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18 Nov 2015 description

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan gathered in November 2015 in Tehran for a regional meeting on Afghan refugee issues with a thematic focus on Afghan displaced youth. At a time when displacement in and out of Afghanistan continues to rise, when the number of Afghan asylum seekers grows steadily in Europe and debates on durable solutions for Afghan refugees remain, it is all the more necessary to take stock of the profiles of the millions of Afghan youth outside of their homeland, and those who made, with their families, the decision to return.

31 Dec 2014 description

In 2002, NRC began developing a programme targeting youth in post-conflict zones. These Youth Education Packs (YEP) were intended to respond not just to employment needs but also to teach young people, who had grown up in often challenging and unstable situations, literacy and life skills.1 After implementation in several countries around the world (Liberia; Burundi; Sierra Leone and more), beginning in 2010, NRC implemented this YEP project in Afghanistan, specifically in Herat,

31 Dec 2014 description


How can IOM best achieve the dual objective of return and reintegration in challenging and complex environments that are conflict and post conflict settings? This question drives IOM’s strategic and operational efforts given the inherent difficulty of balancing shortterm (return) and long-term (reintegration) needs of uprooted populations.

This evaluation presents key findings from an assessment of IOM’s return and reintegration activities (2008 – 2013) in the Kabul, Nangarhar, Nimroz and Herat.