MIGNEX Case Study Briefs
Migration and development dynamics in Behsud, Afghanistan
Behsud is a peri-urban area shaped by international mobility. Increased return migration led to major expansion. Deteriorating security and high unemployment rates mean international migration was a critical lifeline.
This snapshot from August 2021 found that most surveyed young adults (91%) consider it difficult to earn a living and feed a family.
Nearly one-third (30%) of young adults have seriously considered migrating internationally in the past year.
Due to few regular routes, irregular migration is high. Most young adults (83%) know someone who has been deported – or have themselves been deported.