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Unable to Leave: The Afghans Stuck in Afghanistan
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.”

Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge
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.
Amid Afghanistan’s Emergency, Its Neighbors Need Support
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.

No Place for Afghan Refugees in Central Asia
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.

US Resumes Afghan Refugee Flights After Measles Shots
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.

Afghanistan Crisis Reignites South Korea’s Refugee Debate
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.

What Explains Tajikistan’s Evolving Position on Afghan 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.
‘We Were Them:’ Vietnamese Americans Help Afghan Refugees
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.

Uzbekistan Should Do More to Help Afghans
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. 

For Afghan Refugees in India, Hopes Dim for Returning Home
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.

Growing Violence in Afghanistan Takes a Toll on Afghan Refugees in Pakistan
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.
The Asymmetrical EU-Afghanistan Cooperation on Migration 
May 12, 2021

The Asymmetrical EU-Afghanistan Cooperation on Migration 

By Mojib Rahman Atal
The EU’s persistent push for refugees to return to Afghanistan and efforts to fund reintegration programs fail to account for the country's ongoing instability.

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