The humanitarian situation is worsening in Afghanistan. Millions of Afghans need help rebuilding their lives and country. While all Afghans suffer from the governmentâ€™s poor capacity and the countryâ€™s lack of services, Afghan refugees and returnees have been neglected and are particularly vulnerable. To increase regional stability, the United States and other donor nations must allocate their resources differently to tackle problems that are specific to vulnerable Afghans.
Money for large-scale development programs must be reallocated towards direct support for community-level integration of long-term refugees in Pakistan and returnees in Afghanistan.(...more)