IDPs Appeal For Help As Winter Looms


Dozens of displaced families from Kunduz and Helmand provinces, who are living in tents in Kabul, have appealed to government for help as winter sets in.

These families have been forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in the capital amid ongoing insecurity in their provinces.

They have asked government for help and say if this is not forthcoming their situation will deteriorate further over the next few months.

“Four of my relatives were killed. I have nothing here and with my children, I live in a tent and burn plastic to keep warm,” said Murad, a displaced resident from Kunduz.

“We do not have warm clothes and fuel for winter. I urge government to help us,” said Nasim, another displaced resident from Kunduz.

“Since we arrived from Kunduz, government has not helped us. It should help us,” said Entezar, from Kunduz.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) said nearly 63,000 people have been displaced in the past few months and that 44,000 of them have received humanitarian aid.

“Lots of families were displaced in Kunduz. But most of them have returned and the people who stayed here want to work in Kabul as there are no jobs in Kunduz,” said Mehr Khuda Sabar, head of the Internally Displaced and Emergency Department of the MoRR.

Thousands of families, from at least 10 provinces, have been displaced this year due to insecurity and the ongoing war.

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