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Kari Miller, the founder of International Neighbors, helps the Zaki family, who resettled from Afghanistan, load up the donated items they received from the ... Hiss has lived in Charlottesville for 18 years but only got to know the refugee population through volunteering, first for the International Rescue ...
The government had announced last month that it encouraged the voluntary return of refugees back to Afghanistan. There are close to 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan while another 400,000 are unregistered. The government had extended the stay of registered Afghan refugees for 60 ...

Farid looked out across a packed Bellevue Hyatt Regency ballroom on Friday with hundreds of faces staring back at him and said, "Wow." The young Middle Eastern immigrant had come so far in that moment. The last speaker of the 13th annual Celebration of Youth luncheon - which was meant to raise ...
Proof of Registration (PoR) cards are important tools of protection that provide temporary legal stay and freedom of movement for the 1.39 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Proof of Registration (PoR) cards which have expired at the end of 2015 have been extended through official notification ...
They included two Sri Lankan, one Rohingyan and one Afghan family and single men from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, refugee advocates said. Since resettlements under the deal started in September, 139 refugees have left Nauru and 85 from Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. However, the ...
The group of 29, including eight children, who flew off the island nation on Sunday, is the fifth cohort to leave Nauru under Australia's refugee resettlement deal with the US. They included two Sri Lankan families, one Rohingyan family, one Afghan family and single men from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and ...

Sir: Influx of Afghan refugees is one of the contributing factors to unemployment in Pakistan. When the American army attacked Afghanistan in 2001, about 13 years ago, a massive number of Afghan refugees migrated to Pakistan in order to escape violence in their homeland. But the situation in their ...
ISLAMABAD, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The UN refugee agency's voluntary repatriation program for registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan will resume on Thursday after the winter break, the agency said here Wednesday. Based upon the agreement among the governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan and ...
A 16-year-old Afghan boy is challenging the government's refusal to allow him to seek sanctuary in the UK in a case that could give hope to thousands of other ... with post-traumatic stress disorder and attempted suicide three times, has been trying to reach the UK since he fled Afghanistan three years ago.
Yousafzai said: "These are just pressure tactics because the 'pull factor' is nowhere in sight in Afghanistan, to attract a graceful repatriation of millions of Afghan refugees." He said that unless the US and European countries line up funding for schools, housing and livelihoods, the situation in Afghanistan ...
Although Germany's Foreign Office has not submitted a new security assessment for Afghanistan, the deportations are allowed to proceed in the meantime. ... some 200 people gathered in Munich's Marienplatz square to protest the deportation policy, in a rally organized by the Bavarian Refugee Council.
In 2016, Afghanistan was ranked second worldwide, behind Syria, in terms of the number of refugees it generated. The UNHCR had recorded more than 2.5 million Afghan refugees, the vast majority in neighbouring countries: There are a million in Iran, and 1.4 million in Pakistan. In Europe, Germany leads ...
But Said Alam, a security affairs expert based in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas that border Afghanistan told VOA that by pointing to the presence of Afghan refugees as a major cause, Bajwa tried to divert the world's attention from Pakistan's own "shortcomings" in taking effective steps ...
Following the first major exodus in 1979, the saga of the Afghan refugees has had many significant aspects: it represents the longest protracted refugee caseload in the history of UNHCR, of which the vast majority (80%) has been in exile for over twenty years, as well as the largest voluntary repatriation ...
According to National Database Registration Authority NADRA, so far 55,726 individuals have been processed for Afghan Citizenship Cards (ACCs) at 21 locations across the country. NADRA staff, representatives from IOM, Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation Government of Afghanistan (MoRR) and ...
Karim and his fellow residents are the sons of Afghan families -- unaccompanied minor refugees. Like the hundreds .... Abdullah and Ashraf explain how they met in Iran, where they had been working as illegal day laborers after their families left Afghanistan because of the war raging there. But their newly ...
ISLAMABAD : Pakistan will not force some 2 million Afghan refugees in the country to leave but encourages voluntary repatriation, a Pakistani cabinet minister said Monday, as the legal stay of around 1.4 million registered refugees in Pakistan will end on March 31. Minister for States and Frontier Regions ...

