Nearly 3,000 Afghan migrants repatriated from Pakistan in 24 hours

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The repatriation of Afghan migrants from Pakistan saw a slight increase, with Pakistani authorities reporting that 2,990 Afghans were deported on Tuesday, November 21. This marks a slight uptick compared to the figures from the previous day.

According to Pakistani media reports, a total of 243,165 Afghans have been repatriated to Afghanistan thus far, with 2,292 individuals deported on November 20.

Pakistan has implemented a new documentation system on the international border with Afghanistan, aiming to legalize border crossings and enhance transparency in movement, as reported by Pakistani media.

Simultaneously, U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, emphasized the United States’ ongoing support for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in their efforts to assist Afghan returnees and coordinate locally on urgent needs.

“Fully agree that returnees deserve safety, respect, protection,” West affirmed.