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The International Organization For Migration, or IOM, says around 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have left Iran since the beginning of 2017.
In March 2016, a leaked EU document was released which described EU plans to deport 80,000 or more Afghan refugees back to Afghanistan. The leaked document spelled out how the EU planned to make aid packages to Afghanistan 'migration sensitive', ...
At 9am, five police officers marched into his factory in the German city of Brandenburg, handcuffed him in front of his colleagues, and within just 12 hours had put him on a plane back to Afghanistan. "I asked them, 'Why? What have I done ... so-called ...
FOUR Afghan refugees have been found guilty of gang-raping a lost girl of 16 above a takeaway. The drunk teen was attacked by the laughing gang after asking for directions in Ramsgate, Kent.
Mohammed Harun Arsalai is an independent journalist and political activist currently based in his native Afghanistan.
She grew up under Taliban rule, and her family fled war-torn Afghanistan for Iran when she turned eight. With no claim to asylum, Alizadeh was denied access to formal education in Tehran.
Qahar first connected with Greek anti-racists and refugee solidarity activists in the run-up to February 6, when they helped refugees and migrants in Elliniko to prepare for a large demonstration against a visit to the camp by Migration Minister ...
For most of last year, massive numbers of trucks could be seen crossing into Afghanistan at the Torkham border with Pakistan, loaded not with flour, cooking oil or any of the other usual imports, but with returning Afghan refugees together with all ...
But while the number of people uprooted by conflict outnumbers refugees by two to one, they have been largely ignored by the international community, according to a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
"Last week, 7,695 Afghan refugees returned from Iran, 60-65 percent of whom were deported involuntarily," said Hafiz Ahmad Miakhel, spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of refugees and Returnees was quoted as saying by VOA. "The majority of them ...
Nearly 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have been forced by the Iranian government to go home this year, heading to an uncertain future with the ...
"Of the 440,000 Afghan refugees who returned to Afghanistan from Iran last year, over 157,000 were deported, the majority of whom were young individuals who were residing illegally in Iran," Miakhel told VOA.
SIX years ago, as an Afghan teenager, Yaser Maqsoodi started a six-month journey on foot, and by car and boat, to get to Australia after being taken from his ...
Turkish authorities on May 16 detained more than 300 undocumented migrants in Istanbul's Sultanciftligi neighborhood - mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan - after Turkish nationals and migrants clashed, resulting in the death of a Turkish man ...
Across the U.S. and the Seattle area, people are thinking about their refugee backgrounds. Their origins and politics vary, and some are the descendants of refugees. But they have this in common: They want to be heard. "I've never shared to this degree ...
It is hard to tell whether the fact that Germany hosts a big Afghan refugee and diaspora community (or whether racist resentment against Muslim refugees in Germany is often focused on the Afghan community) played a helpful role in finding the hook for ...
Just this month, 54 SIV holders and their families are scheduled to arrive in Sacramento, the majority from Afghanistan, said Rawash Yar, an Afghan immigrant who works at the nonprofit Lao Family Development Inc.'s refugee resettlement program in ...
The 30-year-old man, who earned a computer science degree in Afghanistan, had worked with the U.S. military back home but had joined other Afghans in Sacramento eager to restart his life, he said.
"The consulate general of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Istanbul is pursuing the issue with the police. They are in touch, they had a meeting today.
Islamabad is expected to kick-start a registration campaign across the country for the estimated 600,000 illegal Afghan refugees living in various parts of Pakistan, the chief commissioner of Afghan refugees in Pakistan said on Tuesday. According to ...
Rejected asylum seekers have been beaten by Afghan police in front of Danish officers on a deportation flight following repeated warnings over the risk of torture ...
Peshawar: There are presently 600,000 illegal Afghan refugees living in different parts of Pakistan The chief commissioner of Afghan refugees in Pakistan said on Tuesday. Dr Imran Zeb was speaking at the closing ceremony of refugee Affected Hosting ...
HIGHLIGHTS Internal displacement: From 1 January 2017 to 19 March 2017, 54455 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 25 out of 34 provinces ...
WAUSAU - The author of "Shooting Kabul," an award-winning novel about an Afghan refugee family, will speak in Wausau alongside her husband, whose story ...
