There are an estimated 2.5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
GV Cluster of tents in arid field
CU PULL BACK GV PAN Children standing outside tents
CU PULL BACK SV Afghan tribesman with beads
GV PAN Men chopping firewood as refugees walk past
GV Women fetching water from plastic-covered water well (2 shots)
GV PAN Afghans sit on ground selling vegetables at improvised market
GV PAN Tent clinic for Afghan refugees run by Saudi Red Crescent
CU PULL BACK Medical instruments
SCU Doctor treating sick man
SVs Afghans pray to Mecca as Mullahs lead prayers (2 shots)
GV Camp PAN TO children seated on ground being taught at outdoor school (2 shots)
CUs Children being taught reading and writing (2 shots)
GV Children at lessons
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Background: There are an estimated 2.5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The number is growing at the rate of about 20,000 a month. The influx has put a great strain not only on the Pakistan government and main United Nations agencies but also the foreign aid programmes which support the refugees. One typical refugee camp is that at Nasir Bagh, near Peshawar, in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province. More than 12,000 refugees live in two tent villages in the camp. They get shelter, food and clothing from United Nations agencies and a cash allowance from the Pakistan government of 59 rupees (five dollars) a month per head. Medical care includes a tent clinic funded by the Saudi Red Crescent. The ground is arid, but a few crops are grown and these are sold at a makeshift market. Religion is important and there are regular prayers at Nasir Bagh's two mosques. There are two schools with 436 pupils who study in the open air.