Eurasia Review: Report From the Refugee Camp Near Kabul, Afghanistan

By Maya Evans

In 2011 Refugees International stated that Afghanistan has the most number of refugees in the world, reporting that air strikes and night raids by US/NATO forces were destroying homes, crops and infrastructure, traumatizing civilians and displacing tens of thousands of people. There is also the massive problem of foreign firms arming militia who have created violence in communities which also contributes to displacement. Indeed that very evening a story on Reuters about two British men detained in Kabul with 30 AK 47 assault riffles (without serial numbers), and “plenty of ammunition”. The Private Security Firm, Garda World, was dissolved the next day by the Afghan Internal Ministry.

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