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Afghan Conflict Causes Record Internal Displacements in 2016, UN Says

The United Nations announced Wednesday that the conflict in Afghanistan has internally displaced more than a half million people in 2016, the highest number on record. The figure surpasses last year's record of 471,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and is around 15 percent more than the figure at this time last year, said the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Afghanistan. "More of Afghanistan is also affected, with a record 198 out of...

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