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  • 50-kanal government land recovered during anti-encroachment drive in Kohat The district administration on Monday launched a massive drive against encroachment built on the sides of canals in different areas of the district. According to officials of the district administration, the anti-encroachment drive was carried out in Jarma, Sur Gul and Muslim Abad areas during which more than 50 canals of government land was recovered so far....
  • Court dismisses bail application of man threatening right activist on Facebook Police on Monday arrested a young man for threatening right activist Gulalai Ismail on internet after a local court dismissed his pre-arrest bail application. The accused, Hamza Khan, had allegedly posted a video on his Facebook timeline inciting violence against social activist Gulalai Ismail on the basis of religion and Pakhtun culture. In the video, the accused had alleged that Gulalai Ismail caused damage to Islam and Pakhtun culture....
  • JUI-F chief terms Naqeebullah’s death as ‘state terrorism’ Chief of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam - Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazl ur Rahman on Monday went to the residence of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who has been killed in a fake encounter by Karachi police and condoled his death with the bereaved family. The maulana expressed his deep grief with the victim’s family and said the extrajudicial killing had shaken the entire nation....
  • Mardan district government announces Rs2 million assistance for Asma’s family District nazim Himayatullah Mayar on Monday, announced Rs2 million financial assistance for the family of four-year old Asma, who had been murdered after being raped by unknown criminals. The district nazim moved a resolution in the district council meeting which held here on Monday. It was revealed in the meeting that Asma’s rape and murder was not the only case that took place in Mardan during the recent past. The council was informed that four other minor girls – Shab Noor, Maryam, Haseena and Shabnam, were raped and killed in separate incidents that happened in different parts of the district....
  • Nadra authorities asked to beef up security at mega center The administration of the Nadra mega center has been directed by the local police to put in place certain security measures to avoid any untoward incident. In a letter addressed to the director of the Nadra mega center situated on the main University road in Tehkal area, the local police has pointed out certain flaws in the security mechanism adopted by the center. Police suggested to the Nadra authorities to construct boundary wall and fix barbed wire over it within a fortnight....

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Deeply Talks: Afghan Returns Risk New Cycles of Displacement

Deeply Talks: Afghan Returns Risk New Cycles of Displacement
October 10, 2017

Decades of invasions, unrest and conflict in Afghanistan have created over 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), including 600,000 newly displaced last year due to renewed fighting in the country. Last week, U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan caused civilian casualties, the latest reminder that the troubled country remains embroiled in war.

Yet, Pakistan, Iran and some European countries continue to send Afghans home. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) counted 1.2 million returnees from Pakistan in nine provinces across Afghanistan in their latest survey from July, as well as 222,000 returnees from Iran and another 41,803 people from Europe and Turkey.

On a recent trip to Afghanistan, I documented the lives of long-term IDPs living in Kabul as well as new returnees from Pakistan, who now face internal displacement because of the lack of security in the provinces they are from.

As part of our Deeply Talks series, we hosted two top experts on Afghanistan and displacement to explore further the conditions facing returnees and how to protect them from being displaced inside the country, or joining the international migration trail all over again.

Will Carter, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Afghanistan program, which is aiding returnees in Jalalabad, Herat, Kabul and other provinces, described “distressing scenes” on the border.

“They had little bearing on where they’re going back to in Afghanistan. One man held out his late father’s identity documents – he had no other contacts here,” Carter said. “He decided to go back to a quite unsafe part of Eastern Afghanistan.”

Nassim Majidi, cofounder of Kabul-based think-tank Samuel Hall, stressed the need for better data on Afghan returnees. “There’s as many databases on returns as there are NGOs in Afghanistan,” she said.

To fill some of these knowledge gaps, NRC is working with Samuel Hall on upcoming research into the specific vulnerability of returnees who are experiencing internal displacement, and how their needs are both different and similar to those of long-term displaced populations.

Listen to the whole episode here:

The experts also discussed whether there should be a new category of displacement that is particular to returned refugees and asylum seekers, and how to ensure that long-term IDPs are not left out of protection and reintegration assistance.

This article originally appeared on Refugees Deeply. You can find the original here. For important news about the global migration crisis, you can sign up to the Refugees Deeply email list.

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    Political hustle and bustle have been gaining vigor at the in the areas of return in FATA with public gatherings being organized at hujras and local offices of political parties ahead of forthcoming general elections.During 2013 general elections thousands of families from different agencies of Fata were living in camps and with relatives due to military operations.

  • Ration supply gives boost to economically disadvantaged families in areas of return

    Ms. Fatima, from Kurram Agency, was one of those who lived a satisfied life with the ration and aid her family received from the government. “The ration was a blessing in disguise for us at a time when we had no roof over our heads and my husband was jobless,” she said.

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