UN helps over 4.5 million refugees return to Afghanistan

Young girls carry freshly washed clothes and dishes home in Bamyan, Afghanistasn

The attack that killed three staff members of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Kandahar, Afghanistan, has demonstrated the risks humanitarian workers face in the country each day.

UNHCR, which has been working in Afghanistan since the 1980s, and has facilitated the return of over 4.5 million refugees from Pakistan and Iran is at particular risk.

But attacks such as the one in Kandahar are a daily feature in this part of the world, even as the government gears up for peace talks with the Taliban, an insurgent group that once controlled the country.

However, as Jillian Hocking reports, refugees continue to make their way back home.

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