ON MIGRATION | Destination Europe: Unwelcome Homecoming

September 22, 2018

There’s a saying in Sierra Leone: “To try and fail is not a disgrace”. Except, it seems, if you’re a migrant who returns empty-handed

Source: FREETOWN, 18 June 2018, Susan Schulman, Freelance journalist, and regular IRIN contributor, Destination Europe: Homecoming

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A year after the Taliban took power, humanitarian needs are rising even as foreign aid has dried up.

During the former Islamic Republic, foreign aid grants funded 75 percent of public spending. Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, the United States has provided $775 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, but the UN says at least $4.4 billion is needed to address the emergency needs of more than 24 million Afghans – 60 percent of the population.

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