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  Afghanistan: Massacres Of Hazaras - Background
Hazaras form a majority of the population in the central highland region of Afghanistan known as Hazarajat, and are a significant minority in the cities of Kabul and Mazar-i Sharif.
Most of Hazarajat, which had been governed by various factions of the Shia party Hizb-i Wahdat since 1989, fell to the Taliban in September 1998 after a crippling year-long blockade.
Some observers attributed this to an alliance that was forged with the Taliban by Hujjat-al-Islam Sayyid Mohammad Akbari, a Hizb-i Wahdat faction leader, shortly after the Taliban seized Bamiyan, the major city in Hazarajat and the capital of a district and province of the same name.
www.hrw.org /reports/2001/afghanistan/afghan101-02.htm   (821 words)

 FAO : $6 million project for one of the poorest regions in Afghanistan
The objective of the UK-funded FAO project is to reduce hunger and malnutrition in the region, improve farm production, generate income opportunities, and build up or strengthen institutions at community, district and provincial level, FAO said.
People in the Hazarajat depend almost exclusively on agriculture for their survival.
Their situation is very difficult, with limited access to education and very high illiteracy rates (up to 95 percent).
www.fao.org /english/newsroom/news/2003/22919-en.html   (689 words)

 Imaginary Flag of Hazarajat/Hazaristan (Afghanistan)
Their land is named Hazarajat, and is in Central Afghanistan, with the capital at Bamiyan.
I am a Hazara and (...) the Hazarajat or commonly known as Hazaristan does not have an official flag.
It is possible that the flags represented on your website are of political manners but I have never seen that Hazarajat flag before.
www.1uptravel.com /flag/flags/af!hazar.html   (688 words)

Coupled with severe drought, the results have been that rangelands have deteriorated, forests have been felled, and wildlife has been unsustainably hunted.
The first involves surveys and analyses to collect baseline data, identify threats, and design initiatives to alleviate those threats – subjects include wildlife, rangeland, livestock, forest cover, health, and socioeconomic factors.
Develop and enact Hazarajat protected area initiatives, including updating the Band-e-Amir National Park management plan and officially designating the Ajar Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
www.wcs.org /international/Asia/afghanistan   (835 words)

 Background of Hazara Community
Hazarajat, the land of the Hazara, comprises the mountainous central areas of Afghanistan.
Hazarajat was opened up to Pashtun nomadism, and while highland pasture is not a scarce resource, the flocks coming through then arrow valleys cause destruction.
In Hazarajat the situation was particularly bad, due both to government priorities and the fact that poor people need their children's labor.
boozers.fortunecity.com /jerusalem/47/Background/background.html   (4949 words)

 Hazarajat at AllExperts
Hazarajat was believed to be governed by the king named Babar Shah, whose capital's ruin at Chel Burj still exists in the Yakawlang, Bamian region of northwestern Hazarajat.
Hazarajat never had true and specific borders, but wherever the Hazaras came in contact with the dwelling of non-Hazara tribes, i.e., at the ethnic gray line, those places where considered to the boundaries of Hazarajat.
Hazarajat has been known to be rich in minerals and in the past rulers of the neighboring countries and states have tried to subjugate the Hazaras to control the mineral reservoirs.
en.allexperts.com /e/h/ha/hazarajat.htm   (2446 words)

 The Talibans and the Hazaras
The rapid developments of the last few months left Hazarajat, with the pockets controlled by Ahmed Shah Masood in the northeast, alone in resisting the drive of the Taliban to conquer all of Afghanistan.
In a classic case of agriculturalist-pastoralist rivalry, the Kochis are remembered for terrorising the peasants (backed by the Pushtoon administration), for strong-arm tactics in petty trade and money-lending, and for forcibly acquiring land.
The Hazaras’; first and most significant acts in their autonomy project were to bar entry to the nomads, restore the arable land that they had bought or grabbed, and repeal the edicts of Abdur Rahman and Sardar Mohammed Daoud (president of Afghanistan, 1973-1978) granting the Kochis control of the rangelands.
www.himalmag.com /98Oct/taliban.htm   (2349 words)

 History of Hazara Community
Hazaras on the periphery of the Hazarajat as have been converted to other Shia sects or to the Sunni Muslim religion are not regarded by the twelvers as being properly Hazaras.
For the Hazarajat, the former locations of a number of tribes are shown on Survey of India maps, and these locations can sometimes be checked with other sources.
Much of the Hazarajat, however, is oriented toward the Helmand River and its tributaries, which flow in a long, sweep southwestward toward the Sistan border of Iran.
boozers.fortunecity.com /jerusalem/47/History/history.html   (2580 words)

