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Displaced families delivered aid in Sar-i-Pul

Displaced families delivered aid in Sar-i-Pul

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Feb 11, 2016 - 18:37

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on Thursday distributed non-edible aid packages to 114 internally displaced families in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said.

Repatriation and Refugee Director Eng. Abdul Ahmad told Pajhwok Afghan News the aid was delivered to families displaced by the conflict from Shiramha area to the provincial capital, Sar-i-Pul City.

Each family received a wood stove, three bags of coal, two blankets, a gas cylinder and a set of cooking dishes.

Bibi Gul, one of the displaced womeninfo-icon, said intense fighting in their area forced them to leave homes and belongings and take refuge in Sar-i-Pul city. “We are happy with this aid but we need more help.”

A displaced man, Asadullah, said: “I was supporting Afghan Local Police (ALP) force, but Talibaninfo-icon stormed my house and torched all my properties. I shifted to Sar-i-Pul city and now live here with my five children in a rented house.” He said the government should provide them more aid.

However, Abdul Ahmad said 300 more families from Shiramha would also receive aid from the Worldinfo-icon Food Program (WFP) in near future.

Ahmad said 700 families from war-affected areas had received aid packages from donators during the ongoing solar yearinfo-icon.

Around 3,000 families have been displaced from Khoistanat, Sozma Qala and Sancharak districts as a result of the war this year, he said.

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