(IRIN) – Civilians cannot access medical care in Lashkar Gah and aid agencies are preparing for a possible Taliban takeover as militants lay siege to the city, which is the capital of Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province.  Fighting since the beginning of August has displaced about 10,000 people, according to the UN’s emergency aid coordination body, OCHA. About 6,000 people fled into Lashkar Gah as militants battled government soldiers in surrounding districts, while another 4,000 took refuge in an area under the control of anti-government forces.