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The trial of a young Afghan refugee accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan began quietly in Munich last .... of a refugee support group in Schnaitsee, said Abdol showed "great engagement" by using his translation skills to help other refugees, the paper reported.
Baloch's comments, whose SAFRON ministry also deals with Afghan refugees, came amid concern in Afghanistan about Pakistan's unwillingness to grant a long stay to ... The present government in Afghanistan is far more serious than its predecessors. ... "We cannot vouch for every individual refugee.
His transition to Australia was facilitated by Red Cross volunteers. Now, he is volunteering his time with the organisation, visiting schools and speaking about his experiences as an Afghan refugee. "Educating people, talking about my story, talking about kids' rights in Afghanistan compared to Australia, and ...
Islamabad : Pakistan will not force some 2 million Afghan refugees in the country to leave but encourages voluntary repatriation, a Pakistani cabinet minister said Monday, as the legal stay of around 1.4 million registered refugees in Pakistan will end on March 31. Minister for States and Frontier Regions ...
Kabul, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Over 76,400 Afghan refugees have returned or been deported from neighboring Pakistan and Iran since the beginning this year, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) reported Wednesday. "The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees since 1 January 2018 from Pakistan is ...
Although Germany's Foreign Office has not submitted a new security assessment for Afghanistan, the deportations are allowed to proceed in the meantime. ... some 200 people gathered in Munich's Marienplatz square to protest the deportation policy, in a rally organized by the Bavarian refugee Council.
Islamabad, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Wali Khan Azizi used to run a small carpet shop in Islamabad but the 55-year-old Afghan who had been staying in Islamabad as a refugee sold his carpets and other household goods recently in anticipation of returning to Afghanistan. It would be like becoming an ...
In 2016, Afghanistan was ranked second worldwide, behind Syria, in terms of the number of refugees it generated. The UNHCR had recorded more than 2.5 million Afghan refugees, the vast majority in neighbouring countries: There are a million in Iran, and 1.4 million in Pakistan. In Europe, Germany leads ...
"The UK has known for a long time that the situation in Afghanistan has been getting steadily worse and is extremely dangerous," he said. "The relatively small proportion of Afghan refugees who make it to Europe and the UK need to be recognised, supported to rebuild their lives and work rather than face ...
But Said Alam, a security affairs expert based in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas that border Afghanistan told VOA that by pointing to the presence of Afghan refugees as a major cause, Bajwa tried to divert the world's attention from Pakistan's own "shortcomings" in taking effective steps ...
Under a resettlement deal with the United States, 84 refugees have flown from Nauru and another 85 from Manus Island. Photograph: Refugee Action Coalition. Another 35 refugees are leaving Nauru for the United States on Sunday, the third group to depart Australia's offshore immigration centres this ...
He also promised to make efforts to bring back Afghan refugees in Iran. Ghani was speaking to a gathering at the presidential place in Kabul marking the end of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan that had forced millions of people to take refuge in Pakistan and Iran. Critics are skeptical, however, ...
That number is only increasing as millions of refugees are being forced to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan. These displaced families now ... While many attended Afghan schools in refugee camps in Pakistan, they nevertheless face language and cultural barriers in their home country. That's why the IRC ...
Afghanistan acceded to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of refugees in 2005, but has not implemented a national asylum framework. In 2014, Afghanistan received an influx of Pakistani refugees from North Waziristan Agency; an estimated 100,000 remain in a protracted ...
Many patients are stuck in the hospital because their family was either killed in the conflict or migrated to neighboring countries, such as Iraq and Pakistan. More than 2.5 million of the world's refugees are from Afghanistan, the second-largest refugee population behind Syria, according to World Bank data.
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 ... sectors and the return of refugees in Kandahar. ... He added the UN wanted to boost cooperation with Afghanistan in agriculture sector.
A wave of insurgent attacks in recent weeks in Afghanistan has led both President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to call for an end to ... As the U.S. intends to escalate the war in Afghanistan, EU leaders engaged in forced refugee returns are sending a message that Afghanistan is ...
