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Afghanistan on brink of humanitarian crisis-UN refugee agency

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(Reuters) – More Afghans are likely to flee their homes due to escalating violence, the U.N. refugee agency warned on Tuesday, as the Taliban take control of more territory in response to the withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces. “Afghanistan is on the brink of another humanitarian crisis. This can be avoided. This should be avoided,” Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a Geneva news briefing. “A failure to reach a peace agreement in Afghanistan and stem the current violence will lead to further displacement within the country, as well as to neighb…

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