Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Latest violence uproots hundreds of Kunduz families

Latest violence uproots hundreds of Kunduz families

Jul 11, 2017 - 18:43

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The latest outbreak of violence has displaced more than 350 families in Kunduz City, the provincial capital of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday.

The displaced families have been in deep trouble due to the absence of shelter, food and drinking water.

Some of the displaced families from Damshakh area of Kunduz City said fighting in their areas has been ongoing over the past six months, forcing them to flee homes for safety.

Maulviinfo-icon Khosh Mohammad Nasratyar, a member of the provincial council, said the displaced families were in a dire situation and the government should come to their rescue. He said no charity organization had so far reached out to the affected families with help.

He said over 350 families were displaced from Damshakh area which remained under Talibaninfo-icon’s control for 18 months.

Lailuma, 60, a displaced elderly woman, said her family was struggling with hardships since they were uprooted. She asked the government to improve the security situation so they could return to their homes and resume normal life.

“The Taliban captured our area and then both the Taliban and government started killing people. Our children live in tent in this hot weather and have fallen sick. No help has reached us so far,” she said.

Rafu, another resident of Damshakh area, lashed out at the government for sending no assistance them so far.

Meanwhile, Salam Hashami, refugees and repatriation director, said around 1,500 families in total had been displaced due to recent fighting in Kunduz.

He said their survey of the displaced families was underway and the families would be soon provided assistance.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update