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Forced to go home


For many decades, Pakistan was a refuge for millions of Afghans who fled war and poverty in their country. But in 2016 Pakistan began cracking down on refugees and sending them back to Afghanistan in droves, citing security concerns and its intensified campaign against terrorism. Danial Khan visited refugee camps in Peshawar where homes were being dismantled, and repatriation centers where Afghans waited for their turn to leave and braced for an uncertain future.

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Forced to go home


For many decades, Pakistan was a refuge for millions of Afghans who fled war and poverty in their country. But in 2016 Pakistan began cracking down on refugees and sending them back to Afghanistan in droves, citing security concerns and its intensified campaign against terrorism. Danial Khan visited refugee camps in Peshawar where homes were being dismantled, and repatriation centers where Afghans waited for their turn to leave and braced for an uncertain future.

 

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Repatriating afghan refugees CREDITS

Researcher, writer and reporter: Muhammad Danial Kublai Khan

Cameraman: Asif Mirza

Fixer: Farhan Niazi

Music: Jawad

 

 

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Life for Afghan returnees


Since Pakistan closed down refugee camps in 2016, hundreds of thousands of Afghans have crossed the border back into their homeland. Far from a joyful homecoming, it was a plunge into uncertainty for many of them. Catherine James met some Afghan returnees from Pakistan as they prepared to rebuild their lives in a country stuck in conflict and poverty.

Life for Afghan returnees


Since Pakistan closed down refugee camps in 2016, hundreds of thousands of Afghans have crossed the border back into their homeland. Far from a joyful homecoming, it was a plunge into uncertainty for many of them. Catherine James met some Afghan returnees from Pakistan as they prepared to rebuild their lives in a country stuck in conflict and poverty.

 

Watch the story below:

 

life for returning afghans CREDITS

Reporter: Catherine James