Tag Archives: Afghan

UN Agency Launches Program to Restore Afghan Livelihoods

The pace and extent of Afghanistan’s economic downturn has been in free fall since the Taliban took control of the country in mid-August 2021. Most affected are the country’s 38 million people, many of whom are unable to support themselves. A recent assessment by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) …

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Pakistan Opens Air Route to Facilitate Afghan Trade

For the first time, Pakistan has opened its air trade route for commercial cargo to Afghanistan, to help the Taliban government cope with the worsening economic crisis. “Islamabad International Airport is now open to Afghanistan’s high-value transit trade,” Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s special representative for Afghanistan, tweeted Saturday. Sadiq said a …

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Afghan Refugees Perform at South Korean Public Event

A number of Afghan refugees in South Korea appeared in public Wednesday (13/10), for the first time since they arrived in the country in late August. Upon arrival in South Korea, the refugees were placed in government facilities in Jincheon, about a two-hour drive from the nation’s capital. After a …

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Qatar Frees Afghan Soldier Who Killed 3 Australian Soldiers

An Afghan military defector who killed three Australian soldiers has been released from custody in Qatar and his whereabouts are unknown, officials said Monday (11/10). The soldier known as Hekmatullah fled after shooting dead the three Australian soldiers and wounding two others at a base in 2012 and was sentenced …

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Afghan Refugees Leave US Military Base

Some Afghan refugees are reported to have left US military bases before they were resettled. The number of “voluntary departures,” of about 700 refugees or possibly greater, is unprecedented. However, the phenomenon has raised concerns among immigration advocates concerned about the risks to Afghans surrendering to what is now an …

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