AFGHANISTAN

More than 600,000 Afghans return home in past year

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said Sunday that in the last year, more than 600,000 Afghans have returned to the country.
Mohammad Arsala Kharoti, Deputy Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Affairs said at a press conference, as part of the IEA’s accountability program: “622,800 Afghans returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan, Iran and other countries under the rule of the Islamic Emirate, and 116,868 returnees in the border provinces have received humanitarian aid.”
According to officials, 272,925 internally displaced families were identified in the past year, 78,421 families were transferred to their native provinces and 860,640 families received humanitarian aid.
In addition, education has been provided for 8,400 returnees and internally displaced persons, and 1,600 Afghans has been stopped from leaving the country illegally.
According to the ministry, the management of the transfer and distribution of humanitarian aid from China, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar and Pakistan, the distribution of aid to 7,000 flood victims in Helmand and Kandahar, the distribution of emergency aid to the victims of Jawzjan, Badakhshan, Badghis, Khost and Paktika, the transfer of 36,000 displaced families from Kabul, fair distribution of humanitarian aid from Al-Khidmat Institute in Paktika, collecting aid for 1,000 families in Panjshir, organizing vocational training courses and distributing equipment to 160 families, are some of the actions of this ministry in the past year.
Officials said due to the follow-up efforts of the leadership of this ministry, during the current year, 250 Afghan immigrants living in Pakistan and Iran were able to perform Hajj.
According to the officials, the necessary arrangements have been made with Pakistan, China, Iran and Turkey regarding the handling of the situation of Afghan immigrants, the provision of services and the establishment of an orphanage with a capacity of 20 thousand people, and in order to provide emergency services, distribute aid and create economic opportunities 47 memorandums of understanding have been signed with partner institutions and organizations.The post More than 600,000 Afghans return home in past year first appeared on Ariana News.

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