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Migration

Thousands of illegal Afghans detained in Pakistan

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Jan 24, 2015 - 12:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province have detained 1,900 illegal Afghan nationals in a series of search operations, a media report said on Saturday. A total of 5,550 suspects have been taken into...
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More than 135 Afghans rounded up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Jan 20, 2015 - 12:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 135 Afghan citizens have been detained during search operations in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said on Tuesday.
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Unregistered Afghans in Kurram given 3 days to leave

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Jan 19, 2015 - 11:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Unregistered Afghan refugees living in Pakistan’s northwestern Kurram tribal region have been ordered to quit the area within three days, a media report said on Monday.
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Afghan refugees in Balochistan don’t want to return: UN

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Jan 16, 2015 - 15:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Most of Afghan refugees in Pakistan do not want to voluntarily return due to the deteriorating law and order situation in their country, a UN official was quoted as saying on Friday.
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Injured Afghan national in Iran loses hope for life

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Jan 12, 2015 - 20:45
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): An Afghan worker in Iran, who suffered critical wounds in an accident, has been unable to fund his medical treatment due to abject poverty.
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Pakistan not extending deadline for refugees return

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Jan 09, 2015 - 11:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): A meeting on policy recommendations and registration of Afghan refugees was said to be attended by senior officials in Islamabad and decided that deadline for repatriation of Afghan refugees would not be extended beyond December 31 2015.
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200 displaced families receive UN aid

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Jan 07, 2015 - 20:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 200 internally displaced families (IDPs) received winter aid from the UN’s refugee agency in central capital Kabul, an official said on Wednesday. The aid worth $1 million included warm clothing, fuel, food and kitchen...
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Iran regularising plans to expel Afghans

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Jan 06, 2015 - 14:07
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Iran has been trying to regularise plans on how to repatriate Afghan refugees after next six months, an Iranian Ministry of Interior official told a visiting Afghan delegation a day earlier. Dr. Aziz Kazemi, who serves as head of...
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Rally seeks end to abuse Afghans face in Iran (Video)

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Dec 31, 2014 - 11:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of people on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, calling for an end to ill-treatment of Afghan refugees in the neighbouring country. The protest began at around 10:30am...
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Rally seeks end to abuse Afghans face in Iran

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Dec 30, 2014 - 18:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of people on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, calling for an end to ill-treatment of Afghan refugees in the neighbouring country. The protest began at around 10:30am...
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MRR queries KP decision on refugees

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Dec 21, 2014 - 20:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The decision to expel all Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after a month is against previous commitments and efforts were on to resolve the issue through diplomatic channels, officials said on Sunday.
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Iranian police warned over abusing Afghans

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Dec 19, 2014 - 11:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Iranian police chief has warned security personnel of legal action if they humiliate Afghan refugees living in that country.
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Iran to extend visas for Afghans: Mohaqiq

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Dec 14, 2014 - 19:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has promised to extend visas of Afghan refugees in the neighboring country for six months, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq said on Sunday.
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Iran extends visas for 450 Afghan refugees

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Dec 13, 2014 - 15:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Iran has extended work visas of 450 Afghan refugees for six more months, an official said on Saturday.
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Many families displaced by Kapisa insecurity

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Dec 10, 2014 - 17:45
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Growing insecurity has led to a considerable increase in the number of displaced families in central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.
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People smuggling venture returned to Sri Lanka

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Dec 04, 2014 - 12:00
KABUL (PAJHWOK): The Australian Government continues its close cooperation with the Sri Lankan Government to disrupt people smuggling ventures departing Sri Lanka. On 26 November 2014 a people smuggling venture carrying 38 Sri Lankan nationals...
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137 Afghans held in Balochistan, Sindh

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Nov 06, 2014 - 11:51
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.
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Refugee school in Peshawar closed down

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Oct 26, 2014 - 11:29
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.
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Schools set up for Waziristani children

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Oct 25, 2014 - 14:38
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.
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Lack of shelter, jobs impede refugees’ return

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Oct 06, 2014 - 16:06
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.
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