In Pakistan, Afghan Female Refugees Describe Life in Sector I-12

In Pakistan, Afghan Female Refugees Describe Life in Sector I-12

Organisation: Express News (Pakistan)

Publication Date: 03/27/2016


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My protect highlighted the miserable lives of female Afghan refugees who are among the tens of thousands of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan in tents and slums. A total of 1.5 million registered and more than 1.2 million unregistered Afghan refugees, fled their country and migrated to Pakistan after 1979 when the former Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and compelled a large number of Afghans to flee their country in order to escape conflict, mass executions, arrests and other human rights violations. It covered their ongoing hardships and reasons for being unwilling to go back to a hostile homeland and fear of Taliban at a time when the government was intensifying pressures on them to repatriate. It also highlighted lack of basic facilities such as water, education and health with aims to press the authorities concern to improve the living standard of refugees. My project make the authorities concern to think on the status of Afghan refugees, provide fundamental facilities to them and pressurize government to extent the deadline for repatriation of Afghan refugees. It was for general public.

What makes this project innovative? What was its impact?

My project was innovate because I used data for describing the statistics of Afghan refugees living in the country and their access to healthcare, education and other facilities. It is special for me because I traveled to another city to unearth absence of any educational institution and healthcare center in the slums of Afghan refugees.

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