By partitioning Hazarajat the state also intended to deprive the region from international aid allocated for its development and also to minimize the number of Hazaras political representation (on the basis of majority of votes) in the Wulusi Jirga (the House of Parliament).
Hazarajat was divided into 36 civilian and eight military administrative units where civilian and military units were independent of each other.
Although the ruling class succeeded in incorporating Hazarajat into the Afghan state, falsifying their history and culture either directly or indirectly, Hazara nationalism remained a strong force to be reckoned with.
hazaraonline.qc1.net /modules.php?name=about_afghanistan&pg=hazaras   (9129 words)

 Untitled Document
Some Hazaras are returning from Kabul and Ghazni to their home areas in the central, impoverished region of Hazarajat.
Now, back in Hazarajat, they do not feel safe enough to go back to their original homes.
Hazarajat is divided into different areas of political control, and relief activities have been extraordinarily difficult to carry out.
www.un.org.pk /latest-dev/briefing010929.htm   (1618 words)

 Ismailis of Afghanistan - By Mumtaz Ali Tajjdin - Ismailis
But the Hazarajat is generally considered to cover the three central provinces of Afghanistan: Bamiyan, Orozgan and Ghur, and parts of Herat, Farah Kandahar, Ghazni, Parwan, Baghlan, Balkh and Badghis.
Hazarajat, which lies mostly to the west and northwest of Kabul, included Ghazni, Qallat-i Ghalzayi, and areas of Balkh, Andarab and the border region of Herat.
The north-eastern most boundary of Hazarajat lay at a Pass situated 20 km south of Mazar-i Sharif, continued southwards along the river of Dar Gaz past the forests of Boyna Qara, and onwards to Aq Kaprak, Qarah Kashan and Dandan Shikan Passes, where it joined the Shorkhab and Siah Khak.
ismaili.net /Source/mumtaz/behsud/ismailis.html   (1059 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Harvesting the Roots of a New Revolution
Rural Hazara women have borne a double burden, largely confined to fieldwork and child-rearing in a population that is already relegated to the lowest rung of Afghan society.
In some districts of Hazarajat, as the central highlands are informally known, the female literacy rate has traditionally been near zero, and more than 6 percent of pregnant women die during childbirth -- a level higher than in sub-Saharan Africa.
But Sabera Sakhi, who runs a small social welfare program in Bamian, the region's capital, is trying to promote several changes at once: the economic emancipation of Hazara women, the cultivation of crops no one has grown here before, and the benefits of vegetarian cuisine to a population that survives on starch.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A22480-2004Aug21?language=printer   (1279 words)

 Desks and chairs: simple necessities bring dignity to Afghan students
In a region where literacy rates are low and poverty is taken for granted, a school desk and a chair are signs of dignity.
With its mountainous villages and striking vistas, Hazarajat is a stunning place, but it is plagued by the misfortunes often common to isolated regions: political instability, food shortages and poor schools.
Schools have had a particularly hard time of it: neglected during the Taliban era, Hazarajat's schools are rebuilding and rebounding slowly, which is why the community of Ghorband welcomed a June and July shipment of more than 1,000 school desks and chairs.
www.churchworldservice.org /news/Afghanistan/ACTdateline11-03-02desks.html   (580 words)

 Imagine Asia > Projects > Afghanistan > Jalalabad
This region, called the Hazarajat, is home to the Hazara ethnic minority, and Bamiyan is their cultural capital.
As a minority, Hazaras have faced oppression and deprivation, and the Hazarajat region is one of the most underdeveloped in the country.
The primary occupations in Bamiyan are the growing of potatoes and wheat, and herding sheep and goats.
www.imagine-asia.org /bamiyan.cfm   (1014 words)

 Oxfam - Afghanistan: programme overview
Hazarajat, in the central highlands region of Afghanistan, is mountainous and remote.
It encompasses the provinces of Bamian, Ghazni, Uruzgan and Ghor, but takes the name Hazarajat from being the traditional home of the ethnic group the Hazaras.
Because of its remoteness and lack of strategic importance, Hazarajat has remained one of the poorest and least developed areas in Afghanistan.
www.oxfam.org.uk /what_we_do/where_we_work/afghanistan/hazarajatprog.htm   (457 words)

 Oxfam America: What Oxfam is Doing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Kandahar, Hazarajat, and Badakhstan, Oxfam is providing clean water and promoting hygiene awareness to prevent the outbreak and spread of deadly waterborne disease.
Working closely with village committees (known as shuras) in Hazarajat, we and our partners have helped ensure that women’s voices are heard in community decision making; at the national level, an Oxfam partner is working with the UN and other agencies on a program aimed at ending violence against women.
In Hazarajat and Badakhstan, Oxfam and our partners are providing farmers with improved seeds and irrigation systems, as well as methods of preventing soil erosion.
www.oxfamamerica.org /whatwedo/emergencies/afghanistan/what_oxfam_is_doing   (466 words)

