Displaced families receive relief items in west Afghan province

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The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has started distribution of non-food relief items to displaced families in Afghanistan’s far-flung western Badghis province.

The Migration Agency said on Wednesday, that IOM Afghanistan distributed the core relief non-food items and emergency shelter repair kits to assist over 1,700 conflict displaced families in Badghis province.

“We continue to assess the needs of families displaced by insecurity, natural disasters or less of income.’’

The United ’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan said last week that over 634,000 Afghans have been internally displaced by this year.

“Decades of instability and conflict have tested the resilience and strength of millions of Afghans.

“Recent developments, persistent droughts and the pandemic have added to the untold suffering of a country where over 5 million people are already internally displaced.

“Almost half of Afghanistan’s is reliant on emergency relief assistance, with needs continuing to rise,” it stated

The IOM said it is committed to stay in the country and deliver relief and assistance to mobile and displaced populations in Afghanistan.

The organisation supports vulnerable communities by providing emergency shelters, core relief items, emergency health and assistance.