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Number of Afghan IDPs reaches one million

Number of Afghan IDPs reaches one million

Jul 20, 2015 - 16:06

KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as one million Afghans have been internally displaced by the conflict, natural disasters and extreme poverty in recent years, a Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) official tweeted on Monday.

Danielle Moylan said the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were living in terrible conditions and direly needed more and more help.

The NRC official warned the situation of the displaced families would further worsen if the Afghan government and international donor agencies did not extend them support.

Most of the IDPs belong to southern Afghanistan with their number reaching 223,278, while those from western parts makes the second largest IDPs population numbering 220,434.

Moylan said 169,958 pesons had been displaced in central provinces, 14,489 in eastern, 97,425 in northern, 64,020 in northwestern, 24,189 in southwestern provinces of the coutnry.

She said most residents of Kunduz, Badghis and Helmand provinces were among the IDPs.

Insecurity, unemployment and natural disasters were the main causes behind the displacements.



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