Chicago Sun Times: Rugs are so central to Afghan culture they often are used as currency. So it is a shock when refugees must leave their rugs behind. Having a traditional rug in their new place can help them adjust. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghan Carpet Exports Increase Amid Economic Crisis
NPR: The camps at military bases around the U.S. are supposed to be temporary, the last stop for just-arrived Afghan refugees before they move on to permanent homes. But for many, the weeks are stretching into months, with no clear end in sight. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghanistan Has the Most
Newsweek: The stickers were apparently advocating for the murder of Afghans as tens of thousands of refugees are to set to be housed in the U.S. after they were evacuated from Kabul in August, prior to the Taliban retaking the country. Click here to read more (external link).
After undergoing the traumatic experience of leaving their home country, thousands of Afghans are relieved to be in the United States. Many are finding, however, that they have been granted temporary status, forbidding them to work or attend school. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti takes a look at how evacuees are coping with the lack of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 26, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden vowed to retaliate against the Islamic State group after suicide bombings outside Kabul’s airport killed at least 12 U.S. troops and dozens of Afghans, with many more wounded, just days before an August 31 deadline for foreign troops to leave Afghanistan. “To those who
The Huffington Post: A woman who fled the Taliban in Afghanistan won election to New Hampshire’s House of Representatives on Tuesday, the first former refugee to win a seat in the state legislature. Democrat Safiya Wazir, 27, a mother of two who escaped Afghanistan as a child, defeated Republican Dennis Soucy for the seat. She lived
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 12, 2018 A 27-year-old Afghan refugee has won the Democratic primary for a seat in the legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire, defeating a fellow Democrat who held the seat for four terms. Safiya Wazir defeated District 17 State Representative Dick Patten, who said during the campaign that