Afghan Women Advocacy Group Calls for Humanitarian Assistance for Displaced People

7/12/2022

Afghan Women Advocacy Group called on humanitarian organizations to provide immediate assistance to the people who got displaced due to armed clashes in Balkhab district of Sar-e-Pul; Andarab district of Baghlan and Panjshir province.

The group asked United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Committee of Red Crescent (ICRC) and other humanitarian organizations to ensure that aid reaches the vulnerable people timely.

The group added, “We, the women of Afghanistan, are seriously concerned about the inaction of the international agencies regarding Afghans who have been displaced as a result of the Taliban attacks in Balkhab, Andarab and Panjshir”.

The group said that “disturbing war crimes” are being committed by the Taliban against civilians in these districts and provinces and as well as reports of armed conflict which has already displaced thousands of families, including large numbers of women and children.

On Thursday, July 7, OCHA had announced that at least 27,000 people have been displaced as the result of recent clashes in Balkhab district of Afghanistan. As of now, there is no recorded data regarding the number of people who have been displaced in Panjshir and Andarab district of Baghlan province.

The group, however, appreciated the efforts and rapid response of the international aid organizations for the people affected by the earthquake in eastern Afghanistan. They added that there would have been a humanitarian catastrophe, if not for the generous and timely assistance of these aid organizations.

Afghan women activists are members of the Afghan Women Advocacy Group, which has been raising their voice against Taliban’s violations of women and human rights in Afghanistan, ever since the Taliban took over Kabul

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