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    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



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    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.



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    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.



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    Shelter a major problem for returnees: Jamahir

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Dr. Jamahir Anwari on Wednesday called the absence of shelters a major problem for the Afghans returning to the country.



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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.