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Migration

Afghan refugees in Pakistan to receive cash aid

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May 13, 2020 - 08:45
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): About 36,000 Afghan refugee families living in Pakistan will receive Rs12,000 each in emergency cash assistance to meet their urgent needs during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Pakistan government and the UN High Commissioner for...
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Torkham: 4,000 Afghans allowed to return home

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May 09, 2020 - 10:08
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Thousands of Afghan nationals stranded in the border town of Landikotal have finally found their way back home via the Torkham land route. Around 4,000 Afghans, including ailing women and children, were allowed by Pakistani...
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Court orders Pakistani citizenship for Afghan woman

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May 09, 2020 - 09:57
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Interior Ministry in Islamabad has been directed to grant Pakistani citizenship to an Afghan woman who married a Pakistani man three years ago. The Peshawar High Court issued the directives to the ministry on a petition filed...
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Drowning of migrants: Iran ready for joint probe

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May 07, 2020 - 09:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has again vehemently rejected allegations that its border guards forced into a river dozens of Afghan migrants trying to sneak into the neighbouring country for work. Nearly 50 Afghan citizens trying to enter Iran in search of...
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‘Nearly 80,000 Afghans returned from Pakistan in 4-day’

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Apr 10, 2020 - 12:02
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly 80,000 Afghans have returned home from Pakistan after the neighbouring country opened Torkham and Spinboldak crossings for four days, officials said on Friday. Islamabad last month closed Torkham and Spinboldak crossings...
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Above 60,000 Afghans return homeland in 3 days

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Apr 08, 2020 - 20:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): After Pakistan reopened border crossings with Afghanistan , more than 60,000 Afghans returned to their homeland in past three days, sources said Wednesday. A source said 13,000 individuals arrived in the country via Torkham crossing...
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Thousands skip screening at Torkham gate

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Apr 07, 2020 - 15:35
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly ten thousands Afghan passengers on Tuesday morning entered Afghanistan via Torkham pass without being screened for coronavirus, an official said. Earlier, the Nangarhar governor said it has been decided that all...
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Thousands flock to Torkham as Durand Line reopens

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Apr 06, 2020 - 17:09
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As Pakistan reopened on Monday the Durand Line at Torkham and Chaman, thousands of stranded Afghan nationals flocked to the crossings amid coronavirus fears. While officials in eastern Nangarhar province say they can quarantine...
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Humanitarian crisis brewing at Afghan refugee camps

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Apr 06, 2020 - 10:41
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has warned the international community and the United Nations that a humanitarian crisis is brewing at Afghan refugee camps due to prolonged lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister for States and Frontier Regions...
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Chaman, Torkham land crossing to remain open from 6 to 9 April

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Apr 04, 2020 - 15:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Torkham and Chaman land crossings will be opened for a specific period from 6 th April to 9 th April 2020 to facilitate the exist of Afghan nationals from Pakistan , a statement said on Saturday. At the special request of the...
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Patients, food-items allowed on Kabul-Jalalabad road

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Apr 04, 2020 - 15:23
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): There is no restriction on transport of health equipment and food items on the Kabul -Jalalabad highway in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok...
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Afghans stranded in India being brought home

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Mar 28, 2020 - 15:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): The process of bringing back Afghan nationals stranded in India has been started, the Afghan Embassy in New Delhi said on Saturday. Tariq Qaderi, deputy ambassador to India, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Afghanistan Foreign...
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Afridi Foundation delivers food aid to Afghans

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Mar 28, 2020 - 11:16
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Food items have been distributed to 1,000 Afghan refugees in the Kohat district of Pakistan ’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Shahid Afridi Foundation distributed the assistance at the request of State Minister...
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Training courses planned for Afghan refugees

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Mar 26, 2020 - 10:20
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United Nations has announced organising technical skills training courses for 2,500 Pakistanis and Afghan refugees. In partnership with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), the UNHCR would...
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Migrants’ return triggers coach fare hike at Islam Qala

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Mar 16, 2020 - 19:05
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The passenger coach fare has drastically increased in Islam Qala Port of western Herat province amid increasing number of returning refugees from Iran. Officials of the Refugee Department and some returnees have expressed their...
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Afghan stabbed in Turkey; attacker detained

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Mar 14, 2020 - 11:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan immigrant has been stabbed in Konya province for bringing coronavirus to Turkey, a media report said on Saturday. Habibullah was stabbed while fishing at a lake in the central province, according to İhlas News Agency,...
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Iqabl narrates his ordeal during illegal migration

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Mar 08, 2020 - 15:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iqbal, 19, lost his one hand during work in asylum days in Turkey and he had to return back to his country with his dreams destroyed. Who is Iqbal: Hailing from Shewaki village of Bagrami district in Kabul province, the 19-year old...
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Iran forcibly deporting Afghan refugees to Herat

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Mar 01, 2020 - 19:26
HERAT (Pajhwok): Iran has started forcibly deporting Afghan refugees into western Herat province after the coronavirus outbreak in the neighboring country, local officials said on Sunday, demanding solution to the issue.
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EC releases fresh aid for refugees in Pakistan, Iran

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Feb 20, 2020 - 12:38
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The European Commission says it is releasing an additional €21 million in humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan . Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said: “The EU continues will stand by the...
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Afghan refugees’ return linked to peace: Danish

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Feb 17, 2020 - 19:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second vice president Sarwar Danish on Monday told an international conference in Pakistan that the repatriation of Afghan refugees was linked to peace in Afghanistan . The high-profile event in Islamabad was attended by United...
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