and Ashkamash districts of Takhar.
Residents of these areas say dozens of families fed up with insecurity might migrate to other areas.
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