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Takhar, Kunduz clashes displace thousands of families

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Takhar, Kunduz clashes displace thousands of families

Aug 06, 2016 - 18:45

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Continued fighting and clashes have forced 3,000 families into leaving their homes in some districts of northern Takhar and Kunduz provinces this year, an official said on Saturday.

Sayed Mortaza Hamdard, head of refugees and repatriation department in Takhar, told Pajhwok Afghan News some residents of Khwaja Ghar, Rustaq and Durqad districts in Takhar and Dasht-i-Archi and Qalah-i-Zal districts in Kunduz had been displaced by fierce fighting.

He said the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) had settled in Taluqan, the provincial capital, Baharak, Yangi Kala and Dashti Kala districts and were in need of food, water and shelter.

Janullah, the resident Nawrozkhilo area in Durqad district, they left their home due to the fear of airstrikes and fighting and settled in cousin’s home in Taluqan. He asked the government to address their issues and provide them with immediate assistance.

Sunatullah Taimur, the governor’s spokesman, said they dispatched two groups to assess the situation and take the account of displaced persons to provide them with assistance. He said 1,400 families had been registered.

Food items to the registered IDPs were provided on daily bases and registration process of other IDPs was underway.


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