Afghanistan: Fleeing war, finding misery: The plight of the internally displaced in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Fleeing war, finding misery: The plight of the internally displaced in Afghanistan

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Index Number: ASA 11/001/2012
Date Published: 23 February 2012
Categories: Afghanistan

About 400 people are displaced every day in Afghanistan. With the conflict intensifying in recent years, entire communities have fled their homes in search of greater security – and their numbers are rising. Tens of thousands of people have sought shelter in slums in the capital, Kabul, as well as other cities. Working with international donors, Afghanistan must take decisive action to provide displaced people with adequate housing, protect them against forced eviction, and ensure that their rights to food, water, health, and education are fulfilled.


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