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United Nations tasks Faisalabad Caritas with repatriating Afghan refugees living in local diocese
18/04/2008 PAKISTAN – AFGHANISTAN – UN
UN against Islamabad over repatriation of Afghan refugees
Presented last year the plan would send back 2.4 million Afghans by the end of next year. Many of them had fled when the Taliban were overthrown. The United Nations criticise the decision but Pakistan fears Islamic extremism among the “guests’ in its midst.
Education, health care and social assistance to fight terrorism
Another international conference is underway to discuss ways to stabilise Afghanistan and fight terrorism. Expectations are high because Iran is represented. Experts tell AsiaNews that what is needed is more money to fight indigence and poverty, not more money to build up the military.
19/06/2008 WORLD REFUGEE DAY – UN
Rising number of refugees in the world worrisome
The latest figures from UNCHR indicate that refugees number 11.4 million, almost half of them Afghans and Iraqis. Internally displaced people are around 26 million with Colombians and Iraqis at the top. About 731,000 people were able to go home.
20/06/2005 ASIA WORLD REFUGEE DAY
Jesuit Refugee Service: The world must not forget Bhutanese refugees
The JRS international director talks of the mission of the Church for peace and reconciliation among refugees in Asia, drawing attention to "the most tragic situation of the Bhutanese in Nepal."
Kashmir tragedy is "never-ending for millions of people"
Tariq Raza, coordinator of Caritas aid for quake survivors, has just returned from villages in Kashmir. "We need help quickly. People are dying and we cannot even reach all the places."
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