According to the Office of the UN Coordinator for Afghanistan, 2,300 Afghans were repatriated from Pakistan last week. Since 3 July, a total of 37 convoys have ferried the returnees to their villages of origin – 23 from the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and 14 from Baluchistan.The convoys leave from Pakistan four times a week to relatively stable destinations in southern, central and eastern Afghanistan. All the convoys are escorted by UNHCR, which provides an aid package consisting of a 6,000 rupees ($90) cash grant, one plastic sheet per family and 150 kilogrammes of wheat distributed by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

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