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Afghanistan: Displaced by Taliban, Afghans build new life01:18

Afghanistan: Displaced by Taliban, Afghans build new life

Afghanistan, Kabul
May 10, 2014 at 15:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Afghanistan: Displaced by Taliban, Afghans build new life

Thousands of people forced to leave their houses after Taliban forces seized their villages, live in makeshift shelters on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul.

More than 100,000 Afghans were displaced last year, fleeing the Taliban insurgency. Most have found refugee camps, but with NATO troops leaving Afghanistan at the end of this year, many are asking what's left behind for a nation wracked by more than a decade of conflict.

Muhammad Nawazi, from the southern Helmand province was expelled from his village by Taliban. Muhammed says their houses now serve as bases and the government has lost control of the area. Most of the refugees in the makeshift village are from Helmand's Sangin district. One man from the area, Ahmed, left five years ago and doesn't expect to return due to continuing violence.

Their makeshift camp lacks modern amenities like electricity, sewage and running water. Most arrive with few belongings and employment opportunities are few. Winters are freezing and hot summers lead to deaths.

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Afghanistan: Displaced by Taliban, Afghans build new life

Thousands of people forced to leave their houses after Taliban forces seized their villages, live in makeshift shelters on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul.

More than 100,000 Afghans were displaced last year, fleeing the Taliban insurgency. Most have found refugee camps, but with NATO troops leaving Afghanistan at the end of this year, many are asking what's left behind for a nation wracked by more than a decade of conflict.

Muhammad Nawazi, from the southern Helmand province was expelled from his village by Taliban. Muhammed says their houses now serve as bases and the government has lost control of the area. Most of the refugees in the makeshift village are from Helmand's Sangin district. One man from the area, Ahmed, left five years ago and doesn't expect to return due to continuing violence.

Their makeshift camp lacks modern amenities like electricity, sewage and running water. Most arrive with few belongings and employment opportunities are few. Winters are freezing and hot summers lead to deaths.