You can go home again

MacFarquhar, Emily
November 1992
U.S. News & World Report;11/30/92, Vol. 113 Issue 21, p45
Examines Afghanistan, where the United Nations is betting on the Afghans' survival instinct by making self-help the guiding principle of the biggest UN-assisted repatriation in history. Since the fall of the Kabul government last spring, some 1.2 million Afghans have made their way home from Pakistan, about four times what the UN had bargained for. Confidence their home areas are peaceful at last; Reduction of food and water supplies in refugee camps; Survival strategies.


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