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Grandi thanks Pakistan for helping Afghan refugees

17 settembre 2021 | 23.40
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Photo by Andrew Quilty for The Washington Post.

During a trip to Pakistan, United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi on Friday thanked the government for its humanitarian aid to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and for hosting Afghan refugees from the conflict-wracked country.

"On a visit to Islamabad I thanked the @GovtofPakistan for supporting humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and hosting Afghan refugees for four decades. Pakistan’s humanitarian commitment is crucial at this difficult juncture in Afghanistan," read the tweet.

Grandi travelled to Pakistan after a three-day visit to Afghanistan, where he described the situation as "desperate" and called for "urgent and sustained" help from the international community for its population.

Grandi also urged the world to boost aid to Pakistan and Iran to support Afghan refugees and the local communities that host them.

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