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Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan/ Afghan refugees/ Daughters of Afghan nomad sheperds within their tent encampment I-11 refugee camp in Islamabad. They settle in Islamabad over the winter for 4 months and the rest of the time they live in Haripur in mud houses. They come here to sell their sheep, each going for 22,000 PKR. The family is originally from the Kabul region. .Afghan refugees were resettled here from another location in Islamabad two years ago. Residents compain that they have inadequate water pumps and supply of electricity. The majority of men work as labourers in the Rawalpindi vegetable market, less than one kilometre from the camp. They earn on average 300-400 ($4-$5) a day. Afghan nomad sheperds also settle in the area over the winter months with their flocks of sheep. Many of the refugees here lived in a Haripur refugee camp on their arrival to Pakistan 30 years ago after the occupation of Afghanistan in 1979 by Soviet forces. They then resettled in Islamabad over the last 18 years. UNHCR/Sam Phelps/ November 2011

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Pakistan/ Afghan refugees/ Daughters of Afghan nomad sheperds within their tent encampment I-11 refugee camp in Islamabad. They settle in Islamabad over the winter for 4 months and the rest of the time they live in Haripur in mud houses. They come here to sell their sheep, each going for 22,000 PKR. The family is originally from the Kabul region. .Afghan refugees were resettled here from another location in Islamabad two years ago. Residents compain that they have inadequate water pumps and supply of electricity. The majority of men work as labourers in the Rawalpindi vegetable market, less than one kilometre from the camp. They earn on average 300-400 ($4-$5) a day. Afghan nomad sheperds also settle in the area over the winter months with their flocks of sheep. Many of the refugees here lived in a Haripur refugee camp on their arrival to Pakistan 30 years ago after the occupation of Afghanistan in 1979 by Soviet forces. They then resettled in Islamabad over the last 18 years. UNHCR/Sam Phelps/ November 2011