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Nearly 5,000 families displaced by conflict in Faryab

Nearly 5,000 families displaced by conflict in Faryab

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Dec 07, 2018 - 15:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Local officials say around 5,000 families have been driven from their homes as result of the ongoing war in northwestern Faryab province.

A week back, Talibaninfo-icon militants attacked parts of Andkhoi and Qarghan districts of Faryab and captured eight security posts.

Sultan Mohammad Sanjar, Andkhoi district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the number of displaced families have recently increased as result of recent clashes.

“Most of the displaced families live in mosques, enclosures and shops amid serious cold weather,” he said.

Mohammad Ibrahim Tinams, chief of Qarghan district, expressed concern about the bad situation of displaced families and asked the central government and aid organizations to provide some assistance to the war affected people.

Meanwhile, Naqibullah Faiq, Faryab governor, told Pajhwok that he had ordered district chiefs and local officials to survey and find the exact numbers of displaced families in their areas before they receive food and other essential items.

He assured to procure and provide essential items for the displaced families and said, the central government and aid organizations should also take action for helping these people.

Faiq said that the displaced people would face wither severe problems due to coldness of weather and shortage of primary items if they did not receive help on time.

Chahari Qul, one of the displaced person from Qarghan district said that he along with seven-member family left their home and currently resided in Andkohi district for their survival.

“The weather is cold, we have no place for sleep, we have no food and water, the government should pay attention to us,” he said.

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