An insightful journalistic report titled “Human Rights: The Changing Face of Afghan Refugees” by Akbar Notezai, recently published in Dawn. This report is part of the planned activities by the International Center for Refugee and Migration Studies (ICRMS) for the year 2023.
The article focuses on the experiences and challenges faced by Afghan refugees, with a specific emphasis on the Saranan refugee camp in Balochistan.
The report highlights the transformation of the camp over the years and delves into the significant changes experienced by the refugees. The author interviews Aziza, a 24-year-old teacher at the school, who shares her personal journey and the challenges she faced in pursuing education. The article also features Zahir Pashtoon, the school’s principal, who has played a crucial role in promoting education among Afghan girls and boys.
The report sheds light on the positive impact education has had on the lives of Afghan refugees, empowering them to overcome adversities and aspire for a better future. It emphasizes the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty, ignorance, and conflict.
The article provides valuable insights into the plight of Afghan refugees and their continued struggles in attaining recognition and opportunities despite their long-term residence in Pakistan. It raises awareness about the need for continued support and advocacy for the rights and well-being of Afghan refugees.