UNHCR Suspends Afghan Refugee Repatriation from Pakistan for Cold Season

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has decided to suspend the repatriation process of Afghan refugees KP on Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan for around four months due to incoming winter season.

According to a spokesperson of the UNHCR, the repatriation process will be halted from the first of next month till 28th of February next year due to a drop in temperature and severe cold.

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He said all UNHCR centers in Pakistan and Afghanistan will remain closed during the winter.

Registered Afghan refugees will not be given financial compensation in case of return during the period.

The operation will resume from March next year.

Earlier, UNHCR had suspended the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on the occasion of Eid ul Azha.

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