Kabul, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- About 12,500 Afghan refugees had returned or been deported from neighboring Pakistan and Iran during the period of Feb. 4-10, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) reported Tuesday. Marking a decrease of 3 percent compared to the previous week, 570 Afghans have returned from ...
Among the 300 Afghan refugee families in the Kachi Abadi of Islamabad, one family consisting of 60-year-old Azizullah Khan, who is a daily wager in the vegetable market of Islamabad, migrated to Pakistan after the USSR intervention in Afghanistan in the 1980s. On one side, Azizullah Khan is depressed ...
Peshawar: Death awaits you in Afghanistan, says refugee Mohammad Wali, insisting he prefers to endure a grim existence in a Pakistani camp than return home and be killed. Islamabad has increasingly put Afghan refugees in the crosshairs in recent weeks, claiming that militants hide in Pakistani ...
Many have lost their home and they have nobody to help them," said Lars Stenger, advocacy and information officer at Jesuit refugee Service Indonesia. The UNHCR recognizes that most Afghan refugees come from minority groups. If they were to be sent back to Afghanistan they might suffer persecution ...
Pakistan has previously also asked the US to assist in the process of returning Afghan refugees and called upon Afghanistan to focus on "border management" and fulfill its responsibility in ensuring no crossing over the porous border. Pakistan has also denied repeated allegations by the US that Pakistan ...
During the cabinet meeting held last Wednesday, approval to allow 60-day extension to the Afghan refugees' stay in Pakistan till March 31 was granted. Under a trilateral agreement signed by Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United Nations, Pakistan has issued Proof of Registration (PoR) cards to the Afghan ...
Nasir*, a 26-year-old shopkeeper from the northern Kunduz province, left as a refugee for Europe in July 2015 - the year his father, a local police officer, was killed by unknown assailants. Last month, having returned to Afghanistan after being deported from Finland, he was injured in a Taliban-claimed ...
And the story behind her latest book, A Land Of Permanent Goodbyes, is drawn from a global crisis that's been dominating headlines the last few years: refugees fleeing the war in Syria. Abawi researches her fiction like a journalist, interviewing real people, traveling to refugee camps and poring over ...
The cabinet approved grant of a 60-day extension in the Proof of Registration (POR) cards for Afghan refugees. ... Under a trilateral agreement signed by Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United Nations, Pakistan has issued the PoR cards to the Afghan refugees who are registered with United Nations High ...
The Minister said the package given by UNHCR is a major factor in repatriation. He asked the US Deputy Secretary of State to work with Afghanistan for encouraging refugees to return back to Afghanistan. Nancy Izzo lauded and appreciated the generous hosting of Afghan refugees by Pakistan for so many ...
Islamabad, Pakistan - A deadline on the validity of legal refugee status for many Afghan residents in Pakistan is due to expire, throwing into doubt the futures of more than a million refugees, many of whom have lived ... Last year, more than 150,000 refugees left Pakistan to return to their native Afghanistan.
You are here. Home; US UAV strike at Afghan refugee camp reinforces Pakistan's demand for early repatriation of Afghan refugees, says army chief (Source: The News) ...
The United States has an estimated 14,000 troops in Afghanistan assisting, training and equipping the Afghan National Security Forces to defeat Taliban, Islamic State and other insurgent groups. According to the U.N. High Commission for refugees, more immigrants and refugees hail from Afghanistan ...
Islamabad: A majority of participants at a roundtable meeting have rejected the idea of forced repatriation of millions of Afghan refugees, calling such a ... "Most of the anti-Pakistan government officials of Afghanistan have lived here as refugees and they can never respect the sovereignty and reality of ...
The United States has denied Pakistan's claim that an American drone strike targeted an Afghan refugee camp in the country, in a war of words between ... for all refugees to return to Afghanistan, although U.N. officials anticipate an extension, saying it is impossible to repatriate such a massive population.
Director General Inter-Services public relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday said that early and dignified return of Afghan refugees is essential to ensure that 'leftover terrorists' don't morph into refugee camps. In a statement released on social media, DG ISPR said, "The drone strike on ...


 

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