DW: A German appraisal that Afghanistan remains “volatile” has rekindled a row over whether to reject asylum-seekers. Bavarian CSU conservatives want more expulsions. Asylum advocates want returns fully stopped. Click here to read more (external link).
Red Cross: In the 1980s, Juma Khan was one of five million Afghans who fled the war with the Soviet Union, seeking refuge in Iran, Pakistan and other countries. Thirty years later, he and his family of ten are back from Pakistan. But they can’t return to their original home in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, where
The Telegraph (UK): Afghan interpreters will be allowed to stay in Britain without being forced to pay thousands of pounds, ministers are set to announce, in a shake-up of immigration policy following the Windrush scandal. A group of translators who worked with the British army in Afghanistan and later came to the UK feared being forced
1TV: Niloofar Rahmani, who became Afghanistan’s first female fixed-wing pilot in the country’s air force, has been granted asylum in the United States. Rahmani requested asylum in U.S. after completing 18-month training course in the country. She won asylum after 16-month wait. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 25, 2018 Turkey says nearly 30,000 Afghans have entered the country since the start of the year, in what Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called “a new refugee wave.” Soylu said on April 25 that 29,899 Afghans had crossed into Turkey since January compared to 45,259 people in the whole of
Sputnik: This figure represents a 400-percent increase in migrant arrivals compared to the same period in 2017, the Haberturk newspaper reported, adding that the issue was raised during a meeting of the cabinet. According to the information provided at the meeting, the asylum seekers view Turkey not only as a transit country on their way to the European Union but as a target country as well. Click here
Press TV April 8, 2018 Turkish authorities have kicked off deportations of hundreds of Afghan refugees who had come to the country in their thousands recently with the hope to cross into Europe. The Dogan news agency said Sunday that a first group of Afghan refugees, some 227 people, had boarded a charter flight provided
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 22, 2018 An asylum seeker who claims to be from Afghanistan was sentenced by a German court on March 22 to life in prison for the rape and murder of a woman. Hussein Khavari, who arrived in Germany without identification in 2015, had admitted to attacking 19-year-old Maria Ladenburger in
CBC: Shakila Zareen praises Canada for accepting her as a refugee after the U.S. turned its back – Zareen was 17 years old when she said her brother-in-law forced her to marry a man many years older. She said the abuse started on her wedding night and continued for months. “From right then and there, he began
Tolo News: Khadija Jafari cries as she looks at the asylum-seeker’s home in Croatia where she, her sister and their three children have spent three nights since they were deported from Austria. “We were sleeping in our room and then the police came,” Jafari recalled, wiping tears from her face. “I fled to my neighbor, and the