Carolyn Presutti VOA News May 12, 2022 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — They started falling from the above and it took a second for Najeebullah to realize what they were. U.S. dollar bills. Coming from above his head in the baggage claim area of the Seattle, Washington, airport. Then he realized his friends were showering him with cash,
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 6, 2022 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has deteriorated economic and humanitarian conditions in the war-torn nation, prompting tens of thousands of people to cross into Pakistan seeking asylum and a resettled status abroad. Pakistani officials say that since the Taliban regained power in Kabul last August more than
Des Moines Register: Safi said his experience as a refugee has left him feeling deeply insulted, given the time and effort he dedicated to helping U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban burned down his house, he said, and his family is suffering in exile. “We’ve been very stupid standing with America. We trusted everyone,” Safi
Reuters: The grant of so-called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be available to 72,500 Afghans who entered on what is known as “humanitarian parole,” another temporary status, as part of the U.S. evacuation of at-risk Afghans last summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 10, 2022 Afghan refugees have staged a protest at a facility in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), demanding that they be sent to the United States. Thousands of Afghans were evacuated to the U.A.E. and have been housed at tightly controlled sites in the Persian
Ariana: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has confirmed that a member of the Under-19 team and three board members have applied for asylum in the UK after taking part in the ICC U-19 World Cup tournament in the West Indies last week. Click here to read more (external link).
Akmal Dawi VOA News January 25, 2022 Diplomats of the former Afghan government who have held on to their jobs in the U.S. are grappling with a new problem: their official bank accounts have been suspended. Two senior Afghan diplomats, who did not want to be named because the issue is under discussion with U.S.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 15, 2022 Even before the Taliban returned to power, hundreds of thousands of Afghans were looking for a way out of their war-torn homeland. In a desperate bid to escape endemic poverty and decades of war, many set their sights on an arduous route across foreign lands and treacherous seas to
BBC: A charity worker trying to help a doctor flee Afghanistan says he fears for the man’s life. Nich Woolf from Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, met the man while working in Afghanistan and says he and his family are in danger from the Taliban. He has written to the Prime Minister for help in allowing the man
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 19, 2021 Hundreds of Afghans have braved freezing temperatures to stand in line outside the newly reopened passport office in Kabul, hoping to receive travel documents that would enable them to leave the war-ravaged country following the Taliban takeover in August. The crowd started to gather late on December 18,