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Migration

More than 1,000 deported Afghans return to Ghor

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Oct 12, 2020 - 14:36
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Over 1,000 illegal migrants have returned to western Ghor province in the past seven months after being deported by host countries, an official said on Monday. The Afghans, who migrate to European countries via Pakistan , Turkey...
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Pak court orders repatriation of smuggled Afghan children

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Oct 10, 2020 - 11:52
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has ordered the repatriation of 10 Afghan children who were smuggled into Pakistan . The court instructed police to give the children’s custody to the Afghan consulate and ensure they were reunited...
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Sexagenarian Afghan migrant dies of Covid-19 in Greece

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Sep 29, 2020 - 10:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): A sexagenarian Afghan migrant has lost his life to the coronavirus at a refugee camp in Greece, says a media report. ANF News quoted Greek officials as saying the 61-year-old man from Afghanistan died at the Malakassa refugee camp...
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More Afghan interpreters can now settle in UK

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Sep 19, 2020 - 13:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of Afghan interpreters who worked with British troops on the frontline in southern Helmand province have been allowed to settle in the UK. Threatened by militants, some 450 interpreters travelled to the UK with their families...
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Iran expels over 22,000 Afghans in 4 months

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Aug 24, 2020 - 19:20
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Iranian authorities forcibly expelled more than 22,000 Afghan refugees through Islam Qala port during the past four months. “Iran is sending more than 500 Afghan refugees to western Herat province on a daily basis via Islam...
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Presence of Afghans in Iran being legalised: Envoy

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Aug 23, 2020 - 13:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): A delegation from Kabul recently visited Iran to explore ways of legalising the presence of Afghan refugees in the neighbouring country. IRNA quoted Afghan Ambassador to Iran Abdul Ghafoor Liwal was as saying the visiting team...
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Deported from Iran, Afghans seek govt’s help

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Aug 22, 2020 - 18:45
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number of youth, who went to Iran in search of work, say they crossed the border after much difficulties, but were deported, urging the Afghan government to provide them with work and assistance. Bismallah, a resident of central...
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8,042 Afghans allowed to enter their homeland

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Aug 09, 2020 - 11:09
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Thousands of individual have crossed the Durand Line in Chaman district into Afghanistan and Pakistan , officials say. Pakistan opened the border crossing with for a day for the first time on Saturday following a flag meeting...
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600 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus to get Indian visas

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Jul 28, 2020 - 12:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan will be issued visas by India in coming days, says the Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president. Manjinder Singh Sirsa said had won an assurance from senior External Affairs...
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‘Working on plan to facilitate traveling of stranded Afghans’

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Jul 11, 2020 - 19:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has been working on a strategy to facilitate the traveling of Afghan refugees stranded in Afghanistan due to restriction imposed in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic, the Afghan Consulate General in Peshawar said on...
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Afghan families in Mansehra asked to leave by July 1

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Jun 30, 2020 - 11:53
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has asked more than 2,700 Afghan families living in urban parts of Mansehra district to return to their country voluntarily before July 1. If the Afghan families dialed to meet the deadline, they...
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Bishkek sends aid to Kyrgyz community in Pamir

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Jun 22, 2020 - 11:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kyrgyzstan has sent humanitarian assistance to the Kyrgyz community living in Afghanistan ’s Pamir Mountains. The aid included 12.5 tonnes of flour, 500 blankets, 100 boxes of detergents, 5 tonnes of rice, 1,250 litres of cooking...
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285 more Pakistanis return from Afghanistan

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Jun 14, 2020 - 10:38
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Amid the coronavirus pandemic, more than 280 Pakistanis stranded in Afghanistan have returned home. A total of 285 Pakistan citizens crossed the Durand Line at Torkham into their country on Saturday, local officials said. Swab...
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SOPs eased for Pakistanis returning from Afghanistan

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Jun 13, 2020 - 08:55
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan government has relaxed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for its citizens returning Afghanistan via Torkham. The mandatory stay at quarantine centres in Khyber tribal district has been softened with the arrival of...
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Pakistan to take care of Afghan refugees

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Jun 10, 2020 - 11:05
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Amid mounting coronavirus deaths and infections, Pakistan has promised taking care of Afghan refugees. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi sought credit for Pakistan hosting the Afghan refugees for four decades. He was...
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Give Afghans legal travel access, Kabul urges Tehran

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Jun 07, 2020 - 18:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul on Sunday urged Tehran to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two countries on traffic of workers in order to prevent illegal travel and unfortunate incidents. A statement from the Ministry of Refugee and...
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Afghan refugees in Peshawar receive cash aid

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May 23, 2020 - 08:06
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Coronavirus-impacted Afghanis refugee families in Pakistan ’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have received cash assistance. The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron) and the United Nations High Commissioner...
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More than 140 Afghans return home from India

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May 18, 2020 - 09:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 140 Afghan citizens stranded in the Indian state of Maharashtra have been flown home, says a media report. At least 143 Afghans boarded a special flight of KAM Air at the Lohegaon airport on Sunday afternoon and left for...
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Nearly 1,800 Afghans retune home from aboard in a week

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May 17, 2020 - 13:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 1,765 Afghans stranded in aboard due to non-availability of flights have been brought home this last week, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) said on Sunday. A statement from ACCAA said the Afghans stranded in...
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Over 300 Afghans stranded in Qatar return home today

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May 16, 2020 - 14:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 300 Afghans who have been stranded in Qatar arrive in Kabul on a special flight today (Saturday), the Afghan ambassador in Doha says. Abdul Hakim Dalili told Pajhwok Afghan News due to the spread of Covid-19 and lack of...
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