Seven out of ten Afghan refugees who return home are forced to flee again due to violence, according to a report launched today.
Displaced Afghan women lack identity papers
8 out of 10 internally displaced Afghan women don't have proper identity papers.
This is hindering their access to education, employment, housing and property, according to a new study released today.
“The lack of identity papers reinforces these women's poverty and vulnerability,” said Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Afghanistan, Kate O´Rourke.
Few have ID documents
Based on the requirements of Global Outcome 5, an evaluation of the UNICEF YEP programme has been commissioned by UNICEF to understand lessons that can be learnt from providing informal education in Somalia, both in the terms of delivering relevant skills that can improve the lives of beneficiaries, and the impact a tailored curriculum can have on peace building in Somalia when drivers of conflict are taken into account.
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.
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,
The number of people forced to flee their homes in Afghanistan is increasing and the conditions for the displaced are falling well below international standards, according to a new study by the Norwegian Refugee Council. “The rising trend of conflict-induced displacement is extremely worrying”, warns Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Elisabeth Rasmusson.