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Resources

This section includes key reports and briefing papers on Afghanistan from NGOs, think tanks, and governmental bodies. They are divided into the broad categories indicated on the left.

Multi-issue reports - eg Health & Education, or Children's Issues, are listed under the "Development" section.

Our aim is to provide a solid core of interesting and accurate information on Afghanistan of interest to the British and Afghan public, as well as decision makers, academics, and the international aid community.

Please feel free to email us if you feel we have omitted a major report!

Latest resources

  • The Afghan Tragedy, January 1988

    In 1988, the British & Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (then the British Refugee Council) published one of the first reports on the situation in Afghanistan. The 'Afghan Tragedy' provides an unbiased description of the largest-scale human crisis in the world in those years. The 10 British voluntary agencies came together, under the auspices of BAAG, to raise the profiles of the millions of refugee and displaced Afghans. The agencies presented and adopted the recommendations at the end of the booklet at the 1987 International Council of Voluntary Agencies in Geneva.

    PDF icon The Afghan Tragedy, British Refugee Cuncil 1988-rotated.pdf
  • 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

Range of reports from Government and NGO sources on Afghanistan.