Resources

  • Distant Dreams - Understanding the aspirations of Afghan returnees

    This report is based on 56 iinterviews with returnees from Iran, Pakistan and Europe. The research reveals returnees’ aspirations and hopes for their future, including psychosocial challenges when reintegrating and how those suffering from more severe psychosocial conditions after return have also considered re-migration as a solution.The report was commissioned and led by MMC Asia and carried out by Seefar.

    PDF icon Distant Dreams - Understanding the aspirations of Afghan returnees.pdf
  • No reason for returns to Afghanistan

    ECRE's policy note and recommendations for a suspension of returns to Afghanistan due to the security situation there and the unfairness of asylum decision-making in Europe. 

    PDF icon Policy-Note-17.pdf
  • UNAMA: Annual Report 2018 of Protection of civilians in armed conflict

    This is UNAMA's tenth annual report on civilian casualities.

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  • Returns and Displacment in Afghanistan - BAAG Policy Position Paper autumn 2018

    BAAG is pleased to present its autumn 2018 Policy Position Paper on Returns and Displacment in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has experienced unprecedented levels of returns in recent years and, compounded by exponential rises in internal displacement, the situation now constitutes a major humanitarian crisis. Through the input of several national and international organisations operating in/ on Afghanistan this paper offers an insight into the challenges facing Afghans residing in host countries and their subsequent return to Afghanistan.

    PDF icon Returns & Displacement Position Paper - Autumn 2018.pdf
  • Position Paper on Inclusion of People with Disabilities Geneva Conference on Afghanistan (GCA)

    Joint position paper on disability for the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan

    PDF icon GCA Position Paper People with Disabilities Final 2018.pdf
  • Reiterating Voices from Afghan Women – from BCA to GCA

    AWN position paper ahead of the GCA.

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  • Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees 2018 - UNHCR

    The UNHCR has published a new report exploring methods and actions to support the implementation of a solutions strategy for Afghan refugees. After nearly four decades of protracted displacement, Afghan refugees still constitute just over 13 per cent of the global refugee population and one-fifth of the world’s protracted caseload, accounting for more than half of the 4.1 million refugees in protracted displacement of 20 years or longer. With almost 2.6 million registered refugees, Afghanistan remains the second largest country of origin in the world.This report looks into the roles of the three main actors influencing the lives of Afghan refugees - Iran, Pakistan and the government of Afghanistan - and looks to make recommendations for those actors to bring change to the current status quo. 

    PDF icon UNHCR - Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees 2018 - 2019.pdf
  • The Ripple Effect, Multidimensional impacts of internal displacement - 2018

    Internal displacment affects the lives of displaced people, their host communities and those they leave behind in many ways. The most urgent are threats to their physical safety, wellbeing and human rights. The Ripple Effect - by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) looks to review the main impacts of internal displacment on IDPS, communities of origin and destination, affected local and national government and donors. The report presents the results of a systematic review of nearly 1,000 publications on the impacts of internal displacment in health, livelihoods, education, housing and infastructure, security, the evironment and social life. 

    PDF icon The Ripple Effect - IDMC - 2018.pdf
  • From Europe to Afghanistan - Experiences of Child Returnees - 2018

    This report was written for Save the Children by Samuel Hall, an independent think tank providing research and analysis in countries affected by issues of migration and displacement. This research is based on an understanding of children’s rights as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), to which all European countries and Afghanistan are signatories. Save the Children is working in Afghanistan and Europe to find durable solutions to ensure the safe and dignified return of children, with the necessary guarantees in place to protect them. Until safe and sustainable returns can be guaranteed, Save the Children urge European governments to suspend the return of children to Afghanistan.Save the Children hope that this report can contribute to the dialogue around returns and increase knowledge and cooperation between all actors in Afghanistan and Europe to further the wellbeing of migrants, refugee and returnee children, young people and their families.

    PDF icon Save the Children - From Europe to Afghanistan - 2018.pdf
  • The Cycle of Struggle - written by Barin Sultani Haymon

    The Cycle of Struggle, A Human Security Perspective on Afghanistan's IDP Women presents and reflects on the perspectives of a cross-section of internally displaced women to promote the inclusion of this group in the ongoing discourse around IDPs.  The report endeavours to provide an avenue for IDP women to influence policies and programming by drawing attention to their needs. The author, Barin Haymon is an independant researcher whose work has primarily focused on Afghanistan, dealing with migration, security, social and economic issues. 

    PDF icon The Cycle of Struggle - A Human Security Perspective on Afghanistan's IDP Women.pdf
  • Child marriage in Afghanistan: changing the narrative

    The primary objective of this report, prepared on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled (MoLSAMD) in collaboration with UNICEF Afghanistan, is to provide contextualised analysis on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of communities in order to inform the development of future programming to either mitigate the impacts of child marriage or prevent further engagement in child marriage across Afghanistan.

    PDF icon UNICEF-MoLSAMD-afg-report-Child-Marriage-in-Afghanistan.pdf
  • Hope behind bars: the boys of Kabul JRC

    This research offers a pragmatic view of the lived experiences of children in the Kabul Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre (JRC) and situates detention within their life events, where neglected needs and incurred stresses impact their later adult lives and life opportunities.

    PDF icon CiC_Hope Behind Bars_2017_0.pdf
  • Afghanistan in May 2017

    Our monthly review of the key news from Afghanistan.

    PDF icon Afghanistan in May17.pdf
  • UNAMA: Treatment of Conflict-Related Detainees: Implementation of Afghanistan’s National Plan on the Elimination of Torture

    This report documents findings from interviews with conflict-related detainees conducted between1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016.

    PDF icon AfghanReportApril2017.pdf
  • HRW: Pakistan coercion, UN complicity, February 2017

    Human Rights Watch's report—based on 115 interviews with refugee returnees in Afghanistan and Afghan refugees and undocumented Afghans in Pakistan, and further corroborated by UN reports that present the reasons thousands of Afghans gave for coming home—documents how Pakistan’s pressure on Afghan refugees left many of them with no choice but to leave Pakistan in 2016. Further HRW criticise UNHCR for failing to condemn Pakistan's approach, and also questions their financial support to returnees. 

    PDF icon HRW pakistan returnees 0217_web.pdf

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