Process of Afghan refugees’ repatriation to resume in April

ISLAMABAD : UNHCR has said that the process of sending Afghan refugees to their home country will resume from the next month.

Talking to VOA, UNHCR-Pakistan’s spokesperson Dunya Aslam Khan said that those Afghan refugees who are willing to return to their country will be sent back.

The spokesperson said that some 0.3 million registered Afghan refugees went back to their native towns.

According to the spokesperson, some 11 thousand refugees have registered themselves for repatriation and they will be sent in April and May this year.

Centers have been established in Quetta and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where refugees can register themselves, said Dunya Aslam Khan.

She added that 200 dollars will be paid to those going back to Afghanistan. Previous year, this amount was 400 dollars.

The spokesperson further said that reduction in financial assistance is due to shortage of funds.

She said that the number of refugees has drastically increased across the world which has resulted in funds shortage.-APP