Source Pravda.Ru

U.N. Refugee chief pays visit to Afghanistan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees begins a two-day visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday.

"High Commissioner Antonio Guterres, who took office in June, plans to travel first to Kabul, where he will meet President Hamid Karzai, other senior officials and UNHCR staff to discuss the repatriation and reintegration [of Afghan refugees] operation in the country," Nader Farhad, spokesman for the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said on Monday.

He added Guterres would also travel to the eastern city of Jalalabad, where he will visit recent returnees, UNHCR staff and local officials.

Since 2002, more than 4.4 million Afghans have returned home from Pakistan and Iran, 3.5 million of them assisted by UNHCR, according to the UN refugee agency.

"Guterres will also be briefed about longer-term prospects for Afghanistan's reconstruction, which are crucial for any successful return programme," Farhad explained.

More than 3 million Afghans remain outside their country, mainly in Pakistan and Iran. Guterres is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on Thursday for a two-day visit that will include an inspection of UNHCR's emergency assistance to victims of the devastating 8 Oct earthquake, as well as meetings with several senior Pakistani government officials, Reuters reports.

V.Y.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Comments
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
North Korea is not a threat to the US
North Korea is not a threat to the US
Saudi Arabia readies to enjoy cinemas and music for the first time in 40 years
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Russian politician says Donald Trump extremely dangerous for Russia
ISIS threatens to conduct large-scale terrorist attacks in USA for Jerusalem decision
American Bioweaponry
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Russia on the eve of another Crimea referendum
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Europeans say what puzzles them in Russia most
Russian man grows abnormally large biceps that he calls bazookas
Science and Technology. Consensus builders for the media instrument