MIGNEX Case Study Briefs
Migration and development dynamics in Shahrake Jabrael, Afghanistan
Education and women’s civic engagement were a source of pride in Shahrake Jabrael – an area with limited state and international support. Imminent risk to lives ahead of the fall of Kabul, longstanding discrimination and poverty meant many hoped to leave.
This snapshot from August 2021 finds that most young adults surveyed (84%) find it difficult to earn a living and feed a family.
Most residents moved to Shahrake Jabrael after the collapse of the Taliban in 2001. Over half (57%) of young adults are internal migrants.
One-third (43%) of young adults prefer to leave Afghanistan within the next five years.