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).
CNN: It was August 26 in Kabul, just barely evening, and Nasema was holding on tightly to two of the most important things in her life, not knowing that she would lose one of them before the sun completely set. In one hand, she held the key to her escape from Afghanistan: travel documents. In
8am: An investigative report by the New York Times shows that hundreds of thousands of people have migrated from Afghanistan following the recent political changes and the economic crisis in the country. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that more than one million people had migrated to Iran from Afghanistan’s southwestern border. Click here
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