[Video] Pakistani Authorities Continue to Destroy Refugee Camps Around the Country

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 10.03.43 PM

Pakistani Authorities Continue to Destroy Refugee Camps Around the Country

Written by Jabar

“Residents of a mud shantytown in Islamabad‬ have received orders to leave their homes before their neighborhood is destroyed. The inhabitants, mostly Afghan refugees and displaced Pakistanis, say authorities believe the district is a hotbed of militancy.” – RFE/RL

The destruction of refugee camps is part of a broader strategy to expel Afghan refugees from Pakistan entirely. Mass sweeps are scheduled to take place in many areas including ‪#‎Peshawar‬ later this year.

The large amount of refugees, numbering well over 1.5 million, being forced back into Afghanistan is expected to over run local hospitals and clinics, and exhaust humanitarian aid supplies in an already devastated and impoverished country.

Related: Pakistan Crackdown on Afghan Refugees Living in Peshawar, 41 Arrested

Video: RFE/RL

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s