The “Taliban” movement in Afghanistan announced, on Saturday, that it has returned more than a thousand families from the capital, Kabul, to their original provinces in the north of the country.
And caused the bloody clashes between the “Taliban” fighters and the security forces of the former government, the displacement of thousands.
Abdul-Mateen Rahimzi, head of refugee and returnee affairs in Kabul, told The Eastern Herald that “more than a thousand displaced families have been transferred from Shahr-e-Nau park in the center of the capital, in cooperation with various relief agencies.”
Last month, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned that a major humanitarian crisis was looming in Afghanistan, due to the aid freeze, following the Taliban’s takeover.
According to UNHCR estimates, nearly 300,000 Afghans have been internally displaced by the conflict in 2020 alone, and are still in dire need of humanitarian support.
Nearly 3 million previously displaced people, and 9 million people who lost their livelihoods due to the Corona pandemic, also need humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations.
During a visit to Afghanistan last month, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, noted that after more than 40 years, Afghan refugees still constitute one of the largest displacements in the world.
On August 15, the “Taliban” movement took control of Afghanistan almost completely, paralleling the final stage of a US military withdrawal that was completed at the end of the same month.