Afghanistan: More than half a million people internally displaced in Afghanistan due to conflicts 2021: UN report

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KABUL: More than half a million people in Afghanistan has been internally displaced as a result of conflicts and insecurity in the country this year, according to a new report from the UN migration agency IOM.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) report conducted between 11 and 21 November 2021 has found that at least 667,900 people have been displaced internally between 1 January and 21 November, Khaama Press reported
The report has also identified the number of refugees who have been returned to Afghanistan this year from Pakistan and Iran.
More than 1.146 million undocumented Afghan refugees have returned from Iran and Pakistan in 2021, the majority of whom have returned from Iran.
On the other hand, hundreds of thousands of Afghans have emigrated to Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, India, Europe, England, US and Canada in the last 100 days, then the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August, Khaama Press reported.
Referring to unverified reports, the Afghan media indicated that over 95 percent of Afghan citizens have been living below the poverty line since August 15, and the country’s economy has fallen by more than 35 percent since then.
A number of Afghan women leaders, journalists, rights activists, lawyers and judges have been evacuated by Western countries.


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