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    Migration

    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.



    Migration

    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.



    Migration

    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.



    Migration

    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.



    Migration,Social

    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.



    Business & Economics,Migration

    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.



    Business & Economics,Migration,Features

    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.



    Governance,Migration

    Foreign aid sought for Waziristan refugees

    KHOST (Pajhwok): The Minister of Foreign Affairs would contact donor agencies to seek support for the refugees who recently fled a military operation in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) of Pakistan. 



    Business & Economics,Migration

    US-Afghans send food aid to refugees

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of Afghans living in the US have provided food aid to Khost-based refugees from Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan.



    Business & Economics,Migration

    Edible items distributed to NWA refugees

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): Officials in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday distributed edible items to refugees from the North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan. The families have been displaced by a military operation in the region.