Community Structures – Rawalpindi

In Islamabad and Rawalpindi, xenophobia exists and while no direct offenses against the refugee community are practiced, the relationship with the host community remains tense.

The vast majority of the refugee population are well aware of the available services (e.g. RSD and ALAC). However, refugees know little about RAHA projects and more information could be disseminated about these projects. Also, the host population could benefit from a better understanding of refugees’ rights. Opportunities to achieve this abound and include inviting the host population to world refugee day and other refugee related activities.

The community structures for Afghan refugees in Islamabad and Rawalpindi also remain surprisingly limited.