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    Number of returning families doubles: UNHCR

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said the number of returnees to northern provinces from Pakistan and Iran had doubled in 2012. 



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    Winter assistance delivered to Ghazni families

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Up to 1,500 deserving families received winter assistance from two UN agencies in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Friday.



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    Pakistan gives Afghan refugees 6 more months

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Wednesday allowed Afghan refugees to live legally in the country for another six months, extending a tripartite agreement that was due to expire at the end of the current month.



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    48 towns to be established for Afghan refugees: Anwari

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN):  The Minister of Refugees and Repatriation on Wednesday announced the establishment of 48 towns for Afghan refugees returning home from neighbouring countries in the next three years.



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    Takhar flood-hit victims get free land

     


    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN):  The Afghan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) has started distributing residential plots to 1,350 flood-hit victims and vulnerable families in the northern province of Takhar.



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    Iran steps up expulsion of Afghan refugees

    HERAT CITY/KABUL (PAN): The Iranian government has stepped up the process of forcibly expelling Afghan refugees, officials said on Tuesday.



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    Displaced families in Kunar receive aid

    ASADABAD (PAN): Distribution of aid to families displaced by cross-border incursions into eastern Kunar province was launched on Wednesday, officials said.



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    Over 50,000 Afghan refugees return home: UNHCR

    KABUL (PAN): More than 50,000 Afghan refugees have returned from Pakistan and Iran so far this year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said.



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    Afghan refugees asked to leave Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan’s Khyber Pakthunkhwa provincial government on Thursday asked unregistered Afghan refugees and other foreigners residing illegally in the northwestern province to leave the country immediately or face strict legal action.



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    Pakistan asked to revoke decision on refugees

    KABUL (PAN):  The Afghan government on Thursday urged Pakistan to revoke its recent decision regarding refugees’ forcible expulsion by the end of the current year.