Nearly 300,000 Afghans displaced due to continued war in Afghanistan
Reporter: Shaker Sangi
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Afghanistan has issued a newsletter saying that nearly 300,000 Afghan citizens have been displaced from their homes in Afghanistan over the past few months as a result of continuing war, violence and natural causes.
According to a recent UNOCHA report, in 2019, displaced persons continue to direct humanitarian needs in Afghanistan due to ongoing conflicts and natural factors.
More than 282,800 people have fled their homes this year. Many of these people are displaced throughout the country, as conflict and poverty have prevented them from returning to their original areas.
The report also said that “about 83,800 of the 245,000 displaced in the west of the country in 2018 are still living in displacement due to drought and other factors, but have yet to return home.” This year, some 367,600 people from neighboring countries returned to Afghanistan, including 346,800 from Iran and 20,800 from Pakistan. “The move will require humanitarian assistance by the end of the year.