Those Afghans who have been displaced due to the recent fighting in the northern regions of the country on Thursday said that they have lost everything during the war.
They said that some families had to leave members behind--including their young sons--because of a lack of transportation or other resources.
Mohammadullah is a displaced person from Kunduz and the breadwinner of three families now. He said that they were displaced from the Archi district of Kunduz a month ago due to the fighting. He said he hardly managed to evacuate the families from Kunduz.
“Our family members and children were left behind, we managed to evacuate the women,” said Mohammadullah.
Shukria, from Kunduz, said she had barely managed to bring her children to Kabul. She was separated from her husband in Kunduz.
“He was on the frontlines, I don’t know where he is now, I don’t have any information about him, we are so distressed,” said Shukria, an IDP.
With the surge in violence in the provinces, the number of internally displaced persons has increased rapidly.
First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday suggested that all displaced people should be transferred to the mosques.
Government numbers indicate that since the start of the current year, over 190,000 people were displaced across Afghanistan due to the war.