Pakistan and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, are holding a conference to highlight the challenges facing Afghan refugees.
It is estimated more than two million are sheltering in Pakistan, with some displaced since the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Ongoing violence makes returning home dangerous.
But a repatriation programme is set to resume next month.
Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports from a refugee camp in the city of Peshawar.
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Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
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Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.