Walking into the narrow, cramped courtyard of Shamsur Rahman’s home in Jalalabad city, it is difficult to imagine that his family of ten can live there. But they do, and so do the families of his three brothers.
IOM’s CHEF Programme Provides Training Facility for Midwives in Bamyan Province. Infant and maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan are among the highest in the world, and only 16% of women are attended by trained personnel during pregnancy, particularly in rural areas. Ensuring that Afghanistan has the human resources it needs to provide sustainable health care services is a priority for the government and for IOM.
IOM’s Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals Project “Afghanistan has suffered a lot in the last several decades. In the 1990s, when I left my country, there seemed to be little chance for progress and self-advancement.
Qader*, a 23 year old Afghan man, traveled to Norway in 2010 to find work and apply for asylum. When his father suddenly passed away, however, Qader made the decision to return to Afghanistan and take care of his family.