03 May 2012

Focus on Afghanistan/Pakistan

Displaced Afghans:

An international conference on Afghan displacement wrapped up today in Geneva. The "International Conference on the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees to Support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Reintegration and Assistance to Host Countries" was held 2-3 May 2012 to discuss a strategy developed by Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and UNHCR to address the protracted Afghan refugee situation.  The text of the "Solutions Strategy" is available here; a Joint Communique issued today notes that conference participants "welcomed and supported" it.

For speeches, UNHCR news updates and other background information, visit the conference page.  IRIN also prepared a briefing on the event.  On a related issue, read IDMC's recently updated overview of the IDP situation in Afghanistan.

IDPs in Pakistan:

Daily Updates on Khyber IDP Influx (UNHCR, 2012) [access via ReliefWeb]

Initial Observation Report: Focusing on Off-camp Internally Displaced People from Bara Tehsil in Khyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan (Save the Children, April 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Inter-Agency Rapid Assessment: Report on Khyber off-camp IDPs in Peshawar, Nowshera and Kohat-KP (IOM, WFP & IVAP, April 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Tough Times for IDPs Living Outside Camps (IRIN, May 2012) [text]

More generally, visit UNHCR Pakistan's new web site.

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