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The Cost of the Afghan War to Workers and Taxpayers

Brown University’s Costs of War Project estimates that the US has spent some $2.26 trillion on the war in Afghanistan over the past two decades. More than 100,000 Afghan civilians, tens of thousands of Afghan security forces personnel and Taliban fighters, about 3,500 US and NATO troops and 4,000+ Western mercenaries were killed in that time, with hundreds of thousands more injured, and millions becoming refugees.

Council refuses to take any Afghan refugees due to its own housing crisis

A COUNCIL has been praised for refusing to take any Afghan refugees, because it wants to prioritise its own crisis situation for its own people. Torbay Council says the area already faces a housing crisis and so it cannot make room for Afghans in need of sanctuary. However, the government has called on local authorities to ask them to provide accommodation for up 20,000 refugees.