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Afghanistan under the Taliban is second in the world for the number of internally displaced people

After Syria, Afghanistan has the second-highest number of internally displaced people (6.55 million). The research also issued a warning about the potential for worldwide displacement to worsen over the course of the following three decades.

According to a recent report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Afghanistan is currently home to 6.55 million internally displaced people, making it the second-highest country in terms of the number of displaced people, after Syria.

The research stated that as of December 31, 2022, more than 4.39 million people were internally displaced as a result of the country’s ongoing conflicts and bloodshed. A total of 2.16 million individuals have also been forced to leave Afghanistan as a result of various disasters.

The research also issued a warning about the possibility for a rise in worldwide displacement over the course of the following three decades.

Conflict forced Malik Khan to relocate from the Laghman region to Kabul a few years ago. He stated, “Our main issue is that there is no assistance for internally displaced people, and in the last two years, the only assistance we have received has been 50 kg of oil and 5 kg of peas.”

The Taliban and humanitarian agencies have both received requests for help from other displaced people.

Maryam, a different refugee, said, “We request the Islamic Emirate to provide us with shelter and assistance. If it gives us the same location without a clinic, we will take it.
“We came here to help and provide our kids a place to live. Our family faces issues with water and electricity, and none of our kids attend school. As a result of the lack of employment in Mazar, we relocated here, said Hayatullah, a resident of the Balkh province.

Furthermore, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has already noted a marked rise in the number of people who have been internally displaced in Afghanistan. This organization estimated that there are roughly six million internally displaced individuals in the nation as a whole.

The Taliban currently dominate Kabul, and earlier on July 30, US envoys for Afghanistan Thomas West and Rina Amri renewed their plea for an inclusive administration there, according to TOLO news. Women’s rights in the country have been restricted ever since the Taliban came to power.

Two days before the Doha summit, Thomas West, a US special envoy, and Rina Amiri, a US special envoy for Afghan women, girls, and human rights, met in Astana with officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to discuss Afghanistan.