Archive for May 18th, 2016


‘Nearly 1,000 Afghans Fleeing Their Homes Daily’ 

Human Wrongs Watch

17 May 2016 – The United Nations humanitarian wing has reported that since the beginning of the year, about 1,000 Afghans have fled their homes every day due to fighting, and aid workers are struggling to meet the needs of those on the run from hard hit provinces such as Kunduz, Herat and Uruzugan.

In Kunduz, Afghanistan, about 2500 families displaced by conflict, receive humanitarian assistance from various agencies. Photo: OCHA/Mohammad Sadiq Zaheer

According to a report compiled in April and newly released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the main humanitarian story of the year is the very large number of people fleeing from their homes to save their lives, with about 118,000 on the move in the first four months of the year.

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