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MoRR calls on UNHCR to address issues of refugees

Written by The Frontier Post

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) called on the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to address the problems of Afghan refugees abroad.
Talking to the gathering held to mark World Refugee Day, the acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Khalil Rahman Haqqani, expressed concerns over the mistreatment of Afghan refugees abroad.
“The rights of refugees, their problems must be raised to the whole world and to those who are responsible for them,” he said.
“To support them (refugees), there is a need for the support of the international community and other organizations,” said Arsalan Kharotai, deputy Minister of Refugees and Repatriation.
Speaking at the same gathering, the head of the UNHCR’s Representative, Leonard Zulu, said that around 24 million Afghans are facing acute hunger.
According to him, more than 6 million Afghans are living outside Afghanistan.
The deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi, said there are reports of Afghan refugees being mistreated in some countries.
“Unfortunately, we have heard some reports that our citizens are facing problems in some countries. We call on the officials of these countries to understand the situation of the Afghans based on their humanitarian and Islamic faith,” he said.
According to Karimi, around 3.5 million Afghans have been internally displaced since 2012.

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