GENEVA – The United Nations refugee agency says fighting in Pakistan between the military and Taliban militants has displaced more than 1.45 million people since May 2.
UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond says that is in addition to the more than 550,000 people who were displaced earlier by the military offensive in northwest Pakistan, meaning the total is now more than two million.
He said more people are being uprooted faster in Pakistan than in any other world conflict since the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s.
Redmond said today that it “has been long time since there has been a displacement this big. It could go back to Rwanda. It’s an enormous number of people.”