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Migration

Iran accident: 21 Afghan refugees injured

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Mar 18, 2018 - 16:55
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Twenty-one Afghan refugees have injured in a road accident in neighboring Iran two days ago, officials in southwestern Nimroz province said on Sunday.
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Austria deports 2 Afghan sisters to Croatia

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Mar 14, 2018 - 09:40
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Austria has deported two Afghan and their three young children after they were denied asylum, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The Austrian government decided they should be returned to Croatia because it was their point of entry...
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Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes from Thursday

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Feb 28, 2018 - 16:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN refugee agency’s voluntary repatriation programme for registered Afghan refugees would resume on Thursday 01 March 2018 after the winter break, a statement from the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday...
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Afghan refugees won’t be expelled, assures Baloch

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Feb 27, 2018 - 13:59
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan, encouraging voluntary repatriation, has promised Afghan refugees will not be forced into leaving in the country The legal stay of around 1.4 million documented refugees in Pakistan will expire on March 31, with a new...
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EU urged to ban child immigration detention

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Feb 22, 2018 - 13:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahead of a key meeting of European Union (EU) institutions and Member States on issues relating to migration and asylum, the primary UN body monitoring child rights had urged EU countries to end the detention of children in the...
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Amidst protest, 14 Afghans deported from Germany

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Feb 21, 2018 - 14:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 14 illegal Afghan citizens have been deported to their homeland from Germany, a media report said on Wednesday. The Afghan nationals were sent back to Kabul from Munich on Tuesday night, Deutsche Welle reported. The...
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Pakistan to speed up repatriation of Afghan refugees

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Feb 21, 2018 - 08:38
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has decided to speed up the repatriation of Afghan refugees in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. At a meeting chaired by the prime minister in Islamabad late on Tuesday, the federal...
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Pakistan plans hike in repatriation grant for Afghans

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Feb 19, 2018 - 09:04
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has approached global donors for funding to enhance the repatriation grant for Afghan refugees, the state-run news agency has reported. In an attempt to accelerate the voluntary return of Afghan refugees, Islamabad...
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Weesa urges UN to help construct refugee township

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Feb 14, 2018 - 17:47
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Kandahar Governor Zalmai Weesa has appealed to the UN and donor countries to help construct a township for refugee families in the southern province. He made the appeal during a meeting with Toby Lanzer, the UN chief’s...
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Afghan worker in Australia wins $2m in compensation

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Feb 06, 2018 - 10:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan refugee living in Australia has won nearly $2 million in compensation after he suffered a back injury, a news report says. Rahmatullah Baig injured his back working at a meat factory in July 2010 -- just a month after...
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Pakistan extends Afghan refugees’ stay for 2 months

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Feb 01, 2018 - 08:13
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): In an expected move, the government on Wednesday extended the stay of documented Afghan refugees in Pakistan for two months. The decision came at a federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan...
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Kabul asked to create pull factors for refugees’ return

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Jan 26, 2018 - 12:50
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has once again underlined the need for early, dignified sustainable and complete repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland. The global fraternity and the Afghan government should invest in the creation of "pull...
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Pakistan rules out extending Afghan refugees’ stay

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Jan 17, 2018 - 09:37
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The government of Pakistan has ruled out another extension for registered refugees to stay in the country, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. “There will be no extension after January 31 and they will have to go to their country...
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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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