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Thursday, February 27, 2014
IDPs in Herat, Afghanistan
Internally Displaced Personnel (IDPs) are presenting short-term and long-term problems to Herat governmental officials and humanitarian agencies. Refugees from some of the central Afghan provinces have left their homes for refugee camps in Herat because of a severe drought. The government has established a program where the IDPs can recover for three months and then return to their homes. However, the IDPs have no plans to leave. And there's the rub. Learn more in "New solutions for Afghanistan's protracted IDPs", IRIN, February 20, 2014.