By: Shukria Kohistani
Wide of number of people are displaced by growing insecurity and consecutive draughts all over the country.
They are now facing harsh condition, following the intensification of war between the security forces and the government armed oppositions.
Besides insecurity, natural disasters, problems such as poverty and unemployment, poor economic condition and lack of investment in the infrastructural areas, were among the reasons behind displacement of the so many households from their residences.
According to the officials of the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates, the total number of the internally displaced people reaches to 34,694 people since late June 2019. Likewise, during the same year, up to 57,148 people have been helped return to their native areas.
In order to tackle the problems of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and providing cooperation to them, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Acteed Institution, at the ministry’s headquarter, the officials said.
Minister Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi and General Director of the Acteed Institution have signed the MoU, under which, the aid organization would provide cash assistance among the IDPs from Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh, Jauzjan, Samangan, Sar-e-Pul and Faryab provinces.
The budget of the project is 6 million euro, which is funded by the European Cooperation Union for Human Organization (ECHO). Three million of the fund has already been applied under a separate MoU and the remaining three million would be applied based on the recently signed MoU, according to the ministry’s official.
The minister for refugees and repatriates in a joint media meeting with the Acteed Institution General Director reiterated on the full implementation of the MoU, monitoring and further coordination between the two sides and instructed the institution to inform its provincial personnel for further coordination with the provincial directorates of refugees and repatriates and share information to the ministry’s office.
According to him, although, the natural incidents are among the elements forcing people leave their areas and dwell in relatively safe places, but he said if war was prevented they would return to their main areas and live in tranquility.
The people of Afghanistan have lived in war and conflict for the last four decades and if they were not provided with appropriate living condition, they would face harsh situations during the upcoming winter.