United Nations, Oct 21, The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is concerned about intensified fighting between the Taliban and the Islamic State-Khorasan in eastern Afghanistan, which has triggered new displacements, said the world body on Friday.

There are more than 2,000 newly displaced people, adding to the 5,000 people that were displaced by the fighting that started five days ago in Nangarhar province, UN spokesman Farhan Haq quoted local sources as saying.

Ambulances are currently on standby and the World Health Organization has dispatched additional supplies to cover a total of 2,000 patients, said Haq.

OCHA said it will continue to provide humanitarian assistance, wherever access permits

--IANS