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Monday, 5 November, 2001, 15:08 GMT
Picture gallery: Afghan refugees
Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are still fleeing the US-led bombing campaign in a desperate attempt to reach safety before winter sets in.

A coalition of charitable organisations has urged Washington to respect humanitarian law in its Afghan operations, particularly in its attempts to protect civilians.

Afghans fleeing by tractor
Afghans are trying to get out of their country any way they can

Afghan boy with pet bird
This 10-year-old has brought his pet bird on the tortuous journey through the Khyber Pass

Father and child
Unicef has warned that 10,000 children could die this winter...

Carpet bombing
But the US has rejected pleas for a break in the bombing

Refugees in a dust storm
In the meantime, the refugee camps are filling up...

Refugees on the Iranian border
No one in them knows when they will ever see home again

Refugees at prayer
For some, all that is left is faith
See also:

05 Nov 01 | South Asia
Major charities appeal to US
05 Nov 01 | South Asia
Rumsfeld defends bombing campaign
03 Nov 01 | South Asia
Afghan refugee women at risk
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