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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Cold weather kills 17 in Afghan refugee camps

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... the need to protect those groups that are most vulnerable to the harsh winter conditions.” In the western province of Herat, assistance reached refugees returning to Afghanistan from abroad, ... displaced populations in the world. The UN refugee agency estimates it at 450,000 but Amnesty said the actual number is likely to be much higher. “There is a desperate need to act now to prevent ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan refugees shiver at another deadly winter

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... struggle to avoid a repeat of last winter’s deaths. With temperatures dropping to-10 degrees Celsius at night in Kabul, the 35,000 refugees who live in snow-covered camps face a battle to survive ... decades, and the UN refugee agency UNHCR has co-ordinated efforts to reduce repeat fatalities. “Last year was the worst, and the weather is again turning bad,” Sayed Ullah, 40, said as he lined up ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghans flee war to India

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 05:04pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Life is tough for Afghan refugees in India Sharifa Jan fled Afghanistan for India last year when the Taliban killed her husband and threatened her six children. New Delhi’s chaos baffled her but the city also provided a safe haven. But like thousands of other Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in India her security comes at a price: Jan’s family ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Lack of records means January 1 a common birthday in Afghanistan

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:18pm by WASHPOST

    ... are tomorrow on the first of January," Barat Ali Batoor, an Afghan refugee in Australia, wrote on Facebook. Some worry that the lack of official birth registration, a problem that persists today, ... disasters, as well as helping children apply for refugee status. It also makes it easier to conduct a national census, an enormous challenge here. ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Meet Soosan Feroz, Kabul's woman rapper seeking reason in rhymes

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that is helping her record her first album. Like most fellow Afghans, the 23-year-old said her life was filled with bitterness- memories of war, bombing and a life at refugee camps in neighbouring Iran ... is a way to tell your miseries, Afghans have a lot to say. That's why I chose to be a rapper." She recalled her woes at Iranian refugee camps in her first recorded piece of music, Our ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Top female Afghan police officer shot dead

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 07:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Kandahar

    ... in the police), though he didn’t actually open fire. The government eventually had to take his pistol away.” Bibi, a former refugee in Iran, returned to Afghanistan in 2001 and joined the police force ...

  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan villagers angered at US troop departures

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... documents have been destroyed, landowners and their families have been killed or become refugees, and people have settled on to land to which they have no legal claim. Haji Usman, headmaster ...



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