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Afghanistan going from bad to worse

Whilst news comes today that the US Congress appropriated US$20 million to celebrate a "victory" in Iraq and Afghanistan [who do these jokers think they are kidding?] but have deferred that now to next year, the realities are, as the BBC reports here, like this:

"Tens of thousands of people have been driven from their homes by fighting in southern Afghanistan in recent months, the UN refugee agency has said.

Between 80,000 and 90,000 people had been displaced by the conflict in the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan, the UNHCR said.

The figure brings the total displaced in the area to about 200,000, it said."


"The UNHCR said that it had distributed jerry cans, plastic sheeting, floor mats, lanterns, family kits and blankets to 3,200 families in Kandahar province, but that the fighting had added "renewed hardship" to a population already hard-hit by drought and earlier conflicts".


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