Amnesty International called for the international community that is pledging aid funds to Afghanistan at the Tokyo conference next Sunday to must help those uprooted due to insecurity in the urban regions.
UNHCR estimates that the number of people displaced inside Afghanistan could rise to 700,000 by the end of 2013.
“The burgeoning problem of displacement is a human rights crisis and could lead to greater instability in the otherwise relatively stable urban areas – the Afghan government and its international partners must address this long-neglected issue,” Amnesty’s Afghanistan researcher Horia Mosadiq said in the statement Wednesday.
Furthermore, the world community must take into consideration the protection of women’s rights as they are trying to bring peace through a compromise with the Taliban.
Women should be included in decision-making processes and high-level policy discussions. In addition, the donors should donate adequate funding that will help support schools, clinics, hospitals, shelters ad other essential facilities.
The Tokyo conference is due to take place on July 8. The conference is aimed at bringing the world donors to Afghanistan together and asking for their commitment towards the security and development of Afghanistan post-2014, when Afghanistan will be standing on its own feet and taking responsibility of the security.
The donors will pledge about USD4 billion in annual international assistance to rebuild the country’s economy.