The return to memory
The year 2013 marks a decade of the UNHCR-facilitated voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan. More than 3.8 million Afghan refugees have returned home since 2002. Still, nearly 1.65 million remain in Pakistan. After spending almost 33 years in Pakistan as refugees, Noor Mohammad and his family of six are happy about going back to Afghanistan. Three decades ago, he witnessed fighting and destruction but today he is optimistic about the restoration of complete peace.