category: Social

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Returned Afghan refugees still fighting for their homes and land

More than 5.8 million Afghans, about 20 per cent of Afghanistan’s population, have returned home since the fall of the Taleban according to UNHCR figures. Many found their houses destroyed or occupied, or discovered that a new set of laws introduced by the interim administration of Hamed Karzai had scrapped their tenancy rights.