ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | ‘Nobody wants to come this way’, Reuters

February 1, 2023

Some Afghans risk 11-country trek to seek haven in United States

Their journey starts with a humanitarian visa for Brazil: one of the few remaining exit routes for Afghans fleeing Taliban rule.

It ends – after a perilous trek overland through Latin America across at least 11 countries – with scaling the border wall and jumping onto U.S. soil.

Several refugee advocates and former U.S. officials said the increasing number of Afghans attempting the route reflected a failure both to address the humanitarian crisis inside Afghanistan and to provide adequate support for those who leave.

Source: ‘Nobody wants to come this way’, Reuters, By MICA ROSENBERGKRISTINA COOKE and JACKIE BOTTS, February 1, 2023

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