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Food distribution tragedy in northern Afghanistan

Drought, high food prices and many other factors have pushed millions of Afghans into high risk food insecurity
Drought, high food prices and many other factors have pushed millions of Afghans into high risk food insecurity (Akmal Dawi/IRIN )

A food aid distribution in the Balkhab District of Sare Pol Province, northern Afghanistan, led to the death of one person and four people injured, according to the provincial head of the Afghan Red Crescent Society.



Violence broke out when people were told only some of them would receive the government food aid, which prompted the crowd to crush the aid consignments.



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