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  • Afghan Refugee Camps Presentation

    1. 1. Kabul refugee camps
    2. 2. Where located on the western edge of the • Families fled to camps from their homes capital of Iraq, Kabul. • in Helmand Province one or two years ago and have found temporary shelter around two southern provincial capitals, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar.
    3. 3. Problems Many of the families who have arrive in Kabul have suffered from traumatic losses and injuries, are often pessimistic about the future. At the camps families suffer through... -health issues -freezing weather -crowded tents/camps -limited amount of food + water -finding work -clothing -Free medical camp have been organized by Indian doctors at refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan.
    4. 4. WHO About four million Afghan’s live in • refugee camps outside the country; another two million internally displaced people eke out an existence on the streets of Kabul and other towns. Everyone... -children -grandparents -teens -parents The numbers fluctuate as some have been able • to return home when the fighting moves elsewhere.
    5. 5. WHY The growing numbers reaching Kabul are a sign of the deepening of the conflict between NATO and American forces and the Taliban in the south. Reasons/Quotes... -“The Taliban are getting stronger,” said Muhammad Younus, a farm worker who abandoned his village after his father, brother and uncle were killed in an air strike two years ago. -said they had moved to Kabul because of growing insecurity across the south. -“We left our houses because we had no power to resist the Taliban or the government,” said Mr. Muhammad, the representative who brought families to Kabul.
    6. 6. now Government’s plan As part of the government's plan, camp residents have the option of returning to their homeland (taking advantage of UNHCR assistance) or relocating to other camps inside the Punjab or North West Frontier Province. The camp is one of over 100 such sites set up for Afghan refugees who poured into Pakistan following the 1979 Soviet invasion of their country. Many of Jalozai's residents have lived in the camp, one of the oldest in Pakistan, for decades. The Pakistani authorities say most Afghans still in the country are “economic refugees” and that some camps had become hiding places for militants. Over the past five years the government has been calling for the closure of large camps for Afghan refugees, calling them a haven for “terrorists” and criminal activities. In recent weeks, over 3,000 camp residents have voluntarily returned to their homeland, according to UNHCR.
    7. 7. http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,192963,00.html http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=77813 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/world/asia/03afghan.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/08/02/world/asia/20080802-afghan-dp2/index.html

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