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Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan/ Afghan refugees/ Gulnar, a daughter of Allah Nazar, 55 years old stand outside her house in Khazana refugee camp, Peshawar. Allah Nazar came to Pakistan after the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He has seven children and works as a daily wage laborer in the Mandi market in Peshawar. He earns on average 300 Pakistani rupees per day ($4) to support his family. He arrived to Pakistan after walking two days with his family from Jalalabad to Mohmand Agency before then settling in Peshawar. He was one of the first residents in the camp and was provide shelter by the Pakistani government at the time. He will stay in Pakistan with his family as he feels there is nothing to return to in Afghanistan. His home was damaged during the 2010 floods and he has received aid from UNHCR for reconstruction. UNHCR/Sam Phelps/ November 2011.

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Pakistan/ Afghan refugees/ Gulnar, a daughter of Allah Nazar, 55 years old stand outside her house in Khazana refugee camp, Peshawar. Allah Nazar came to Pakistan after the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He has seven children and works as a daily wage laborer in the Mandi market in Peshawar. He earns on average 300 Pakistani rupees per day ($4) to support his family. He arrived to Pakistan after walking two days with his family from Jalalabad to Mohmand Agency before then settling in Peshawar. He was one of the first residents in the camp and was provide shelter by the Pakistani government at the time. He will stay in Pakistan with his family as he feels there is nothing to return to in Afghanistan. His home was damaged during the 2010 floods and he has received aid from UNHCR for reconstruction. UNHCR/Sam Phelps/ November 2011.