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Migration

3,629 refugee families return to Kandahar this year

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Sep 14, 2017 - 00:00
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): So far 3,629 Afghan refugee families have returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan via the Spin Boldak-Chaman border crossing this year, officials in southern Kandahar province say.
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Khost: Displaced families in need of assistance

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Sep 13, 2017 - 15:19
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Families displaced as a result of war from Paktia to Khost province demand immediate assistance from government and humanitarian organisations. Logar Khan, a resident of Janikhel district, told Pajhwok Afghan News he moved to...
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Hundreds flee clashes in Paktika’s Gomal

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Sep 07, 2017 - 18:12
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Hundreds of families have fled ongoing clashes between security forces and militants in the Gomal district of southeastern Paktika province. One of them, Sayed Shah, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the clashes in Gomal erupted two...
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IDPs seek solution to their problems as they have nothing to celebrate Eid

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Sep 01, 2017 - 10:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have demanded the government to provide them with work opportunities as they have been facing multiple challenges.
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Voluntary return of Afghan refugees slows down

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Aug 28, 2017 - 13:02
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland has cosiderably slowed dow as undocumented migrants stream to registration centres across Pakistan. Around 25,000 illegal Afghans have been registered by Pakistan's...
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Peshawar University to set up refugee study centre

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Aug 28, 2017 - 12:44
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The University of Peshawar, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, plans to set up a centre for refugee and migration studies. The Department of International Relations said on Sunday it was...
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Pakistan facilitates Afghan refugees with education, training

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Aug 25, 2017 - 12:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan refugees’ ministry official have said multiple facilities had been provided to Afghan refugees in Pakistan including education and trainings.
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Pakistan to document 700,000 illegal Afghan migrants

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Aug 21, 2017 - 16:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten thousands illegal Afghan refugees have been registered recently in Pakistan, with another seven hundred thousand illegal refugees to be documented in the coming six months, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) said...
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Germany won’t deport Afghan refugees: Alemi

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Aug 14, 2017 - 12:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): In the wake of an attack on the German embassy in Kabul, Berlin has decided to halt deportation of Afghan refugees, the minister of refugees says. Under the German interior ministry’s decision, only those Afghans involved in...
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‘Power lines cut by Nangarhar official being investigated’

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Aug 10, 2017 - 19:23
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council head of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said power cables allegedly severed by the provincial refugees and repatriation director in Jalalabad city would be investigated. The provincial council head,...
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PMGGI seeks joint body to address migration conundrum

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Aug 09, 2017 - 22:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Peace, Media and Good Governance Institute (PMGGI) has demanded the creation of a joint commission to handle migration-related challenges and issues.
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153,000 people flee homes in past 7 months: Balkhi

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Aug 01, 2017 - 21:02
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 153,000 individuals have been displaced across the country due to clashes and insecurity during the past seven months, said the minister of refugees and repatriation on Tuesday.
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Honorable return of refugees top priority: Balkhi

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Jul 29, 2017 - 19:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Refugee and Repatriation Minister Syed Hussain Alami Balkhi on Saturday said an honorable and dignified return of Afghan refugees from their host countries was a top priority of the ministry. Balkhi, who met representatives of...
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Pakistan to begin registering illegal Afghans from Aug 12

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Jul 22, 2017 - 20:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 700,000 Afghan refugees living in Pakistan without legal documents would be issued new registration cards in Pakistan, a statement from the Ministry of Refugee and Repatriation in Kabul said on Saturday. A test process of...
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Past week saw above 10,000 refugees returning: MoRR

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Jul 17, 2017 - 17:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugee and Repatriation (MoRR) on Monday said more than 10,000 Afghan refugee families returned to their home country from neighboring countries during the past one week. A MoRR statement received by Pajhwok Afghan...
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Return of Waziristan families from Afghanistan resumes

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Jul 10, 2017 - 10:26
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Tribal families who fled to Afghanistan as a result of a military offensive in North Waziristan Agency are all poised to start returning home today (Monday), an official said. About 1,200 individuals will return North Waziristan...
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Afghans given 6 days to leave Mohmand tribal region

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Jul 05, 2017 - 11:19
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Undocumented Afghan refugees living in Mohmand Agency have been given a week to leave the tribal region, bordering eastern Kunar province, The political administration has issued notices to all unregistered Afghan refugees to...
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Nangarhar IDPs need more assistance: UN

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Jul 02, 2017 - 12:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) head in Afghanistan has said Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are caught in multiple problems. UNHCR's country chief Fatema Abdullah traveled to eastern Nangarhar province and met...
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Helmand IDPs sans work, shelter in Kandahar

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Jun 03, 2017 - 23:37
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Families, who fled violence in their home province of Helmand and migrated to southern Kandahar province, say they are leading a life full of miseries and no one has assisted them so far. Members of the displaced families told...
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Returnees’ land usurped in Laghman, claims Balkhi

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May 28, 2017 - 18:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Refugee and Repatriation Minister Sayed Hussain Alami Balkhi on Sunday alleged widespread corruption in distribution of residential plots to returnees in two townships in eastern Laghman province.
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