Despite calm in Kunduz, conditions for humanitarian assistance not yet restored: UN
This is due to continuing concerns related to contested control in some areas of the city, the existence of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and the potential for ambushes on some roads leading the city, according to a situation update released by OCHA.
Some civilians and relief partners have reportedly entered Kunduz city by road on 11 and 12 October, and an initial shipment of medical supplies has been moved by air.
Water and electricity have been restored to some parts of the city, but other basic services remain unavailable due to damage from the conflict, according to OCHA, which also indicated that an estimated 14,000 families are currently displaced in northeast Afghanistan.
Critical needs for these internally displaced persons (IDPs) include food and shelter, as well as health and water, sanitation and hygiene needs.
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