Mohammad Arsla Kharotai, Deputy Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, said that the UAE donated 20,000 tents to Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan.
Kharotai says that these donations are not enough and called on international aid agencies to increase their assistance to refugees.
10,000 tents are for Torkham and another 10,000 for Spin Boldak and are to be distributed to the returnees.
“There are about 20,000 tents, 10,000 will be moved to Spin Boldak and 10,000 to Torkham in Nangarhar province to returnees,” said Mohammad Arsla Kharotai, Deputy Minister of Refugees and Repatriation.
Hundreds of thousands more tents are needed to provide shelter for Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan, according to the deputy minister of refugees and returnees.
He added that the International aid to refugees is not enough, and food and non-food aid to refugees must be increased.
“We call on international countries, especially Islamic countries, to help Afghan refugees in the field of food and non-food in the current difficult situation,” Kharotai said.
Meanwhile, a number of refugees returning from Pakistan insist that more facilities should be provided to them in the country.
“We were oppressed in Pakistan and we are very happy to return to our country and there needs to be more help,” said Samiullah, a returnee.
“The services of the Islamic Emirate to refugees are welcomed and this series of aid to refugees must continue,” said Shahedullah, a returnee.
At the same time, Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US special representative for the reconciliation of Afghanistan, wrote on his X that Pakistan's interim government has no right to deport refugees without considering a legal process.