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Dramatic Rise in Number of Afghans Displaced by Conflict

The number of Afghans who have fled violence and remain trapped in their own country has doubled over the past three years, says a new report by Amnesty International. A staggering 1.2 million people are internally displaced in Afghanistan, showing a dramatic increase from some 500,000 in 2013, says the report in an attempt to cast a fresh light on the country’s forgotten victims of war. It comes amid fears of an escalation in the Taliban-led insurgent attacks this year. “Even after...

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