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Afghanistan: Urgent assistance needed to avoid deaths among displaced during cold

Headline Title:  Afghanistan: Urgent assistance needed for displaced 19 October 2012 Urgent steps are needed if Afghanistan is to avoid a repeat of the deaths among children and adults in the country’s displacement camps that occurred during last year’s bitterly cold winter conditions, a coalition of 30 NGOs including Amnesty International said. The 2011/12 winter was unusually cold in Afghanistan, and more than a 100 people, mostly children, died in refugee camps from the cold or illness. In an open letter to the UN, the Afghan government and international donors, Amnesty International,…

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