100 million milestone – what’s exacerbating the issue of refugees?

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Within a decade, the number of refugees around the world has doubled and crossed the 100-million mark. Conflict has forced millions out of their homes in Afghanistan alone. “One could see being on the ground how desperate that situation is,” said Barbar Baloch, UNHCR senior regional spokesman. With every corner of the globe being affected by wars and conflicts, what could be the way out for all those struggling displaced people?

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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