Thursday, 10 July 2008

REPORT ABSTRACT | Afghanistan: Invest in People

Filed under: Books, reports, sites, blogs,News Watch Blog — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 20:27 PDT

The humanitarian situation is worsening in Afghanistan. Millions of Afghans need help rebuilding their lives and country. While all Afghans suffer from the government’s poor capacity and the country’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.

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