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Abdullah approves 145m afs for emergency aid to IDPs

Abdullah approves 145m afs for emergency aid to IDPs

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Jun 24, 2019 - 21:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Monday approved 145 million afghanis for provision of emergency assistance to internally displaced people in the country.

A statement issued from the CEO office said the amount was approved by the Executive Committee on Refugees and Repatriates during a meeting chaired by Abdullah.

Also present on the occasion was Refugee and Repatriation Minister Syed Hussain Aalami Balkhi, who presented his report about Afghanistaninfo-icon national policy on migrationinfo-icon and said the policy had been formulated in coordination with International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

He said the two year policy would be completed in coordination with local and international organizations and implemented after its approval from the Cabinet.

The minister said the number of internally displaced families reached 3,46,094 individuals in 2019 and 57,148 people had returned to their actual areas.

He said the conflict displaced 17024 people in 2019 in Nangarhar, Faryab, Helmand, Farah, Takhar, Maidan Wardak, Kunduz and Balkh provinces and only 12 families had so far returned to their original homes.

Of these families, he said, 12433 families had been assisted by foreign organizations.

Abdullah thanked national and international organizations for their help and participation in formulation of the Afghanistan national policy on migration and their years long cooperation with Afghanistan in assisting refugees.

He said working to support refugees was Afghanistan’s urgency and ICMPD had been in Afghanistan for the last four decades.

The CEO said the mentioned policy should be presented before the Cabinet for approval after incorporating suggestions and observations of the meeting.

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