Mira Gul and his family are among 1.3
million Afghan refugees flooding the country at twice the expected rate
By Scott Baldauf, Staff writer of
The Christian Science Monitor
POL-E CHERKY, AFGHANISTAN - When
Mira Gul pulled up to this sprawling United Nations repatriation camp at
6:30 a.m., a thought dawned on him.
"This may be the last time I have
to stand in line for food or for anything." He smiles. Dust devils
rip through the camp. "It feels good."
When the Taliban fell last year, few
anticipated that refugees like Mira Gul and his family would return in