Afghan Refugees Returning Home Bring Challenges, Opportunity.

In Nangrahar, many refugees have begun to make their home. In 2016, over 600,000 came from Pakistan, returning to the country from which they came. This comes from a report by the International Organization for Migration. (IOM)

2017 should see similar or increased rates as Pakistan becomes more hostile and the Afghan government stabilizes.

The large number of people poses a number of different challenges to the new state. Together with international organizations, they hope to make the process of rehoming effective.

“Respect for human rights, finding service needs and helping local governments are the highest priority” said Farhad Azima. He serves on the board at the American University of Afghanistan.

The University promotes education as the way to lift people from poverty. With the influx of refugees, new jobs and services will need to be created. AUAF hopes to educate people to meet that challenge.

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