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Over 245,000 Afghan refugees return home in first half of 2019: IOM

A total of 245,405 Afghan refugees have returned from neighboring countries of Pakistan and Iran to their homeland since January, said a statement of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released here Thursday.
Over 245,000 Afghan refugees return home in first half of 2019: IOM
The returned refugees included 233,619 persons from Iran and 11,786 refugees from Pakistan, the IOM statement said.
"IOM Afghanistan has assisted a total of 25,290 undocumented Afghans returning from Iran and Pakistan since 01 January 2019," the IOM noted on the statement.
More than 849,000 Afghan refugees out of more than 4 million refugees had returned or been deported to Afghanistan in 2018 mainly from neighboring countries, according to figures from the Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation Affairs.
 
 
Thursday 11 July 2019 23:04
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