Swat valley could be worst refugee crisis since Rwanda, UN warns | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Swat valley could be worst refugee crisis since Rwanda, UN warns

Almost 1.5 million people have registered for assistance since fighting erupted three weeks ago, the UNHCR said, bringing the total number of war displaced in North West Frontier province to more than 2 million, not including 300,000 the provincial government believes have not registered. "It's been a long time since there has been a displacement this big," the UNHCR's spokesman Ron Redmond said in Geneva, trying to recall the last time so many people had been uprooted so quickly. "It could go back to Rwanda."

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The Pakistani military campaign to "win" this area is going to have a backlash of unprecedented proportions.

The answers here have to be social and political, not military. People don't get radicalized if they feel they really have a shot at a better life. It is when they feel they have no hope of being heard by the political establishment, and no hope of a better life that they become radicalized.

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