Afghan refugee crisis
March 10, 2023
An Afghan Woman’s Drowning Symbolizes the Betrayal of a Nation
By Philip Smucker
Journalist Torpekai Amarkhel was among dozens of asylum seekers who died when their boat capsized near Italy. Her story encapsulates how the world has failed the Afghan people.
October 12, 2022
Unable to Leave: The Afghans Stuck in Afghanistan
By Hanh Nguyen, Themba Lewis, and Hui Yin Chuah
Thousands of at-risk Afghans need practical, accessible, and legal routes to international protection, and continued efforts to ensure support for those “involuntarily immobile.”
September 22, 2022
Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge
By Richard L. Benkin
The process, always slow and cumbersome, is now overwhelmed. Even as cases move through the system, safety remains a grave concern for Afghans forced to wait.
June 28, 2022
Amid Afghanistan’s Emergency, Its Neighbors Need Support
By Evan Jones
On the world stage, Afghanistan risks becoming a forgotten crisis, despite rising humanitarian needs. But its closest neighbors don’t have the luxury of looking the other way.
November 29, 2021
No Place for Afghan Refugees in Central Asia
By Umida Hashimova
Even financial compensation can’t lure Central Asian countries into accepting Afghan refugees.
October 05, 2021
US Resumes Afghan Refugee Flights After Measles Shots
By Ben Fox
After a three-week pause in flights due to a small measles outbreak, flights are set to resume to bring Afghans to the U.S.
October 02, 2021
Afghanistan Crisis Reignites South Korea’s Refugee Debate
By Seoho Lee and Natalia Slavney
As South Korea admits Afghans as “special contributors,” the country remains divided over refugees.
September 22, 2021
What Explains Tajikistan’s Evolving Position on Afghan Refugees?
By Umida Hashimova
In late July, a Tajik official said the country had the capacity to accept 100,000 Afghan refugees. Since then, Dushanbe has fallen into the broader, anti-refugee Central Asian line.
September 21, 2021
‘We Were Them:’ Vietnamese Americans Help Afghan Refugees
By Amy Taxin
The crisis in Afghanistan has reopened painful wounds for many of the country's 2 million Vietnamese Americans, and spurred many to assist new arrivals.
September 08, 2021
Uzbekistan Should Do More to Help Afghans
By Mihra Rittman and Hugh Williamson
Tashkent has assisted Western countries in evacuating some Afghans, but Uzbekistan can and should do more.
August 24, 2021
For Afghan Refugees in India, Hopes Dim for Returning Home
By Sheikh Saaliq
The Taliban blitz toward Kabul left refugees already in India feeling isolated and farther from home than ever.
July 03, 2021
Growing Violence in Afghanistan Takes a Toll on Afghan Refugees in Pakistan
By Shahid Afzal Khan
Stalled out peace talks have shattered hopes of a safe return home for millions of Afghans who fled abroad.
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