• Returns & Displacement - BAAG Policy Position Paper 2018

Returns & Displacement - BAAG Policy Position Paper 2018

06 December 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.

As over 720,000 Afghans have returned from Iran and Pakistan this year so far and risk joining the almost 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) already in the country BAAG sets out its recommendations for governments hosting Afghan nationals, the Afghan government and the international community in supporting people most at risk of harm and displacement. One in four Afghans have been displaced and almost every Afghan province has been affected by forced displacement, pointing to an already alarming situation deteriorating even further. 

To download a copy of the Returns and Displacement Policy Position Paper please click here


BAAG would like to thank its members and contributing Afghan and international organisations for their comments and suggestions in the compilation of this Policy Position Paper. Photography courtesy of Guy Smallman, 2016.