WorldHunger and poverty hit the most displaced people in Afghanistan

Hunger and poverty hit the most displaced people in Afghanistan


The problems of hunger and poverty, which have exacerbated in Afghanistan with the coming to power of the Taliban, have the greatest impact on the lives of internally displaced people in the country.

After the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan on August 15, most of the humanitarian organizations left the country. Afghans who fled their homes and took refuge in the camps were left alone with their problems.

The situation in the camps has been getting worse in recent months; humanitarian aid has hardly been received.

In the past 3 months, according to camp residents, almost no charity has received aid, with the exception of one or two associations.

With the onset of cold weather, Afghans, who fled their homes due to clashes between the Taliban and the army of the former Afghan administration, set up makeshift tents, trying to survive in difficult conditions of camp life.

In addition, famine and drought make life difficult for the campers. With winter approaching, the worries of many families about finding a piece of bread are aggravated.

The Hamdard camp, located in the east of Mazar-i-Sharif, the center of the northern Afghan province of Balkh, is home to about 2,000 people. Residents of the provinces of Faryab, Juzjan, Sari-Pul and Balkh, who fled because of clashes between the Taliban and military personnel of the former government about 2 years ago, took refuge in the camp. The situation of families is deteriorating day by day.

Afghans are forced to remain in camps due to lack of funds to rebuild their war-torn homes. Some of them are trying to earn a living by begging, and some are trying to earn a daily part-time job.

One of the inhabitants of the Hamdard camp, Kamer, is worried about the approach of winter.

“It’s starting to get colder. In the last few months, humanitarian aid has not been received. We are in a very difficult situation. We have no bread and firewood, ”Kamer said.

Another camp resident, mother of seven children, Surkhab, said that after the Taliban came to power, aid stopped coming from both the state and private organizations.

“We don’t even have normal tents. With the onset of cold weather, we are trying to survive in difficult conditions. If we do not receive assistance, the situation in the camp, especially the situation of children, may deteriorate greatly in winter, ”the Afghan woman expressed concern.

. . .(HAS).