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UN food agency appeals for aid for Afghans returning from Pakistan

UNITED STATES: The United Nations appealed for $152 million to provide shelter, sanitation and food for a huge influx of refugees returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan. Pakistan has stepped up the pressure for its 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees to return home, citing security concerns. Thousands of Afghans are crossing the Torkham border with Pakistan each day, said the World Food Programme, the UN's food assistance branch. Last month, the UN said nearly 170,000 Afghans had returned this year. The flow…