Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Displaced Afghan families cut off from much-needed aid

Due to an intensifying military insurgency and widespread violence, Farah Province in southwest Afghanistan has become inaccessible to the United Nations and other aid agencies, IRIN reported on Sunday.

International aid organizations have appealed to the Taliban to allow aid into vulnerable areas, however the fundamentalist group has not responded.

As displaced families attempt to move to safety, many have spent days without aid.

“We do not have adequate resources to assist needy people,” said Gulam Rasoul, provincial head of the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in Farah. He added that the province’s response capacity was weak and not in a position to meet the current needs of the displaced.

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