OCHA: 48% of those expelled from Pakistan are women

Bayan News – Concurrent with the continued mass expulsion of Afghan migrants by the Pakistani government, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) states that 48% of the expelled individuals are women.

The organization stated today, on Friday (February 2), on the X platform that the number of Afghan returnees from Pakistan in January of this year has reached 500,000.

According to OCHA, 84% of the returning Afghans have returned to Afghanistan in the last three months of 2023.

Referring to the statistics of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), OCHA added that 324.7 thousand individuals have returned to Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing, 172.6 thousand through the Spin Boldak border crossing, 1.5 thousand through the Badini border crossing, and 9.3 thousand through the Ghulam Khan border crossing.

Despite international objections, the Pakistani government continues with forced expulsions of Afghans.

Recently, the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan stated that the new government in the country should continue the process of forcibly expelling Afghans who have entered Pakistan illegally.

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