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Friday, 19 October, 2001, 14:24 GMT 15:24 UK
In pictures: Plight of the refugees
The United Nations refugee agency says more than 3,500 Afghan refugees have crossed the border into Pakistan in the largest one-day influx since the US bombing campaign began.

The UNHCR estimates that 1.5m Afghans could become displaced in the wake of the military campaign, on top of the estimated 5m already living as refugees.


Afghan women refugees carrying their children enters into Pakistan at Chaman border post
Recent reports say most of the refugees fleeing Afghanistan are women and children

An Afghan family pulls its belongings with a tractor at the Chaman border crossing into Pakistan
The luckier ones were able to leave with their belongings

Hungry Afghan refugee children beg for bread on the outskirts of Islamabad in Pakistan
Hungry Afghan refugee children beg for bread on the outskirts of Islamabad in Pakistan

Afghan refugee children in Khwaja-Bahauddin, an anti-Taleban northern stronghold in the Takhar province
Aid agencies say their appeals for donations have not met the response they were hoping for

An Afghan refugee outside his home in the refugee camp of Niatak, near the border with Afghanistan in Iran
Iran hosts 2.5 million refugees, of whom some 5,000 live in mud houses in the Niatak camp

Afghan refugees from Kabul gather in the Northern Alliance controlled village of Kurbankha
Refugees within Afghanistan have fled to areas held by the opposition Northern Alliance
See also:

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Short clashes with aid agencies
19 Oct 01 | South Asia
'Panic' as Afghans enter Pakistan
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12 Oct 01 | South Asia
Refugee agency 'failing Afghans'
11 Jan 01 | South Asia
Afghan refugees' unending plight
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