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Pakistan world’s largest host of refugees: UNHCR


ISLAMABAD, FEB 24, (DNA) -Pakistan continued to host the largest number of refugees in the world (1.45 million), nearly all
from Afghanistan, said a report of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Pakistan has generously hosted the world’s largest refugee population for three decades, and it was essential to mobilise more
support from the international community, said report.

At the same time voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan to Afghanistan has also been the largest in the world.

Since March 2002, UNHCR has facilitated the return of approximately 4.1 million registered Afghans from Pakistan.

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