The Intersection


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Field Stories

AREU researchers are active in the field. Here, we bring you their observations from the field so as to help readers get a better sense of the smell and feel of the context. Our researchers draw attention to what stood out and why, what was different about their most recent trip back to the same district, as well as sharing the views they gleaned from residents in the areas where they spent time. Field Stories seeks to enrich our understanding of the environment by presenting views from the ground.

Field Story

The Right to Exist: A story of my trip to Nepal

Field Story

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What will happen to the 1.5million desert settlers of southwest #Afghanistan? That is the question that When the Water Runs Dry, a report by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit… Read More
On 20 January 2020, AREU organised an event at the Serena hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, to launch its report “The Helmand Food Zone: The Illusion of Success” by Dr David… Read More