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    137 Afghans held in Balochistan, Sindh

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 130 Afghan citizens have been detained in in Balochistan and Sindh provinces of neighbouring Pakistan, a media report said on Thursday.


    Refugee school in Peshawar closed down

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) has closed down a school for refugee children in northwestern Pakistan, touching off a protest, a news report said on Sunday. 


    Schools set up for Waziristani children

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Some 40 primary schools have been set up for Waziristan’s refugee children living in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday.


    Lack of shelter, jobs impede refugees’ return

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Government officials say around 1,080 families have returned to southern Kandahar province from Pakistan this year, compared with more than 2,000 households in 2013.


    Waziristan refugees begging for survival

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Many Pakistani refugees, who fled an ongoing military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan to southeastern Khost province, have started begging to feed their families.


    Iran continues to expel legal Afghan refugees

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Despite having legal residency documents, Afghan refugees continue to be expelled from neighbouring Iran, an official alleged on Wednesday.


    NWA refugees want more aid, shelter

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): A number of refugees’ families who fled North Waziristan Agency (NWA) following Pakistani military anti-militants offensive demanded the government and aid agencies to provide them with direly needed food stuff and shelter.


    Saudi Arabia donates aid to IDPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Saudi Arabia has donated two million dollars worth of food aid to the internally-displaced and repatriated Afghans, an official said on Wednesday.

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    Waziristan refugees in Khost receive aid

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some Australia-based Afghans provided cash assistance to refugees from Pakistan’s South Waziristan Agency (SWA) in southeastern Khost province.

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    Number of illegal migrants to Iran soars

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of youth illegally travelling to Iran in search of jobs via Nimroz province has doubled and those deported from the neighbouring country are stuck here, unable to pay for their home journey.