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Guterres in Islamabad to attend conference on refugees

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Feb 16, 2020 - 11:25
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United Nations chief arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to attend a two-day international conference on Afghan refugees in Pakistan Radio Pakistan reported, Secretary General António Guterres was received by Pakistan’s Permanent...
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Nearly 8,000 refugees return home voluntarily

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Dec 29, 2019 - 11:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 8,000 registered refugees voluntarily returned to Afghanistan as of November 30, the ReliefWeb said on Sunday. Of the 7,985 Afghans coming home, 6,048 returned from Pakistan , 1,863 from Iran and 74 from other countries. On...
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Thousands of refugees returning to Kandahar need shelter

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Dec 18, 2019 - 17:14
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of families who have recently returned from Pakistan and Iran to southern Kandahar province need shelter, something the government is yet to provide them. Over 8,000 refugee families have recently returned from...
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Around 4m refugees return during unity govt

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Nov 23, 2019 - 16:19
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Around four million Afghan refugees repatriated during the National Unity Government (NUG)’s four years, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) said on Saturday. Rahmatullah Hakimi, head of the ministry’s...
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Repatriation of refugees from Pakistan suspended

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Nov 18, 2019 - 15:07
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has suspended the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan . The UN-assisted refugee repatriation is suspended between December and February when the...
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Pakistan fears new influx of Afghan refugees

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Oct 14, 2019 - 12:10
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has voiced its deep concern over a new wave of deadly incidents in Afghanistan , warning of a new influx of refugees. Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi expressed...
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MWA calls for refugees’ participation in upcoming polls

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Jun 30, 2019 - 16:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Migration Watch Afghanistan (MWA) has warned that 3.5 million Afghan refugees could miss participation in the upcoming presidential election, asking the government to address the issue. Abdul Aziz Khatebi, communication in...
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MoRR signs 9 accords to facilitate returnees, IDPs

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Jun 27, 2019 - 18:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) on Thursday signed multiple cooperation agreements worth 134 million afghanis with different organizations. Mehr-i-Khuda Sabbar, deputy refugees and repatriation minister, signed the...
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Afghanistan not safe for refugees’ return, says Balkhi

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Jun 20, 2019 - 19:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Thursday said migration from the country was not a solution, insisting the government was working to pave the way for the return of Afghan refugees from foreign countries. While talking to a...
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1,528 refugees voluntarily return from Pakistan

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May 15, 2019 - 08:33
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) it has repatriated 389 registered Afghan families to their homeland from Pakistan since March 1. After the winter break, 1,528 individuals were voluntarily sent to...
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Iran’s threat to expel Afghan refugees draws flak

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May 12, 2019 - 20:32
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The forcible deportation of Afghan refugees from Iran is against bilateral agreements and international laws, participants of a gathering in northern Balkh province said on Sunday.
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Afghan refugees’ situation improving in Turkey, Greece: Balkhi

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Mar 18, 2019 - 18:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Refugee and Repatriation minister Sayed Hussain Alami Balkhi on Monday said the situation of Afghan refugees based in Turkey and Greece was getting better. He told a press conference in Kabul that a commission for addressing...
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Mashaal seeks facilities for legal Afghans in Pakistan

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Jan 06, 2019 - 17:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan ’s ambassador to Pakistan Atif Mashaal has asked all Afghan consul generals to address problems Afghan refugees face in the neighboring country soon as possible. A statement from the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad to...
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755m afs needed to aid returnees, IDPs: Balkhi

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Dec 25, 2018 - 19:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Refugees and Repatriation Minister Sayed Hussain Balkhi on Tuesday said the government had allocated 20 million afghanis to help refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) but a staggering 755 million afghanis was needed for...
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Japan donates $2.7m for repatriation of refugees

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Sep 29, 2018 - 08:44
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Japanese government has promised a donation of $2.7 million to support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ repatriation programme. The donation was announced in a statement on Friday -- two days after Japanese...
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Facilitate return of refugees, UNHCR tells Kabul

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Sep 08, 2018 - 09:26
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has supported Pakistan ’s steps towards regulating the legal movement of Afghan refugees at the border. Nobody would support any illegal move that might trigger...
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‘Return to Afghanistan should be voluntary, respectful’

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Sep 05, 2018 - 17:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said the return of Afghan refugees from neighboring countries should be voluntary and respectful, pledging support in this regard. The UN agency has said it is ready to...
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More than 24,000 Afghans return from Pakistan, Iran

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Aug 15, 2018 - 09:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 24,048 Afghan citizens returned to their homeland last week, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). In a weekly report, OCHA said 409 Afghan refugees returned from neighbouring Pakistan ,...
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Taliban, Pakistani tribesmen clash over Paktika rally, 6 hurt

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Apr 23, 2018 - 21:00
SHARANA (Pajhwok): A physical clash broke out between Afghan Taliban and displaced tribesmen from Pakistan ’s semi-autonomous region -- south and north Waziristan -- in Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province Monday. The displaced persons...
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Deadline for voluntary return of refugees extended

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Apr 04, 2018 - 09:44
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The government of Pakistan has extended the deadline for the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to June 30. Since the resumption of the voluntary repatriation process, about 2,000 refugees had returned to Afghanistan in...
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