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Persecution:
- Overview:
Changing world
- A refugee's story
- Slideshow:
50 years of refugees
- Slideshow:
Refugee portraits
- Talking point:
UNHCR chief Ruud
Lubbers took your
questions
The Journey
Life in a foreign land
The way ahead
World Service radio series
From the archive: Keith Graves reports on the Afghan war, January 1980
Persecution: Slideshow: 50 years of refugees
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Afghan exile begins
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Afghan exile begins
Ghazi Refugee Village in Pakistan. The exodus of more than six million Afghans started in 1979 following the Soviet invasion. Most fled to Iran and Pakistan. More than 20 years later Afghans remain one of the biggest refugee groups in the world, second only to the Palestinians.
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