United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced that it has distributed relief aid to 3,800 people displaced and affected by the tensions in Balkhab, a district in northern Afghanistan’s Sar-e-Pol province.

UNHCR stated that relief aid including blankets, tents, and other household items are distributed to the displaced in Bamyan province’s Yakawlang district, on July 11th.

The provision and distribution of shelter and food assistance for the displaced people who live at a height of 2,700 meters in the cold places of Bamyan province, according to the UNHCR, is essential and urgent.

Recent humanitarian distributions to the Balkhab unrest displaced were also made by the World Food Program (WFP).

While this is going on, the Taliban’s governor for Bamyan province has denied the presence of displaced people there and has barred aid from entering the province.

The Bamiyan governor’s office, on the other hand, referred to the UN report as “unfounded” and “far from reality.”

Many displaced individuals are living on the outskirts of Yakawlang district, according to sources in Bamyan, who told Khaama Press that the displaced desperately need assistance.

However, as seen in the circulated photographs from Balkhab, the residents of this district have fled or were forced to leave, leaving only the Taliban forces in place.

Some domestic media even report that Taliban forces in Balkhab district had been harassing women.

More than 27 thousand people have been displaced over the past two weeks as a result of the Taliban’s conflict with Mawlawi Mahdi, their “disgruntled” commander,

The United Nations Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (UNOCHA), reports that more than 6,000 people from Balkhab have been displaced and are now moving toward Bamyan.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).