Afghan Refugees’ Return From Pakistan Witnesses Sharp Decline in Current Year
The UNHCR-sponsored voluntary repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to their country witnessed a sharp decline in the current year as only 1,000 individuals have so far returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan.
The number of refugees who repatriated from Pakistan in the corresponding period last year was 1,597 individuals.
The UN refugee agency has now extended voluntary repatriation process till the end of December following decrease in the number of refugees returning to their country.
The UN agency usually suspends voluntary repatriation process in October every year because of winter in the refugees’ home country and restarts the programme in March.