Smart Take | Pakistan to Deport Undocumented Afghan Refugees
The Pakistani government has ordered all undocumented Afghan refugees to leave the country by November 1 or face deportation. John Thon Majok, Director of the Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative (RAFDI), talks about the impact of the decision on asylum seekers, what options they have now that the clock is ticking, and the need for an intervention by the UNHCR to negotiate with Pakistan.
Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative
The Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative (RAFDI) provides evidence-based analyses that translate research findings into practice and policy impact. Established in 2022 as a response to an ever-increasing number of people forcibly displaced from their homes by protracted conflicts and persecution, RAFDI aims to expand the space for new perspectives, constructive dialogue and sustainable solutions to inform policies that will improve the future for the displaced people. Read more