3 February 2004 |

Afghanistan: Return of IDPs constrained by insecurity, land disputes and lack of aid

Persistent insecurity in many areas of the country and disputes related to land and
property are major constraints to IDP return. The huge wave of IDPs returning home
in 2002 has not been sustained during 2003, mainly because of continued instability,
poor economic progress and harsh living conditions. Some 400,000 IDPs returned
home in 2002, the majority without any assistance.



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