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Afghanistan: $26 million appeal for returnees from Pakistan

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 02 Dec 2023, 04:32 am Print

Afghanistan: $26 million appeal for returnees from Pakistan Afghanistan

Photo Courtesy: Mehrab Afridi

WFP is seeking $26.3 million to assist one million Afghans forced to leave Pakistan following the Government’s decision to deport undocumented foreigners.

The policy came into effect last month and more than 370,000 people have since made their way back to Afghanistan, where a harsh winter awaits them.

WFP are on the ground at two border crossings supplying families with cash to cover their most basic food needs.

Returnees face a bleak future in Afghanistan, where one-third of the people do not know where their next meal will come from and some areas in the west are also still reeling from multiple earthquakes.

Communities across the country rely on WFP food assistance to survive, but funding shortfalls have forced the agency to cut emergency assistance this year.