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Iran deports hundreds of Afghan refugee children

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Nov 20, 2017 - 18:26
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Iran has deported at least 1,000 Afghan refugee children into western Herat and southwestern Nimroz provinces in the past two months, local officials said Monday. The children were deported through the Islam Qala border...
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UNICEF commemorates World Children’s Day

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Nov 20, 2017 - 15:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Several media outlets, including Pajhwok Afghan News, are giving children the opportunity to take over segments of their programming today (Monday), UNICEF said. Participating TV and radio stations include RTA, TV24, Shamshad, Tolo...
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Moderate refugee return from Pakistan expected in 2018

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Nov 17, 2017 - 11:47
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The return of Afghan refugees to their homeland is expected to remain modest next year, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). But despite the slow pace of return, the UN refugee agency said it could not...
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Jalalabad roadside vendors causing ‘inconvenience’

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Nov 16, 2017 - 19:29
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members, shopkeepers and residents of Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, say the municipality has given footpaths to vendors against rent creating great inconvenience. Meanwhile,...
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Winter diseases attack children of Kunduz IDPs

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Nov 16, 2017 - 15:43
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Displaced by the conflict, around 3,000 families from two districts of northern Kunduz province have been struggling with numerous problems, including lack of shelter to protect themselves from merciless winter, an official...
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Protesters accuse Nangarhar PC member of land grabbing

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Nov 14, 2017 - 14:51
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Surah Roud district in eastern Nangarhar province have rallied against Qahar Qader, the Provincial Council (PC) member and accused him of grabbing their lands. The protesters gathered in front of the governor...
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Despite concerns, Afghans optimistic about future: Survey

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Nov 14, 2017 - 14:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Optimism among the Afghans about the direction of their country has slightly increased, reversing a decade-long downward trajectory in the national mood, a new survey released on Tuesday said. But at the same time, fears about...
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Afghanistan enters green slot in freedom of expression

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Nov 13, 2017 - 18:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has secured the green place in supporting freedom of expression in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Culture (...
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The blind grumble about slights and disrespect

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Nov 13, 2017 - 16:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the existence of laws safeguarding the rights of special people, little attention is paid to individuals with disabilities, who continue to be ignored in housing schemes. Such individuals lack the ability to work or earn...
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Jalalabad: Speech-impaired people protest for rights

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Nov 11, 2017 - 16:56
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of speech-impaired people on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, demanding their rights. The special people said 3,000 speech-impaired individuals were registered in...
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Hundreds rally against Wolesi Jirga decision in Zabul

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Nov 10, 2017 - 16:38
QALAT (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Friday staged a protest rally in the Shah Joy district of southern Zabul province, calling for writing words “Islam” and “Afghan” in the computerized identity cards. The protesters emerged from western part of...
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UK donates additional $15m to improve vulnerable children life

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Nov 09, 2017 - 17:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Kingdom has announced £10 million (over $15 million) to help protect and improve the lives of children affected by ongoing violence and insecurity across Afghanistan, a statement from UNICEF said on Thursday. “Over 5.3...
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SCA announces its new 4-year Strategic Plan

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Nov 09, 2017 - 14:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has said that it was launching its new Strategic Plan for the years of 2018 – 2021 and continues to work against poverty, violence and discrimination in Afghanistan. “I am pleased to...
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Baghlanis stage protest, reject elderly governor

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Nov 06, 2017 - 17:36
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of northern Baghlan province on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the governor, calling him incompetent. The demonstrators held a protest gathering in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital,...
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Paktika families struggling with crippling dowries

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Nov 03, 2017 - 00:05
SHARANA (Pajhwok): High dowry demands often lead to disputes between families and coerce bridegrooms to travel to foreign countries for work to earn money.
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‘With 26 children dying each day, diarrhea remains fatal disease’

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Nov 02, 2017 - 16:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): The number of children under five years dying from diarrhea each year in Afghanistan has dropped below 10,000 for the first time, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. The disease, however, still claimed the...
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Hundreds of protesters erect tents in Helmand

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Oct 20, 2017 - 19:39
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Friday erected protest tents in front of the governor’s house in southern Helmand province, seeking removal of some government officials.
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Nangarhar families end 20-years-old enmity

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Oct 19, 2017 - 18:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two families agreed to end their two-decades-old enmity, thanks to tribal elders’ mediation in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province. Around 20 years ago, the families of Adam Khan and Sana Gul engaged in a dispute...
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China provides $1m assistance to WFP Afghan mission

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Oct 17, 2017 - 18:25
Kabul (Pajhwok): Chinese government has granted $1 million to the World Food Program (WFP) that would assist nearly 38,000 vulnerable people in Afghanistan, including repatriates from Pakistan, a statement from WFP said on Tuesday. WFP welcomed...
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2 million people roaming jobless in Afghanistan

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Oct 14, 2017 - 18:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as two million individuals are unemployed in Afghanistan, said the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) on Saturday, adding it was mulling over draft schemes to reduce the level of joblessness...
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