Refugees

Pakistan to allow Afghan refugees to open bank accounts

Pakistan to allow Afghan refugees to open bank accounts

The gesture of goodwill means refugees can have access to safe money-transaction services.

Record number of Afghan migrants returned home from Iran in 2018

Record number of Afghan migrants returned home from Iran in 2018

Facing economic hardship and abuse in Iran, many Afghan returnees say they will 'never go back'.

Afghan refugees find inspiration in new Peshawar cricket league

Afghan refugees find inspiration in new Peshawar cricket league

'Peace is our motive,' said the organiser of the tournament.

Afghan refugees in Pakistan welcome promise of citizenship

Afghan refugees in Pakistan welcome promise of citizenship

Imran Khan's government has promised to grant citizenship to foreign nationals who were born in Pakistan, including millions of Afghan refugees.

UN seeks more international support for Afghan refugee resettlement

UN seeks more international support for Afghan refugee resettlement

An UN delegation accompanied by Pakistani film actress Mahira Khan visited Afghan refugees in Pakistan and committed to providing them with education.

Afghanistan to create carpet weaving jobs for 15,000 returning refugees

Afghanistan to create carpet weaving jobs for 15,000 returning refugees

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development is opening almost 5,000 carpet weaving workshops in nine provinces during the next three months, officials say.

Kunar government aids families fleeing cross-border fighting

Kunar government aids families fleeing cross-border fighting

The government is working to help displaced families return and has provided aid in the form of tents, blankets, flour, oil, sugar and cooking equipment.

Afghan refugees sent to Syria war speak out against Iran

Afghan refugees sent to Syria war speak out against Iran

Iran is taking advantage of Afghan refugees' desperation, promising them money and residency permits if they fight in Syria.

Registration of Afghans living in Pakistan accelerates

Registration of Afghans living in Pakistan accelerates

The drive to register the estimated 600,000 to 1 million Afghans will bring benefits and security to all sides of the issue.

Afghan repatriation from Pakistan slowing

Afghan repatriation from Pakistan slowing

The situation in Pakistan is improving, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says.