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UNHCR: Afghan voluntary repatriation from Iran comes to a halt

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Mashhad, Khorassan Razavi prov., Nov 22, IRNA

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said here Saturday that voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Iran has come a halt.

Guterres told reporters that this year, the project on voluntary repatriation Afghan refugees from host countries has slowed down and in case of Iran it has come to a halt.

He said insecurity is the main cause of a halt to refugees’ repatriation.

“Social, educational, health, housing and job related issues along with security are highly important factors which make the Afghans reluctant to return home,” he added.


Written by afghandevnews

November 24, 2008 at 3:34 am

Posted in Refugees

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