Anticipate Huge Movement of Residents from Jaghori and Malistan Due to Attack Induced Trauma: OCHA

In their overview report about the Malistan and Jaghori clashes started by Taliban attacks, the The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has stated that “Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG) attacked Jaghuri district’s Baba area in Ghazni province on 19 November, but since then there have been no further attacks. In Malistan district, the NSAG have withdrawn their fighters, but some small groups were observed in Hutqul (Jaghuri) and Zardak (Malistan)”.

Due to this, even OCHA admits that since the residents of these districts are traumatised, internal displacement and movement has to be anticipated.

Apart from the already big figures of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) which stands at 1208 families in Ghazni, the OCHA overview added “there is a new trend of IDPs moving from Malistan/Jaghuri to Kabul then to Bamyan. On the other hand, those displaced within Jaghuri and Malistan are estimated to be around 500 and 600 families respectively, with food and NFIs reported as their immediate needs.”

Expressing concerns about the situation to come, it has been stated that “The harsh winter conditions make it challenging for the IDPs to cope and meet their immediate needs. There are concerns of potentially increasing cases of respiratory tract diseases amongst the new IDPs, especially children.”

In terms of humanitarian assessment and response, the OCHA found no gaps in the work. The only worry is the slow pace of this work in Ghazni.

This comes after residents of Jaghori and Malistan from Ghazni province and Uruzgan Khas district of Uruzgan province have been subject to intense attacks by the Taliban. Despite thr security forces fighting against the Taliban now, the permanents scars of this trauma has imprinted on the residents of these districts.
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