Showing posts with label IDPs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IDPs. Show all posts

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Afghanistan - Difference between Refugees and IDPs

Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari is the Director-General of Policy & Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. In a recent online article he explains the difference between Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). There are now more than 1.2 million IDPs across Afghanistan living under dire conditions. He advocates that increased aid be provided for the IDPs by the various international humanitarian and aid groups. He further states that these aid groups should initiate collaboration with Afghanistan's Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation and the National Disaster Management Authority to ease the plight of the IDPs. Read his article Need to end discrepancy between refugees and IDPs, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), November 5, 2016.

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.