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Kunar: Displaced people in need of assistance

Kunar: Displaced people in need of assistance

Apr 11, 2017 - 14:49

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Families displaced by Pakistani shelling into eastern Kunar province are suffering from multiple problems, including a clean drinking water shortage.

Hundreds of households have been forced to leaves the Khas Kunar district of the province as a result of recent rocket barrages fired from Pakistaninfo-icon, residents say, complaining of different difficulties.

Gul Mohammad, a resident of Shalai locality, told Pajhwok Afghan News that as many as 250 families had been displaced. But the government has provided aid to only a few households. He demanded assistance for all displaced families.

Shah Mohammad, another displaced man, said they were faced with a shortage of clean drinking water. A charity provided them the drinking water facility but it was not enough for the affected people.

Shafiqullah Momand, the director of refugee and repatriation department, said a survey conducted by them indicated 189 families had been given assistance. He claimed each family had been given 8,000afghani in cash and other relief.

He promised more families would be provided aid after a second survey was completed. However, the director stopped short of giving a specific date.


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