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Italy: Alidad's journey
Description: Alidad fled Afghanistan at the age of 10 after his family was killed. He set off on an epic journey to find safety, travelling over 6000 km on his own. At the age of 14 he finally arrived to Italy after a harrowing journey hidden under a truck. In the small northern town of Bolzano, Alidad has found far more than protection and today he is studying hard at university and planning for the future. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at or --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  13 Feb 2017   2m53s 8 152 0
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Pakistan Drives Out Afghan Refugees: "Now You're Calling Us Terrorists?"
Description: (Kabul, February 13, 2017) – Pakistani authorities have carried out a campaign of abuses and threats to drive out nearly 600,000 Afghans since July 2016. The returnees include 365,000 registered refugees, making it the world’s largest mass forced return of refugees in recent years. They now face spiraling armed conflict, violence, destitution, and displacement in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s has been abusive towards refugees, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is promoting the exodus. Through enhancing its “voluntary repatriation” program and failing to publicly call for an end to coercive practices, the UN agency has become complicit in Pakistan’s mass refugee abuse. The UN and international donors should press Pakistan to end the abuses, protect the remaining 1.1 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and allow refugees among the other estimated 750,000 unregistered Afghans there to seek protection.
  13 Feb 2017   2m20s 33 3928 0
Game of life: the story of Sharif
Description: 15 year old Sharif fled Afghanistan after his entire family were killed. Shot at and jailed during his one and half month journey through Iran and Turkey, Sharif finally he made it to Europe where he hoped for a future. Nine months later, he is in limbo living in one of Greece’s notorious island camps. Sharif is one of millions of refugees who flee their homeland searching for safety and a brighter future. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is shining a light on the people behind the statistics, to share the stories and experiences of people, who are more than the label migrant or refugee has come to mean. Game of life: the story of Sharif is a collaboration between IFRC and London based comic artist Karrie Fransman.
  20 Dec 2016   4m1s 71 3507 0
Supporting Agricultural Productivity in Afghanistan
Description: Farmers in a village in Herat Province see a boost in their harvests thanks to a rehabilitated irrigation system and by adopting best practices in water usage. These are some of the positive outcomes of the On-Farm Water Management Project, which undertook the rehabilitation of the village irrigation canal. The project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, works to improve agricultural productivity by enhancing the efficiency of water use. It is supported by a grant from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. *** TRANSCRIPT: Haji Abdul Karim, 57, is a farmer in Khushk-e-Baad-e-Saba village in Enjil district in Herat Province. The village’s farms are fed by a canal built by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock through the On-Farm Water Management Project (OFWMP). With support from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), OFWMP works to improve agricultural productivity in project areas by enhancing the efficiency of water use. OFWMP has established 59 irrigation associations across western Afghanistan, which have greatly reduced water-related conflict in villages and ensured the proper maintenance of newly built irrigation canals. The Khushk-e-Baad-e-Saba canal stretches 3,315 meters and benefits more than 300 families. While previously only 75 percent of Haji Abdul Karim's farmland was cultivable, he now farms all of his land. The canal has increased the village’s arable lands by more than 15 percent, making farming a more viable economic source of livelihood, and transforming the village into a more prosperous, happier, and greener place.
  14 Dec 2016   1m44s 11 946 0
Afghans Work Together To Build A Better Future
Description: Even after decades of international aid, Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries in the world and one of the most dangerous. Despite the challenges, its people have overcome conflict and poverty to build a democratic state and work toward peace and prosperity. The International Rescue Committee is partnering with the Afghan government and towns and villages across the nation on the world’s biggest development effort, the National Solidarity Program. Some 4,000 local development councils, made up of men and women who have been democratically elected by their neighbors, are helping the country to rebuild and recover. They are launching projects, such as road works, water systems, renewable energy sources, vocational training programs and new schools, that will benefit their fellow Afghans for decades to come. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Donate now: LEARN MORE
  22 Nov 2016   6m8s 5 204 0
Humanitarian access and ethics: decision making in unsafe environments - panel
Description: This event launches the Humanitarian Practice Network’s 80th Network Paper ‘Tug of war: ethical decision-making to enable humanitarian access in high-risk environments’.
  09 Nov 2016   54m53s 4 370 0
Community Health Care Increases Access to Medical Services in Afghanistan
Description: The System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program, under the Ministry of Public Health, aims to expand scope, coverage, and quality of health services to the population. This program is seeing results in Herat Province. There is greater access to health services as well as an increase in public awareness of health issues.
  31 Oct 2016   1m22s 2 209 0
Aid Zone: The long road to Afghanistan
Description: More than half a million Afghans are expected to return to their war-torn country by the end of 2016 following Pakistan’s deadline to repatriate Afghan refugees. This unprecedented counter-exodus comes on top of the fluxes of people who are internally displaced within Afghanistan as a result of the country's decades-long conflict. A lack of shelter capacity and insufficient funding to take on all the vulnerable returnees are pushing the situation into an acute humanitarian emergency. In the latest Aid Zone episode, we went to Jalalabad with Euronews to find out what is being done. Video by euronews
  25 Oct 2016   5m16s 4 113 0
MONTH IN FOCUS | October 2016
Description: This month we look to: Afghanistan - Kunduz, a year later Syria – Healthcare under the bombs Mediterranean – Libyan coastguard lack resources Haiti – In the wake of hurricane Matthew Medical research – Clinical trials Nigeria – Notable absence of men in Maiduguri Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. SUBSCRIBE HERE: Help us caption & translate this video!
  19 Oct 2016   12m48s 11 1059 0
Kunduz 1 Year After: Faizullah's Testimony
  03 Oct 2016   4m11s 7 119 0
Kunduz 1 Year Later: The History of the Hospital
  03 Oct 2016   8m36s 7 105 0
#NotATarget | Stop The Attacks
Description: One year on from the attack on our Kunduz Trauma Centre in Afghanistan, we are calling for all parties to conflict to stop attacks on healthcare workers, facilities and patients. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. SUBSCRIBE HERE: Help us caption & translate this video!
  03 Oct 2016   2m13s 19 889 0