Afghanistan: ‘Help us,' plead Afghan families forced to flee homes

Afghan families forced to flee their homes due to fresh fighting between the Taliban and so-called Islamic State militants spoke on Monday of their dire living conditions. More than 200 families from the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province caught between the crossfire of the two warring sides are now living in makeshift tents in the desert with winter fast approaching. One man... Еще called on the government and international forces to help. Another, Hijratullah, said: «Winter has come and we don’t even have access to medical care but, going back will cost us our life.» «Our women and children are in a bad condition, how we can live in these tents in this winter’s cold weather» he added. In October thousands of families were forced to flee their homes and eight civilians lost their lives due to intensive fighting between Taliban insurgents and the Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL). The UNHCR has delivered food and blankets, but the onset of winter will make delivering aid impossible as the roads will become blocked by snow.

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