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31 jan 2019

AFGHANISTAN: A Country on the Move

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Afghans return home, sometimes after generations of exile. Tens of thousands more are affected by natural and human-made disasters, with Afghanistan widely recognized as one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. These impacts combined make for a tumultuous picture of constant and fluid mobility driven by a range of drivers and push and pull factors. Guided by and in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working in Afghanistan since 1992 with programming that addresses the entire migration spectrum, from point of first entry to longer-term development challenges.