Fewer Afghan Refugees Returning to South than Rest of Country Due to Violence, No Opportunities

Only about 10 to 12 per cent of the five million Afghans who have gone home since 2002 went to to places like Kandahar, a UN official says.

Jeff Davis
Published: Wednesday, 07/02/2008 12:00 am EDT

After almost one-third of its population fled seemingly endless wars between 1979 and 2001, Afghanistan's refugees have been returning home in droves, bringing with them both much-needed skills while posing trying challenges to the country's fledgling government.

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