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Migration

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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Relocation of Afghan refugee camp demanded

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Nov 21, 2017 - 08:40
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Local elders have called for shifting an Afghan refugee camp out of a populated area of Pakistan’s northwestern Kohat district. Elders from Junglekhel area issued the call for relocation of the refugee camps. They also urged the...
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370,000 Afghans in Pakistan yet to receive cards

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Nov 13, 2017 - 10:17
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The government of Pakistan is yet to start issuing cards to about 370,000 Afghan citizens who were recently registered across the country. The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has not even printed the cards...
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4,256 refugee families return via Spin Boldak this year

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Nov 12, 2017 - 11:02
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A total of 4,256 Afghan refugee families returned from Pakistan via the Spin Boldak border crossing into southern Kandahar province this year, officials say. The Refugee and Repatriate Department of Kandahar province says the...
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More than 1400 Afghan families ordered to leave Hazara

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Nov 09, 2017 - 08:32
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): More than 1,400 Afghan families living in two refugee camps in the Hazara division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been ordered to leave the region by mid-December.
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Hundreds of Afghans flee country through Nimroz border daily

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Nov 07, 2017 - 15:16
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials say insecurity, joblessness and poverty force a large number of people to go abroad illegally through southwestern Nimroz province. Nimroz, sharing borders with Iran and Pakistan, has become a passage for illegal...
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UNHCR, World Bank ink agreement on data-sharing

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Nov 05, 2017 - 13:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): UNHCR and the World Bank (WB) on Sunday signed a data-sharing agreement on refugees to strengthen the existing data collection processes. The accord would help enhance technical capacity for a comprehensive analysis of the return...
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120,000 Afghans in UAE to be documented in 6 months

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Nov 05, 2017 - 09:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The registration of 120,000 Afghan expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would get under way in early December, a news report said on Sunday. The Afghan embassy in the UAE would document the expats and issue them with new...
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