UN official: Plight of Afghan poor may worsen

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A top U.N. official says Afghanistan’s security situation has overshadowed the humanitarian needs of the nation’s poorest, and their plight may worsen as international assistance wanes. The World Bank says the transition, in which NATO forces are handing over security to Afghans, will likely coincide with a decline in foreign aid. That could lead to serious economic problems and job losses. U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says without action, that could result in economic migrants flooding informal settlements already filled with people fleeing the fighting or returning from refuge abroad. She said Wednesday the transition “will result in a lot of people losing…

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