Tolo News: Officials of Herat province said on Wednesday that more than 15,000 Afghans have returned to Afghanistan from Iran by crossing the Islam Qala border in the past two days to avoid coronavirus. “From February 20 until now, 30,000 Afghans returned to Afghanistan voluntarily,” said Ahmad Jawed Nadam, head of the refugees and repatriation
1TV: Afghanistan’s health minister warned on Thursday that the arrival of 50,000 people from neighboring Iran over the past one week has put the country at a very high risk from the deadly coronavirus. Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, Minister Ferozuddin Feroz said that they cannot prevent the arrival of Afghans, but there
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 16, 2020 ISLAMABAD – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres Sunday began a three-day visit to Pakistan by urging the international community to support countries that continue to host millions of refugees from war-shattered Afghanistan. Guterres is in Islamabad for meetings with Pakistani leaders and to deliver a keynote address
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