Help Rebuild Former Refugees' Lives in Afghanistan

by US Association for UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)
May 1, 2013

New Photos: Life in Kochi Abad

Meet Sher Agha, who accompanied the UNHCR team.
Meet Sher Agha, who accompanied the UNHCR team.

Kochi Abad is a tiny village nestled on the side of a hill, about 12.5 miles outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. It's home to about 300 Kochi families (nomads), who were once refugees in Pakistan.

Thanks to the support from your donations, along with contributions from individuals and foundations around the world, UNHCR has been working to make life a little easier for those who return -- building a road, a well, some homes.

On a recent visit, Sher Agha, the village elder, took UNHCR around the village. Come along for the tour in the attached photos.

All photos © UNHCR / N.Bose.

  1. Kochi Abad can get awfully cold during the winter! UNHCR has funded some of the shelters you see in the background. The organization also built a road which helps connect this village to other cities, where many have found work.
  2. What everyday life is like in Kochi Abad, which has a school and a community center:
  3. These women are collecting water from a well funded by UNHCR. Water is life!
  4. Girls return home after a long day at school. Education for all is a top priority!

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US Association for UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Lauren Meling
Washington, District of Columbia United States

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