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War-displaced families in Sar-i-Pul need assistance

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War-displaced families in Sar-i-Pul need assistance

Aug 27, 2016 - 14:43

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 1,000 families, who have been displaced by ongoing clashes in northern Sar-i-Pul province,are in dire need of assistance, a public representative said on Saturday.

Mohammad Ali Hakimi, provincial council member, lashed out at government officials for failing to pay attention to the persons displacedfrom the Sancharak districts of the province.

He sought immediate assistance to the war-affected households, saying locals had them shelter in their homes, with the authorities turning a blind eye to the victims’ predicament..

Governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said the number of registered displaced families had reached 945. The conflict-hit families have sought shelter in Sancharak and of them badly needaid.

Meanwhile, Refugees and Repatriation Director Eng. Abdul Ahad promised each displaced family would be provided with cash assistance of 8,000 afghanis.

The government had delivered essential food items such as bread and drinking water to the victims through the Disaster Management Authority, he said, adding cash assistance was already being distributed.

Fatima, a resident of the Masjid Sharif village of Sancharak, complained: “We came to Tagzar town with no belongings. My husband is fighting against the Talibaninfo-icon, but we have received no assistance.”

Shehr Bano, another displaced woman whose son -- a member of the public uprising -- was killed by the rebels in the area, said they needed immediate help from the government. She said hundreds of families were in need of assistance.  



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