The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Return of Refugees: Do’s and Don’ts

The first “Do” is that all these individuals should be regarded as the children of one homeland, and each person should be treated with respect and welcomed.

These days, the forced expulsion of refugees from neighboring countries [Pakistan and Iran] has begun, and Afghan children are being returned to their homeland after living for long years abroad. Indeed, refugees from various ethnicities, with different dialects, colorful clothing, and strange and various customs, will return to their homeland. This diversity will not only be limited to language, clothing, and customs but may also include political and religious orientations and so on. Therefore, in the face of the influx of returning refugees to the homeland, conscientious and kind authorities whether military, political, or individuals working in all organs, must carefully observe and consider many do’s and don’ts with precision, finesse, scrutiny, and attention to detail. The first “Do” is that all these individuals should be regarded as the children of one homeland, and each person should be treated with respect and welcomed. A sense of tranquility and comfort should be conveyed to them, and by seeing the officials of the homeland and servants, their eyes should be enlightened, and their fatigue and distress should be alleviated. The second “Do” recommends that, from the very beginning and at ground zero, individuals who are specialists, educated, talented, knowledgeable, and skilled in fields such as science, art, etc., be screened and based on their expertise and skills, be registered in separate files (cards). For example, writers, translators, speakers, merchants, tribal leaders, doctors, engineers, etc., each of them should be listed in their related categories. Third, “Do” efforts should be made to ensure that the living and shelters of registered skilled individuals are introduced to the authorities of each region so that, if needed, the skills and expertise of these individuals are readily available in the quickest possible time. The fourth “Do” is to create a conducive environment for the growth and development of the expertise and art of these individuals. If someone needs financial support for the growth and advancement of their expertise and skills, support should be provided to the best of their ability. In return for this support, their expertise, skills, and experience should be utilized to serve the country. For instance, if an individual needs land or a shop, suitable land and a shop should be provided, and they should commit to using their expertise and art to serve the community and the people. If someone needs advice and consultation, they should connect with experienced individuals to benefit from their experiences and insights. However, some things should not be done. First, we should not let our behavior and treatment cause concern and discomfort to any returning refugees. Second, disrespect and dishonor should not be shown to anyone. Third, discrimination based on ethnicity, language, dialect, clothing, or place of residence should not occur. Munir Ahmad Tanvir

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.