Afghan Biographies

Mukhtar IDP

Name Mukhtar IDP
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Mukhtar IDP Camp Lashkar Gah Helmand Province
History and Biodata

Background: By August 2008 there were 12.000 IDP (Internally Displaced People)  Persons living in Mukhtar Camp. Displaced people in Mukhtar camp have not received humanitarian assistance since mid-2006. Only 18 percent in Mukhtar camp in Helmand wish to return to their places of origin (200912). There has not been any recent re-registration of the population in Mukhtar. Data from 2006 indicates that 91% of the population is Pashtun, 6% Tajik, 2% Baluch and 1% Hazara. They were displaced between 2001 and 2003, with the fall of the Taliban, from the west (Badghis, Hirat, Ghor), the north (Faryab, Jawzjan, Saripul), the East (Kapisa, Laghman), the southeast (Ghazni), the south (Hilmand, Uruzgan, Kandahar) and some from the center (Kabul, Logar). Many fled because of security issues, threats, the occupation of their land by armed groups, and the breakdown of law and order while other fled because of the drought, the loss of their livestock, and food shortages.

Last Modified 2011-04-26
Established 2010-02-17