1TV: More than 350 Afghan asylum seekers have died near Turkish border during the last nine months, Afghanistan’s Consul General in Istanbul said calling the figure as shocking. Those who have reached their destination are also facing hardship and are seeking to return home, Zakaria Barekzai said. Click here to read more (external link).
Lisa Schlein VOA News December 14, 2019 GENEVA – The UN refugee agency is calling for intensified support for millions of Afghans who remain displaced after more than four decades of war A record-breaking 70.8 million people globally are forcibly displaced by conflict and persecution. Among them are some 4.6 million Afghans. More than half
The Verge: When the US entered Afghanistan, local DJs were hired to help with the war effort. And when the American military pulled out, they abandoned those voices, leaving many of them for dead. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 31, 2019 A total of 403,338 people have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring Iran and Pakistan since the beginning of the year, the UN-affiliated International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a report released on October 31. The report said that some 385,000 Afghans have been repatriated from Iran, with
By Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 15, 2019 When Sakhidad started working as a translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan at the age of 19, he hoped his “faithful and valuable” service would earn him a special U.S. immigrant visa and eventual U.S. citizenship. In 2011, after two years on the job,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 9, 2019 Germany has deported another group of failed Afghan asylum seekers to their home country, according to the dpa news agency. Forty-four Afghans arrived in Kabul on October 9 — the 28th such group that has been deported in less than three years. Since December 2016, 720 Afghans have
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 5, 2019 Officials in Serbia has accused border police in EU neighbor Croatia of torturing an Afghan teen and ignoring his and 15 other fellow migrants’ right to claim asylum within the Brussels-based bloc. The allegation was quickly dismissed by Zagreb as an effort by Belgrade to deflect criticism of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 1, 2019 Police in France detained an Afghan asylum-seeker after one person was killed and nine others injured in a knife attack near a commuter train station outside Lyon. Authorities on August 31 described the attacker as a 33-year-old Afghan citizen who had applied for asylum in France and was
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 20, 2019 An Afghan human trafficker and three Bulgarian accomplices have received life sentences over the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated inside a sealed refrigeration truck abandoned near an Austrian village in 2015. The ruling on June 20 by the Hungarian appeals court came after the Afghan ring leader,