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    Afghans’ repatriation process suspended

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan has been suspended for a short period of time, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime,Migration

    Afghan human smuggler jailed in Indonesia

    KABUL (PAN): An Indonesian court on Tuesday convicted a man of Afghan origin on the charge of human smuggling and sentenced him to six years in prison, a media report said.


    Afghan asylum seekers on strike in Sweden

    KABUL (PAN): More than a dozen Afghan asylum seekers in Sweden have been on hunger strike over the past few days after the authorities ordered them sent back home, the protestors said on Saturday.


    50 displaced families in urgent need of aid

    AIBAK (PAN): Fifty internally displaced families are living in harsh conditions in the Khuram Sarbagh district of northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday.

    Accidents & Disasters,Migration

    2 Afghan children die in Swabi roof-collapse

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two children of an Afghan refugee family were among 10 people killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and eastern Punjab provinces, reports s


    800 Afghan refugees in Iran get passports

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of Afghan refugees living in Iran have been issued passports to help them find work visas in the neighbouring country, an official said on Monday.


    Displaced families get winter assistance

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Winter assistance, including food items, was delivered to nearly 2,000 families in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital city of northern Balkh province, officials said on Sunday.


    Islamabad orders end to refugees’ harassment

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has been directed to ensure an end to the harassment of Afghan refugees with valid residency documents, Pakistan’s federal authorities said on Thu


    5,000 families lack access to potable water

     ASADABAD (PAN): Nearly 5,000 returnees living in a camp eastern Kunar province have no access to potable water, residents and officials said on Monday.


    UNHCR urges protection of displaced Afghans

    KABUL (PAN): Some 440 vulnerable families threatened by Afghanistan’s harsh winter were distributed emergency assistance at the Kabul Women’s Garden, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.