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  • January 16, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Only 72,000 IDPs Resettled Out Of 550,000: MoRR
    TOLOnews.com: Reiterating calls for humanitarian assistance, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) said on Sunday that out of 550,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) registered in the country, only 72,000 of them have been resettled in their regions. This comes amid a harsh winter, with temperatures expected to continue to drop.      Full news...

  • January 10, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over 620,000 people displaced by conflict, says UN
    Pulse.ng: Ongoing conflict across different parts of Afghanistan forced over 623,000 people to leave their homes in 2016, according to a UN report published on Tuesday, January 10. At the beginning of 2016, the UN had only expected 250,000 people to be internally displaced in the war-torn country.      Full news...


  • September 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iranian police put Afghan refugees inside cages, on public display
    DW Dari (Translated by RAWA): The police of Sheraz city, Iran, put a number of Afghan refugees on public display inside steel cages as part of the police’s achievements. This action drew strong reactions from everywhere. Afghan parliamentarians protested the action calling it against human rights, human dignity, and international law.      Full news...

  • August 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girl Dies In Iran Because Of Transplant Law
    TOLOnews.com: Latifa Rahmani, a 12-year-old Afghan immigrant died in an Iranian hospital on Friday afternoon after being denied the opportunity to undergo liver transplant surgery. Latifa died in the Namazi Hospital in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz from liver failure, Iran media reported.      Full news...

  • June 21, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Other Major Refugee Crisis: 3 Million Afghans
    The Wall Street Journal: Syria’s refugee crisis dominates the headlines, but the crisis of Afghan refugees is significant—and has the potential to undermine the future of a country in which the U.S. has invested so much. Here are four things about a crisis that gets relatively little attention in the West.      Full news...

  • May 16, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    1,000 Afghans flee fighting every day
    IRIN: About 1,000 Afghans have fled their homes due to fighting each day since the beginning of the year, and aid workers can’t reach many of them, the UN says. Internal displacement due to conflict rose 40 percent from 2014 to 2015, and this year could see another increase. About 118,000 people fled their homes in the first four months of 2016, the UN’s emergency aid coordination body, OCHA, said in a report yesterday.      Full news...

  • November 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    146,000 Afghans left to Europe this year
    Khaama Press: After the rapid increase in number of citizens leaving Afghanistan, Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the Parliament on Monday summoned the Minster of Foreign Affairs Salahudin Rabbani and Minister of Refugees and Repatriations Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi to respond to lawmakers. Both the ministers hailed the security situation and lack of employment opportunities as the biggest causes behind the flee.      Full news...

  • September 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans Second Largest Group Of Migrants, After Syrians
    TOLOnews.com: Tens of thousands of Afghans have swelled the ranks of those seeking refuge in Europe this year. Second only to Syrians, Afghans represent the next largest group - 13 percent - of those making the journey so far in 2015, Human Rights Watch reported this week. This is because, for many Afghans, the war is only getting worse - something that’s easy to forget as international interest in Afghanistan wanes and most foreign troops are long gone.      Full news...

  • September 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The 1bn USD hole in Afghanistan’s refugee system
    IRIN: The United States has allocated 950 million USD for assisting Afghan refugees and returnees, but much of that money has been lost to corruption while those in need remain in dire conditions. That’s just one finding in a scathing report released today by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)...      Full news...



  • March 15, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Picking on Refugees
    The Killid Group: Life has become harder for Afghan refugees in Pakistan after the attack on a school in Peshawar last December that killed 132 students. Media reports say the police have launched counter operations against refugees. The police have ringed camps, and put restrictions on the freedom of movement of refugees, even those who are registered and possess valid identity papers.      Full news...

  • September 28, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Corruption sinks deep roots in ministry for refugee welfare
    The Killid Group: An Independent Media Consortium (IMC) investigation reveals serious administrative corruption in the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoRR). Findings by the IMC have also implicated Refugees and Repatriation Minister Dr Jamaher Anwary. The minister got UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, to transfer tens of thousands of dollars to the personal accounts of family members and others.      Full news...

