Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

The 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview indicates that some 8.1 million people need humanitarian assistance, but this figure is expected to increase to at least 8.3 million people due to the intensification of the conflict, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday at a daily news briefing here.

Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
“Aid agencies are concerned by the increasing number of attacks, in particular on health workers and health facilities,” he said.

In 2015, attacks against health facilities and personnel increased by 50 percent.

Meanwhile, more than 11,000 civilian casualties were documented last year and some 335,000 people were newly displaced, a 78-percent increase compared to 2014. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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