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Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan Falters in the Face of Intensifying Conflict


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Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan Falters in the Face of Intensifying Conflict

Kanya D'Almeida, IPS News

As the number of civilians impacted by the intensifying conflict in Afghanistan rises along with the fighting, humanitarian agencies are struggling to meet the needs of the wounded, hungry and displaced.

The first half of 2015 has seen “record high levels” of civilian casualties, the United Nations relief agency said Tuesday, with civilian deaths touching 1,592 and total non-combatant casualties standing at over 4,900 – a one-percent increase compared to the number of casualties in the same period in 2014.