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UNHCR: More Than 100,000 Afghan Refugees Repatriated in 5 Weeks

The United Nations says more than 200,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn country from Pakistan this year, more than half of them within the past five weeks, despite intensification in Taliban-led hostilities in Afghanistan. The overall figures represent the highest number since 2007 when more than 360,000 refugees went back to Afghanistan under the UNHCR-sponsored voluntary repatriation program, officials noted. Several factors are contributing to the unusual rise in...

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