Migration and Development

Return of Qualified Afghans (RQA): Years of conflict have severely damaged Afghanistan’s economy and productive capacities. The RQA programme focuses on identifying and facilitating the return of Afghans living in third countries who are motivated to contribute their skills on a short- or long-term basis for the benefit of Afghanistan’s reconstruction. RQA participants include experts in the fields of medicine, education, urban planning and other key fields, with an emphasis on skilled female returnees. Learn more about RQA here.

Note: IOM has not delegated any organization or person to recruit persons under the RQA project and no fee is charged to be selected as an RQA beneficiary. For further information on the RQA project you may directly contact IOM Iran on +98 (21) 22048881 or IOM Afghanistan at iomkblrqa@iom.int


Reintegration and Development Assistance in Afghanistan (RADA): IOM through RADA supports Afghan returnees, their families and host communities towards a successful and sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan. Implemented in eight provinces (Baghlan, Balkh, Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Kunar, and Laghman). The project aims to achieve the following results:

1. Sustainable Reintegration - economic, social and psychosocial reintegration

2. Capacity Strengthening - of relevant government authorities at (sub-)national levels

3. Reception Assistance - for individuals returning from EU and non-EU countries

4. Knowledge Development - on reintegration policy and practice 

Learn more about RADA here