PESHAWAR: As many as 56000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated to their county under the voluntary repatriation programme this year from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A spokesperson for the United Nations United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that 74,000 individuals have left for their areas in neighbouring Afghanistan.

She informed that the repatriating refuges have been provided needed facilities and assistance in UNHRC voluntary repatriation centre.

She informed that about 3,500 to 4,000 families are reporting for registration in the UNHCR Centre. The repatriating refugees were being provided $400 per person in the centre prior to their return, she said.