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As Iran-Taliban Tensions Rise, Afghan Migrants in Tinderbox
May 02, 2022

As Iran-Taliban Tensions Rise, Afghan Migrants in Tinderbox

By Mehdi Fattahi and Isabel DeBre
Both Iran and the Taliban do not want an escalation, but long-smoldering hostilities risk spiraling out of control.

US Diplomat Apologizes to Thousands of Afghans Stuck in UAE
March 04, 2022

US Diplomat Apologizes to Thousands of Afghans Stuck in UAE

By Jon Gambrell
Around 12,000 Afghans remain stuck in Abu Dhabi. They represent a cross-section of those who fled the Taliban's lightning advance in August, from journalists to judges to soldiers.
An Afghan Refugee’s Shattered Japan Dream
November 11, 2021

An Afghan Refugee’s Shattered Japan Dream

By Lee H.O.
A young Afghan woman who emigrated to Japan became ensnared in a nightmare, caught between an abusive partner and a rigid bureaucracy.

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.

Iran and Pakistan: Bilateral Bonding Over the Taliban
September 28, 2021

Iran and Pakistan: Bilateral Bonding Over the Taliban

By Umair Jamal
Mutual interests are prompting Iran and Pakistan to work together to prevent Afghanistan from descending into another civil war.

‘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.

Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan
September 15, 2021

Afghan Women Footballers Flee to Pakistan

By Niha Dagia
The Afghan National Girls Youth Football team, its coaches, and their families were facing threats from the Taliban.
Where Will the Afghan Refugees Go? Non-Humanitarian Openings for the Unfolding Crisis
September 14, 2021

Where Will the Afghan Refugees Go? Non-Humanitarian Openings for the Unfolding Crisis

By Anshu N. Chatterjee
Time and again international powers involved in Afghanistan have aided refugees for political and strategic reasons that extend far beyond humanitarian concerns. 

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. 

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Hedge on Afghan Refugees
August 31, 2021

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Hedge on Afghan Refugees

By Catherine Putz
Both countries have been willing to take some Afghan refugees in, but only temporarily. 

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.
India Must Champion the Cause of Afghan Refugees More Inclusively
August 17, 2021

India Must Champion the Cause of Afghan Refugees More Inclusively

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Even as it leads global action on Afghanistan at the UNSC, India must salvage its own credibility as a hospitable destination for asylum seekers.

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