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Afghanistan: the decimation of a people.

  title={Afghanistan: the decimation of a people.},
  author={M Sliwiński},
The demographic impact of the war in Afghanistan is analyzed using data from surveys conducted among the refugees in Pakistan in 1987. The data indicate that by the end of 1987 approximately nine percent of the population had been killed during the war totalling between 1 and 1.5 million persons. Consideration is given to trends in mortality over time the demographic characteristics of those killed emigration and geographical differences in war-related mortality. (ANNOTATION) 

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