More Effective Protection for Internally Displaced Persons in Southern Afghanistan
The modern history of Afghanistan has been marked by continuous conflict. Displacement in Afghanistan remains an everyday part of life for the majority of Afghan citizens. However, a lack of international access to the displaced population has made it difficult to adequately assess and address the humanitarian needs of these internally displaced persons.
On December 17, the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement released the findings of a new study on displacement in southern Afghanistan conducted with the Liaison Office, an Afghan non-governmental organization that aims to improve local governance, stability and security in the southeast and south of Afghanistan. The report analyzes the nature of displacement in southern Afghanistan and provides recommendations for better protection of the internally displaced throughout the country.
After the presentations, panelists took audience questions.
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