In Pakistan, Thousands of New Refugees

Intensified fighting in the Swat Valley and flooded refugees camps

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thousands of Pakistanis are fleeing the Swat valley, where the government is intensifying its fight against Taliban militants. The fighting has displaced tens of thousands of civilians who have fled the embattled areas and officials are struggling to deal with the refugee crisis. More civilians took advantage of the lifting of a curfew in parts of the valley on Sunday to escape the fighting and join those already flooding refugee camps. For more we turn to the BBC's reporter in Islamabad Mark Dummett.

To see the BBC's report on the refugee situation in Pakistan, click here.


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