Digital verification of images and videos establishes that bullets were fired directly into the Manus refugee centre on April 14, putting the lives of refugees and asylum-seekers there in danger, a new Amnesty International briefing says today. The new ...
Tom Brewer of Gordon voted against the refugee resolution, saying he is not against all refugees, but thinks more needs to be done to identify and block potential terrorists.
About 110 people paid $25 a ticket, raising a few thousand dollars for the Etebaris and two other refugee families who fled when it became too dangerous to stay in their native Syria and Afghanistan. But the dinner wasn't simply an act of charity by ...
Waiz, was born in a refugee camp at the end of the Soviet war in Afghanistan before immigrating with her family to the United States.
The English classes are mostly made up of Afghan refugee women who were granted visas to immigrate to the United States because many of their husbands were employed by the United States military in Afghanistan. Some of them had teaching careers back ...
Meet the Afghan refugee civil engineer who discovered his artistic talent after fleeing to Serbia.
Peshawar: Tamanna Amin was nervous when she stepped into her college on the first day of her BSc studies four years ago. She was, after all, the only woman in her class, and on top of that, an Afghan refugee. But, driven and persistent, Amin did not ...
Following a request for information from the CDU opposition in the Senate, officials revealed that Berlin, one of Germany's 16 constituent states, deported 712 refugees from January through March 2017. ... Although Germany has a nominal policy of ...
There are three agencies in Jacksonville that work with the U.S. state Department to resettle refugees. Besides Lutheran Social Services, there are Catholic Charities and World Relief.
Almost 20 years ago, in an effort to redress the balance, the Norwegian refugee Council set up the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre as a source of detailed data and analysis on IDPs across the world.
In a damning report on the "forced returns" of Afghan refugees, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Pakistani government to avoid recreating conditions in 2017 that coerced the involuntary return of refugees to Afghanistan in 2016. In its report ...
... by the police", he added. There are around 3 million -- documented and undocumented -- Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, making it the largest refugee population in the world after the Syrians in Turkey. ... According to the United Nations High ...
There are 1,347,367 registered Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, most of them in dismal conditions in refugee camps in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
The region is experiencing a mini-boom of refugees resettling here, even as the number of refugees admitted into the U.S.
French authorities have moved to clear out a makeshift refugee camp in northeast Paris. Local media reports estimate that the site housed about a thousand mostly African and Afghan refugees and migrants. Up to 350 members of the police force took part ...
Although conversions are not recorded separately, "in recent years there has been a noticeable increase in refugee baptisms," Carsten Split of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) told DW.
Co-directed by Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jourabchian, and edited by Bahman Kiarostami (son of the late Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami), the film depicts the lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees in Iran working as ball boys in the tennis clubs in ...
"Hundreds of Afghan families are desperately fleeing armed conflict in Kunduz province," said Kate O'Rourke, the Afghanistan Country Director for the Norwegian refugee Council. "Many are accommodated with extended families elsewhere, but some have ...
The governments of these countries are responsible for catastrophic wars and crises abroad, in countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and several African states where many refugees come from," said Mr. Karimi, the Afghan refugee. "For that reason ...
Troops from Afghanistan and Pakistan have exchanged fire along their border, prompting Pakistan to seal the Chaman border crossing.
Recently, an Afghan woman who converted to Christianity was murdered. More and more refugees in Germany are being ... The former Muslim woman had converted to Christianity and was involved in a project to help refugees run by her community church in ...
The senior lawyer also requested the court to issue directions to the KP government to ban the free movement of Afghan refugees in cities across the province. After the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, he said the Pakistani government had allowed entry ...
#MyEscape, screened at the New York City Independent Film Festival, is a unique documentary in which refugees trafficked from Syria, Eritrea, and Afghanistan control the vast majority of the filmmaking. The film's footage constitutes largely of ...
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), a New York-based advocacy group for refugees trying to enter the United States, has estimated that the Taliban or other extremists in Afghanistan kill one Afghan every day who is eligible for ...
A CAMPAIGNER and author will give a talk at the Quaker Meeting House in King Street, Hereford next week. Gulwali Passarlay will speak about his journey to safety when he was a 12-year-old unaccompanied boy making his way from Afghanistan. He is now ...


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