Fri Jul 20, 2012, 04:18 PM
alp227 (23,231 posts)
Pakistan plans to revoke Afghans' refugee status could displace 3 million
Source: The Guardian
Pakistan plans to cancel refugee status for all Afghans living in the country at the end of this year, leaving some 3 million displaced people –the world's biggest cluster of refugees –facing possible expulsion to a country that many barely know.
Pushing the refugees into Afghanistan would be likely to create a new crisis for that country, already struggling with an insurgency and an economy almost entirely dependent on the western presence and the illicit drug trade.
The west is pressing Pakistan to reconsider its policy, which puts it at odds with the United Nations and other international partners. The international community and the Afghan government have no strategy prepared to deal with any such influx of people.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/20/pakistan-revoke-afghan-refugee-status
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|Comrade Grumpy||Jul 2012||#1|
Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #1)
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 02:12 AM
unc70 (2,332 posts)
2. Well, it cost us a lot to help cause this problem
I have a lot of sympathy for enormous problem this is for Pakistan. It was made worse by stupid US policies once the Soviets withdrew.
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Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:44 PM
may3rd (593 posts)
3. Don't worry, the Afghans will welcome their dislodged brothers back with open arms
I would suspect things will go well for the Talibs that fled the US invasion some 10 years ago.