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Over half a million refugees return home this year from Iran, Pakistan

AT-KABUL: More than 650,000 Afghan refugees have repatriated from Iran and Pakistan this year, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

From Pakistan 27,375 and from Iran 630,283 refugees have returned to Afghanistan since the beginning of 2018, the IOM said in a statement.

It added, last week 16,426 Afghans have returned from Iran out of them 7,130 were deported.

According to the IOM necessary assistance had been provided to two percent repatriated individuals from Iran and 59 percent repatriated individuals from Pakistan.

About the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the IOM said 225,250 people had been displaced from the western zone of the country due to the drought situation.

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