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.