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PublishDate: Monday, July 15, 2019 10:54

Afghan Returnees Face Economic Difficulties, Unemployment: Report

The report entitled “Living Conditions and Settlement Decisions of Recent Afghan Returnees” is the first joint report resulting from the collaboration between UNHCR Afghanistan and the World Bank. 
The report shows that despite high poverty and limited employment opportunities, most Afghans returned to their home provinces, with Kabul and Nangarhar provinces together hosting a third of all returnees. 
Afghans living in their province of origin were more likely to be employed, benefitting from established social ties. Lower access to education and healthcare services are other challenges faced by returnees and host communities, the report highlights, according to the report.
“The living conditions of Afghan returnees are extremely challenging and require deep and urgent attention,” Henry Kerali, World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan said in the reprot.
“To understand the fundamental needs and challenges Afghan returnees face in their daily lives and to identify and agree on the best ways of addressing those challenges, access to accurate data an


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