Afghanistan: Afghan refugees return home as Pakistan resumes repatriation operations

Afghan refugees are returning home from Pakistan as the deadline for their repatriation set by Pakistani authorities looms, as seen at the Torkham border crossing on Saturday. The repatriation efforts are resuming after a three-month winter break. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Pakistan continues to host at least 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees. They must leave... Еще the country, as the sixth extension for their stay in Pakistan expires on March 31. As part of the UNHCR-facilitated voluntary repatriation programme, some 4.3 million Afghan refugees have already returned to their homeland. The Pakistani government has said the country's economy can no longer sustain the burden of hosting the Afghan refugees.

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