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260 Jaghori displaced families receive aid in Bamyan

260 Jaghori displaced families receive aid in Bamyan

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Nov 13, 2018 - 21:14

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Around 260 displaced families from the Jaghori district of southern Ghazni province received assistance in central Bamyan province, but a number of other families on their way would need such aid as well, officials said on Tuesday.

As many 1800 families had arrived in Bamyan province from Ghazni’s Jaghori district due to recent insecurity there, officials said.

According to officials, underage children, womeninfo-icon and men were among the displaced families and they reached Bamyan province after a long journey. 

Bamyan Governor Mohammad Tahir Zahir told at a press conference here so far 260 displaced families had newly reached the province and the assigned committee has been trying to provide them all needy materials and shelter.

But he said some others displaced families were on the way to the province and they would also need assistance.

He said if further security forces were dispatched to Jaghori district, people would not leave their areas.

Habibullah, a displaced person, said: “They left behind everything at home in Hotoqol locality of the district and were only able to save their lives.”

He said when 25 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed, then people got concerned about their lives.

A woman, who wished go unnamed, told Pajhwok with crying, “Jaghori has been damaged, all people left behind livestock at homes and lives of people are totally ruined.”

She urged the government to equip ANA soldiers with advanced weapons in their area.

A number of other displaced families urged the government to help them with assistance.

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