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Voluntary repatriation for Afghan refugees suspended temporarily

Voluntary repatriation for Afghan refugees suspended temporarily

Press release ISLAMABAD, 17 March 2020: Following the closure of the Torkham and Chaman official border-crossing points with Afghanistan, the voluntary repatriation of registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan has been suspended. This is due to precautionary measures...

UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation programme for Afghan refugees resumed

UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation programme for Afghan refugees resumed

Press release ISLAMABAD, 2 March 2020: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has resumed its voluntary repatriation programme for registered Afghan refugees on Monday (today) after a three-month winter break. The voluntary repatriation operations had been suspended for the...

Afghan teen aspires to help her country heal

Afghan teen aspires to help her country heal

Forty years of conflict have trapped millions of Afghans in exile, but Nadia yearns to go home – when peace returns, and once she has the medical skills to care for her people. By Christopher Reardon in Quetta, Pakistan | 15 February 2020 Like many teenagers the world...

Refugees and communities bank on a brighter future in Pakistan

Refugees and communities bank on a brighter future in Pakistan

By Kate Bond in Karachi, Pakistan | 12 February 2020 In a small corner of a bustling market in southern Pakistan, Mohammad Azeem runs his fingers through a barrel of bright red paprika. He smiles. His spices are selling well today. For years, as an Afghan refugee with...