Armed conflict displaced over 287,000 persons in six months: UNHCR Afghanistan

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“The operational context in Afghanistan has been marked by a new wave of COVID-19, drought, deteriorating security situation, and ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks,” said in United Nations Refugees Agency’s recently released operational update.

“As a result of the C19 pandemic, numbers of households lost their livelihoods, even as borders were closed to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Armed conflict displaced over 287,000 persons in Q1 and Q2.

UNHCR is executing plans to assist 3.1 million refugees, asylum-seekers, Afghan refugee returnees, internally displaced persons and host communities, with access to basic services – education, health and other public facilities,” the update further said.

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