100m afs set aside for families displaced from Kunduz, Uruzgan
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Sunday announced allocating 100 million afghanis for families displaced by escalating insecurity in Kunduz and Uruzgan provinces.
A statement from the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said the 100 million afghanis fund was approved in response to its request.
IDLG assessed Kunduz and Uruzgan’s people situation and submitted a report to the Presidential Palace on the ‘essential needs’ of the displaced families and victims of recent clashes in the two provinces.
Based on the report, President Ashraf Ghani ordered an allocation of 70 million afghanis for the displaced families in Kunduz and another 30 million afghanis to those affected by Uruzgan fighting.
The IDLG asked the governors of Kunduz and Uruzgan to spend the aid on improvement of residents’ situation in a transparent way and report back to the central government.
A week back, Kunduz came under a multi-pronged Taliban attack and the fighting is still underway in the province. Local sources say prices of food items and fuel have shot up and hundreds of families have been displaced.
The Uruzgan province also experienced enhanced Taliban activities over the past month. During the period, the insurgents attacked two times the provincial capital, Tirinkot, killing many civilians and displacing people from the city and its outskirts.
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