Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Over 1,000 Afghan refugees return home – Ministry

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Afghanistan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation on Monday confirmed that a total of 1,094 Afghan refugees have returned from neighboring countries of Pakistan and Iran on Saturday.

The ministry’s statement said up to 854 Afghans returned via a border crossing point in the western Nimroz province from Iran, and 240 undocumented refugees arrived in the southern Kandahar province from Pakistan.

The undocumented Afghan migrants had no documentation issued by the country where they reside.

The ministry noted that 250 of the returnees were referred to the United Nations migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration, to receive assistance and support.

According to official figures from the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, over 653,000 Afghan refugees have returned or been deported to Afghanistan mainly from neighboring countries since August 2021.

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