QUETTA: Afghan refugee families who are voluntarily returning to Afghanistan in the months of November and December and hold a Proof of Registration (POR) card are being offered a special return package by UNHCR Pakistan. The package includes non-food items such as jerry cans, heavy-duty plastic buckets, soap, mosquito nets, sleeping mats, thermal fleece blankets, kitchen sets, plastic tarpaulins, quilts and sanitary cloth and free transportation from the Voluntary Repatriation Centre (VRC) to the Encashment Centres in Afghanistan. Jamila – who has been a refugee in Pakistan for over 22 years and is one of the beneficiaries of the package – says that the initiative taken by the UNHCR would be great help for all the Afghan Refugees. “I am very happy that UNHCR has started this facility which will help poor Afghan refugees to repatriate from Pakistan to Afghanistan,” she said.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2012.
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