Over 45,000 families displaced by conflict since March


KABUL: The Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) says about 45,000 families have been internally displaced by the conflict this solar year (1399) which began in March of 2020.

The ministry says it is working with international charities on a strategy to provide food and other primary assistance to more than 100,000 internally displaced families over the winter period.

According to the ministry, the majority of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are concentrated in Helmand, Kandahar and some northern provinces.

Meanwhile, Abdul Basit Ansari, a media adviser at MoRR, said he was working with Afghan charities on a strategy to provide food and other basic items to 100,000 families throughout the upcoming winter.

“The Ministry of Refugees is working with international partners on a specific scheme. We have also sent specific proposals to the Ministry of Finance to help us. If this strategy is implemented, we can provide winter assistance to about 100,000 families.”

In addition to war, natural disasters force thousands of Afghans to abandon their homes on annual basis. As the winter season arrives, many families across the country neither have enough food to eat nor proper shelter to protect themselves.

At the same time, the Afghanistan Meteorological Department has predicted that this winter will be colder and unprecedented compared to the past few years.