UNHCR / PAKISTAN UNDOCUMENTED FOREIGNERS

21-Nov-2023 00:03:42
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is raising concerns over Pakistan’s announcement for undocumented foreigners to leave, as the orders have adversely affected Afghan nationals including registered refugees and others with valid documents. UNHCR
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STORY: UNHCR / PAKISTAN UNDOCUMENTED FOREIGNERS
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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13 NOVEMBER 2023, KANDAHAR CASH ASSISTANCE CENTRE, AFGHANISTAN

1.Various shots, families sitting on the ground
2. Various shots, vehicles transporting returnees
3. Various shots, families waiting for transportation

07 AND 09 NOVEMBER 2023, NANGARHAR, JALALABAD CASH ASSISTANCE CENTRE, AFGHANISTAN

4. Various shots, transportation dropping of families at a UNHCR registration centre
5. Various shots, families entering the registration centre
6. Various shots, families being registered, Biometrics

13 NOVEMBER 2023, KANDAHAR CASH ASSISTANCE CENTRE, AFGHANISTAN

7. Various shots, families arriving at UNHCR registration/cash assistance centre
8. Various shots, families receiving instructions
9. Various shots, medical staff administrating vaccine to child
10. Various shots, family existing the registration centre after receiving assistance

07 NOVEMBER 2023, TORKHAM BORDER, NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

11. Various shots, WADAM/UNHCR Reception centre, Staff working together, registering returnees
12. Wide shot, woman entering a relocation bus
13. Med shot, man sitting on his belongings, eating
14. Various shots, families carrying their belongings
15. Various shots, relocation vehicle loading up passengers and their belongings
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is raising concerns over Pakistan’s announcement for
undocumented foreigners to leave, as the orders have adversely affected Afghan nationals including registered refugees and others with valid documents.

Since Pakistan’s announcement of the plan on 3 October 2023, an estimated 374,000 people have returned to Afghanistan – mostly in fear and haste. We are witnessing an exponential increase in arrests, detentions and deportations of Afghans in Pakistan.

Mass arrivals back to Afghanistan are adding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis as winter temperatures start to dip – in some locations the minimum already reaching -4°C. Many Afghan returnees are vulnerable, including women and children who could lose their lives in a harsh winter if left without adequate shelter.

UNHCR has visited different locations in Pakistan in the past two weeks, meeting Afghans on the move and local authorities. Afghans interviewed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province – known as KP – in the northwest, and Balochistan province in the southwest of the country, including registered refugees, said they were leaving in a rush, fearing arrest and detention. All registered Afghan refugees are exempt from the Government’s orders, but the announcement and follow-up actions,
including reports of intimidation by local authorities and evictions by landlords, have created a sense of panic.
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