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Nine things you need to know about the crisis in Afghanistan

23 avr 2021

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Recurrent extreme weather events, increasing poverty, COVID-19 and 40 years of war are devastating the people of Afghanistan. Conflict continues to drive extreme physical and psychological harm and forces hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes every year. Almost 5 million people are internally displaced across the country. 

The number of recorded civilian casualties in the first three months of this year is significantly higher than a year ago, and the security situation deteriorated in the last quarter of 2020 with the start of the Intra-Afghan negotiations. Civilian casualties increased by 29 per cent compared with the same period in 2020, mainly due to improvised explosive attacks and targeted killings.

Here, we outline nine facts you need to know about the crisis in Afghanistan.

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The humanitarian community has an ambitious plan to respond to 15.7 million people who depend on aid for their survival. This is up from 2.3 million people just four years ago. Help humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan deliver this critical response to scale.

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