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In Pakistan, Afghan Refugees Reluctant to Return

In this informal refugee settlement on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital, more than 450 families from different parts of Afghanistan live under extremely difficult conditions. Having fled decades of conflict and persecution at home, they represent only a handful of the 1.6 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan facing economic hardships, health setbacks and a lack of education. “The refugees have been here for a long time," said Maya Ameratunga of United Nations High Commissioner...

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