Last month, a horrifying video circulated on social media in Uganda. It shows Reuters photographer, James Akena, surrounded by Uganda Peoples Defense Force soldiers who beat him as he raised his hands in the air in surrender. He was unarmed and held only his camera. Akena suffered deep cuts to his head and injuries on his hands, neck and fingers for which he had to be hospitalized. He is yet to resume work. But a
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.