International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

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Pakistan and the United Nations 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.

Continuing 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.

International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan and the United Nations 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. Continuing violence makes returning home dangerous.

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