13,000 Afghan refugees repatriated to native country this year:UNHCR

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (APP):Over 13,000 individual Afghan refugees have so far been repatriated from various parts of Pakistan this year to their native areas in Afghanistan, said Qaiser Afridi, spokesman of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Talking to APP, he said that UNHCR providing US$ 200 per person on returning home. The payment is made at Encashment Centres established in Afghanistan.
The names of returning refugees are deregistered from the database of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), he said.
In 2018, UNHCR’s work in Pakistan includes working with the authorities to give refugees access to health and education services, strengthening social cohesion between refugees and their host communities and helping refugees who decide voluntarily to return home. This year we will help some 54,000 children to enroll in primary schools and continue to ensure the rights of registered Afghan refugees are protected. Pakistan hosts more than 1.4 million registered Afghans who have been forced to flee their homes.