Published Nov 4, 2023 at 8:46 PM IST

Aid agencies warn of an humanitarian crisis in Pak

International aid agencies on Thursday warned of chaotic and desperate scenes among Afghans who have returned from Pakistan, where security forces are detaining and deporting undocumented or unregistered foreigners. The crackdown on illegal migration mostly affects Afghans, although the government says it is targeting all who are in the country illegally. Three aid organizations — the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Danish Refugee Council and the International Rescue Committee — said many people fleeing the Pakistani crackdown arrived in Afghanistan in poor condition.

Between 9,000 and 10,000 Afghans are now crossing the border every day from Pakistan. Returning Afghans have nowhere to go and the agencies said they fear for people's survival and reintegration in a country overwhelmed by natural disasters, decades of war, a struggling economy, millions of internally displaced people and a humanitarian crisis.

Published November 4th, 2023 at 20:46 IST

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