Two million more refugees are expected to return to a country mired in violence and braced for a bitter winter.
And it couldn't happen at a worse time.
Winter in Afghanistan can be bitterly cold. The country is also experiencing a spike in violence, with increased attacks from the Taliban and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters, leading to peak levels of civilian casualties and internal displacement as people flee the fighting.
|Returnees at the UNHCR processing centre get a quick lesson in defusing explosive devices [Al Jazeera]|
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