Refugees in Pakistan: Afghans have months to leave

Refugees in Pakistan: Afghans have months to leave

For decades, Pakistan has been home to about two and a half million Afghan refugees.

But now the government is asking them to leave the country voluntarily before December 16.

The Pakistanti government has said it cannot afford to host the refugees any more.

The International Organisation for Migration says since January, more than one hundred thousand have been forcibly returned.

This is forcing many to sell their belongings to raise funds to sustain them on their return.
Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder sent this report from Jalala refugee camp in Mardan in Northern Pakistan.

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