Other theories are not without their weight, in that we were the original buddhist inhabitants of Hazarajat, possibly mixing with the mongols as well as others over time, another claiming we are simply a Persian extension of the Uzbeks.
Hazarajat currently is taking part in the rejuvenation of Afghanistan, the circumstances of religion, race and political alliances are favorable.
This is as unjust to the identity of the population as calling Afghanistan Takikistan, Hazarajat, Pashtunistan or greater Iran.
www.hazara.org   (10592 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Out of Ruins, Afghan Group Builds Anew
Although Hazarajat is still one of Afghanistan's poorest and most underdeveloped areas, it has several unique factors in its favor.
Unlike many other regions, there are no armed feuds between rival militia bosses and no attacks by revived Taliban forces to deter foreign aid projects and disrupt preparations for the presidential elections scheduled for Oct. 9.
But in interviews last week, Hazaras working in fields, shops and aid agency offices around Bamian said their primary concern was electing a national leader who would represent their interests as a religious and ethnic minority without provoking renewed bloodshed.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A27014-2004Aug23?language=printer   (1326 words)

that is carved in the mountain in Bamyan, Afghanistan - the heart of Hazarajat region inhabited by Hazaras for at least 2000 years.
Hazarajat (also referred to as Hazaristan) is the land or the provinces (states) in Afghanistan which have historically been inhabited by Hazara people.
(page 66), now the Hazarajat area is reduced to 100,000 - 150,000 sq km.
www.hazara.net /hazara/haz-summary/haz-summary.html   (652 words)

 Situation Reports: Afghanistan, Afghanistan: Internally Displaced Persons in Hazarajat 06 Oct 2001
With the help of their partners, CWS has shipped 2000 shelter kits to the IDPs in Hazarajat; the kits are now waiting on the Pak-Afghan boarder and will be shipped on Sunday.
CWS and its partners are also planning to ship urgently needed food aid in the coming weeks.
With the exception of public UN sources, reproduction or redistribution of the above text, in whole, part or in any form, requires the prior consent of the original source.
wwww.reliefweb.int /w/rwb.nsf/480fa8736b88bbc3c12564f6004c8ad5/9278b8c5f9133cf085256ae2004bafa8?OpenDocument   (404 words)

 ReliefWeb » Professional Resources » Vacancies
TEAM PURPOSE: The Oxfam GB Programme in Afghanistan is working to provide an integrated rural development programme in response to humanitarian and development context.
To be responsible for the overall performance-management of Hazarajat staff to deliver Oxfam's programme ensuring that it is developed in line with priorities agreed in the country strategic plan and in accordance to agreed programme proposals.
To take overall management responsibility for the Hazarajat programme resources implementation ensuring there is timely and accurate reporting mechanisms in place against budgets and plan
www.reliefweb.int /rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6C8F4P?OpenDocument   (600 words)

 | Victory News Magazine | The Sadat-e-Alavi |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Hazarajat consists of valleys, towering rugged mountains, cold winters, beautiful scenery, and raging rivers.
The majority of the Hazaras live in the Hazarajat region but due to war and segregation by the discriminative Afghan government, some of the Hazara people live in cities throughout Afghanistan making them the second largest Afghan ethnic group.
However due to the blood thirsty murderer, Abdur Rahman who was a servant to Britain who massacred more than 60% of the Hazara population in the 19th century, many Hazaras were forced to segregate to nearby countries and cities in Afghanistan.
www.victorynewsmagazine.com /TheSadateAlavi.htm   (1451 words)

 BBC News | S/W Asia | UN convoy bound for Hazarajat
The United Nations says an aid convoy is due to cross the frontlines in Afghanistan on Thursday, bound for the central highlands.
The UN said about six-hundred tons of wheat is destined for the opposition-held territory of Hazarajat, while another convoy would go to a Taleban enclave, the Ghorband valley.
The trucks are setting off three weeks after the Taleban announced they would lift their blockade of Hazarajat, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need of food.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/s/w_asia/101454.stm   (134 words)

 U.N. Announces $6 Million for Farm Development in Afghan Region
The area covered by the project -- the Hazarajat alpine plain in the center of Afghanistan -- is one of the poorest in the country and one where the population was discriminated against for many years, according to an October 6 FAO press release.
Rome, 6 October 2003 -- More than 430,000 farmers in the mountains of the Hazarajat, one of the poorest regions of Afghanistan, will receive assistance over the next four years through a major development project, FAO said in a statement today.
The Eastern Hazarajat covers the mountains northwest and east of Kabul.
usinfo.state.gov /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2003&m=October&x=20031006161006emmoccmk0.6062586&t=xarchives/xarchitem.html   (987 words)

 The Development of Sustainable Agricultural Livelihoods in the Eastern Hazarajat (Urban Development, Afghanistan)
To contribute to the development of capacity, opportunities and mechanisms to enable the rural population of Eastern Hazarajat to
Background and use of SL The project aims to strengthen the self-reliance of Hazarajat communities, and to enable them to identify and resolve problems in a sustainable manner.
Farmer-Based Organizations (FBOs) are the key institutions at the community level.
www.livelihoods.org /lessons/project_summaries/FAOAfgan_projsum.html   (516 words)

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