Refugees and People of Concern to the United Nations have all work-related rights, including access to land/resources, ownership of property, freedom of movement, & access to work permits to access formal employment in all sectors/industries, as well as  access to formal financial services.

According to UNHCR statistics, 87% of male IDP’s  and 88% of male returnees in Bamiyan province  hold a Tazkera, an identity card that allots the holder her/his rights within the Afghani legal framework, including the right to housing land and property (NRC). In regards to current employment assessments of PoCs in Bamiyan Province, 33.3% work in the agriculture/livestock sector, while 66.7% are engaged in employment without any specific skills.

In Bamiyan Province, the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries account for the largest proportion of employed individuals at 47% of regional employment. The main regional crops consist of wheat, barley, potatoes and beans. Although most employment opportunities in Bamyan are in the agriculture industry, Bamyan is the least productive province in Afghanistan agriculturally speaking, resulting from water shortages, infertile soil as well as food insecurity in the region. Furthermore, according to government statistics, 29.3% of residents in the province are unemployed.

Only 26.8% of residents of Bamiyan are reported to have electricity at home, however 87% of residents are listed as the owners of their dwellings (CSO).

According to the WFP, 9.3 million Afghanis (33%) are food insecure with some 3.4 million being extremely food insecure. Additionally, around 41% of Afghan children are stunted due to malnutrition (WFP). .

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