The Ministry of Repatriation and Refugees said on Thursday that about 36,000 families have been internally displaced in the last four months as a result of fighting between security forces and insurgent groups.
The ministry is concerned that the number of internally displaced people will increase significantly if the war continues.
Internally displaced people in Kunduz province say they live in difficult conditions in Kabul, where many families are flocking and facing a shortage of shelter and other basic needs.
Gol Mohammad is one of the displaced people who fled Kunduz province and traveled to Kabul with his family several weeks ago.
He says the current wars have forced large numbers of families in the province to flee their homes.
Gul Mohammad, a displaced person from Kunduz province, said: “The reason for our migration from one place to another is the war, nothing else. Otherwise, no one leaves his or her home during EID days.”
The war has not only displaced Kunduz residents, but it has also forced other residents from other provinces to leave their homes due to the escalation of the conflict between government forces and the Taliban to save their lives.
“Our homes, our life--everything--we left there and we came and migrated to this place. We do not know whether our homes are looted or burned," said Hameed, a displaced person from Kunduz.
“I came here only with one set of clothes, I swear to God that I borrowed money for taxi costs to come here, such misery is continuing,” said Hasan, another displaced person from Kunduz.
The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations said thousands of families have been forced to flee their homes as a result of recent escalated fighting across the country.
Sayed Abdul Basit Ansari, advisor to the Ministry of Repatriation and Refugees, said: “Since Hamal (March), about 36 thousand and 500 families have been displaced from their homes due to war and insecurity in several provinces.”
Families who have been forced to flee their homes in Kandahar, Laghman, and Kunduz provinces as a result of the war say the government and aid agencies have no plans to help the internally displaced people and meet their needs. However, the Ministry of Repatriation and Refugees has pledged that some programs are being implemented to help internally displaced people.