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Migration

Displaced families delivered aid in Sar-i-Pul

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Feb 11, 2016 - 18:37
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on Thursday distributed non-edible aid packages to 114 internally displaced families in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said. Repatriation and Refugee Director Eng. Abdul Ahmad told...
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Waziristani refugees in Paktika receive cash assistance

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Feb 07, 2016 - 14:17
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Nearly $300,000 cash assistance was extended to war-displaced families from Pakistan’s tribal region of Waziristani in Barmal and Orgun districts of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Sunday. The cash assistance was...
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No deal on forced deportation of Afghans: Ministry

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Feb 02, 2016 - 16:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugee and Repatriation on Tuesday said 250,000 Afghans applied for asylum in 44 countries in 2015 and the Afghan government would not sign any memorandum of understanding (MoU) with any country on forcibly...
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57 Afghans expelled from Pakistan-administered zone of Kashmir

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Jan 31, 2016 - 11:43
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Scores of Afghan citizens, having no legal residency documents, have been expelled from the Pakistan-administered zone of Kashmir, law-enforcement officials say. Fifty Afghans, who had been living in different areas of Kotli...
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Families returning from Waziristan receive aid in Khost

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Jan 28, 2016 - 20:53
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan refugee families returning from Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday received non-food items in aid from the International Organization of Migration in southeastern Khost province, an official said. IOM...
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UN hands over RAHA projects to Balochistan govt

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Jan 27, 2016 - 15:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN refugee agency on Wednesday announced handing over three health, water supply and education projects, which were upgraded under the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) initiative, to the Balochistan government The Rs51...
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Waziristan refugees allege anomalies in aid distribution

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Jan 19, 2016 - 16:26
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Refugees from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in southeastern Khost province have alleged massive irregularities in distribution of aid. Hundreds of refuges in the Gulan camp of Gorbaz district and demanded more assistance to...
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More than 2,000 Afghans in Tajikistan up against odds

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Jan 14, 2016 - 11:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 2,200 Afghan refugees are currently residing in Tajikistan, with few contemplating returning home, writes a French journalist.
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3 Afghan women, child drown as migrant boat sinks in Turkey

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Jan 12, 2016 - 13:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Four Afghan nationals drowned off the Turkish coast after a migrant boat sank in the Aegean Sea on Monday, media reports said.
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Helmand IDPs claim their aid misappropriated by elders

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Jan 11, 2016 - 17:02
LASHKARGHAH (Pajhwok): Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) on Monday accused community councils’ members and elders of stealing assistance meant for distribution to them in southern Helmand province.
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UNHCR closes office in southeastern Afghanistan

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Dec 31, 2015 - 21:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN refugee agency has closed its office and ceased operations in southeastern Afghanistan, an official said on Thursday, fearing the move could increase problems of refugees and displaced families. The refugee and repatriation...
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Helmand conflict displaces thousands of families

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Dec 31, 2015 - 15:51
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Thousands of families have been displaced by ongoing fighting in southern Helmand province, an official acknowledged on Thursday. Scores of families were faced with multiple problems in insurgency-plagued areas of the province...
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Pakistan says no option but to extend stay of Afghan refugees

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Dec 31, 2015 - 14:50
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan government, despite having serious reservations on the issue, says it has no option but to extend the stay of Afghan refugees in the country.
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Turkish forces save 69 Afghan migrants from drowning

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Dec 22, 2015 - 13:32
KABU (Pajhwok): Turkish security forces have saved 69 Afghan migrants, trying to illegally cross into Europe, from drowning, a media report said on Tuesday.
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Over 300 Afghans in Germany apply for repatriation

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Dec 19, 2015 - 13:46
KABUL (Pajhwok) Over 300 Afghans living in Germany have applied for voluntary repatriation in the last two months, a media report said on Saturday. Prensa Latina, Latin American news agency, quoted government sources as saying that 320 Afghans had...
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Karzai renews call on Afghan youth to avoid migration

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Dec 14, 2015 - 22:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai said on Monday other countries did not develop with the help of foreign aid, but with sustained and non-stopped efforts.
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2 Afghan Air Force trainees reported missing in US

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Dec 09, 2015 - 09:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Air Force (AAF) students, attending s training course in the Georgia state of America have disappeared, CNN reported on Wednesday. Assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron, the trainees did not report for duty on Monday at...
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12,000 acres of land allocated for refugee township

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Nov 26, 2015 - 18:08
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A 12,000-acre of land has been allocated in southern Kandahar province for a township to provide land plots to Afghan refugee families returning from neighbouring countries and internally displaced persons, a minister said on Thursday.
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Canada-based Afghan students assist Kunduz families

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Nov 20, 2015 - 15:32
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): An aid package donated by Canada-based Afghan students was distributed among the conflict-affected families in northeastern Kunduz province, an official said on Friday. Ajmal Sarfaraz, the aid coordinator, told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Norway may reject 90pc migrants, say visiting officials

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Nov 15, 2015 - 18:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Visiting Norwegian officials on Sunday said their government’s new policy on immigration had minimised the chance for illegal migrants to be accepted there and possibly 90 percent applications might be rejected.
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