Refugees, Forced Migration and Security in Afghanistan: Prospects for International Engagement in 2017
erschienen in der Publikation "IFK Monitor International 40" - August 20174 Seiten (281 KB) Schlagworte zu diesem Beitrag: Afghanistan, Migration, Flüchtlinge, Internationale Sicherheit
For the majority of Afghans the socio-economic situation has barely improved since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001. Meanwhile, the armed insurgency has gradually intensified and the Afghan security forces do not control more than half of the country. The lack of security and future prospects has generated "push factors" for Afghans to seek refuge abroad, while Europe’s attractiveness has led to its appeal with a "pull factor". This "push and pull" combination has triggered a new wave of migration. From the European perspective, the focus should be to manage the root causes of migration by providing civil and military support, and engaging regional actors and transit countries such as Iran and Pakistan, to adequately control the migration flows within the region.