Balkh Displaced Families Seek Govt's Help


A number of displaced families at a camp in the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif city in Balkh said they are in dire need of help by government as they have left their homes due conflicts in parts of Baghlan province in the country’s north.

Mohammad Ali, a police force member, is the head of one of the displaced families in Sakhi camp in Mazar-e-Sharif who says they left their home due to battle in Dahana-e-Ghori district in Baghlan.

He said that he has served as a police force member for five years but government has not paid attention to help him improve his life.

“We are in a bad condition. Government is not paying attention to the service I have done over the past five years,” Ali said.

Meanwhile, Ali’s wife, Najiba, said: “My children are struggling with different health problems. We have no access to adequate water. We have no bread. Life is very hard here.”

According to TOLOnews reporter Aref Musavi, who has visited the internally displaced persons’ camp in Mazar-e-Sharif, over 100 displaced families from Baghlan are living there.

Mohammad Qurban, head of another displaced family at the camp, said he left his home in Baghlan due to war and that he is living with his four children at the camp.

He said his leg was wounded in a conflict with insurgents in Baghlan and that his children asked him for clothes but he was not able to nod to their appeal due to economic problems.

“Sometimes I cannot find the money for food. Then I buy only one bread for my children in order to save them from severe hunger,” he said.

Mahbuba, Mohammad’s wife, said they need facilities for their home as they are faced with a lack of facilities at their house.

This comes after the United Nations recently said that they will start a campaign to help displaced families all over Afghanistan ahead of the upcoming winter.

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