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On World Refugee Day, Afghans prepare to journey home

The United Nations' World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. The AP reports from GENEVA:

Four-fifths of the world's 15.4 million refugees are hosted in poor countries, where their prospects for citizenship are slim and economic opportunities are limited, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

More than a quarter are in just three nations: Pakistan, Iran and Syria.

Those figures don't include the latest wave of people displaced by this year's unrest in North Africa, most of whom have found refuge in neighboring countries as European nations try to stop them reaching their shores. Continue reading.

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