"Emergency spike" in newly-displaced across Afghanistan

Stephen O'Brien. Photo: Najib Haidary/UNAMA

There is an "emergency spike" in the number of newly-displaced people across Afghanistan, who are in need of life-saving aid.

That's according to the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, speaking at the end of a two-day fact-finding visit to the country.

He announced that the UN was launching a "flash appeal" for US$150 million to bring relief to more than one million long-term displaced, as well around 245,000 newly-displaced since the beginning of this year.

Continuing conflict means that 2.7 million Afghans are malnourished.

Mr O'Brien spoke to Hamed Haleemi, in the capital, Kabul.

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