Afghanistan now a ‘continual emergency’, as war drives record numbers from their homes

from IRIN
Published on 10 Jan 2017 View Original

By: Bilal Sarwary

Bibi Mariam was milking her cow when it suddenly let out a wild howl and collapsed in a pool of blood.

The so-called Islamic State and the Taliban were fighting near her village in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. The stray bullet that killed her cow finally convinced Mariam to flee – joining a record number of Afghans displaced by conflict.

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