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UN warns of up to 500,000 more Afghan refugees by year end

"We are preparing for around 500,000 new refugees in the region. This is a worst-case scenario," Kelly Clements, the deputy high commissioner of the UN refugee agency, told reporters.

August 27, 2021 / 06:56 PM IST
Afghan refugee | Representative image

Afghan refugee | Representative image

The United Nations said Friday it was bracing for a possible exodus from Afghanistan of up to half a million more refugees by the end of 2021.

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"We are preparing for around 500,000 new refugees in the region. This is a worst-case scenario," Kelly Clements, the deputy high commissioner of the UN refugee agency, told reporters.
AFP
first published: Aug 27, 2021 06:49 pm
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