Publish dateSunday 31 July 2022 - 09:48
Story Code : 256365
Afghan Refugees Call for UNHCR to Act
Afghan refugees have once more voiced their concerns about the lack of progress being made in their applications for asylum.
Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, They said that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Western nations' agencies in Pakistan have not paid attention to their requests.

"For the past three months, a large number of journalists and civil society women's rights activists have protested the delay in processing our immigration applications, but they have not provided us with any answers," said an Afghan refugee in Pakistan.

"Afghans face challenges such as their visas expiring and not being extended, lack of jobs, and high rent," said another Afghan refugee in Pakistan.

They ask the institutions supporting the asylum seekers and Western nations' agencies in Islamabad to address their problems.

“We ask the United Nations and those countries who accept immigrants to listen to the voices of the Afghan people and pay attention to their cases,” said an Afghan refugee in Pakistan.

“Officials said the slow progress in processing cases this year had been caused by the high number of rejected applications, as well as legal cases challenging UK refusals to provide a right of abode. So far, only 5,000 Afghans have been given permission to come to the UK, in addition to the 15,000 evacuated at the time of the fall of Kabul last year,” Guardian’s report reads.
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