UN says 150,000 Afghans displaced since January

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The United Nations said in its conflict latest figures that more than 149,000 Afghans fled their homes in the first six months of the year due to the ongoing conflict.

The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a bulletin released on Thursday in Kabul that many of those affected were farmers who were missing critical sowing and harvest times.

It said the crisis has put their livelihoods at risk and increasing food insecurity in Afghanistan.

The UN noted that the northern province of Baghlan was one of the worst hit by the conflict still affecting 29 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

It complained that it had no access to many of the internally displaced persons.

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