500,000 people displaced in Afghanistan in 2016: UN

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From The Tribune India:

“The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that more than 500,000 people have been internally displaced in Afghanistan by conflict so far in 2016, the highest number on record, a UN spokesman said.

“OCHA says the number represents a worrying trend of year-on-year increases of people internally displaced by conflict as well as a growing number of people living in prolonged displacement,” Deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq said on Wednesday.”

 

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