Latest update: 08/12/2011
Afghans in Pakistan opt to stay put
Three generations of war have pushed waves of Afghan refugees beyond the borders of their homeland. Today three million Afghans live abroad, more than half of them having settled in Iran and Pakistan. The UN has a programme in Pakistan to help people return home. But fear of returning to a country at war, and of a precarious day-to-day life, means ever fewer refugees are making the move.