More than 660,000 displaced during pandemic despite UN plea

An Afghan girl fills up a barrel with water. Since March 23, Afghanistan has seen more than 10,000 people displaced due to conflicts. – EPA pic, May 22, 2020.

MORE than 660,000 people have been displaced from their homes in conflict zones around the world since March, despite a United Nations call for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic, a top international aid group said today.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said its figures showed armed conflict around the world had continued during the pandemic, even as much of globe went into lockdown.

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