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Over One Million Afghan Refugees Returned Home in 2016

The Afghan government revealed Monday that more than one million refugees have “voluntarily” returned home from Pakistan and Iran in 2016, representing the highest number of returnees in 14 years.  Afghan Refugees and Repatriation Minister Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi told the national parliament the returnees from the neighboring countries included both registered and undocumented families.  Additionally, he said, a record 551,000 Afghans have fled their homes this year due to...

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