Tolo News: Members of the minority Sikh community in Afghanistan said their numbers have dropped sharply in the country over the years and that in Helmand alone, there are now only four Sikhs left, from the original 85 families. Click here to read more (external link).
AP: A plane carrying the men from Munich to Kabul landed in the Afghan capital early Wednesday. It was one of the largest collective deportation flights yet organized by Germany, which has vowed to step up the removal of people who don’t have a right to remain in the country. Click here to read more (external
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 30, 2018 The Pakistani government says it has granted another extension to a deadline for the forced repatriation of some 2 million Afghan refugees. The prime minister’s office on June 30 said the federal cabinet decided “to grant an interim extension of three months to the registered refugees present in
Tolo News: Some of the returnees were deported by the Turkish authorities. Currently, there are 100,000 Afghans living in Turkey, according to Alima, deputy minister of refugees. Rights groups have criticized Turkey for deporting migrants back to conflict-torn countries, including Afghanistan, saying it was putting their lives at risk. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Afghan Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, said on Tuesday more than 300,000 Afghan refugees have returned home in the past five months. Addressing an event on the eve of World Refugee Day in Kabul, Balkhi said that since the beginning of 2018 more than 900 Afghan migrants have returned
OZY: More and more Afghan refugees — who fled their country for Pakistan during years of civil strife — are returning from an increasingly hostile host country. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 835,000 undocumented Afghans have returned since 2016, a period when international agencies have faced a greater strain on their
MOSCOW, June 15 (Sputnik) – The UK government on Friday announced changes to the immigration rules which stipulate a new form of leave for children in need, address the issue of Afghan military interpreters wishing to settle in the country and tackle demands of the healthcare sector and creative industries for new professionals and talents,
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