400 Afghan would-be refugees entered Tajikistan this year – Central Asia Online

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE – More than 400 Afghans seeking refugee status entered Tajikistan so far this year, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative Jose Euceda said September 27, News.tj reported.

To handle the influx, Saber Azam, UNHCR regional representative/regional coordinator for Central Asia, suggested forming a UN-Tajik special working group, according to News.tj.

More than 4,000 officially recognised refugees – mostly Afghans – live in Tajikistan now, Euceda said, adding that another 600 applicants are waiting to receive official refugee status from the Tajik government. Ninety percent of Afghan refugees living in Central Asia are in Tajikistan, according to News.tj.

via 400 Afghan would-be refugees entered Tajikistan this year – Central Asia Online.

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