Sunday December 8, 2013
Kabul (BNA) December 8th coincide International Refugee Day. The day is marked worldwide to facilitate the refugees and protect their humanitarian rights.
Here is its quite to mention that the three decades of war and violence that dominated on Afghanistan besides devastating the basic socioeconomic infrastructure of the country also focus millions of Afghan people to evacuate their native country and seek migrations to neighboring countries and even abroad for avoiding war trauma and threats.
The US statistics show that up to 2.7 million Afghan nationals are living as refugees in different countries of the world and it means that Afghans constitute the largest number of refugees in the world.
Despite a decade long presence of international community and billions of dollars financial aids which were paid to Afghanistan by the donors. Afghanistan still has the largest number of refugees in the world. Alongside Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Syrian Arab Republic are among those countries which have the largest number of refugees abroad.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoRR) has expressed concerns over increasing level refugees. The ministry believes that betterment on political situations of the country and economic development could give an end to the ongoing tenure.
Majority of the Afghan refugees are living in neighboring Iran and Pakistan. Insecurity, war economic recessions and poverty have been the central factors behind the migrations of Afghan nationals.
“The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations should seek logical solutions to the issues faced by the refugees, insecurity have been the main reason behind the migrations in recent years, said the Minister of Refugees and Repatriations Jamahir Anwari.”
It’s quite important to mention that the Afghan refugees in foreign countries have faced major issues and humiliations.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) maintains legal and humanitarian obligations to seek solutions to the problems faced by the Afghan refugees in the western countries and the host nations should avoid expulsion of the refugees.
Recent reports show that various European countries such as Belgium Holland and Britain intend to expel the Afghan refugees and this against international laws on refugees and the human rights.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Foodstuffs distributed for 450 displaced families by UNHCR in Balkh province.
Due to insecurity in some parts of Jouzjan and Faryab provinces some people forced to leave their homes and refugee to Mazar-e-Sharif city.
Mohammad Faheem Hamdard spokesman of UNHCR on immigrants’ affairs said BNA; the assistances were distributed by WFP with the assistance of refugees and returnees department of Balkh province.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Cheghcheran (BNA) An amount of foodstuffs distributed for 1300 poor and destitute families by Afghan Red Crescent Society in Ghor province.
Mohammad Aref Mayar press in charge of Ghor Red Crescent department said BNA, the foodstuffs distributed for 600 poor families in Tolak district and for 700 families in Saghar district of Ghor province.
According to him, foodstuffs also will be distributed for poor families in Cheghcheran capital of Ghor province.
Saturday December 7, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Funeral ceremony of late Ustad Adbul Qayoom Beised, the well-known cultural and artistic figure of the country held with the participation a large number of his enthusiasts and buried in Shohdayee Sallehen, reported BNA.
Late Ustad Beised the popular artist and the father of Afghanistan theatre passed away following a period of sickness and joined the eternity.
In his condolence message, President Hamid Karzai which was readout by deputy minister of information and culture for cultural affairs Sayed Mosaddiq Khalili stated that late Ustad Beised was a vanguard of theatre and his death was a great loss for the country. He added that Ustad Beised spent over 60 years of his life in the field of arts and trained a large number of students.
He worked in different government departments. Once he was deputy minister of information and culture. His services are appreciable and his death is a loss.
In his massage, minister of information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen which was read out by MOIC advisor Jalal Noorani, called him as one of the vanguards of the art of theatre who had served in several decades for growth and flourishing of this art with his utmost efforts.
Especially in the decade of democracy, Ustad Beised beside other well-known artists like late Rafeeq Sadiq and others played a great role in awareness of people.
During the war and turmoil years he was involved in teaching of enthusiasts who were in favor of boosting the art of theatre in the country.