Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

U.N. to provide new homes for returning Afghan refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees pledged on Monday to assist in the construction of new homes for almost 10,000 returning Afghan families, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported today, citing Pajhwak Afghan News.

Aid will come from the U.N.’s Shelter for Refugees Program, which provides refugees with tools and construction equipment.

However, refugees returning to the southern provinces of Farah and Nimroz are at particular risk, according to Fernando Arocena, head of the International Organization for Migration. He said that they must deal with violence, unemployment, and food shortages.

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