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Nimroz IDPs demand more aid, assistance

Nimroz IDPs demand more aid, assistance

Apr 11, 2015 - 15:12

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Thousands of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and those repatriated in Western Nimroz province on Saturday complained the aid provided by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) organization was not enough and the government should provide them with immediate assistance.

Officials on Saturday said over the last one year, more than 2,000 families have returned from neighboring Iran and another thousand families have been forced to take refuge in the province due to ongoing clashes in Farah and Helmand provinces.

The aid distributed to these families included flour, ghee, blankets and some cereals.

Amir Mohammad Akhundzada, Nimroz acting governor, said these families have been identified by the development councils in the province. He said the aid worth $220,000 was provided by Al-Nahyan organization.

Parween, who had returned from Iran, told Pajhwok Afghan News she had three children and had nothing at home to feed them.

Noor Mohammad said it had been over a year since they left Farah due to conflicts. “I can’t find a job. My three children sell plastic bags in the city to earn a livelihood.”

The government, he said should have clear programmes for them since the aid was not enough for the long-term.

Niamatullah Sediqi, provincial council secretary, said the aid was not enough. “We want more organization to contribute to assist these families.”






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