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Migration

‘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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Pakistan to legalise stay of 700,000 Afghan refugees

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May 25, 2017 - 16:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan is expected to legalise the stay of 700,000 Afghan refugees by launching their registration process in the next few weeks, officials said on Thursday.. Hafizullah Miakhel, media advisor to the Ministry of Refugees and...
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Overseas Afghans to get ID cards, passports

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May 22, 2017 - 19:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government has decided to distribute national identity cards and passports to Afghan nationals living in Pakistan, Iran and Gulf countries, an official said on Monday. To this effect, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was...
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Aid for undocumented returnees to increase: IOM

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May 21, 2017 - 19:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sunday inaugurated a recently completed significant expansion of its Torkham Transit Center in eastern Nangarhar province to increase aid to undocumented Afghan returnees from...
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Pakistan has promised assisting Afghan refugees: IOM

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May 20, 2017 - 20:50
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Deputy director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Laura Thompson, on Saturday said Pakistan had promised to address Afghan refugees’ issues and to formally recognize them. Thompson visited Torkham...
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Hundreds of Afghan refugees return last week

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May 07, 2017 - 19:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) on Sunday said more than 17,000 Afghan refugees had returned from Iran and Pakistan during the past one week. A MoRR statement received by Pajhwok Afghan News said some of the...
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Iran ready for talks on legalising stay of Afghans

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May 07, 2017 - 14:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tehran on Sunday expressed its readiness to work together with Kabul on legalising the status of Afghans living in the neighbouring country and offered all possible support to the war-torn nation.. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad...
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CEO briefed on problems Afghans face in Iran

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May 06, 2017 - 18:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): “Iran considers non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) and cards issued to Afghan refugees and students living there as invalid.”
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Congressional bill seeks 2,500 new visas for Afghans

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May 02, 2017 - 08:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): An additional 2,500 visas for Afghan interpreters who worked alongside the US military will be created under a bill negotiated by lawmakers over the weekend. A US newspaper reported the bill, if passed, would benefit hundreds of...
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Baloch seeks more aid for returning Afghan refugees

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Apr 27, 2017 - 13:02
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has renewed its call for the creation of a favourable environment in Afghanistan for the return of refugees to their homeland. Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), asked the UN refugee agency and other...
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