Reintegration Assistance and Development in Afghanistan (RADA)

IOM, with the financial support of the European Union, developed the RADA programme to support the sustainable reintegration of returnees within their communities of return. The Programme is implemented in eight provinces of high return in Baghlan, Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Kunar, Laghman, and Nangarhar applying an integrated approach to the economic, social and psychosocial aspects of reintegration at individual, community, and structural levels. The RADA programme runs for five years, from 2017 to 2022, to achieve the following results:


Sustainable Reintegration

Returnees and communities in areas of high return in Afghanistan share an enabling environment for sustainable reintegration in which returnees reach a level of economic self-sufficiency, social stability within their community, and psychosocial well-being that enables them to cope with (re)-migration drivers.


Capacity Strengthening

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) and its departments at the provincial level,has strengthened capacities to plan, coordinate and facilitate the provision of comprehensive reintegration assistance.


Reception Assistance

Persons who are returned to Afghanistan under the Joint Way Forward Framework are provided with assistance at the airport in Kabul to cover immediate needs such as accommodation, transport and a hot meal.


Knowledge Development

Comprehensive data collection, trend monitoring and research contributes to an evidence base on return, reintegration and development policy and practice in Afghanistan.

The RADA programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation.