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440 war-displaced families receive aid in Badakhshan

440 war-displaced families receive aid in Badakhshan

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Oct 15, 2016 - 15:50

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Saturday said a survey of families displaced as result of clashes from northeastern Kunduz province to Badakhshan was underway and 440 of them have already received aid.

Syed Abdullah Dehqan, the Natural Disaster Management Authority head for the province, said their teams were surveying families displaced as result of war from Kunduz to Badakhshan.

“Around 500 families have migrated from Kunduz to Badakhshan,living in different areas of Faizabad, the provincial capital. As many as 440 of the families surveyed have received aid,” he said.

Dehqan added other families would receive the aid in near future.Badakhshan residents have also helped the displaced households with food and water.

Mohammad Ghafoor, an inhabitant of Faizabad, said: “When people from Kunduz arrived in Badakhshan, we provided them needed help like our own families members…”

Abdul Qadir, one of the displaced people, said: “Each one of us had only one dress when we left our house, as warplanes rained down bombs and the Talibaninfo-icon fired at us. When we arrived in Badakhshan, people and officials helped us a lot, but we still need blankets and clothes.”

Dr. Sayed Mir Jan, head of a mobile healthinfo-icon team of the Afghanistaninfo-icon Red Crescent Societyinfo-icon (ARCS), said around 80 refugees suffering from respiratory diseases were treated in Badakhshan.

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