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Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan/ Afghan refugees/ Tasleem, 8 years old sits within her foster parents home in Khazana refugee camp, Peshawar. In 2007 a roof collapsed and killed the childrens parents and they are being cared for by a relative Hamedullah who came to Pakistan 30 years ago from Jalalabad. He would not return back to Afghanistan saying “We have nothing there.”.The camp was established when refugees flooded across the border from Afghanistan during the 1979 Soviet occupation. The refugee camp has a population of 2500 and during the 2010 floods that swept through Pakistan most families were affected. The majority of people rebuilt their houses after the floods with their own resources. The most vulnerable also received support from UNHCR for reconstruction. UNHCR/Sam Phelps/ November 2011 UNHCR/Sam Phelps/ November 2011.

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Pakistan/ Afghan refugees/ Tasleem, 8 years old sits within  her foster parents home in Khazana refugee camp, Peshawar. In 2007 a roof collapsed and killed the childrens parents and they are being cared for by a relative Hamedullah who came to Pakistan 30 years ago from Jalalabad. He would not return back to Afghanistan saying “We have nothing there.”.The camp was established when refugees flooded across the border from Afghanistan during the 1979 Soviet occupation. The refugee camp has a population of 2500 and during the 2010 floods that swept through Pakistan most families were affected. The majority of people rebuilt their houses after the floods with their own resources. The most vulnerable also received support from UNHCR for reconstruction. UNHCR/Sam Phelps/ November 2011 UNHCR/Sam Phelps/ November 2011.