JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on the growing plight of refugees in Kabul who are suffering from a lack of food and shelter as the weather in the Afghan capital turns colder. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding our correspondent’s name and institutional affiliation. The text has been only lightly edited to respect the author’s voice.
Ten kids betweens the ages of 1 and 5 have died in the camps that displaced people live in in Kabul. There are thousands of people who were displaced as a result of the ongoing war and insecurity in the country. Almost all of these people came to Kabul and are staying in the parks in the city.
The weather in Kabul is getting cold and the displaced people have nothing to survive in the coming winter. I have watched a documentary on these people today and their situation is hard and is becoming even harder.
The Taliban have announced that they are planning to take them back where they came from, but it seems that it is not working now. Some UN agencies are helping them by providing them with tents, blankets, and food but they say that it is not enough.
A local news agency today confirmed that last week a number of ten children died due to lack of food, cold weather, and other sickness.