5Lakh People Displaced in Afghanistan

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According to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than 500,000 people have been internally displaced in Afghanistan by conflict so far in 2016.

The number represents a worrying trend of year-on-year increase of people internally displaced by conflict as well as a growing number of people living in prolonged displacement.

Thousands of Afghans have been displaced in the wake of intensifying attacks by Taliban militants against government interests in Kunduz, Helmand and Farah provinces over the past month.

Worsening security situation and the ongoing militancy have forced the Afghan people to leave their houses for safer places.

More than 1.1 million Afghans have been displaced due to conflicts since 2001 and more than 323,000 were registered as displaced persons in the first 10 months of 2016.

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