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Library / Resettling Nearly Half a Million Afghans in Nangra...
Source: Afghanistans Analyst Network, 2017
Author(s): Fazal Muzhary
Topics: Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Land
Most of the 600,000 Afghans who returned from Pakistan last year chose to settle in the eastern border province of Nangrahar. This has put considerable strain on both health and education services. There has also been a boom in property prices, which has exacerbated land grabbing, already a major source of conflict in the province. AAN’s Fazal Muzhary (with input from Jelena Bjelica) analyses the local consequences of this mass return.