Achieved Date
1848days in power
number of days to accomplish
Resolve Afghanistan's Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) crisis in the next 5 years
Human Rights
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
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Promise Background
According to President Ghani's pre-election manifesto, the President committed to addressing Afghanistan's IDP crisis through the following initiatives: “1. We will within six months prepare a thorough survey of the number of displaced people. In this survey, the clear conditions of the families and individuals including age, gender, principle place of residence and the reason for their displacement from their own point of view will be registered. 2. We will conduct the second survey in the original region of residence so that it becomes clear who has taken over their property and what are the conditions of the property. Equally, with the purpose of concretely examining the conditions for new residence for the internally displaced, government-owned properties in the original place of residence and the current residence and the closest sphere in which there are government properties will be surveyed and registered. On the basis of these surveys, a specific and timed program will be drafted for internally displaced and one of the two following options will be made available: a. The displaced person or family stay in their current place of residence and have access to services. b. The displaced person or family return to their original residence through new projects. In addition to this, in agricultural projects which will be created through irrigation of government-owned land, in terms of access to land and to work conditions, the right to priority will be given to the internally displaced. Up until the internally displaced are rehoused through a long-term process, the necessary services, especially basic needs, education opportunities for their children, health services and other services will be made available to them. In addition, the government will create opportunities for training in professional skills for the young people of internally displaced families so that they are enabled to have a respectable income and life and live a regular life.” Change and Continuity: A Manifesto (English version)

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Surveys on IDP population undertaken
  • 2. Time-bound initiative to settle IDPs developed and implemented
  • 3. Independent reports showing a reduction in the number of Afghan IDPs

No official reports on progress towards this promise have been recorded.