Afghan Civilians are in increasing danger as intensifying military campaigns amongst splintered insurgent groups are up by 50% since last year, with over 250,00 people displaced from their homes in the past two years. This rise of violence, with even some local militia members being hired by the Afghan Local Police (ALP) at the behest of poweful warlords, stands in marked contrast with the United States' assertions of reduced conflicts. The combined harships wrought on by increased conflict and a drought in the north, increasing food prices, and assisted by only minimal support from their government, has left Afghanistan's most vulnerable with limited choices for security and survival.
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Over the past two years, over 300,000 Afghans have been displaced by violence. These two Afghan boys were displaced from their homes in Badghis province by US military operations and are now living in tents with their families outside Herat.
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