The Independent (UK): Speaking to The Independent in exclusive interviews, the football players, who have been in the UK since mid-November, said they are hopeful about their futures in the UK but are consumed with terror about loved ones who remain trapped in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
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
8am: Taliban officials for the administration of refugees and returnees in Nimruz province do not provide exact figures on human trafficking across the border, saying that about 2,000 are deported from Iran each day. People who intend to smuggle into Iran say they have been forced to leave the country because of extreme poverty and
Al Jazeera: Amid the kitsch hotels and eerie off-season silence, a new community is adjusting to life outside their homeland. Click here to read more (external link).
NPR: After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, members of the institute feared for their lives. After five airlifts starting Oct. 2, nearly 300 students, faculty and family members affiliated with the music school all made it safely to Doha by mid-November. Click here to read more (external link).
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,
Global News: The girl, Nazifa, was killed when gunfire erupted near a Taliban checkpoint in Kandahar on the night of Dec. 10, her father and the Canadian veterans group Aman Lara told Global News in interviews. The father had worked for the Canadian military in Kandahar until 2011. The family was approved for resettlement by
By Ron Synovitz RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 16, 2021 Silab Nouri is one of nine boxers on Afghanistan’s national team who have been stranded in Serbia since competing in an international tournament there last month. Their temporary visas to participate in the World Boxing Championships organized by the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) have expired. But
AP: Students and faculty members from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music arrived with their families Monday in Portugal, where they are being granted asylum and where they hope to rebuild their acclaimed school. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News December 13, 2021 The United States continues to evacuate Americans, permanent U.S. residents and Afghan nationals who helped the U.S. from Afghanistan following a chaotic withdrawal in August that left an unknown number of Americans in the country. According to a press release from the State Department released Monday, the U.S., since August