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Doctors Without Borders concerned over deportation of Afghans from Pakistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The organization Doctors Without Borders has expressed serious concern over the start of the second phase of Afghan migrant expulsions from Pakistan.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the organization stated that many of the migrants being expelled from Pakistan are Afghans who have been there for decades.

The Doctors Without Borders statement mentioned that for many Afghans, this return entails packing belongings and transporting them by horse, cart, motorbike, and collectively traveling to a country currently grappling with widespread poverty, inadequate health services, and increasing restrictions on women.

Following extensive coverage by Pakistani media outlets on Monday, April 15, the start of the second phase of mandatory expulsion of migrants and asylum seekers labeled “illegal” from Pakistan was reported.

Reports indicate that approximately 800,000 Afghan migrants will be returned to their country in the second phase of expulsions from Pakistan.

It is also expected that the third phase of this process will result in the expulsion of holders of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) identity cards.

Previously, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Danish Refugee Council, and nine other organizations expressed concerns over the second phase of Afghan migrant expulsions from Pakistan.

According to statistics, Pakistan has accommodated around 4.4 million Afghans, of which 500,000 have returned to their country so far.

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