, Dec 6 () –
The Taliban Ministry for Refugees and Repatriations has acknowledged on Monday that there are still “thousands” of internally displaced and homeless people on the streets of Kabul, and that they need urgent humanitarian aid.
Many of these people have been trapped in the capital since mid-August, when the Taliban culminated their conquest of the country with the seizure of the city and began a chaotic evacuation process to remove Afghans and foreigners from the country.
Since then, according to the Afghan network Tolo News, the Ministry has managed the return of some 4,000 families to their home provinces.
However, Vice Minister Mohamad Arsalah Jaroti explained that “aid is not enough and that all challenges must be addressed”, before lamenting that “the international community’s commitments have not yet fully reached Afghanistan”
Meanwhile, the displaced urgently ask for shelter before the arrival of winter, a season where temperatures can drop below -20ºC. “Winter is near, we don’t have bread at home. We have many problems,” says Tawus, who fled Helmand during the fighting between the previous government and the Islamic State.