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Nimroz IDPs in urgent need of humanitarian aid

Nimroz IDPs in urgent need of humanitarian aid

Nov 02, 2016 - 16:01

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of displaced families from Farah, Helmand and Nimroz provinces are living in miserable condition, complaining no government institution or NGO has provided them humanitarian assistance over the past three months.

According to local officials, as many as 700 families from the neighbouring provinces have migrated to the Nimroz due to conflict and other issues.  Mohammad Ghafoor, resident of Nawabad village in Farah City, left behind all assists and migrated to Nimroz.

While complaining of having no shelter or cash, he said it had been 20 days since they were displaced from their native village, but no government department or NGO had provided them with humanitarian assistance.

He asked the provincial government to address the problems of IDPs to avert a possible humanitarian catastrophe.

Gul Mohammad, another IDP from Helmand’s Nawa district, said he and his family lived in an old house on the outskirts of Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz.

Worries and exhaustion writ large on his face, Mohammad said he had nothing to eat and was in immediate need of food and tents. The government should provide them aid urgently, he stressed

Ahmad Hussaini, director of refugees and repatriation, said around 700 families had arrived in Nimroz from the neighbouring provinces in the past three months.  He said 59 families had received aid and the process was underway.

Mohammad Hashim Elham, the Afghanistaninfo-icon Red Crescent Societyinfo-icon (ARCS) head, stressed the need for more help for Nimroz IDPs. He acknowledged adequate aid had not been provided to the displace people.

He said ARCS had identified 168 families and would provide them humanitarian assistance in coming days.


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