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Only registered Afghan refugees entitled for repatriation assistance

ISLAMABAD (APP): Only registered Afghan refugees are entitled to receive the United Nation Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) assistance through the voluntary repatriation process to Afghanistan.
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No sudden deportation of “undocumented” Afghans in Pakistan

IRIN - Over 100,000 Afghans living and working in Pakistan without refugee cards will not be “unilaterally and hastily” deported to Afghanistan, a senior Pakistani official said at the end of a tripartite meeting of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan on 21 November in Kabul.
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OK near on return of Afghan refugees

By JAMES CALDERWOOD, Associated Press
Afghanistan and Pakistan are nearing agreement on the return of the more than 2 million refugees who fled to Pakistan a quarter century ago, a U.N. refugee agency official said Friday.
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Expelled from Iran - refugee misery

By Alastair Leithead, BBC News
The queues of refugees start to pour over the border from first thing in the morning - as they have been doing for the last month. Ninety thousand people have so far been forcibly returned to Afghanistan from Iran since 21 April, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
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Afghan refugees worried about their future

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, The Hindu
NEW DELHI: Five years ago, she watched her husband being beheaded by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Fearing a similar fate for her family, 36-year-old Pashtoon fled to India with her five young children.
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Afghanistan says Iran deporting 5,000 Afghan refugees per day

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Iran is deporting around 5,000 refugees a day back to Afghanistan, which lacks the capacity to feed and accommodate them, an Afghan official said Thursday.
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Afghan refugees vow to stay put

By M Ilyas Khan, BBC News
Mohammad Khalid, 20, has registered himself as an Afghan national with the Pakistani authorities. And this has landed him in a dilemma.
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Afghan camps 'to close by August'

By Barbara Plett, BBC News
Pakistan has announced it will close four Afghan refugee camps in its border provinces by the end of August. The decision was made by a commission that also includes representatives from Afghanistan and the UN refugee agency.
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Reid loses Afghan hijack ruling

BBC - Home Secretary John Reid has lost his Court of Appeal battle over the legal power to limit the rights of nine Afghan hijackers living in the UK.
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Afghans see Irish charges dropped

BBC News - Irish prosecutors have dropped charges against 32 Afghan asylum seekers who held a week-long hunger strike in a Dublin cathedral.
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Afghan asylum seekers in court after hunger strike

By Owen Bowcott, The Guardian
More than 30 Afghan asylum seekers appeared in court yesterday after Dublin police broke up a mass hunger strike inside St Patrick's Cathedral at the weekend. The men - along with eight Afghan juveniles - had threatened to kill themselves if denied permission to stay in Ireland. No one was injured.
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Irish police end Afghans' protest

BBC News - Afghan asylum seekers on hunger strike in a Dublin cathedral have been removed from the building by Irish police following a seven-day stand-off.
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Afghans in Dublin suicide drama

BBC News - Several Afghan asylum seekers on hunger strike in a Dublin cathedral have vowed to kill themselves if they are moved. The men are said to have tied ropes around their necks and have threatened to jump from a high balcony.
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Afghan Asylum-Seekers Threaten Suicide

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press
Armed with ropes and razors, Afghan asylum-seekers threatened Friday to kill themselves if police try to expel them from a Dublin cathedral where they have mounted a six-day hunger strike.
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Afghan refugees asked to vacate Jallozai camp by June 30

NOWSHERA (The News) - Despite opposition from a large number of Afghan refugees, announcements were made through mosque loudspeakers in the sprawling Jallozai camp near Pabbi on Thursday, asking the camp refugees to vacate it by June 25.
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