Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

The UN’s refugee agency may become complicit in a violation of international law if it restarts a programme in March that assists Pakistan in forcing Afghan refugees over the border into their war-torn homeland.   UNHCR says its repatriation programme, which included cash grants for returnees, has been  put on pause  from 1 November until 1 March. Pakistan has set a deadline of the end of March for all Afghan refugees to leave the country before it starts deporting them.    About 538,100 Afghans have already returned this year, according to the UN’s emergency aid coordination body,  OCHA

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Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

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