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Lives interrupted

By Oxfam
About 70 percent of Afghans interviewed for "The Cost of War" said unemployment and poverty have been major causes of the conflict. This woman was interviewd in Bamiyan. Photo: Coco McCabe

According to a new report by Oxfam and a group of Afghan organizations:

  • one in six Afghans are currently considering leaving Afghanistan;
  • one in five Afghans have been tortured since the wars began in 1979;
  • and three quarters of Afghans have been forced to leave their homes since then.