Kabul: Martin Griffiths, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs, has allocated a special fund of $10 million for Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan.
The allocated funds have been drawn from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and comes amid a global refugee crisis.
The intention is to provide essential aid and assistance to the returning Afghan refugees, helping them reintegrate into their home country.
This aid will facilitate their basic needs, offering immediate relief to those who have been displaced.
Amidst the ongoing global refugee crisis, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is stepping up its efforts and the agency is offering cash assistance, winter supplies, and structural reinforcement for homes and collective shelters in countries like Ukraine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan.
More than 400,000 Afghans have returned to their home country following an ongoing crackdown on illegal foreigners in Pakistan.
The Pakistani authorities had issued a stern warning, stating that anyone without proper documents would have to leave the country by October 31 or face arrest.
The majority of these Afghan returnees used the border crossings of Torkham and Spin Boldak.
The recent allocation by the UN is a beacon of hope, ensuring that their return is met with essential aid and a chance to reconstruct their lives in their homeland.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Supreme Court’s Justice Yahya Afridi has not accepted the request to stop the deportation of Afghan immigrants.
Mohsin Dawar, the leader of the National Democratic Movement of Pakistan, said that in a meeting with Yahya Afridi, the Supreme Court’s Justice of this country, he demanded to stop the deportation process of Afghans, which was not accepted.