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Adrift in their own land, Afghanistan's displaced see their population swell

Adrift in their own land, Afghanistan's displaced see their population swell

A newly released Amnesty International report has found a “staggering” increase in the number of Afghans driven from their homes by the deepening unrest, political instability and  economic stagnation in the country.

The report, “My Children Will Die This Winter: Afghanistan’s Broken Promise to the Displaced,” concludes that the most neglected are not necessarily those who’ve made perilous trips seeking asylum in Europe, but those who’ve been uprooted and left to wander and seek shelter in their own country.

More than 1.2 million Afghans are now displaced – a twofold increase in three years. The report, made public late...

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