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UN commissioner for refugees to visit Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, is going to pay a visit to Afghanistan today (on Wednesday) to discuss the plight of refugees with Afghan officials.

The UNHCR in statement said Guterres will also assess activities of the organization in Afghanistan. “In a bid to explore a long-term solution to the problems faced by Afghan refugees, the UN commissioner for refugees will also hold meetings with President Ashraf Ghani, The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah and other officials,” the statement added.

It is worth mentioning that around three million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan and Iran are faced with numerous challenges. Pakistan has said to expel all refugees till end of 2015.

More than 5.7 million Afghan refugees have repatriated since the Taliban were ousted from Afghanistan 2001.

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