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Migration

More than 100 IDP families get cash, food in aid

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Jan 15, 2018 - 17:21
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 100 internally-displaced people (IDPs) have received cash and food aid in central Logar province, an official said on Monday. The assistance had been providing by the World Food Program (WFP) to those who were recently...
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Immediate return of refugees impossible: Afghan envoy

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Jan 11, 2018 - 10:37
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The immediate return of around two million Afghan refugees from different parts of Pakistan to their homeland is a near-impossibility, says an Afghan diplomat. Afghan Consul General Prof. Moen Marastiyal stressed the need for...
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Undocumented Afghans spurn Pakistan’s new deadline

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Jan 09, 2018 - 11:35
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Unregistered Afghans have urged the Pakistan government to press ahead with its programme for their voluntary repatriation to the war-torn country. While spurning a month-long deadline set for their return, the Afghan Refugees...
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Pakistan being convinced to extend stay of refugees

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Jan 08, 2018 - 14:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government hopes to convince Pakistan through negotiations and diplomatic channels to revisit its decision on Afghan refugees’ stay in that country. About a week back, the Pakistani government extended for only a month the stay...
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Efforts on for honourable return of Afghan refugees: Janjua

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Jan 07, 2018 - 12:20
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Haqqani network is not operating on Pakistan’s soil, a top diplomat says, negating the US allegation that Islamabad continues to harbor the group. Instead, the foreign secretary claims anti-Pakistan militants are gaining a...
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Pakistan extends stay of Afghan refugees for a month

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Jan 04, 2018 - 10:19
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The federal government has agreed to extend for a month proof of registration (POR) cards for Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. The decision came at a federal cabinet meeting on Wednesday -- days after the US blamed Pakistan...
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Last year, 48,000 Afghans returned home from Pakistan

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Jan 01, 2018 - 11:02
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): About 48,000 refugees returned in 2017 to their homeland from Pakistan under the voluntary repatriation programme, a senior government official said on Monday. In 2016, some 400,000 Afghan refugees had been repatriated under the...
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Extend Afghan refugees’ stay, Islamabad urged

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Dec 30, 2017 - 11:25
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Civil society activists have urged the government to take a decision on extending the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Beyond Boundaries asked the government to let Afghan refugees stay in Pakistan until December 31 and...
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Pakistan may extend stay of Afghan refugees for 6 months

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Dec 28, 2017 - 10:58
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan may be extended for a period of six months, the state-run news agency reported on Thursday. The stay for Afghan refugees in Pakistan will expire on December 31, but UNHCR has urged...
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At 11th hour, Laghman resident allowed to stay in UK

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Dec 24, 2017 - 11:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan asylum seeker, who claims to be a torture survivor, has been allowed at the last minute to stay in the United Kingdom. The 39-year-old from Laghman province, who has lived in Britain for nearly 11 years, was to be deported...
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Iran daily deports dozens of Afghan children into Herat

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Dec 21, 2017 - 17:57
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Iran has been deporting up to 50 Afghan refugee children into western Herat province on a daily basis, local officials said on Thursday.
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CEO hails Iran, Pakistan for honorable repatriation of refugees

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Dec 19, 2017 - 17:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah says as a result of joint work with the EU the number of the returnees have declined, according to a statement from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday...
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528,000 Afghan refugees return so far this year: Balkhi

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Dec 18, 2017 - 19:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Refugee and Repatriation Minister Said Hussain Alemi Balkhi on Tuesday said more than 528,000 Afghan refugees returned from Pakistan and Iran so far this year. Out of 500,000 internally displaced last year, over 100,000 have...
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Nearly 50,000 illegal Afghans documented in Pakistan

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Dec 07, 2017 - 14:42
کابل (پژواک، ١٥ ليندۍ ٩٦): په اسلام اباد کې د افغانستان سفارت وايي چې په روان کال کې نږدې ٥٠٠ زره اسناده نه لرونکي افغان کډوال ثبت او راجستر شوي دي.
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Ghazni officials accused of stealing aid meant for IDPs

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Dec 06, 2017 - 20:53
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A number of war-displaced families in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday accused government officials of stealing aid coming in their name.
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Pakistan to extend stay for Afghans by one more year

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Dec 06, 2017 - 18:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has agreed to extending the stay of Afghan refugees by one more year in the country, a Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) official said on Wednesday.
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German govt may deport dozens of Afghans tomorrow

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Dec 05, 2017 - 13:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The German government is expected to deport dozens of Afghans asylum-seekers on Wednesday (tomorrow), a British newspaper reported on Tuesday. The would-be deportees, numbering 78, include a 26-year-old who fears he will be killed...
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Voluntary return of refugees from Pakistan suspended

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Dec 01, 2017 - 14:49
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan has been suspended for three months due to harsh winter conditions in their home country, a media report said on Friday. The process would remain suspended till March 1,...
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Half a million Afghan IDPs to get winter aid

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Nov 22, 2017 - 16:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have devised a joint plan of providing essential aid to half a million displaced people this winter. Hafizullah Miakhel, media advisor to the...
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Waziristan refugee families in Paktika seek assistance

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Nov 21, 2017 - 16:07
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Thousands of displaced families from the North and South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan in southeastern Paktika province demand assistance. Abdul Hakim, on behalf of the refugees, told Pajhwok Afghan News that thousands of...
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