A UN official visiting Kabul emphasized the need to address the problems that Afghan refugees face and to enable them to return to their country.
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly T. Clements, during her visit to Kabul, said she will meet with Islamic Emirate officials to discuss resolving Afghan refugee issues and establishing grounds for their return to Afghanistan.
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly T. Clements arrived in Kabul on Sunday.
“We will be talking over the course of the next days with the interim authorities about how we can support the needs of the Afghan people and how we can find solutions for those that are outside the country that want to come home and want to be able to rebuild their lives in peace and have an Afghanistan that is inclusive of all,” UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly T. Clements said.
Afghanistan has been forgotten, according to the United Nations official.
“This is a very important moment for this country and the people of Afghanistan, it is a time where the world’s attention has turned to other situations of displacement, other war, other conflicts,” she added.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations, hundreds of Afghan refugees return to Afghanistan every day from other countries.
"Corruption, instability, and conflict in Afghanistan are finished now," said Khalil Rahman Haqqani, acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriations. "Now thousands are returning to Afghanistan every day."
According to UN data, there are currently more than six million Afghans living outside of Afghanistan.