Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, May 12, 2008

U.N. closes Afghan refugee camp

Citing security concerns, the United Nations temporarily closed its large repatriation center in eastern Afghanistan, BBC News reported Monday.

The closure of the center, which has seen over 60,000 refugees from Pakistan pass through it this year, comes as aid agencies say it is increasingly difficult to operate in parts of the country. The U.N. made the decision after protests closed the main road from Kabul to the Pakistan border.

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