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Unable to return to her home village, an Afghan returnee from […]

Afghanistan: An Uncertain Future

Added: 18 May 2009

For over a quarter of a century, Afghanistan has been devastated by conflict and civil strife, with some 8 million people uprooted internally and in neighbouring countries. The overthrow of the Taliban in 2001 resulted in one of the largest and most successful return operations in history. Seven years […]
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Maestro Luciano Pavarotti on stage with Milly Carlocci, UNHCR […]
© D.Venturelli

Giorgio Armani

Added: 07 May 2009

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'This is not the same as normal life, everything is very difficult. […]
©UNHCR/M.Jankovic, November 2008

Serbia: Europe's forgotten refugees

Added: 02 Dec 2008

A study of the lives of three Europeans who have been living as refugees in Serbia for more than 15 years. Serbia is the only European country with a protracted refugee population. More than 90,000 refugees from Croatia and from Bosnia and Herzegovina remain there, victims of wars that erupted […]
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Six months after returning to Afghanistan, Qayum and his family […]

Afghans Return Home

Added: 14 Nov 2008

In the six months since some 150 families returned from Pakistan's Jalozai refugee village, they have faced land problems and ethnic tensions. Today, however, they face the prospect of spending a bitter winter in northern Afghanistan with little more for shelter than canvas tents. After 23 […]
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Social Volunteer Foundation (SVF) is a Kabul-based NGO that was […]

Afghan Street Children Turn from Beggars to Beauticians

Added: 12 Nov 2008

A UNHCR-funded project in Kabul, Afghanistan, is helping to keep returnee children off the streets by teaching them to read and write, give them room to play and offer vocational training in useful skills such as tailoring, flower making, and hairstyling. Every day, Afghan children ply the streets […]
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