Since the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Kabul last year, the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans has helped over 600 Afghans restart their lives. The Biden administration is preparing to turn the experiment into a private-sponsorship program for refugees admitted through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and is asking organizations [and individuals] to team up with it to launch a pilot program by the end of 2022.
Bureaucracy, corruption, violence, and US political pressure are all stalling the human flow.
By building an inclusive disaster response, Pakistan’s government has the chance to finally do right by its large Afghan refugee population.