UN accused of failing Afghan refugees ‘forced’ to return home from Pakistan

UN accused of failing Afghan refugees ‘forced’ to return home from Pakistan

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UNHCR cites behind-scenes advocacy after rights group claims it has left Afghan refugees at risk of persecution by failing to condemn ‘campaign of abuse’

The UN refugee agency has fallen short of its mandate to protect refugees by failing to denounce a “campaign of abuse” by Pakistan that has ushered thousands of Afghans out of the country, leaving them at risk of persecution at home, according to Human Rights Watch.

Last year the Pakistani government ordered all Afghan migrants and refugees to leave the country, mounting a campaign of intimidation, according to HRW, that has so far led to the eviction of nearly 600,000 people since July.

Related: Exiled from Pakistan, destitute Afghans return to a country at war

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