  • August 19, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insecurity driving Afghan child migration
    IRIN: Six years ago, when Najib* was 15, Taliban fighters came to his home in Shinwar District* in the eastern province of Nangarhar telling him to join them. After repeated visits, his family sought a way for Najib to escape, and paid a smuggler to take him to the UK. Six years on, he has just arrived back in his village, having been deported from the UK, but the threats to get him to join the Taliban are now greater than ever, he says.      Full news...

  • July 6, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    280 families displaced by fighting in northern province
    PAN: Three militants were killed and nearly 300 families displaced as a result of an operation by security personnel in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Saturday. The ongoing offensive -- codenamed Operation Eagle -- was launched three days ago by Afghan National Army and police personnel in Zikarkhel and Himmatkhel areas of Baghlan-i-Markazi district.      Full news...

  • June 20, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UNHCR: Afghanistan the largest source of refugees worldwide
    The Diplomat: Despite the situation in Syria and the ongoing unrest in the Arab world, South Asia—largely thanks to Afghanistan— remains the region where the largest numbers of refugees originate from. Ahead of world refugee day on Thursday, on Wednesday the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released its annual report on the globally displaced people.      Full news...

  • May 16, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child refugees flee war in Afghanistan
    CBS News: As the U.S. military continues its exodus from Afghanistan, the long war has caused another exodus few know about in the U.S. Thousands of mostly teenage boys have fled their war-torn country to embark on a 10,000-mile trek to Europe that most will not complete -- many because they die along the route. Anderson Cooper reports on one of the largest child migrations in modern times on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.      Full news...

  • March 4, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Inside Afghanistan’s ‘appalling’ refugee camps
    Channel 4 News: It has come to this. A woman sits in the mud and puddles. The snow falls relentlessly. It is minus 6 degrees, even at 11 in the morning. But sit here she must. If she moves suddenly, she will be hit, for she sits in the middle of the road and covered head to foot in the blue burkha. Her vision is restricted ahead and her peripheral vision is non-existent.      Full news...

  • January 9, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Displaced Afghans feel strangers at home
    Al Jazeera: After spending 10 years as a refugee in Pakistan, Nafas Gol never thought she would be living in a tent in a camp for the internally displaced in Kabul. “[Afghan President Hamid] Karzai was everywhere saying ’come, your country is ready’, so I did,” she said. More than five million refugees have returned to the country since the US-led invasion in 2001.      Full news...

  • December 2, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s displaced dread the coming winter
    Los Angeles Times: Winter is descending on the Shakur clan. In the pale gray twilight of late autumn, a sharp wind slaps at the scraps of plastic that Abdel Shakur, the clan patriarch, has installed on his mud hut walls in a futile attempt at insulation. The thin tarpaulins that serve as a roof are held fast by round patties of cow dung and worn auto tires.      Full news...




  • February 24, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AFGHANISTAN: IDPs at a crossroads
    IRIN: Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan, mainly from the strife-torn southern provinces, have been heading for Kabul in the hope of finding work and a better life, but most end up living in appalling conditions in makeshift camps. Besmillah (he goes by just the one name), 38, fled the southern province of Helmand with his five children and wife two years ago after a rocket landed in his compound.      Full news...

  • February 23, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Report Finds Afghan War Displaced a Half Million Civilians
    VOA News: An international human rights group says fighting in Afghanistan has displaced half a million people who lack access to adequate housing, food and schools. London-based Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that the situation is a “horrific humanitarian and human rights crisis.”      Full news...

  • February 20, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan refugees caught between Iran and a hard place
    AFP: Abdullah was left catatonic and almost mute by the electric shocks meted out to him by Iranian police before they bussed him to the border and sent him back to Afghanistan. His arms marked with slashes of red paint to identify him as a deportee, the 18-year-old lies on a bed of cushions in an otherwise bare hut that has become his temporary home...      Full news...

  • February 3, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Driven Away by a War, Now Stalked by Winter’s Cold
    The New York Times: The following children froze to death in Kabul over the past three weeks after their families had fled war zones in Afghanistan for refugee camps here: Mirwais, son of Hayatullah Haideri. He was 1 ½ years old and had just started to learn how to walk, holding unsteadily to the poles of the family tent before flopping onto the frozen ridges of the muddy floor.      Full news...



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